Today is the Quilter's Christmas Party put on by SewCalGal and we are supposed to tell something about ourselves. I have been blogging about quilting for 5 years now and my blog has been mostly about that, because that's what I started it for. But, lately I have been lucky enough to become involved in a very special family.
First, I will backtrack a little. Years ago my DH and I were missionaries in Colombia, South America and our boys had a particular science teacher while we were there. That science teacher and his wife had a little girl named Carrie. Carrie grew up and married Gavin Jones. They became missionaries in New Guinea, where Gavin is a helicopter pilot and Carrie is a public health worker.
About six months ago, another friend of mine asked me if I had heard that the Jones couple were expecting quintuplets and I hadn't, so she directed me to their blog. I started following their blog and when they asked for volunteers to help with the babies, and since I love babies, I sent in my name. (Besides, I'm a grandma with no baby to rock as they live too far away!) The Jones' live just 5 minutes from me and I am going there once a week to help with the babies. For me, it is fun and I'm very happy to be able to help in a small way.
You can visit their blog to find out all about them. The quintuplets have an older brother who is 8 years old, so they went from 1 boy to 4 boys and 2 girls! Can you imagine???
|Gavin and Carrie holding 4 of the babies. One baby, Seth, is still in the hospital.|
|David and Will|
|Seth - he needs extra treatment for his lungs.|
|Marcie and Grace|
One last picture of Grace that is so cute:
One of my favorite Christmas traditions started when I was a child. My grandmother and aunt would make lefse every year - a Norwegian potato pancake that you put butter and sugar on and roll up. I got the recipe from them when I was in high school. When I got married, I started making it myself and although I can't say that I made it every year, I probably did make it the majority of them. I have already made some and it is safely in the freezer for Christmas Eve.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and remember the One whose birth we are commemorating.