This is the blog for Gavin and Carrie Jones and family. We live in Papua New Guinea and are working to see lives transformed by the living Word of God through Bible translation. Gavin is a helicopter pilot. Carrie, who has her degree in Public Health, is the lab supervisor and one of five lab techs at our busy rural clinic. Our son, Isaac, was born in 2004 and our quintuplets, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, and Grace, were born in 2012.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. The you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:3-6

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Visit to St. Paul UT Southwestern University Hospital NICU - more pictures by their photographer

David, Gracie, Will, Marcie, Seth

Big Brother Isaac gets in on the action - as does David! Grace finds David's antics very funny.

Several of the nurses got teary over Seth. This is Sue, one of the ladies who tenderly and protectively cared for him. I remember crying in front of her and her tearing-up as well in sympathy, offering some words of godly wisdom.

Gavin presenting the plaque of appreciation

On the left is the NICU manager Aziza, who planned like crazy for our babies' births and even had a huge whiteboard calendar to mark off each extra day I managed to stay pregnant - 28 weeks had exclamation marks on it! Then one of our NICU nurses, my labor coaching nurse (LOVE Stephanie!!!), Jill the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, and Celeste another sweet nurse who had our kiddos.

Aziza (NICU Manager), Dr. Warner, the UT Southwestern Hospitals CEO, and Dr. Burgess, our beloved neonatologist, the "Chief" of the whole operation of keeping our 1 lb 12 oz to 2 lb 10 oz babies alive - serving under the Ultimate Chief, of course. ;)

Happy family - well, all but Gracie are happy
David, Grace, Seth, Marcie, and Will

Love this close-up of Grace's amazing eyes!

Dr. Santiago holding Baby A (Will) and visiting with Baby D (Seth). She delivered all five babies in about 3.5 minutes! It seemed really amazingly fast to me, too. Will's arms and legs were waving from the get-go, but Seth came out grey. Both look pretty great now, praise God!

With Dr. Burgess

With Gavin's parents. Again, David (being held by Isaac), Gracie and Seth, Marcie and Will. My parents couldn't make this reunion, although they would have loved to! We ALL appreciate St. Paul/UT Southwestern beyond words!


  1. Carrie, you look AMAZING!!! You're officially my hero! :)

  2. That is exactly what I was going to say! You look amazing! Wow!

  3. LOVE those miracle babies! Can't wait to get them over here in PNG and make them a part of our community. We love and miss you guys...even Gavin.

    love, Kelly

    p.s. I love it that Will always looks like he is saying "Who?"

  4. Love the photo of Seth & Sue with Will in the background like "Oooooooooh!"


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

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