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”

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”

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”

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”

Indoor Volleyball – 1/9/2024

We don’t talk about it much, but Danelle has been on a volleyball team for about 15 years. The cast of characters has evolved over time as people leave and join. Her brother Brian was on the team and she joined. She’s the longest lasting player on the team. I eventually joined the team as … Continue reading “Indoor Volleyball – 1/9/2024”

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”

Christmas in St. Louis – 12/30/2023

It might be five days late, by the calendar, but its perfect Christmas for us. We met at Henry and Carol’s house for dessert and general company. We’re so physically close, but it feels like we each take it for granted. That has us occasionally getting together. Much of the time is catching up on … Continue reading “Christmas in St. Louis – 12/30/2023”

Christmas in KC – 12/22/2023

We decided to celebrate Christmas in Kansas City this year. Dad’s house was full, so we elected to stay at Hannah’s house. We came into town Friday evening. We spent some time getting settled and playing with Hannah’s cats. Saturday morning came around and we hung around the house until we went out for an … Continue reading “Christmas in KC – 12/22/2023”

Nathan’s Concert – 12/20/2023

We were invited to Nathan’s concert. Steve and Jackie have been to several of our kid’s concerts and we were excited to hear Nathan play again. And we had a full crew there to listen as well! Sonora and Danelle sitting with me. And the proud parents, Steve and Jackie. But really the star of … Continue reading “Nathan’s Concert – 12/20/2023”

Kansas City Visit – 12/2/2024

Christmas is coming up and I promised my sister, Hannah, that I would work on some plumbing and electrical issues at her house while I stayed there. I knew the visit would be limited in time, so I thought a scouting visit would be a great idea. Lucky for me, Danelle and Sonora joined me … Continue reading “Kansas City Visit – 12/2/2024”