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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!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Hi :)

  We've had 9 days of "summer" so far, and Elijah said to me yesterday, "I think we are more busy now than when we were doing school."  Well, nobody around here wants to be bored.  Everyone has been working hard, and, as Elijah also told Daniel last week, "I've sure been eating a lot more since summer started."  Hard work and play does that!  Sometimes I feel like I do nothing but cook!  Well, at least I know I'm very appreciated!   

June is a big birthday month for our family.  Three of us have birthdays!  Abigail just turned 10, Isaiah turns 9 next week, and I'll be the square root of 2025 minus the square root of 7 squared the following week. :-)
If you can figure out how old I'll be, you can come over some cake!
It will be a Pastel de Tres Leches...mmmmmmmmm!!!!
Last night after church, we loaded up in the van and drove to the city to a road side second hand store.  They were selling a variety of items, but there was one table full of roller blades/skates.  I was so excited when I found out they were selling them the other day as Abi and Isaiah both wanted a pair for their birthdays.
Ben had been saving his money and decided he'd buy himself a pair too.  Daniel bought some helmets too because, heads and cement don't do well together. :)  
Our back yard sounds like a park!  It's great!  
Well, not too much else to say.  Daniel and the boys have been gone most every day working at the church.  The girls and I organized the kitchen cupboards this morning.  Right now, the little ones are running around eating cold cucumbers with lemon, salt and chili.  Mmmmm!  
By the way, cold watermelon, cold mango, cold pineapple, cold cucumbers, cold oranges, cold cantaloupe... it all tastes way better with lots of lemon, chili powder and salt. :-)  

Church Sunday...They just looked so cute sitting there waiting for the service to start.

Old, ripped blue tarp down.  Nice white wall up!  

Where I sit during the beginning and end of every service.

Eliseo's new chore...organizing the silverware drawer.
Breakfast!! Eggs, potatoes, beans, salsa, and warm tortillas comin' right up! :)


  1. MMMMM, tres leches - my favourite!! =) My birthday is next week, so maybe we could fit that in...

    I like chili and lemon on lots of things I never thought I would, but I still can't "get" eating it on fruit yet. I'll have to keep trying, I guess!

    Praying for you as you count down to your trip north!

    Love, Steph
    (from just across the Sea) =)

  2. Jaynee I love to read what you're up to! The hall looks so much better now!

  3. Breakfast looks ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and I love the simplicity of the church! Many times I wish we could remove all of the comforts of churches here in the US...our focus would be more intently on the Lord!

    Your family is precious...

    The O'Riley's

  4. Wow, the breakfast looks fabulous! I spent a little time in Mexico, so I am drooling!

  5. Trying not to drool on my keyboard!! Mmmm, chili powder on the fruit, beans and salsa with breakfast, YUM! I'd love to know how you cook your beans, too.

    The Wilsons in VA

  6. My husband is from Nicaragua, and they eat all their fruits with salt and pepper. I've tried it, but I just can't appreciate it. I like my fruits plain and simple.

    I wanted to say thank you again for helping Eric with his Awana report. He received the Clubber of the Year award for his age group, and he was just thrilled (as is mommy!). Eric has trouble with memorization due to his dyslexia, so I'm very thankful for programs like Awana that help him, and for generous missionaries ready to encourage! Thank you Timothy and Elijah!

  7. Thirty-eight is a great year! (if I did the math right :) I never would have thought of putting chili powder on fruit, I'll have to try it sometime. The children look beautiful, as always, and the breakfast at the end looks very yummy! Enjoy your summer.

  8. Oh my, I'm just terrible at math. Can I figure it out my way? I think you will be... old enough to have 12 children, young enough to still keep up with them (most days, anyway), mature enough to teach them to do right, godly enough to lead them closer to the Lord, and sweet enough to share your cake with me. :) Is that close?
    I never did care much about numbers. ;)

    Yes, your two little ones are so cute together in that picture.

    I used to work on a bus route in the part of Chicago called "Little Mexico" when I was in college. I put to use the little bit of Spanish I learned in high school and I ate lots of corn on the cob with mayo and chili powder sprinkled on it. Yum! Just leave my watermelon alone, ok? :)

    Looking forward to October, my friend!
    Love, Amy

  9. Hi Jaynee! just wanted to let you know that you'll be receieving some mail :)

  10. Hello dear friend~ Thank you for your sweet comments and for your prayers for John. They mean so very much to us both!

    I love your updates~ The breakfast looks so yummy. It encouraged me to chop up potatoes this morning and we all had hashbrowns and eggs. Yummy!! I love home cooked beans too. Nothing better.

    What an adorable picture of your two cuties!!

    Your birthday is coming soon!! Yippee!! I know you're younger than me so you're still a youngster :-) We have two more birthdays till John returns!!!

    Happy Birthday to Abigail!! 10 is a great age :-)


  11. Happy Birthday to you and your kids.
    Thanks for sharing what youve been up too, I enjoy reading your blog. Your kids are so cute!

  12. MMM! Love the breakfast!

  13. We are praying for you. So nice to read your updates!

    Rebecca ~Mom to 10 under 13 in Alberta, Canada

  14. love a challenging math problem. sooo, you're 29....again. now, how do i get my piece of cake? : )


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