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, December 28, 2010

Last of the Pictures

Just wanted to share a few more pictures from last week including our day out in Jesus Maria.
Since Daniel and the older 2 boys left yesterday, we've moved into a new house. :)  No, not really.  But the children says it looks like it.  
I've been "taking inventory".  I've done this since I was a little girl...and I love it.  Taking Inventory means cleaning/organizing/rearranging furniture and often giving away things we no longer need or use as I do not like clutter.  I like children though, so they can stay. :)

I wish I had my camera to show you our progress; Daniel took it to the conference.  But we've had fun :)
We moved the book shelves out of the living room and put them into the play room. And we put one of the play room couches into the living room.
Daniel's been wanting us to all have family devotions in the living room for some time, but we just didn't fit in there with just the two couches.  He wanted to use the piano for our singing time.  
Well, with another couch, I think we'll all fit fine and cozy.
I hope I don't scare Daniel when he walks in :)

We organized all the home school desks and cupboards and the kitchen cupboards too.  When you have 10x more candy in  your house than real food it is either time to go grocery shopping or you just have wwaaayyy too much candy.  In our case, it's both.
I never thought I'd say those words...way too much candy :).  But thus it is.

Beka and Ben helped me rearrange the boys' and girls' room.  The girls are sooo giddy and say it just feels all brand new. :)  I remember that exact feeling so very well.  That's why I love taking inventory :)

We got the boys' bathroom cleaned (eewwww) and the laundry room done.  All that remains is Daniel/my room and the other bathroom.  And if you could only see my bedroom!  
You see, when I do an inventory clean, I start at one end of the house and work my way to the opposite.  Anything that is in the first room I clean that doesn't belong, I just set or kick it :) into the other room.  Then as I clean the next room, the things that don't belong there get set into the next. 
So the last room is quite the sight!  And I have almost all the boys' clothes on my bed as I want to fold it nicely and organize their drawers.  Plus I have all today's and yesterday's washed/dried laundry.  
So I figured if I set it on my bed, it will motivate me to finish the task as I do need a place to sleep tonight.

In the end, it's so nice to have everything back in place.  I thought with Daniel's trip, it would be the perfect time to tackle it as when he's home in the evenings, I get distracted :)  Much rather be with my hubby than sorting through drawers. :)
Plus it keeps the children and I busy so we don't miss everyone so much.

Well, I need to round up the troops and conquer the last mountain...that sits on my bed!

Our three girls in their Christmas Nightgowns sent to them from a special friend.

Thank you to the two ladies who sent me canned pumpkin!  We had pie Christmas dinner and Pumpkin Bread for breakfast Christmas week :)

Out in Jesus Maria....

Thank you so much for those of you who sent us more New Testaments and tracts!

After riding around for a couple of hours, we came upon this water hole and the children all cried in unison, "Oh, Daddy, can we get out for a bit and explore?!"

This picture makes me cry...My first baby is so grown up!

Monday, December 27, 2010

About a Hundred Smiles or So

Thursday, December 23, 2010
It was the most wonderful day!  We got home tired yet so very blessed and content.
Are you ready for some pictures?
Here are some children from our own little town; later I'll post some pictures from our trip out to Jesus Maria and the surrounding ranches to give boxes there.
While we were passing out the last of the boxes, I asked for a box count to see how we were doing.
Elijah said that we had 28 girl boxes left and only 6 boy boxes.
So we prayed, "Lord, please send us to some girls."
And He did!  The next several houses were ALL girls!  We even found a family of 5 sisters! :)
When the last box was handed out, even our young ones understood how it is truly more blessed to give than receive!

I just said good-bye to 3 of my "men" :)  Daniel, Timothy and Elijah along with 9 or 10 others from our chruch are going to a youth preaching conference about 5 hours north of here.  Daniel and another man will be preaching and there will be much food, fellowship, and games for all.  Lord willing, they'll be home Wednesday afternoon.  We appreciate prayer for this trip that the Lord will keep everyone safe and that it will be a time of rich spiritual blessing in the life of each young person who goes.

And I'm off to conquer what I can of my Christmas Vacation Project List! :)

I hope you all had a most blessed Christmas.
Thank you...thank you SO much for blessing these children here.

Just one of these smiles makes it more than worth it...and we got to see a couple hundred of them :)
And we now share some of them with you...

Did anyone really make it to the end? :)