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!