Welcome! Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa ...Our house is your house

A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

We're Back...

...to posting here that is :) Not quite home to Mexico yet, but getting there soon!
I know some of you worry when you don't hear from us...I must spoil you all and post too often :) Around here, no news means I haven't had time to sit at the computer.
We are all super, duper (to borrow a phrase from my children) excited to be "almost" home! Plans and arrangements are being made now and Lord willing, we will be leaving here in 2 weeks!
Daniel has been wrapping up our time here preaching. On the 3rd, we were up in the mountains in a town called Burney, CA where he spoke at one of our supporting churches there. And this past Sunday, we were in Boise, Idaho where Daniel spoke at another church. We had a wonderful time at both places and were so very blessed and refreshed spiritually. How sweet it is to fellowship with such dear brothers and sisters in Christ!
But, as I'm sure you can imagine, packing and unpacking for 14 people each trip is quite a task...it takes up all the free time I didn't know I had! :)
We also went to a retirement home here in town where the children sang for about 45 minutes while Daniel shared the gospel with the residents between songs. Afterwards, they shared some chocolate-chocolate chip cookies with us while we visited together.
Samuel is growing and growing and growing! :) We praise the Lord he's doing so well and the children can't wait to show him their "real" home :)
Oh...and a side note...remember my baby sister Jacquee who had twins shortly after I had Samuel? Well, my next to the baby sister Jessee and her hubby just announced that they are expecting twins as well! I love nieces and nephews! I'm so happy for them!
We celebrated Daniel/Daddy's 36th birthday last week. It was the most beautiful day and we took the children to Shasta Dam where they offer a free tour of the dam and have lots of hands on activities and information for the children.
I hope you all had a blessed Mother's Day. Saturday, on our way up to Idaho, we stopped at a park to eat lunch and let the children run and stretch their legs a bit. Daniel was doing running races with them and I shot a quick video. I played it back when we got back into the van and just had to laugh. Sure it there is a lot of work in being a mommy, but there is just so much fun! The Lord is so good!







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17 comments:

  1. So good to hear form ya!!! I know your ready to get back "home." What blessing as you can look back over these past months and see "what the Lord hath done!!" What "stones" the Lord has given so that future generations can hear and know that He is faithful. I am so happy for your family, Jaynee, you have come forth as gold in this trial, by his grace. Blessings to your family and hope to hear "sooner" next time!!!! :)
    Cindy

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  2. oh my goodness the video made me laugh!!! They're SO cute!!!!!
    I'm so glad you get to go home soon. Good to hear from you!

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  3. What church were you at in Boise? I live in Boise and I wish I could have heard your husband preach!

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  4. JordieMarie~ We were at Ustick Baptist Church. I was going to post before we left, but just didn't have time. It would have been good to meet you. Have a blessed day in the Lord.

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  5. I'm so glad you hear from you. I think I actually let out sigh of relief. I was getting a bit worried about you all~

    What a busy but wonderfully busy time you've been having. It ~is~ good to be around others who support you and encouarge you.

    I'm so glad Samuel is growing and doing so well. Praise the Lord for chubby cheeks :-)

    Love and hugs and lots of smiles~ Cinnamon

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  6. You were with my dearest and oldest friend, Julie Jones and her family at Ustick Baptist!!! So glad you made it there safely and had a wonderful time. We have been friends since we were 12 and I couldn't believe that her daughter and husband went to Mexico to bless your family last summer with Ustick Baptist. Such a small world!! Blessings to you as you work to get ready to head home!! You all must be so excited.

    Love, Pamela (from Florida)

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  7. Jaynee, it's so good to see that you guys are getting ready to head back down to Mexico! I pray that the 'move' back will go smoothly! Are you concerned at all about the Swine Flu?

    I miss you!! We're 30 weeks now! I'm only two weeks behind where you were at when you had sweet Samuel! :) Amazing how fast this pregnancy has flown by!

    Love you and praying for you!

    jess

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  8. Oh!...I also live in the Boise area and know many sweet homeschool families who attend Ustick Baptist....so wish my family and I could have had the chance to meet you and yours. I'll have to give Lorna a scolding for not letting me know!! heehee So glad you had a good trip and pray your trip back "home" is a blessing.

    In Christ,
    Melissa

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  9. thanks so much for the update. Your family is such a blessing to me! God is so faithful and I'm so thankful to "know" you through this blog.

    Lindsay

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  10. I'm a fairly new reader here - I started reading a day or two after your little Samuel was born, and have rejoiced to see God's presence in your lives. My husband and I are missionaries in Vancouver, BC, and my sister and her family are missionaries near Aguascalientes, Mexico. They have 7 children, so I have enjoyed your posts about having a large family because it reminds me of my sister!

    I know you're longing to get home again. We haven't had a furlough yet, and just the thought makes me shudder to be away from the people the Lord has given us to minister to. He has planted my heart here!

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. I look forward to reading much more in the future - God bless you!

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  11. Thanks for the update :) ...this one sure didn't disappoint, with all those great pictures and the fun video that made me smile! Congrats to Jessee!

    Jen

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  12. Jaynee, you DO spoil us!! :) I was getting a little worried as well! I hope your hubby is healing quickly from the accident! Good to hear that Samuel is doing so well. And your video was too cute! Makes me want more children, but I have a hard time with my four!! :) You are an amazing woman!! Glad to hear you are going back to Mexico soon! I am sure your church is excited to see Samuel! The Lord is good!
    Your forever prayer warrior and friend in WA! :)
    Jackie

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  13. So good to hear your almost home with your family and new baby. I hope your warmer then here in New York its been 30 degrees every night.

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  14. Oh boy, more twins!! :oD

    Sounds like y'all have been busy, and enjoying so many blessings. Amen! Baby Samuel sure is growing... he's a beautiful baby, like the rest of your young'uns.

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  15. Hooray for the wonderful update! You definitely do spoil us with your updates. Like many, your blog is such a blessing to our family. We are excited for your return "home!" PS - your Elisio is the exact same age as my little Carl and I just cannot get over those cute glasses! All of your children are so precious! Like many, I'm sure, we wish we could reach right out into blogland and give them a big hug!:)

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  16. Wonderful update Jaynee! Love Burney, we camped at Burney falls a few years ago. So nice to hear how great things are going. Continuing to pray for your family!

    Amy and the Hughes family

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  17. Hi, you have a beautiful family. I noticed your children are very close in age. Mine too. Did you breastfeed? I have had troubles with it and cant so my babies come so close. I read a little of your blog and am glad you and your precious baby are well. Blessings-
    Jessica

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