Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Dream Come True: Oma & Opa Kniffin Begin their Move to Seattle from Chicago

When I moved out to the Cascadia/ Pacific Northwest region from Chicago, I immediately loved it. And I’ve often said, I’m as happy as a person could be, except for one thing: family. My family was spread far and wide … Continue reading

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Growing Up Is Tough

Last night, I told Abigail that Santa wasn’t real.  Typically, parents wait a little longer to dispel that belief but Abigail’s imagination and belief in the magical are SO strong that I felt like the longer we let her believe … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday 2016

Abbey’s at the age where she can understand quite a few spiritual concepts.  So it was fitting, tonight, she asked about why we put that “dark, smudgy stuff” on our foreheads, and why we would celebrate something like being made … Continue reading

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Special Guest Post from Opa: “Christmastime at the Genesee Project”

    Upon going over to the Genesee Project house on Monday, December 16th, it was great to see how much work had been done compared to mid-October.  At that time, Dave and Matt Impola were just beginning to hack … Continue reading

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LA Getaway

The “Getaway”: a necessary, temporary flee to a place that has warmth & sunshine, from a place that doesn’t. This year, I was fortunate enough to have a training for work in Los Angeles.  Family helped out with some timely babysitting, … Continue reading

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