Sunday, July 31, 2011


I don't know how many times my sisters and I would load up the car for a road trip and blast this song, or some song similar song. Sometimes we'd have friends with us, or maybe one of our brothers, sometimes it was just the three of us.
I have no idea what happened to my cd but, the memories are there. 
We were blessed with parents who trusted us to travel. Whether it was to visit friends in West Virginia, or when we had a whirl wind weekend of skiing in Canada, or maybe a quick trip to Logan, Ohio, we always had fun. 
I really don't remember fighting while we were on these trips, maybe the music was too loud??
Now Steve Curtis Chapman, Sanctus Real, and our "fun" music is replaced with VeggieTales. 
But....would we trade it? 
no thanks

a sweet summer treat

Alex works in a hot factory for 12 hours a day. 
Having a nice cool snack is nice to have, but Alex also likes to eat healthy. 
So I've been getting fruit and making him a special treat. 
I had make a fruit salad a few weeks ago and didn't want it to go bad. 
In comes....

I poured some into the bottom of a zip lock baggie, put fruit on top, and put more Fruit Fresh on it. 
Then....put it in the freezer! :) Alex said he really likes it! 
Yesterday we went to Meijer and bought some fruit salad that was on sale, and I froze that, and now Alex has a cool snack for work :)

Just pics

Just some photos I've edited recently :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thank you Lord

Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me! 

Nehemiah and Virgina are best of friends :)

Here's what happens when you're 3, tired and won't take a nap 

My helper, washing the table for me! (Yeah, I washed it again after he was done)

Love these three! 

Mommy, I want to be like you!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Played with a couple pics

A few pic of our newest baby

What is more precious than a newborn?

I don't understand how people can look at a new life and not see that there is a God. 

In such a short time this life is formed, and perfectly made. 

Every part of this being is formed in His image. Not one hair is misplaced, not one this wrong with her. 

Just as we should be with God, this child is totally dependent on her parents. She can't eat, drink, get dressed on her own. 
Little by little she'll grow and little by little she'll make her own decisions. How she'll dress, what she'll eat, if she'll listen to her parents. 

Where will these feet take her? Will they take her closer to the creator, or will she run from Him?

Monday, July 11, 2011


Virginia had a song for us :)

Nehemiah tells me he wants his picture taken, and this is what I get. 



Welcome Baby Jana

Wed July 6th I went into the hospital to get my penicillin started. 
Everything was going well, so Alex went home to be with Nehemiah and Virginia. At 5 AM they started me on pitocin to start my contractions. I was having some but they weren't real strong. 
They came in at 9:30 asking if I wanted my epidural. If I didn't get it done then, he was going to be doing a procedure that lasted 4 hours, and baby would be born before then. They sent Alex out while that was done (He'd gotten there a little before then) My OB came in soon after and my water was broken. He left to go to the office and the nurse was left in charge. She asked me to push once, then called in the other OB. He asked me to push once, and I knew something wasn't right. I was already on oxygen and suddenly there was a flurry of activity. They wanted my OB back and he was already gone, so he was called back. They started calling the anesthesiologist back STAT. He later told me that really freaked him out, knowing I'd already had an epidural he thought something was wrong with me. I asked to have Alex back in the  room, but as he came in, they rushed me out.
They rushed me in to have a c-section. I could see her when she came out. She was completely white and not breathing. They started pumping oxygen into her. Total time without oxygen was between 13 and 14 mins. 
I was told later that I had a prolapsed cord. Which basically means the cord was coming out before the baby.
I watched as she turned pink, then started to cry. They took her out to bathe her and once again I wanted to make sure Alex knew what was going on. He told me they informed him of what happened, then let him in the nursery with our new baby girl. 
My OB told me that it was a miracle that everyone they needed was on the floor. The c-section team had just finished a c-section earlier, there were two anesthesiologists, and the other OB was on the floor. I know it was God keeping our little girl. 
Alex picked the name Jana, which means God's Gracious gift. And Renee as a middle name, meaning: born again. Pretty fitting, hmm??

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Jana Renee Magoulas

It's true, my hands are full. :) But, my heart is as well. As of 10:10 AM July 7, 2011 I am a mother of three kids. 

Both kids think she's great 

Later I'll post the testimony of her birth. 

Virginia informed us that this is HER baby!!!

Nehemiah had to give her kisses

Hello world! I'm here