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

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thanksgiving in Tennessee

Poor Seth wasn't feeling well the whole time (he had that unknown tummy pain), so he's not in ANY photos except this one with my dad holding him! It was a COLD day, so we were glad to shelter for a while in the snack bar of the Falls Creek State Park. My sister's darling kids Foster and Eloise sitting with them too.

Gracie loved to help Eloise get around. Elo loved it too!
Foster and our boys really enjoy playing together!
Stretching a buck (and lessening the sugar/dye intake) :) 

Making a leaf pile with Eloise, Foster, Will, Gracie and David

Aunt Courtney joins the fun with her little girl (front center). We have such fun siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins!
There were lots of cool rock areas for David to play in

I LOVE THIS PHOTO OF GRACIE! She loves to listen to "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" as she is missing both of hers. It's so cute and gives her the most darling speech impediment. :)

We hiked to visit a couple of waterfalls - this is Falls Creek Falls

Gracie "helping" Eloise and Foster again
David and Dad in front of the water hole and Ozone Fall
Marcie keeping warm

The kids made good use of my brother in the swimming pool at their motel. :) He's a champ!
Reading the children's Bible to Eloise. These moments are never enough to satiate, but I'm awfully grateful for each one!

There also  isn't enough time on furlough to enjoy all the coffee I'd like to with my mom/best friend!

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

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