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Friday Friends: meet some inspiration =)

I missed it yesterday, but better late than never, right? =) Last Friday, I loved featuring several bloggers whose posts inspired me throughout the week! So I'm doing it again this Friday =) Happy blog-hopping! ---------- You've probably all been out shopping already...

Thanksgiving: 2011

the newest addition to our car  playing together lots of dirtied dishes. such a gift. my sweet family (nysse the dogs shirt says 'i heart turkey')  getting a little hug  37 week bumper! Happy Thanksgiving, friends.-anna{girlwithblog} anna {girl with blog}...

Thanksgiving: the icing

As I sit on my comfy couch in my beautiful home, watching the news on TV, scrolling through pre-Black Friday online sales, chatting with friends on twitter, drinking a hot cup of tea, an english muffin in my growing belly...Today I am thankful for the extras. The...

Thanksgiving: what we fought for.

A baby, growing ounce by ounce in my womb.Stretchies.Not able to breathe deeply.Diapers and blankies and mittens sprawled across the nursery. Varicose veins.Constant stuffy nose.Closets overflowing with tiny clothes.Puffy feet.Carpal tunnel. Painful, stiff, swollen...

Thanksgiving: he.

I am so very thankful for my Husband. My one. Ours is a story of second chances, redemption, grace, joy and so much love. He brings me coffee {well, lately it's orange juice} and cereal first thing in the morning. He rolls out of bed 7 times a night so I can go to the...

Friday Friends: meet lots of them =)

I know. It's been months. What can I say? Maybe one of these days a series will work out for me =) This week I was inspired. I hope that came through in my posts, but the words of my friends spoke straight to my heart. I want to share a few of their words with...

36 weeks {!!!!}

seriously. 36 weeks. that means we have less than 4 weeks left before we meet our babe. not even 4 weeks!! That means they wouldn't stop me if I was in labor. Next week we'll be considered full-term. Oh my... The to-do list is steadily getting checked off. It feels...

on wars and plans

These thoughts have been swirling around in my brain, and they don't make me feel good. They make me upset and riled up. So I'm finally dumping them out here because it's my blog and I can =) I don't do a lot of ranting, but we need to hear this, and I needed to say...

my uncle stuart

My grandparents had two boys in the late 1940's. Each lived for just a few days before spina bifada and a heart defect defeated them. I'm not sure how many miscarriages they had, but I know there were a few. They decided to adopt. When they received their brand new...

just write.

i saw this tweet yesterday, and it made my heart quicken and unfroze my fingers. @HeatheroftheEO: Listen to her RT @amyturnsharp: if you make your blog too precious- you won't write on it very often. be messy. be flip. be nuts. be you. this has not been how i've...

processing

Hi friends! I just wanted to pop in and tell you that my brain is swirly and my heart is stuffed. I am processing so many things:- a beautiful and full of love baby shower- a weekend at Women of Faith that was flowing with the Holy Spirit- being 34+ weeks pregnant-...

bits & pieces before Relevant

This weekend I attended the Women of Faith conference. The theme was 'Imagine' - as in God is more than we can imagine - and so was the conference. Loved loved it. Planning to post a recap next week!----------The reason I won't be writing a recap post until next week...

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I'm Anna Rendell - social media coordinator at (in)courage, speaker, writer, latte lover. Wife of Jared and mom of Sam (5), Josie (2), and Clara Grace (1). Join me at the picket fence and let's talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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