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.

Twelve years in…

On a hot (still record breaking for may in Seattle- we hit 94 degrees!) May Day, 12 years ago, we got married. Today, we remember that lovely day by taking a hike up Poo Poo point on a lovely (albeit … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday, Easter prep

We have transitioned into COVID/ quarantine mode over the last few weeks. Certainly, having routine/schedule/structure has been an enormous help (more on this, later). Prepping for Easter is a good example of what has given us structure. Our church has … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019: Happy Christmas, and Happy Decade!

Dear Loved Ones, Merry Christmas! And happy end-of-the-decade! And welcome to the 2020’s! (It sounds exciting, doesn’t it?). Before we tell you a little about us, we want to make sure we tell you: love and peace to all of … Continue reading

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Holiday Season, 2019… has begun!

I really feel that that holiday season, when you have kids in ours’ age range, begins around Halloween. You can just feel the energy being the same, and the excitement of decorations, lights, and the shortening day giving a similar … Continue reading

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Halloween 2019

And so arrives Halloween. And, with it (and a few birthdays), I think it’s safe to say that the “Holiday Season” has begun. To me, the biggest thing that occurs to me for this Holiday Season is the idea of … Continue reading

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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      

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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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SINTERKLAASAVOND:

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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