Monthly Archives: March 2016

Abbey Quote: “I really want to be a Scientologist someday”

Me, responding, a little worried: “why do you want to be a Scientologist?” Abbey: “because I’m really good at science” Me, relieved: “Oh, I see.  You mean that you really want to be a scientist” Abbey: “Yeah, a scientist. That’s what … Continue reading

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Some Easter photos 

Another lovely Easter. This year, we celebrated two Easters, with both sides of the family.              

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Happy Easter to All

   MLK Jr. on the power of Transformative Love: Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, “Love your enemies.” It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there … Continue reading

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Good Friday 2016

      2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire … Continue reading

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Our Trek Westward to Seattle (Opa post)

It was almost exactly 25 year ago that Ellie, our boys and I trekked westward to Arizona to explore the Grand Canyon.  That was 1991, and our three boys were 15, 13 and 10. We met the Petersons and the … Continue reading

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After 2 weeks of driving a 4000 mile journey… Several months of preparing to sell their home… And many years hoping to live near their children, Oma and Opa have arrived to live in Seattle from Chicago. 13 March 2016 … Continue reading

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Abbey, dogs don’t have butt cheeks… but I DO have butt cheeks!

-Evie, in an earnest voice, overheard while playing kindergarten with her sister

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Beginning of trek westward to Seattle

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Girls not babies any more

   A few nights ago, we were taking care of Cousin Baby Grace, because it was Aunt Colleen’s birthday and she and Uncle Drew wanted a night on their own.  The girls were fascinated with their little cousin. They cooed … Continue reading

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Ten Year Anniversary of Arriving in the Northwest/ Cascadia

  At the beginning of 2006, a 27-year-old Tim Kniffin set out to go to seminary.  Up to this point, he had lived almost entirely in the Midwest.  But he had found a really intriguing seminary in Vancouver, BC- so … Continue reading

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