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”

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”

Mom’s Death – 5/29/2023

I don’t normally post things out of the order, but this is important.. Patricia M. Haake    April 3, 1952 — May 29, 2023 Wednesday, May 24 was mom’s last conscious day on earth. It started off as any other normal day for mom. She was happy and getting things accomplished around the house. Hannah was … Continue reading “Mom’s Death – 5/29/2023”

Grandpa Henry’s Birthday – 3/5/2023

We’ve been wanting to get Danelle’s parents out to Danforth to hang out with us for a while. We used her dad’s birthday and decent weather as an excuse. We started off by taking them to Panera for lunch. They don’t go out much and this has become their favorite place to eat (when we … Continue reading “Grandpa Henry’s Birthday – 3/5/2023”

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”

Christmas Eve in St. Louis – 12/24/2022

Nothing like the holidays for pushing you to do the most possible in the least amount of time. Okay, we had a little more time, but I should explain. Corvin was scheduled to take an Amtrak train home from school. Amtrak cancelled the train 5 days in advance due to weather. I’m guessing they don’t … Continue reading “Christmas Eve in St. Louis – 12/24/2022”