Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I just finished reading the latest post off this ladies blog, (some of my blog friends follow her blog and subsequently I've been following).

I can't help but get emotional when reading about the trial their family is going through.

The reason I am posting about this is, I found one quote from her particularly powerful...

"Resting in God's unfailing grip." (when describing how she is coping through her child's illness).


When we trust in Him, we can know that He holds onto us, walks beside us through anything and everything and NEVER, ever lets go...ever. And we can rest in it. There may be better scripture to describe God's unfailing love, this one fits too...

Romans 8:35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Now that's a promise!

Friday, July 24, 2009


I do the majority of the cooking/baking in our home. My husband frequently handles breakfast on the weekends, is great at hosting and great at cleaning up after the party...sooo efficient. He also frequently fills and cleans out the dishwasher.

On my days off when I'm home alone and I decide to bake or cook dinner, I'm reminded of Quinn. How am I reminded of Quinn? Well, besides the fact we text a lot, Quinn leaves little reminders of him in our kitchen.

When we moved into our first apartment, I unpacked the kitchen, sorted the cupboards, it was a smaller kitchen than what we have now, so Quinn was quite familiar with the location of all the various cooking tools and dinnerware.

Earlier this year we moved into our second apartment together, Quinn's Mom graciously unpacked the majority of our kitchen. She asked if I wanted to tell her where everything went, I said "No, thanks" and gave her full discretion as to where all the dishes would go (I was unpacking other things). It didn't take me long to become familiar with the new kitchen as I'm in those cupboards a little more than Quinn.

So Quinn, my love, takes a little more time to familiarize with the placement of the dishes, fun for me because I get to find random dishes in random spots in the cupboards...

And each time I do, I love it, I smile, I laugh and think of him.

Love you Quinn, the most helpful, attentive husband! XO

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Forced Post :)

Now the questions:

What are you wearing today?
My maternity dress, black and white hoops all over it, with a white mini cover-up (you know what I mean, just goes over your shoulders) and my black dress sandals

What's for dinner?
it’s early morning and we were out last night, so I don’t know yet.

What relaxes you most?
Sleeping :), the couch or the bed. The other night I had 10.5 hours of sleep. Quinn saw I was tired and said I should rest...7:30pm, I was out.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be?
Still wanting to head to the Dominican, someone has been asking us to come for a long time.

What language do you want to learn?
I used to want to learn German and live in Switzerland. Now probably French, b/c I’m sure our child will take it in school, that would be fun to converse. Noir, Rouge, Orange, Juane, Trois, Cinq…I’m well on my way…haha

What do you love most about where you currently live?
It’s Home, home, home, home!

What style is your current home decorated in?
Quinn & Lyla style..?? A little bit modern, a little homey, good mix.

What is your favorite color?
Verte! Jokes, I don’t know

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?.
Current maternity wardrobe, probably the T-shirts and tank tops I got from Garage. No, Garage does not sell maternity clothing, but the T-shirts these days are really long, so you just buy a size larger then your norm, fits to a T.

What were you doing ten years ago?
July 1999. Just graduated, working at the restaurant in Austin

What are you going to do after this?

What are your favorite films?
ummm, don’ really have favs, I watch it once, that's usually enough for me.

What is your favorite book?
Non-biblical: right now I’m reading John Piper books, anything that increases my knowledge, I soak it up.

Do you collect anything?

What makes you follow a blog?
The drama! Jokes. Another way of keeping in touch with people, communicating, sometimes people communicating joys, fears, hurts and walking with people in those times.

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today?
Well…let me tell you, ate a delicious bowl of Vector with blueberries, the morning routine, getting ready together, (sometimes its a little rushed), but mostly I enjoy it...then my husband and I drove downtown to work, KISS!

What makes you comment on a blog??
depends on the blog…Sometimes there is nothing to say..blanks.

What is your favorite thing to do when you have free time?
Be outside

What is a talent you wished you had?.
?? don’t know

Who is your favorite actor?
I don’t have one.

Other than Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, etc. what are your most frequently visited websites?
Yahoo mail, Gmail, sometimes Globe & Mail

What was your favorite subject in school?
School was not a favorite for me. I like learning now, maybe because my learning isn’t measured by test scores.

As a child/teen how did you envision your adult life?
Working, traveling, maybe that would be all-in-one. Then someday I would get married with child(ren). Turned out little bit differently and I’m thankful my focus has changed from lifestyle to living with purpose (not that I always know what the future purpose holds)

How much time do you spend on your average blog post?
prob 20 minutes. Then I have Quinn check it out, then post.

If you could, would you want to control the weather?
I don’t know, certain days, yes. If I had controlled the weather this summer, I would have cranked up the heat to 30’s, but seeing as we have had a few hot days, I know now that might not have been good for me.

Tiffany's Question: If you could have any job/career you wanted, and money wasn't a factor, what would it be?
I would volunteer, don’t know exactly what kind or where.

Sonya's Question: What major event are you really looking forward to?
welcoming Baby B!

Candice's Question: Will Lyla actually play along with us?
Stranger things have happened…

Angela's Question: Who is your favorite singer/band?
Tough one, lately I like to jump around to Weezer, OC Supertones, and then I also like Jack Johnson. U2 and Todd Agnew sometimes, although their music makes you think, so depends what vibe I’m in.

I'm tagging: No one.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bad Experience

One of the last things to switch over to my married name was a credit card. Back in April I called the cc company and asked them to change my name and also issue a card for my husband under the same account. I was required to fax them a signed letter and marriage certificate to make these changes, which I did. About a month later, in May, Quinn and I received our new cards. I tried to call the number to activate my new card, but it seemed to already be activated when I went through the prompts. When I went to buy Quinn a birthday present, (in order to avoid him seeing a transaction on our bank card), I thought I would use my credit card as he wouldn’t see those transactions for about a week. At the store I presented the card and it came up declined (how embarrassing, don’t know what the cashier thought of me, “it has a $0 balance, it’s a new card!”)

Anyway, I thought then that maybe it hadn’t properly been authorized since getting the new card. I forgot about calling them to activate until the beginning of July. Around this time I also noticed my online login to view my account wasn’t working either. So I called and asked what the issue was, they transferred me to the Security department. The guy looked into my account and online login and said “Your account has been closed.”

“WHAT?!” “how can my account be closed?”
“You will have to call back during regular hours to speak to an agent”
“But who closed my account??!!” I was quite frustrated!
“You will have to call back between 8-5 to speak with an agent”.
Fine. That poor agent...

A couple days later I call the “regular agent”. I explain that Security told me my card has been closed and I would like to know how and why.
“Oh, I’ll transfer you to Security department”
“No. No” I said. “You will not transfer me, I already talked to them, they said I had to talk to you. Who authorized closing my credit account”
“Just one moment” HOLD
“Mrs. Bogusky, your account has been closed, in order to open it, you will need to re-apply”
“What?!, who closed it? I did not authorize my account to be closed?”
“Just one moment” HOLD
“Mrs. Bogusky, your account has been closed, we don’t have any other records.”
“I made a name change to my account and asked for a card for my husband, which we received”
“Yes, I see that you sent us all the legal documents”
“OK, and after that who closed my account”
“I don’t see that, there is no record beyond that. If you want to open your account, you will need to re-apply.”
“Why do I have to re-apply? I didn’t close my account.”
“Just one moment” HOLD
“Mrs. Bogusky, yes, you will need to re-apply to open your account”
“I’m very disappointed in your service, you make sure to tell your supervisor how disappointed I am”
“I have been a cardholder for more than 5 years and always maintained good credit, right now the card has a $0 balance and PC Financial closed it on me. I am very, very disappointed in your service. Be sure to tell your manager this.”
“I will not be re-applying for your card, nor will I recommend your credit card to anyone, be sure to let your manager know.”

I was quite frustrated. I probably should have talked to a manager, but clearly by putting me on hold, she was discussing it with her superiors, so I didn’t see much point. Of course I don’t want to re-apply, that would mean my credit getting hit with an inquiry, why would I want that?

We don’t need the credit card, we simply like to have a MC and VISA, for emergency purposes. We’ll be watching for new Mastercard promos with a different vendor.

Tiffany, remember you, Steven and I applied for these cards at Superstore about 6ish years ago. We got a free bag of Chocolate Chunk cookies, they were good cookies and of course as students we couldn’t pass it up.

I have a feeling that in the process of changing my name on the card and issuing a duplicate card for Quinn, my account was inadvertently closed. However, that’s not my fault, if they had done the right thing, they would have re-instated my account without having to re-appply. The kicker...I actually had a credit on the account of $0.69, did I get 69 cents mailed back to me when they closed the account? - NO!

So, in conclusion, dear friends, I would not recommend the PC Financial Mastercard.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Important News Bulletin

Quinn and I happened to be in Babies R Us recently and came upon the most interesting baby product yet. We're seriously considering purchasing this product as we believe it to be the most advanced concept in the modern-baby-boy world.

If we are to have a boy, this would have to be our most beneficial purchase.

The Peepee Teepee for the sprinkling WeeweeAlthough I think Quinn's idea of a small paper cup would be slightly more comical - then when baby went peepee, the cup would whirl around in jet-propelled motion...maybe :)
Only boys...