Corvin’s Spring Break – 6/19/2024

With Corvin in his second year of college, we don’t see much of him anymore. We do our best to have phone calls and send him stuff in the mail, but physically being with him is difficult. Having him seven and a half hours away in Wisconsin makes us sad at times. But its all … Continue reading “Corvin’s Spring Break – 6/19/2024”

Grandpa Henry’s Birthday – 3/4/2024

I’m in my mid forties and I already don’t care too much for my birthday. Not because I’m getting older, but because I’ve already had enough of them. Okay, really cause I have all the stuff that I want. Online shopping has made it too simple to just order whatever you want and have it … Continue reading “Grandpa Henry’s Birthday – 3/4/2024”

Work From Shed – 2/27/2024

If you haven’t figured out from the other posts yet, we’re building a house. One of our concerns when we started building the house was doing our best the be there for questions and to document the build. We’re very fortunate in our careers that we have some flexibility for that. Actually, I have a … Continue reading “Work From Shed – 2/27/2024”

President’s Day Weekend in KC – 2/16/2024

Danelle and Sonora had a 4 day weekend from school and work. I decided to take a day off and have a whole family four day weekend. We tried to think of what we could do beyond just hanging out at the house. I had heard that dad could use some companionship and we decided … Continue reading “President’s Day Weekend in KC – 2/16/2024”

Prom Dress Shopping – 2/10/2024

We’ve been driving past Frew’s Bridal shop in Alton for over a year now. Sonora always looks longingly at the dresses in the window as we pass by. Today on our way through Alton, she had us stop and look for prom dresses. Being a decent drive from our house, she was hoping for a … Continue reading “Prom Dress Shopping – 2/10/2024”

Scholarship Interview – 1/27/2024

It was a cold rainy Saturday, but our spirits were high. Danelle, Sonora, and I were driving to Missouri State University. Sonora had earned an invitation for the final interview for the Presidential Scholarship. We had nervous excitement as we had done all the preparation that we could. Now it was up to Sonora do … Continue reading “Scholarship Interview – 1/27/2024”

Upper Limits – 1/17/2024

Corvin really loves rock climbing. Most of his activities are indoor, but he does have equipment for climbing outdoors as well. When he is in town, he gets to Upper Limits  to climb a few times a week. When he doesn’t have a climbing partner his age, I substitute in. I don’t climb much, but … Continue reading “Upper Limits – 1/17/2024”

Bowling – 1/15/2024

We were looking for something to do together on a  cold winter day. Our best idea was bowling. To up the ante, we invited Danelle’s parents, Carol and Henry. They had Mark over and we brought them along as well. The whole crew of intrepid bowlers sans myself taking the photo. No worries, my selfie … Continue reading “Bowling – 1/15/2024”

December – 2023

We were thrilled to have Corvin home for winter break. With it being his second year of college and not having Coty around, the time with him was more precious. He didn’t waste any time getting cozy. It also appears the cats missed him too! Henry and Carol got in on the cat love as … Continue reading “December – 2023”