12 Voices of Christmas Evening

Last week, we went on a special 12 Voices of Christmas outing. It worked out for Christopher and Joseph’s families to join us, along with GiGi. We first ate dinner and then went to Union Station in downtown Kansas City and walked around. They have a neat mini train display right now. We listened to the 12 Voices of Christmas when we were driving. It was a wonderful way to spend the evening!

Liddy and Mary
Liddy and Mary

Joshua
Joshua
Dad and Mom
Dad and Mom
Calia is so sweet.
Calia is so sweet.
Watching trains go by.
Watching trains go by.
The little ones loved the trains, including Calia.
The little ones loved the trains, including Calia.

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Mary and Ruthie
Mary and Ruthie

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten
of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
John 1:14

A Snow Walk

This sweet family, also known as the Christopher Maxwell's, were out for a snow walk after lunch today.
This sweet family, also known as the Christopher Maxwell’s, were out for a snow walk after lunch today.
Joshua, Liddy, and Ruthie enjoyed a wagon ride in the snow. The sled runners help the wagon to glide over the snow (well, at least if you keep moving they do!).
Joshua, Liddy, and Ruthie enjoyed a wagon ride in the snow. The sled runners help the wagon to glide over the snow (well, at least if you keep moving they do!).

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“And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers …”
Malachi 4:6

Hello, Winter!

It’s here. Officially. That amazing white stuff called snow.

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“For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth;
likewise to the small rain,
and to the great rain of his strength.”
Job 37:6

Maxwell Carolers | “I’m Going to Have to Get a Bigger Porch!”

“I’m going to have to get a bigger porch!” Yes, that was one of the exclamations we heard when our group of 21 showed up. One person even said, “You’ve got new singers!” It’s true. Our group grew again this year.

We caroled Sunday the 20th, and although we would have loved snow, the mild temperatures made for less bundling and the ability to keep the littles extra warm.

We had a great time sharing Christmas joy with our neighbors. In all, we clocked about 2.4 miles and around 30 homes.

I’ll share about the caroling party we had one week later.

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Joseph played the guitar to accompany, and wow, was it amazing!
Joseph played the guitar to accompany, and wow, was it amazing!
I've sure most are aware of "lazy lights": the new laser Christmas lights. The girls posed for a picture for me.
I’ve sure most are aware of “lazy lights”: the new laser Christmas lights. The girls posed for a picture for me.
Teri and Steve Maxwell
Mom and Dad
Tina and Anna
Tina and Anna

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Ruthie, Christopher, Anna Marie, and Liddy
Ruthie, Christopher, Anna Marie, and Liddy
The whole group, minus John who took the picture
The whole group, minus John who took the picture
Joseph, Elissa, and Calia
Joseph, Elissa, and Calia
Betsy and I
Betsy and I
Drew, Nathan, and Melanie
Drew, Nathan, and Melanie

“I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.”
Psalm 7:17

A Very Merry Christmas from the Maxwell Family

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With love from all the Maxwells
With love from all the Maxwells

We are so grateful for you all, and we pray you have a blessed day celebrating God’s gift to us, Jesus!

Merry Christmas!

Steve & Teri
Nathan, Melanie, Abby, Betsy, Tina, and Drew
Christopher, Anna Marie, Joshua, Ruthie, Lydia, and baby on the way
Sarah
Joseph, Elissa, and Calia
John
Anna
Jesse
Mary

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Isaiah 9:6

Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls

We wanted to give something that would be really special to our elderly friends for Christmas. We know the ladies don’t do much in the kitchen anymore, so Anna and Mary decided to make cinnamon rolls. Saturday evening, the girls began the process, staying up late to allow the rolls time to rise. Then, the next morning, they baked them, and with Mom’s help, they were a great team finishing the process.

Sunday, after church, Anna, Mary, Abby, Betsy, and Tina handed out the rolls. Wow! Our friends were delighted!

Love,
Sarah

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Mary pre-tied the bows so Sunday morning would go easier.
Mary pre-tied the bows so Sunday morning would go easier.

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Gorgeous rolls.
Gorgeous rolls.
Late night baking adventures.
Late night baking adventures.

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Sunday morning.
Sunday morning.
Deliciousness.
Deliciousness.
Isn't it cute?
Isn’t it cute?

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Mary and Betsy.
Mary and Betsy.

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“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure,
pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom. For with the same
measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”
Luke 6:38