Dad Week – 7/7/2023

Dad had open heart surgery a few weeks ago. After his surgery, he went to residential care where they took care of him around the clock. Once he was cleared from residential care, he was going back home. It just happened that my sisters were both on vacation that same week. Nobody was going to … Continue reading “Dad Week – 7/7/2023”

Father’s Day – 6/18/2023

This was going to be dad’s first father’s day as a widower. Added to that, he was going in for open heart surgery the following Monday. The last thing we wanted was for dad to be alone. So the Saturday before, Danelle and drove to Kansas City to be with dad. We did stop at … Continue reading “Father’s Day – 6/18/2023”

Christmas in KC – 12/25/2022

We left early for Kansas City on Christmas Day. So early in fact that the kids decided to sleep just a bit more. Danelle was kind enough to stay awake with me while I drove. Once we got to KC, the kids were well rested and we went about hanging around the house. My sister … Continue reading “Christmas in KC – 12/25/2022”

My Parent’s 50th Anniversary – 8/20/2022

50 years ago [yesterday], my parents were married. They are celebrating 50 years of being together. They planned a grand adventure for kids and grand kids, but COVID got in the way of their plans. Even with the huge list of friends, co-workers, and extended family, they skipped the traditional large party. They opted to … Continue reading “My Parent’s 50th Anniversary – 8/20/2022”

Sonora’s Birthday Weekend – 5/14/2022

Sonora has a birthday tradition where her grandparents from Kansas City come in town and visit. This weekend also included a track meet a ways away, so we offered for the grandparents to skip if they didn’t want to go to the track meet. GPM (Grand Pa Monster) and Grandma Pat came to St. Louis … Continue reading “Sonora’s Birthday Weekend – 5/14/2022”

Christmas in Kansas City – 12/25/2021

We¬† packed up and headed to Kansas City for Christmas this year. We’ve gotten worse at planning, but my parents didn’t mind the last minute surprise. I texted my dad this photo right before we came in the front door. Did I mention the weather seemed extra warm? As an added bonus, Herman came in … Continue reading “Christmas in Kansas City – 12/25/2021”

Thanksgiving At Hannah’s House – 11/25/2021

My sister Hannah purchased her first house this year. We figured the best way to help her celebrate the new house was to invade for a holiday. So without further adieu, we set out to drive to Ottawa Kansas (about an hour south of Kansas City) for Thanksgiving. Of course we called first, but here … Continue reading “Thanksgiving At Hannah’s House – 11/25/2021”

Parents and Hannah come to St. Louis – 7/20/2021

My parents and Hannah came in from Kansas City to visit for the weekend. Like all visits, we spend lots of time in the house talking and catching up on each other’s lives.The came a few days before the weekend so Danelle and I still had to work. On the first evening they arrived, Mom … Continue reading “Parents and Hannah come to St. Louis – 7/20/2021”