Christmas Tree – 12/1/2019

We decided to get a real Christmas tree this year. Our first ever. We picked up Danelle’s dad and headed out to one of his friend’s farm in Washington, MO. It was extremely cold outside and we did get snow flurries while we looked for a tree. Danelle in her coveralls. Henry was colder than … Continue reading “Christmas Tree – 12/1/2019”

Herman’s Wedding – 8/31/2019

My brother Herman is getting married! He lives in Warsaw, Mo, but is getting married in Sedalia. Family of course came in town to see the big day. In traditional Haake fashion, we did it our way. I started off the party of weirdness when the lady at the hotel desk asked for a description … Continue reading “Herman’s Wedding – 8/31/2019”

Henry and Carol’s 50th Anniversary – 7/14/2019

My in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Danelle and Brian organized a party at Cyrano’s to celebrate. Many years before, Henry and Carol had one of their first dates at Cyrano’s, making the venue especially appropriate. We were very excited to have a great turnout.¬† All of Henry and Carol’s siblings, children, and grandchildren were … Continue reading “Henry and Carol’s 50th Anniversary – 7/14/2019”

Late Thanksgiving – 11/24/2018

Holidays are what you make of them. We were all busy, so we decided to have our family Thanksgiving late. We all met at Henry and Carol’s house. The plan was an evening to eat and hang out. Of course, its a tradition that we play board games. I learned something interesting today. There is … Continue reading “Late Thanksgiving – 11/24/2018”

St. Louis 6th Grade All Suburban Orchestra

Sonora was recommended by her music teacher to participate in the St. Louis All Suburban Orchestra. This involved her learning new music on her own and going to several practices after hours with the rest of the group. We were lucky that my parents were able to come in from Kansas City for the weekend … Continue reading “St. Louis 6th Grade All Suburban Orchestra”

Christmas in Kansas City – 12/22/2017

We went to Kansas City for Christmas. We decided to take our time¬† coming into town. We left St. Louis on Friday morning and took a leisurely drive out US Highway 50 stopping in Jefferson City. First stop was the river. With almost no complaints, Corvin and Sonora put their coats on and walked down … Continue reading “Christmas in Kansas City – 12/22/2017”