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Doings in and about the extended Haakonsen clan

Morehouses at Lake Lila

On August 15-17th we converged on Lake Lila in New York's Adirondack Mountains, just north of Long Lake, for an extended weekend of canoe camping as an entire family. Nate and Kari were up from Arizona and joined Sarah, Johanna, Joel, and Susan and I for a wonderful time together.


Nate and Kari's Wedding

We all had a wonderful time at Nate and Kari's wedding at the Roddy Tree Ranch in Hunt, Texas, on September 10th. Gail and Dick came down from Vancouver Island and joined up with Scott and Carolyn from California, along with Kari's extended family and dozens of friends, to celebrate.


Are you out there?

Where'd everyone go...? I haven't seen many updates in a while. I suppose I haven't posted any either. Miss all of you and can't wait to see you at Christmas. JM.

Which type are you?

If you want to know what type of spirituality most fits your personality, just check out the diagram and annotated file below (Adobe Reader needed) and then ask Joel what it means :)


Get your dukes up!


is a Giant Ape that Stomps Around a Lot, shoots Laser Beams, and has a Sharp Beak and a Long, Prehensile Tongue.

Strength: 8 Agility: 6 Intelligence: 3

To see if your Giant Battle Monster can
defeat Poopie, enter your name and choose an attack:

fights Poopie using

the fights on!

toots is a Giant Robot that is Covered in Spines and Covered in Bumps and Nodules, was brought back from a Distant Volcanic Island, controls the Weather, and has a Humorous Nephew Sidekick and Bulletproof Skin.


Happy Birthday, Joel!

Today is Joel's birthday, far from home in Ottawa, Canada. In honor of his special day, I'm posting one of the papers he recently wrote for Augustine College, that I call "Much Ado About Nothing." Zero and Infinity.txt

A cute story

Here's a story from Scott Sittig, our friend from Chicago who is going to be moving with his family to Rochester to become the first Executive Director of His Branches. Their family visited us early last month, and Jared had apparently his own view of the situation... jared.txt

Night Visitors

California Fires

Scott and Carolyn have been right at the edge of one of the major wildfires in southern California just north of San Bernardino and Redlands. Here are some maps and a spectacular night picture of the fires.