Water Double Date – 6/13/2021

We called up our good friends Kelly and Jeff and asked if they wanted to do a paddling double date on the Missouri river. I promised to bring all the supplies and do most of the work if they provided the company. I was quite surprised when they agreed. Of course I needed to make … Continue reading “Water Double Date – 6/13/2021”

All Suburban Orchestra – 1/11/2020

Sonora tried out for and was accepted for the 8th grade All Suburban Orchestra in St. Louis. This consisted of multiple practice sessions at a local school and many hours of at home practice to master the music. Today was the day they presented their music to the public. We were lucky enough to have … Continue reading “All Suburban Orchestra – 1/11/2020”

Dev Up Conference 10/9/2018

My employer was kind enough to sponsor part of the DevUp conference this year. Additionally, they sent the whole development staff for professional development. It didn’t take long for us to get seats and get comfortable for the opening Keynote about the future of technology. Maggie on my right. Jeff on my left. They went … Continue reading “Dev Up Conference 10/9/2018”

French Lick New Years – 12/31/2017

Before you get too excited, French Lick is a town in Indiana. We decided to go there for new years for a change. This is the 18th new years we’ve celebrated with the Niemeyers. The plan was to head out Saturday morning. Mason had a birthday party to go to, so we picked up Kelly … Continue reading “French Lick New Years – 12/31/2017”

St. Louis Mardi Gras – 2/6/2016

Somehow Mardi Gras has become a tradition with my friends and family (the male ones, but they are all invited). Herman and Henry brought their friend Connor Lewis with them from Kansas City. I wanted to make sure that they all had a good time. All we had to do was prepare and we would … Continue reading “St. Louis Mardi Gras – 2/6/2016”