Most know that the Maxwells enjoy working out, and we have our own home gym, which is awesome. One essential part of some workouts are pull-ups. And seeing as I have strong brothers, and sometimes three of them will be on the bar at once, well, you need a really strong bar. Our pull-up bar was in need of repair, so the guys put their minds together and came up with a brilliant way to craft a strong bar.
We had beautiful weather here in Kansas, and our vehicles were beyond need of washing, so the girls took time to clean them. The result? Sparkling vehicles!
“A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.” Proverbs 24:5
In the past 5 months, we’ve added something to the end of our evening family Bible time which has become very special. We share praises. Yes, simply put, something we saw the Lord do in our life or those around us that day. It’s been an awesome way of verbalizing what God is doing! Last night, we were reading in Mark, and this verse struck me.
“… Go home to thy friends, and tell them how
great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath
had compassion on thee.” Mark 5:19
Anna and Mary watched Nathan and Melanie’s kids this weekend so they could have time away before Baby arrives. We had a glazing of ice overnight on Friday, so what could be better than ice sledding? The aunts and uncles had a great time too. There were many races, and it wasn’t who could go the fastest but the farthest.
Love Tina’s delighted look!
Even Uncle John joined in.
Jesse clearly was the winner on that one.
“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5
Last year, Anna and Mary initiated a Maxwell married couples’ date night. They wanted to see all the married couples go out to eat while they babysat the children. It was a resounding success.
They wanted to see it happen again this year so with a new baby due in March, they decided to try to get it scheduled right away, which isn’t always easy with four families involved. The group is now 9 strong (well, that’s 9 nieces and nephews!), full of life, and the aunts and uncles have a blast with them.
“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing,
and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22