Category Archives: Rituals (& Holidays)

We are what we repeatedly do. This section is on the actions, days, and events we choose to focus on regularly, because they represent the things we value most.

Christmas in Leavenworth, part 2

Well, we just left Leavenworth.   This was one of those trips that deserves 2 albums, so here’s the second one. Ho, ho, ho.  Merry Christmas       Advertisements

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Christmas Vacation 2018, Leavenworth.

    Official Christmas Vacation began this afternoon as we took off in Uncle Mikes 15 passenger van and, along with the 4 other Impola families and 3 additional Impola siblings, head to Leavenworth to Mountain Springs Lodge, where we … Continue reading

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This morning before school … Merry Christmas

Apparently, this is not obvious, so I’m going to explain the conceit of the photo: I am Santa, and the two girls are my reindeer (notice the picture, and the horns, on their PJ’s).  I have them reined in (notice … Continue reading

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Tonight we celebrated a Dutch Christmas tradition with Moniek, D&C’s Dutch Au pair.              

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Thanksgiving Weekend Memories

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Evie’s 6th time around the Sun

Evie chose for her birthday party theme: pinatas, unicorns, & donuts

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Selin Weekend in Leavenworth

Another Kniffin family ritual: this year marked the 10th Selin Weekend in Leavenworth (although we haven’t documented as much as we should have; it appears the last time we wrote a post about it was in 2012). Each summer, we come … Continue reading

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