Declan is getting dedicated at church tomorrow.

I was awarded this by sweet sweet Terri (In His Hands). What a sweet award. Thank you. I often feel as though I am just floundering around the blogosphere.

And this is addictive. (link via Better Things Ahead)

Thank you all for sharing how you manage your quiet times. I am trying to get back in the habit of my set time. You all have inspired me and I hope that each of you are able to carve out time as well. Let me know if you have any more ideas for fitting it in and making it stick as a habit.

We are having…

a boy!

Yesterday, I had my first ultrasound. And not only was I shocked at the news of another boy, but also to find out that I am already 18 weeks! I’m almost halfway through this pregnancy. I had thought maybe 13 weeks… I was a bit off. My official due date is September 17th. But with my past record, it will probably be around Labor Day (so funny) Of course, I probably just jinxed it and now will have to be induced the first of October.

So Abbie and I will be the only girls. We will officially be outnumbered forever more… (this could have tied it ;-)

But we are very excited. Everything looks good – baby is healthy and no problems were seen.

We don’t have a scanner anymore (shattered glass on the scanner bed), so I can’t post the ultrasound. But I’m gonna try to take a photo of the photo to post.

In other news, Janice, at 5 Minutes for Mom, gave me the Thinking Blogger Award.

I thought people thought my brains and thinking cap had been tossed up during all of my stomach viruses!!

Thank you, Janice.

Check back for an update on who I choose. (Most people have already received it, so I want to pick those who make me think that haven’t already been picked)

Looky! I’m a Spotlight! AND a Blog Award Nominee

What an honor!

Janice, at 5 Minutes for Mom, has chosen me as her first Spotlight of Faith – Courage Award. She interviewed me and you can read it here. Please jump over and read my interview and be sure to read around their awesome site. It is so full of helpful, encouraging information. (And Janice and her twin, Susan have a neat toy/gift business too!)

Thank you, Janice, for this honor!

*UPDATED* I had no idea I was nominated for this (“best blog design” and “most inspiring blog”) until I went over to vote!!! Thank you to whoever nominated me for these! Now go VOTE! (scroll down to Jan. 31st post)

So much can happen when you are offline moving and getting sick… ;)

Additionally, we are moved in… still have some small stuff to get over. And I have to clean. But on top of the move and the outage, Abbie and I both came down with a nasty stomach virus. We are on the mend now, praise the Lord!!

Regarding the study — We WILL be resuming on Monday!!! Please don’t let all of the bumps in this discourage you from taking part. Either the Lord wanted me to take a few weeks to really dive into it, or other forces were trying to make sure we didn’t learn anything from this study. Let’s do it!