As of last night, JonesLife.net is up and running under the new format. If you frequently visit the site and you do not see a drastic change when you go there next, hit the F5 key on your keyboard and it will refresh/update to the new format. We are so excited about the new format...hope you like it!!!
*Some folks have reported problems with linking to the site from this page. It is best to copy and paste the link into your browser window to get to the new site*
Ok, here it is...the much anticipated (at least by me, anyway) new version of JonesLife.net! This is only a temporary link - eventually the page address will be joneslife.net again, but I wanted to get this out today. Hope you guys like it!!
Sorry I've been absent from here so much lately! It is really taking a lot out of me to get the new site done and at the same time, school and work are really busy right now! I've got much to share, mucho, mucho: we're taking our first road trip (that's right, all eight of us), Casey is going under the knife, there is a GINORMOUS announcement that is coming soon, got a cool little tool that we are going to start using on the site that will enhance everyone's lives, pictures, pictures, pictures, and oh yeah, the babies are doing awesome so there is plenty to share there, of course!! Life is good, look for something just before Thanksgiving... :)
If you have a special Bible verse that has helped you through a difficult time, please post it so I can forward to the family. The surgery went well yesterday, but was long (seven hours) and little Reese and her family have a long battle ahead. Please continue to pray...
If you'd like to know more about Reese's story, follow the link here.
I wanted to ask for some prayers for a classmate of mine as he has just found out about a very difficult challenge his family is faced with. His three year old daughter was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called Wilm’s Tumor. Here is a link to the condition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilms%27_tumor. Reece is the daughter’s name. Her tumor is 14 centimeters and they are removing it and a kidney today. Please lift up her and the family in prayer. Thank you!
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that there are a lot of changes that will be happening with the website and blog in the coming few weeks. I've been taking advantage of some very, very, very, absolutely ridiculously slow time with my day job, Eliot J Construction, by working on a new design for the website, the blog, and all points in between. There will be lots of new features, different pages, and different capabilities that will be coming and we are really excited about it!! Even after the new site is launched, I expect there will be quite a few more changes as we work to make it more functional, more user-friendly, and will even allow for better communication back and forth between us and the "followers" (not sure I like that term...a little too egocentric for my tastes! Any suggestions?). So if you come to the site one day and you are directed elsewhere, have no fear, it will lead you to a better place... ;-)
“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!”
Our life used to be pretty normal. We met in 7th grade, started dating in high school, survived the college years and got married in June of ’99, shortly after graduation. We had a daughter, travelled as much as we could, planned on getting a dog, went to football games on Saturday and church on Sunday, and by the time we hit our thirties, we were well on our way to having the typical American life.
Then came Mother’s Day 2008 and though we weren’t aware of it at the time, everything in our lives was about to change. Psalm 127:3-5 started the day off and by the time it had ended, we had decided to try for another baby. One more would have been great; twins would fulfill a dream of ours…but ready or not, here come the Jones QUINTUPLETS!!