*I am now 33 weeks pregnant for the 3rd time. I had an ultrasound today and little baby Anna is growing big and healthy. She's now about 4 pds, 8 ounces, and has had her hands up by her face in every ultrasound we've had of her. I'm guessing she'll like to be this way when she comes out too. The c-section date is set for November 14th at 8am, 5 1/2 weeks away. That is not very long! I'm running much lower on energy. Here is a preggo picture from this weekend at the pumpkin patch. And this baby will still put on a couple more pounds. We're ready and excited.
*Mark is a published author! Mark's first published book review is in an online journal called Themelios. You can read it here. It's on a book written about the history of giving to the church and how it has changed over the years. On the same note, Mark went to his first academic conference a couple of weeks ago to present his first paper (which basically means he read a somewhat condensed version of his paper to a room full of people who were interested in it).
*I'm going to the True Woman Conference at the end of this week. Mark got me the registration for Mother's Day way back when. It's about a half an hour away from here and I am looking forward to it. It will be a great refresher, encouragement, time to focus on God, and a good time to get to know other ladies in our church. Some of the speakers include, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, John Piper, Joni Erickson Tada, and more.
*Here's a good article I read with a good arguement for those of us who consider ourselves "one issue voters." It was written back during the 2004 elections, but still applies to 2008.
*This month marks one year for Brilliant Bows. We are thankful for how this little endeavor has been a blessing to us. We look forward to seeing how it will grow in the next year. (That is, if I have the energy with the 2 little ones!)