Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Photo thoughts and explanations

Sunrise in Samoa - I took a photo every minute or so, until I finally got this shot, where the sun broke through. It's one of my favourites.

Another favourite. We were sailing out of Apia Harbor (we were in front of that red boat to the left) toward Salelologa Harbor. This is the New Zealand maritime flag. (In other words, the NZ flag is this, with a blue background, instead of red). I was so happy to get it completely unfurled in the wind, with such a clear background still.
Creativity and me, we're never far apart. This is the outreach journal from Samoa - I made a "cover page". It says, "What God has done".

And now for my explanation. I haven't had much to say recently. Remember back in June, when Havalah moved in and suddenly you didn't hear much from me? Well, we're there again. She's back, I have someone to talk to, and thus spend (slightly less) time on the internet.

Also, we had a woops with our internet and are over some of our usage, so we are taking it easy right now from an internet standpoint. I'm doing this from the office, since I probably won't post many pictures in the next 2 weeks.

But here's the quick rundown.

*I'm not please about the election, but will keep the entire government in my prayers.
*I've felt the baby move. Reminder: big ultrasound in next Thursday afternoon!
*I don't know if we'll find out the sex. I may reveal the sex, but certainly not the name (and anyways, we're not closer to finding a name for this child, than we were before we KNEW about this child!)
*I fit into my maternity clothes. And I am NOT happy. I normally don't fit into my clothes until 6-7 months. Well, at 4 1/2 I'm fitting pretty well into most of my stuff. I'm ok. I just don't want to think about it.
*I'm doing exaclty what I did with Joshua's pregnancy (thus far). No weight gain before 12 weeks. Then from 12 weeks on, packing on 2lbs every 2 weeks (usually no gain for one week, then 2 in one week). I'm okay, like I said - it's not too much. However, it's a bit difficult to wrap my head around the 2lb jump - it's always a bit scary. Even if I continued this all the way through (I didn't with Joshua), I would still be within a reasonable weight gain. But I'm still not happy about it. Who is?
*It's 3:30pm already? REALLY? Wow. I thought it was 2 or something. I've been working hard. "Yeah right!"
*I'm having pumpkin soup tonight for dinner. This means Hava and Matt will start it, I will come home and proceed to save it (like last week). It's always funny that way...
*A few minutes ago I expected a "pregnancy bleed". If you're anything like me, you'll notice that when you are pregnant and start bleeding (for whatever reason) you'll bleed 5x as much as normal. I picked a scab (didn't realize that's what it was, on the back of my neck) and proceeded to bleed into my hair and all over my hand. Good job smartie pants.
*I sent an email today that said, "Find attached X file" and then sent a 2nd email with the file and a warning for the person not to bring up my "preggo moment".

That's me for today. I'm going to enjoy the three squares of dark chocolate sitting in front of me. Go find your own!


  1. Susie,
    I love hearing what's going on! You are very entertaining & witty! I know in your heart pregnancy weight doesn't feel great but I bet you look adorable & really, I always gain weight in the 1st 12 weeks;(, so if you are able to avoid that you are far better than me!! I am & will continue praying for you as you have your ultrasound!! Very exciting!! Will Oceana get to be there with you?? I had my boys there but only for the finding out the sex part...boys are a little too busy for the Dr. office!
    Well, I just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you & I enjoyed your post as always!!! I hope your pumpkin soup was delicious....Have a great day or night or whatever it is in NZ. I have trouble with the time difference!
    Emily in Mississippi

  2. BTW, I especially love the 1st picture!!! How peaceful!!!

  3. I absolutely love that top photo.
    Gorgeous! Breathtaking.

  4. When your parents were here they showed us the pictures from all the outreaches and some awesome sunsets! Saw some beautiful pictures of you in Samoa. What a wonderful time we had... as I'm sure you did too!

  5. Great photos! I love the one of the sun breaking through the clouds!

    How exciting that you felt the baby move! I'll be thinking of you on Thursday and praying for a beautiful and perfect ultrasound.

  6. Susie,

    I love the photographs you take. You speak through them, each one says something new. I love the top one of the sun, It is AMAZING!!!! Thank you for sharing your story and pictures with us.

    Sarah in FL

  7. Susie you are amazing! I am so loving your blog that I've left you an award on my blog (if you accept them!) This is pretty fun because you get to share this w/ 6 other bloggy friends!

    So come on over to & pick it up!


  8. I could use some chocolate right about now. Thursday's kick my booty.


  9. Beautiful photos. They are breath taking.

  10. Great shot of the Samoan flag. Missing you. Missing Oce. We played with Daniel and Mika today,and wished Oce could have made it three!


  11. I freaked out for a second when you said "pregnancy bleed" what you were talking about and what I consider "pregnancy bleed" are two TOTALLY different things (I'm glad that you had your kind of bleed and NOT mine) Please Susie don't scare me like that. I was almost in tears. Glad everything is going well. I've been praying for you guys.


  12. ...I like that you spell 'favourite' the same way that I do...
    Glad to read of your updates, regular or otherwise.
    Take care, sweet lady :)