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Archive for April, 2009

nostalgia

Skyla and Vika (3 and 2 respectively) love watching videos of themselves when they were “little.” We’ve been doing that often the last few days, so I thought to post some photos of when they were “little.” It makes me feel old . . . .

my modern cellphone "little" girl

my modern cellphone "little" girl

she is SO CUTE!!! Vika, when she was "little."

she is SO CUTE!!! Vika, when she was "little."

little vika learning to walk

little vika learning to walk

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You are a marvelous husband and father. I coudn’t hope or dream of a better man. I love being your wife.

March, 2004

March, 2004

 

2007?

2007?

daddy & vika

daddy & vika

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my friend mandy

My friend Mandy recently posted this song, and it’s been on my mind since then. It’s worth reading.  So full of truths . . .

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev’ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow’r of Christ in me;
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.

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spring cleaning

Spring inspires us to clean this year, and Vitaliy worked hard getting the balcony cleared out and packed better, and now half of it is a play area for the girls and half is an area where we can sit and look out the window and drink tea during our evening chat.

here’s the girls sleeping the first night in their new domik (“little house”)

domik2

domik1

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The lovely spring weather gets us outside a lot these days. Last week we went to the zoo.

bench3

up in the faris wheel

up in the faris wheel

favorite photo

favorite photo

skylahippo1

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