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!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A little bit of this and that

After 3 1/2 days of non-stop unloading, unpacking, sorting, putting things away, cleaning a VERY dusty, spider web filled house, and LOTS of laundry, this is the face of a hot, sweaty, tired, and VERY happy mommy... who after this picture was taken, went outside with a big glass of iced lemonade as she watched her children and their neighborhood friends play once again in their back yard.

Oh, it is so good to be home. It is so good to be in the place where I know the Lord has called our family to serve Him.
And this is room that I walked through to get to the back yard. I couldn't have done that the day before as it was piled high with laundry from the trip. It is so good to be caught up on laundry too! :)

Notice there are 3 washers and 2 dryers (plus a nice clothes line outside!)...we went from having no working washers and dryers last year (those were interesting days!) to finally having 1 working one of each. And then, right before I had to fly to the states for the baby, we got 2 more washers and another dryer! Someday I'll share how that happened.... :)

The next few days, I'll be working on our summer schedule. It will be a bit different this year...mainly in the fact that we will have to continue on with school full time as we missed so much during the time Samuel and I were in the hospital. But I'm not hearing any complaints :) Everyone is eager to "get back to work"!
One of the biggest things we all missed while up north was being able to sit around the same table together.

Once Eliseo outgrows the highchair, we'll be shy a seat...and of course someday, little Samuel will be joining us too...but I've heard Daniel and the boys making plans to build a "really big table" :)

Thank you for praying for Susannah. Her chin is healing very nicely and she says, "It doesn't hurt at all unless Noah tries to take my stitches out" ???? :)

Speaking of Noah, the other day, I walked into our bedroom to do something and Noah was standing there at the dresser obviously waiting for Daddy to come in and help give him a clear conscience about something.
I asked him, "Noah, what did you do?"
He replied, "I pushed Nehemiah on the ground"
I said, "Oh, that's not nice. Should we push people?"
"No", he said.
"Why shouldn't we push people, Noah", I asked him.
His answer..."Because the Bible says 'Thou shalt not push'"! :)

So after breakfast yesterday, everyone did their chores....

And then we all kept busy while we waited for Daddy to be ready to take us over to work at the church...

And while the girls here are greatly out numbered...you can still see their fingerprints on many things...

Hna. Tola and Hna. Victoria walked from all the way across town to come see their newest "grandbaby" (as they call him). They checked him all our from head to toe and then got lots of time to hold and love on him while we drank coffee and chatted.

Finally it was time to head over to the church to work. Remember the pick-up that was given to us that Daniel's brother brought down in December? Doesn't it fit our family nicely? :)

While the girls and I cleaned inside, the boys worked on the yard.

After a couple hours of work, we were all hot and thirsty. We went back home and I opened my cupboard to get a couple of pitchers to make something to drink...and the new pitcher I brought back from the states was gone. After looking around I bit, I spied it out on the back porch (along with one of my pots). Now how did they get out there?

I guess the boys leave their fingerprints on somethings too :)


We are all battling with chest colds right now and little Samuel was running a fever again yesterday. I'm sure that it being 92 degrees in the house didn't help, so stripped him, bathed him, and put a cool cloth on his head which brought his temp down considerably. His cough has gotten worse, poor baby. We have church service tonight and will be praying for him there. Will you please pray for him too? We have to go to the capital tomorrow and will get him checked by the pediatrician there.
We know God hears and answers prayer...I still remember that almost everytime I see or hold Samuel.


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  2. Welcome Home. What a beautiful life in pictures.

  3. Hi Jaynee,

    I am so happy you guys are back home were the Lord has called you to be...
    I can see the happiness on your face for being home...the children too...
    I don't know how you do it all...you inspire me...I only have 3 kids left at home right now and I am finding myself discouraged...I am trying to rely on the Lord for strength but find myself in a rut...got any advice for a girl like me right now...
    I wish I lived closer to you...( I live in Alberta, Canada)..hehehe...
    Thanks for sharing...
    How is little Samuel doing these days and have all the kiddies gotten better from their colds?...
    Susannah's little chin is looking good...poor little things for having slipped in the shower...outch...

    Take care and God Bless
    I look forward everyday to read your blog...



  4. Glad you are home. When I saw the picture of the grass being mowed - I thought, "I wonder if they found any snakes." Then the next pic asnwered the question. :)

    Will be praying for baby Samuel. So glad GOd answers prayer. Was reading in II Chor today about how Asa trusted in his physicians and not in God - so glad we can go to Him with our health needs and he hears us.


  5. what a sweet update! I enjoyed all your pictures and laughed at the pot of snakes.:):)
    We've had a lot of sickness here too. My youngest is very sick right now with fever and thestomach bug. It's hard for such young ones to be sick. Are you stll breastfeeding him? That's th only thing my 11 month old can keep down right now.

    Your home is so cozy!

  6. Thanks so much for the update. We are glad things are going well, inspite of a cold.

    We are wondering what the animals are called that are in the pictures?


  7. I have a couple of questions. What does it stand for when you write Hna. before the ladies names? How is it pronounced?

    Secondly, are those real critters in the pot and pitcher?

    Glad you are safe at home. I will be praying for the families health.

  8. Amazing family you have..praying everyone gets better too :)

  9. Glad to hear your all doing well. Praying for your little one to feel better.

  10. We are praying for your little guy! Your pictures are great.

  11. What a wonderfully LOOONG post. (: I loved all the pictures and funny stories.

    1. You have a lot of washers.
    2. You have a lot of kids. (:
    3. Susannah is very cute. (:
    4. Noah is a NUT!!!!
    5. Your house is beautiful.
    6. Nehemiah has a *lovely* hat.
    7. Josiah looks so very...pretty, and...ladylike...and...yeah. (:
    8. Samuel is beautiful.
    9. You are amazing!!!!!

  12. I enjoy checking in. You have a neat family. I tried asking you this before and maybe you didnt get it or have time. Did you nurse all your babies cause they are all close in age? Just curious. How far aprat are they all? If you can I would love to know.

  13. Glad you're back home. Samuel is getting soo big!
    praying for everyone.

  14. Enjoyed reading your blog today. I am still finding my way around blogland....I always love making new friends..I am posting about Disney so hope you will stop by. Commenting automatically puts you in the drawing for the June giveaway.

  15. I've been following your blog since you were about 12 weeks pregnant with Samuel~ We are so thrilled that God has brought you back to your home!
    It is so encouraging to see your large family so happy and working together! How inspiring!!!
    Thank you for sharing your families Love for the Lord! What a blessing to our family!

    God Bless you all~
    Jamie and family

  16. What a great post!! I especially loved the picture of Samuel with the cloth over his head, he looks so sweet, although I know he probably wasn't feeling too well. I also love the picture of Samuel being checked out by the 'Abuelitas'. I thank God that your family is out serving Him and sharing Him with those of Mexico. It is such a blessing. What a gorgeous family!

    xoxo, Veronica in CA

  17. So glad to see everything back to "normal"...

    Love and miss you,

  18. Ahhh, the normal life! I guess I take it for granted sometimes, but I felt your satisfaction at getting settled back in again. :o)

    *Your home looks lovely!

    *Praise the Lord for working washers and dryers!

    *Yes, you'll be needing a new, bigger table soon. My hubby had one made here for our family last year. It is eight feet long! We only have six children (and one on the way). He's got big plans. ;o)

    *I'm glad Susannah's chin doesn't hurt, and I hope she'll be able to steer clear of Noah. ;o)

    *OH, I have a question about the chores assigned to your bigger children. Do they have set duties that they are responsible for all the time, or do they change each week?

    *Samuel may be tiny, but he is one alert little guy! I love the pics!

    *What big boys, pitching in with the yard work! You never know WHAT they'll find in all that grass...


    *I will keep little Samuel in my prayers, that the Lord will not only heal him, but also use this time to strengthen his immune system! It is evident that he's been cradled in the Lord's hands from the start, and He will surely carry him through this as well.

    Blessings on you and your family~
    Tammy in Guatemala

  19. Jaynee, So glad you are all home safely. Thank you for the great update! If you have time (in all of your spare moments, LOL!), can you post your summer schedule or email it to me? We are starting our homeschooling journey this month, Praise God. Reviewing your past schedule was so helpful in establishing our own until now. I need some more guidance now as we're adding our oldest who will be home from now on (as opposed to at school) and our new little man who is due in just 9 weeks.

    We continue to pray for you, Daniel and the children.

    In Him,
    Katie in Maryland

  20. Hi Jaynee~ We were on vacation and I missed being able to read your blog! You were traveling south as we were traveling west. I see you had some fun stops along the way. And how good it is to be home. I cannot believe how big "little" Samuel is. My and how LONG! I do hope his fever is better and the entire household is doing better soon.
    How are you feeling. Must be nice to be getting back into the groove of "normal" life.

    Praying for your dear, sweet, lil' children and you and Daniel too :-)

  21. This is my second comment on this post:):)
    Your children seem to work together so well! Mine fight and often don't want to help and I have to literally make them!!
    How do you get them to work together so well without going bonkers yourself???? I'd REALLY appreciate your tips if you have some!!!! Pretty please??!!

  22. are finally home and everyone is happy and healthy.

  23. I SO enjoyed every bit of this post. I'm so happy that you are HOME again and with your precious miracle. I have been praying for little Samuel. I hope he's feeling better soon.

    Noah's words were so cute! I had a chuckle over that one. And would you believe that the Senecal sink is just as full of those same red Walmart cups? We loved that!

    Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement. I took them to heart, knowing that they truly were words you have learned personally. I appreciate you!


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