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

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Debut of The Quintets

We are obviously not destined for fame and fortune in the singing world, but this video is kind of funny. You might want to turn your volume DOWN. It's a joyful noise, but it's a lot of noise - especially since the kids were doing a monotone drone initially, and I tried to steer them into "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." Some maintained the droning instead, like the world's worst set of bagpipes. But they had fun and they made me laugh. You can see their little characters, anyway!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Silly sibling fun

Wearing clean Pull-Ups (toddler diapers) on their heads.
Marcie, Gracie, Isaac, Will, David and Seth

Isaac, David, Gracie and Will "hide" under the couch cushion on the rug.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Mommy, he don't have to touch me!"

. . . Gracie's response to what she perceived Will was doing in this photo to make her cry. Which gives you a glimpse into our days, especially now as the quints "individualize" and have a very strong sense of their personal space and their personal rights. Pray for us. ;)


David, Grace and Will 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Let's ride!

The boys:

The girls (they are all amazingly strong! Gracie even takes David around!):

The girls and David (but mostly just Gracie):

Other random and mostly older photos (by a few weeks)

Kids peeking out of windows (Gracie, Marcie and Will). Taken at the only local restaurant, a real treat! It's about 15 minutes away in Kainantu.

This is a beautiful picture taken by Gavin's helicopter-mounted camera during a recent flight, showing how verdant our area has become now that the rains have restarted. I love the full river!

The rain has helped flood our market as well with beautiful produce! Seth LOVES broccoli with a passion.

Gracie trying on a pair of someone's boxing gloves (for the punching bag only!)
Marcie's turn. I love the contrast between church clothes and boxing gloves!

"Reading" the hymnals on Sunday (at least they were quiet!)

Gracie, Seth and Will

Will wanted to show me that he is a "Stinks" (his way of saying the Egyptian Sphinx), complete with the correct pose and long hair - in this case a pair of the girls' leggings on his head and down his back.  

Visiting our friends' guinea pigs

It's been a long time since my last update, and in the meantime I've discovered some photos I don't think I ever posted. Just regular life, but I know a lot of you care and are just happy to see pictures of the kids! 

The quints are doing really well, and are soooooooo verbal now! Today as we arrived home for lunch Seth yelled, "Mom, check it out! It's Daddy's motorcycle!" 

They make us laugh several times a day. Last night Will told Gavin that "God/Jesus" made the world, and Jesus made Will, then added "and Mommy made my bed."

Gracie is our most fearless when it comes to trying new things.
She was the only quint willing to hold a guinea pig on her own.
Gracie's expression made me include this pic!

David is excited to watch, but not to hold or touch yet.

Aunt Mandy helping Marcie pet the guinea pig

Seth dares to touch one with one finger (held by Jenny Beth)

Marcie is finally courageous enough to let me help her hold one

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Flying with Dad and baking with Mom

Gavin had a lot of extra space last week while flying one of our Bible translators to her village in the mountains, so Isaac and I got to have the adventure and blessing of going along! The bananas I'm holding were a gift from a little old lady in the village. The people were really excited to see the mother of the five babies. Apparently the story is well known there. :)

I'm so proud of Gavin!

Marcie is amazingly adept in the kitchen. She did this when my back was turned. She is especially interested in helping me whenever I'm in the kitchen.

David wanted me to take pictures of him with his new LEGO car. :)

Isaac "photo-bombing" the picture I was taking of Marcie and Seth. I'm glad he stuck himself in there!

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

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