Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eggs to Chicks in 21 Days

Aaron got an incubator for Christmas this year from my dad and Ann-Marie. He has been itching to test it out, so finally today he found a guy that had fertilized eggs for sale. So here they are on Day 1. Stay tuned!

These are our broccoli seedlings, just getting started. Aaron planted the rest of our onions this afternoon--he planted 4 sets altogether, which is a ton!!! The garlic is going strong, all goes well, we should be drowning in garlic and onions by late spring. We should probably go ahead and invest in some breath mints!!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New shop on Etsy!

I decided to open a shop on the other day, and I just got my first purchase! I am so excited, probably overly so! If you're not familiar with it, Etsy is an online shopping portal for all things handmade. You can literally find everything you could ever imagine there, and there is some really, really cute stuff. Be careful, though, because it's addicting and quite a time sucker. Anyway, check out my little store:
There are only a few things there so far, but I will add more this weekend. Yay, such fun!

Winter in Texas

We had lots of ice a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it made for some interesting pics, especially since it doesn't happen very often. Just getting around to posting the photos, but I figure it's better late than never!

Karen New Year

On Saturday we got a call from Caroline, our friend from Agape Clinic. Caroline is a refugee from Burma, and we have become very close over the past few years as we've continued to work with refugees that settle in Dallas. Caroline called to tell us that Saturday was the Karen New Year celebration. The Karens are an ethnic group in Burma, and many Karen people are being persecuted by the ruling party in Burma. Those that are able to escape often end up in refugee camps in Thailand, and some of them are granted visas to come to the US. So, long story short, we went to the New Year celebration , which was held at Gaston Oaks Baptist Church in North Dallas. It was really amazing. I couldn't believe how many people were there! There must have been over 400 Karen refugees celebrating the new year. It was incredible to see this community of people, many of whom arrived here only in the past few weeks and months, who are filled with hope and joy about the promise that the year will bring. Quite humbling.