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.

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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Orcas Island

In what could become a tradition for us, we are spending a long weekend at Uncle Dan & Aunt Vicki’s (thanks, uncle Dan & aunt Vicki!!!) condo on Orcas Island.  Orcas is, quite simply, one of our favorite places on … Continue reading

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Summer vacation

    When I was young, my family had a few favorite spots to vacation: the woods of Wisconsin, beaches in Rhode Island, lakes of Arkansas, mountains of Colorado, and others.  I looked forward to those times mostly because they … Continue reading

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