Friday, July 6, 2012





Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! We spent ours at a parade then later went to my sister's house. 

We've had an exciting couple of weeks, last week we were heading up to Defiance to my SIL's birthday party and soon after leaving town we were in the middle of a terrible storm. Alex pulled into a church parking lot for some cover, but even then our van was going up and down and back and forth. We went home after the storm let up, and we had a tree down in our yard, and no power. We were without power for about 24 hours. We were pretty blessed that it came on so quickly, my parents were without power for 6 days, and I'm not sure if my in-laws have power yet. 





Tomorrow, my baby will be one! I'm still not sure how I feel about this! I love watching each new stage!


She gets into everything now, and is a very busy baby. She's still the happiest baby I know! She knows some words. She says "Hi" and Baby, sometimes she'll say Jana, she says "happy" and will clap her hands. The funniest one to me is when she sees a camera she'll say "Cheeeeeeeeeeeese!!" 

I haven't found much she won't eat (honestly, I can't think of anything off the top of my head!!) 

She loves to pat and rock baby dolls, it's so sweet!! 




Strange to think that one year ago I didn't know what was in store for me as I got ready to go into the hospital. From being rushed into surgery, to watching them work on my blue baby, them not telling Alex, and finally seeing her take that first breath of air, and watching that little body turn pink, I don't think those images will ever leave me. 

Happy 1st birthday Jana (meaning God's gracious gift) Renee (meaning: reborn or born again)

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