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February 21, 2019

Carlianne was pruning a rhododendron bush in our garden and spotted an insect that she called a “beebra” because it had the black and white coloring of a zebra but looked like a bee!

There are two reasons I wanted to put together this multi-authored article: to answer that burning question of whether or not Dave was a good cop, and to honor him for the wonderful man he is! And I wanted to do both of the abov...

This video is of my precious Daddio doing his final sign-off after 39 years of service at Kelso Police Department. He faithfully served the community of Kelso, Washington with integrity, bravery, joy, humility, justice, strength,...

November 29, 2017

Last year I received a most wonderful, thoughtful gift from my family, spearheaded by our oldest daughter, Sharnessa. For the significance of this gift

Chrissy began her post about this on Facebook: "Last Saturday we had our kitty put to sleep. She was 12 years old and suffering. Jonah put together a beautiful service...

February 26, 2017

And then I saw him! In ALL of his camo glory… CAMO pants... CAMO jacket... CAMO gloves... annnnnd CAMO hat. (Very serious Russian-type camo hat, at that!)

February 15, 2017

"Several years ago my grandma spoke at my high school graduation ceremony.  She didn’t like to speak in public very much, or to draw attention to herself, so I was surprised and delighted when I found out that my mom was abl...

February 15, 2017

Jonah said that "This was a "dream come true" for me! I was kind of excited we were doing it!" And he added, "This really changed my perspective* about school and work. It's completely changed now. It...

February 5, 2017

I wanted to give our adult kids some undistracted time to talk and plan and look ahead to the coming year as a couple ~ with a gift card for coffee and babysitting.

I so appreciate all that you have instilled in me, to name one of the most important ones: an adventurous spirit, which pours into every area of my life. I admire the man that you are: the loving husband, wonderful father, great...

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