Quinn and I are anticipating the arrival of Baby Bogusky on or around October 1st.
The last couple months have been exciting and exhausting (exhausting for Lyla mostly). Yesterday we had the priveledge of hearing our baby's heartbeat. We were amazed and mostly speechless. Little Big miracle!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Despite what Tiffany may think, I thought I had really strong plant care abilities, I still believe I do with the right plant ;)
In January Quinn and I purchased these 2 plants, one a Majesty Palm, the other a Yucca Cane. The Majesty Palm likes humidity, partial sun and water, water, water. The Yucca Cane likes it dry, pretty much water every 2 weeks. The Majesty was FULL of branches and green when we initially bought it. We have central heating and air in our place, there is always a breeze, the Majesty was in the breeze all the time, likely drying it out. The fonds of the Majesty like to be misted frequently...my bad. I've done some research and found the Majesty's are really difficult indoor plants to keep alive. I pruned it as you can see below, trimmed all the dead off (reminding me of a certain Ontario individual who's inclined to prune plants to the core ;) . Quinn wants it to go, but I want to give it a little longer, see what it will do. Apparently the Areca palm is much hardier, if the Majesty doesn't hold out, I might try to replace it with an Areca.
Yucca Cane is so far doing well, I should do my research on that one now before something happens.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Last night we went to see the Watoto African Children's Choir.
Yes, I got a little emotional on their opening song...what a performance, they can dance and sing like nobody's business!
These children were all rescued by Watoto, either left as orphans by the war or AIDS epidemic, and with one or both parents deceased. Watoto gives them a new home with a home mother and each home holds eight kids (siblings), creating a new family for them.
Some of them gave testimonies of what Watoto has done for them and more importantly how Jesus rescued them from despair. They told us of their aspirations to become doctors, pastors and pilots, even a taxi driver!
An incredible organization. They started the organization in 1994 and recently Baby Watoto hospital (or home) opened in 2007 - rescuing babies and they just opened a community which is rescuing and rehabilitating child soldiers from the civil war.
I forgot our camera at home (ugh!!), but here are some online pics.