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

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Intresting Finds At the Thrift Store

I love thrift store browsing. You just really never know what you will find!

Like this  . . .

Surely, every lady needs a purse that portrays what a gentleman should act like, right?! I mean, after all, just in case they had any question about how to respond to a dumped purse crisis?!

I found that one a few weeks ago . . .

Today, this was my find.

 My kids all chuckled. So did I.

What has been your favorite thrift store find?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Some Warmer Weather Fun

Since the cold grip of winter is slowly easing off, we were able to get the kiddos out of the house for some fresh air and sunshine!

A favorite activity for most of the kids is feeding the ducks. Chad is especially fond of it. We save bits and pieces in the freezer for a few months till we have enough to go feed them.

Katya loves to watch from inside the safety of the vehicle--with the doors shut firmly! Just the thought of getting out made her look like this!

Once she realized everyone would allow her to stay safely inside with all the doors shut to protect her, she cheered up!

Charity kept a sharp eye on her from outside.

And a good time was had by all.  Both the people  . . .

AND the water fowl!

In other happy and exciting news, look at what Katya colored today!

All by herself too! Not bad for a child who less than 3 years ago had never been allowed to color, draw, or even scribble! It's so fun seeing her making progress in so many areas.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Prayer For Ukraine

Our family has been closely following the events in Ukraine for the last number of months. We have prayed, cried, and laughed. Because our hearts have been deeply in Ukraine, it has been hard at times to know what to even say. I have often wanted to blog about the on-going events, but it has been hard to even begin to touch the complexity in a blog post.

And so, for tonight, I share this "Prayer for Ukraine" with you. Because when every thing is said and done, there are plenty of people analyzing and talking about the events there. And there need to be plenty of us praying too.

Pray for Ukraine with us.

KIEV, UKRAINE - 21 JANUARY 2014  Unknown demonstrators at the Independence square during Ukrainian revolution on January 21, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine  Stock Photo - 25219477

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