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What Are You Thankful For This Year?
Thanksgiving traditions -- a lot of families have them.
For some, it's a certain dish served each Thanksgiving dinner. Maybe playing games, watching football. Or, if you're like my family, each person goes around the table and says what they are thankful for each year...
Real Seahawks Fans Show Respect at Games
When I chose to attend Monday's Buffalo Bills-Seattle Seahawks NFL game, I had one person in mind: my friend Sheri, who is a diehard Bills fan! My goal was to invite her and her husband to the game with my husband and I.
I was a little worried that they wouldn't be able to attend, due to the game fal…
Is This Your Bunny? It’s at Lowe’s in Yakima
This cute stuffed bunny kept popping up In my Facebook newsfeed, which piqued my curiosity.
So I read the post that accompanied the little bunny.
The post was put up by Amy Wallawine. She works at the local Lowe's and posted the bunny pic on multiple group sites that I'm a member of.
When I read the po…
Teal Pumpkin Project Didn’t Draw Any Takers This Halloween
I'm feeling a little bit let down after Halloween ... Why?
I decided this year that I would participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project for kids with food allergies. I painted my pumpkin teal, bought non-food treats, registered my house on The Teal Pumpkin Project website and stayed home instead of …
The Kids Haven’t Outgrown Pumpkin-Carving Yet!
With my two older sons out of the nest, it's nice to still have two younger kids in the house who still want to do all the fun holiday stuff -- which means carving pumpkins. And now, we also have my niece, who recently moved from Texas, living next door, so she joins in on the family fun.
They a…
Do You Plan Or Just Pack Up On Moving Day?
Rik and his wife are arguing over how to pack and move. Megan, Rik's wife, is a planner like me. You pack like-minded things in boxes together and label them so that when you unpack the moving truck those labeled boxes go in the corresponding room.
Rik's idea of packing (now keep in mind he was in th…

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