But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Monday, June 19, 2017

We went down to the river to pray and play

There was a baptism last Sunday, the first we've attended. It's neat to see it happening in a real river vs. a baptismal "tub" in church! The kids, of course, enjoyed playing in the river. 


Happy boy!





And away from the river:
It's fun to see what the kids come up with for play using what they find around the house and yard! :)

A boy and his dog - Isaac and "Goose"

A genuine pet here! A python only found on this island, supposedly.



On a hike this past Saturday 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Quick Quint Clips

We took some photos on Sunday to update you on our big four-and-a-half-year-olds. They're doing well, very busy, talking more and more fluently (and funnily!), making up their own games and make-believe, bossing each other around, and laughing together daily. There's plenty of crying, too, as opinions and body parts collide, but that's to be expected. With this many kids that age in one space, it's inevitable! :)









A tree of Grace
A bucket of Will







Seth insists this is him. :) It's me at his age. Gracie and Will also thought it was Seth.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Jones' Clips - Spirits and Rocks

See the link below for the first edition of our revived series of "Jones' Clips."  The last edition was sent out in the Jones PQ era (pre-quint).  Enjoy!

Jones' Clips - Spirits and Rocks

Monday, April 24, 2017

Keeping Up With The Joneses: April 2017 Newsletter

For those of you who did not receive our April newsletter by email, here is a link to the PDF file.

KUWTJ April 2017

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Not having prepared anything for an Easter egg hunt, and not having any kind of Easter candy in the store, we had Isaac hide the kids' muddy boots in the yard and reward their discovery with portions of the one chocolate candy rabbit that a friend gave us from Australia. Thanks Aunt Nat! These kids didn't know any different!


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Swimming pool fun!

We're so very thankful for new teacher friends, the McCarthys, and for Anita's amazing camera! We need other teachers to come here too, please! We desperately need 2nd and 3rd grade teachers starting in July, plus preschool teachers (you'd get to have the quints!) and teachers for 5th, excepting language arts. There are several needs at the high school, too!

Challenge: Which kids are ours?! From left to right: the first (Gracie), the fifth (David), sixth (Seth), seventh (Marcie) and ninth (Will). Isaac didn't want to be in the photo - I think he knew he'd stand out too much!

Cuddling a cold Seth



Marcie loves soda and all things sweet!



My girls love little baby Lucy. Gracie loved relaxing with her on the lawn.

Will and Elliott (who looks like he could be one of the quints, but isn't)

Marcie anticipating the rain

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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