"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Chance to Help A Friend AND Possibly Katya!

Amy and her Mother, Ann, who are dear friends of our family, and have been doing every thing they can to help get Katya home, have another great idea! It will be a fun way for you to help them, AND have the potential of helping Katya! And for anyone who has daughters who love American Girl dolls, or dolls in general . . . check it out! http://wintersedgehome.blogspot.com/2011/01/little-spring-for-girls.html

If they win, they will use it as a chance to help bring Katya HOME.


Now on from Spring to Sachets-- Charity sold a set of 3 of these lavender sachets and has an order for another set of 3!

We are selling them for $10.00 a set of three, with shipping included if to the Lower 48 states. If you order more than one set, we combine shipping.

Charity will be making then in an assortment of fabrics that are suitable for Valentine's Day. They are the right size to slip in a card to send to a friend, tuck in a drawer to perfume it, or slip over a hanger to keep your closet fresh! Lots of ways you can use these sweetly scented sachets.
You can order by leaving a comment on this post, or by shooting an email to phdfam@gmail.com


It's starting to feel more real that Katya could be coming home soon. Today I took the chance to purchase most of her "coming home" outfit. I still need to get a blouse and shoes for her, but we have a set of underwear, a red with white polka dots jumper, and matching tights, and of course . . . can't forget the hairbow! This one has white ribbons with red hearts and red plain ribbons etc. I picked red because red is such a happy color for me . . . the jumper fabric is kind of a knit that won't wrinkle with all the travel. . . red shows up if your child decides to make a run for it and it's easy enough to describe a child dressed in a red dress and tights with white polka dots! I hope we never have to do that, but I am planning to be prepared just in case!

As to the shoes, I think we are going to wait till we are in country to purchase them, as well as any other clothing she needs to get home beyond what little we have on hand. We don't know her exact size, and I'm only guessing from knowing about how she was in Sept of 2009, and comparing Chad's size now to what she might be. She wasn't tiny back then, and I thought at the time she was comparable to Chad's weight--maybe even a tiny bit taller than he was so I would expect a similar size could be the case now too. Time will tell once we can see for ourselves!

Back to the clothing I purchased . . .  another good point . . . Kristina is VERY excited about coordinating and/or matching with her little sister! And this will give her a chance to coordinate because she has the same tights--red with white polka dots! Add a denim skirt and a plain red blouse and Kristina and Katya can coordinate nicely. ;-) I can't wait to see those two together . . . can you?! As opposite in coloring and looks as can be . . . but I bet they will learn to love each other dearly with time! It's taken time for Charity and Kristina to really learn to love each other, but it comes more and more--I see it in the way Charity tucks Kristina in at night when she goes up to bed, and in the way Kristina looks to Charity for advice and help. Such a blessing to see the love growing there . . . and I look forward to watching that happen with their new sister too!

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