New Baby Joy

Mary did her signature baby sign, which turned out really well! She’s sweet to include the little ones in the project too. You’ll also find some random photos attached to this post. Enjoy!

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Ruthie helped Anna make granola bars while the sign-making was in progress.
Ruthie helped Anna make granola bars while the sign-making was in progress.
Daniel
Daniel
A smiling Bethie!
A smiling Bethie!
Wow, love Ruthie's expression!
Wow, love Ruthie’s expression!

“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord,
and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High.”
Psalm 92:1

Meeting Daniel Maxwell

I still can’t believe Daniel made his appearance so quickly! Anna Marie was even at our house for our 4th of July get together (more on that later!).

The other night, most of the family gathered to see Daniel. I loved seeing the little kids’ joy. Drew and Daniel are birthday buddies, and Drew loves babies and was immediately taken by his new cousin.

I assure you there are more baby posts coming, and we have our newborn photo session on Saturday.

Love,
Sarah

Mom with Daniel and Anna Marie when Daniel was less than 2 hours old!
Mom with Daniel and Anna Marie when Daniel was less than 2 hours old!

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Quite a roomful!
Quite a roomful!
Ruthanne and Anna
Ruthanne and Anna
Dad and Daniel
Dad and Daniel
Uncle Nathan spending time with Joshua looking at a lawn equipment catalog (Joshua loves them).
Uncle Nathan spending time with Joshua looking at a lawn equipment catalog (Joshua loves them).
Abby, Melanie, and Daniel
Abby, Melanie, and Daniel

 

Abby, Jesse, and Daniel
Abby, Jesse, and Daniel
Mary and Daniel
Mary and Daniel
Posing for a quick photo with the little bundle.
Posing for a quick photo with the little bundle.

“… a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day.”
Esther 9:19

Daniel Titus Maxwell

Daniel Titus Maxwell, born July 5th, 2016
Daniel Titus Maxwell, born July 5th, 2016

Announcing Daniel Titus Maxwell, born this morning to Christopher and Anna Marie Maxwell. He was their smallest yet at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Daniel shares a birthday with his cousin Drew!

Anna Marie and Daniel are doing well—it was a short, but fairly intense labor. Anna Marie is an incredible girl and loves her babies. It was so sweet to see her snuggling Baby Daniel this morning.

Enjoy some first initial pictures of this darling family!

(I guess Anna Marie really was in nesting mode!)

Daniel: God is my judge
Titus: Defender

A humble man who has a close relationship with God and strong, Christlike character.

Joshua's introduction to his little brother
Joshua’s introduction to his little brother
Joshua, Christopher, Daniel, and Anna Marie
Joshua, Christopher, Daniel, and Anna Marie
Anna Marie's face as her little girls came in.
Anna Marie’s face as her little girls came in.
Ruthie ponders the wonder of her new baby brother.
Ruthie ponders the wonder of her new baby brother.
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Lydia’s grin was so cute!

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“In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:
in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that
is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no
evil thing to say of you.”
Titus 2:7-8

Getting Ready for Baby

All right, so you mamas out there know about nesting mode. I suppose that’s what Anna Marie is experiencing right now! Anna and Mary went over yesterday and did a deep cleaning of the house. My sisters are very efficient and whisked around and had it done in several hours. We’re one step closer to Baby coming. The project list is getting crossed off.

Anna and Ruthie
Anna and Ruthie

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Anna Marie sewing matching outfits so they can be ready for the baby photo session.
Anna Marie sewing matching outfits so they can be ready for the baby photo session.

“LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble:
thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear.”
Psalm 10:17

Mary Torques a Tire

Recently one of our vehicles needed to have brake pads replaced, so Dad set aside time to do that. My sisters enjoy learning new skills and being an asset, so Mary offered to help (Anna would have loved to but she was busy with work).

Mary replaced the tires and torqued them. Good job, Mary!

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“Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes,
no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should
plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should
be partaker of his hope.”
1 Corinthians 9:10

Our Trip to Colorado

IMG_1788Two weekends ago, Steve mentioned that he wanted to attend a memorial service in Colorado the following weekend, and John then suggested we go early and celebrate our anniversary. After praying about it overnight, plans were quickly put in place to make it happen. The Lord graciously provided Steve and me three nights and two days in a cabin in Colorado outside Buena Vista. What a delightful gift.

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We greatly enjoyed the beauty of God’s creation in the mountains with beautiful views right from the cabin. One day we drove to the Continental Divide to see the mountains from there. The other day we simply relaxed at the cabin. There were quite the thunderstorms each afternoon or evening, but we had no hiking plans so we could simply watching the storm from the shelter of the cabin.

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The residential area where the cabin was located included many large, multi-acre lots. The roads there provided us a great place for our morning walks, in safety away from the highway.

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We are grateful to the Lord for His provision and took this as an opportunity to celebrate our 42 years of marriage coming up in August.

Trusting in Jesus,
Teri

“Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let thy glory be above all the earth.” (Psalm 57:5) 

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