What’s Been Happening

Life has stayed busy around the Maxwell house, and we’re down to only 2 1/2 weeks until our next trip (exciting!). The bus is making progress as Dad and Joseph have worked on several projects, including the tank issue. The tank appears to be fixed, and we also had a new one made that will be installed underneath Dad and Mom’s bed. It’ll be nice to have some extra water on board!

Some of our beds are taken apart as the bus work is being done! So, the beds are up on the seating area.

John made a great "floor" for the tank out of diamond plate.

Christopher and Joseph carrying the fresh water tank back to the bus!
Joseph has been helping Dad quite a bit on the bus (John has had another project right now).
Abby helping Joseph open a gift. We celebrated Abby's birthday early a few weeks ago, and so she's experienced opening gifts. πŸ™‚
We are trying to get a new set of matching jumpers made before the trip, so the "race" is on! πŸ™‚
Another project before the trip was to compile Chore books, so four of us spent time on Friday and Saturday compiling.
What did Joseph have for his birthday dessert? Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake.

If you’d like to try the Ultimate Turtle Cheesecake, here’s a link to the post I did on Cookbook about it last week. If it’s anything like at our house, it won’t last long!

May the Lord Jesus bless your week!


“Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered” (Psalms 40:5).

7 thoughts on “What’s Been Happening”

  1. So inspiring as usual! Whenever my husband and I want to be inspired again with family work, ministry or reading the word we just pop on over to your blog and leave feeling refreshed and motivated πŸ™‚ blessings for your next trip! love from us in South Africa

  2. Only 2 moe weeks before you are off again. Prayers that all goes as planned and no surpries (without a quick fix.)

    I can’t wait to see your new jumpers. As you know, I love your jumper pattern and have now have it, along with fabric (I was able to buy the pattern). I am hoping to get a few made for summer wearing. I’ll keep you posted on how I do. There was a time when I made all my own clothes, but it’s been a while so I am out of practice.

    The cheese looks fabulous. My fear is that if I make it, I will eat it all as Phil and Mom don’t like cheesecake and I love it.

    Please continue to keep us in your prayrs. My oldest sister Coni has lung cancer and is not doing well at all. She has just been moved into hospice in New Mexico, where she lives. I am taking Mom to a couple of her doctors this week to see if we can safely get her to New Mexico to see Coni.

    blessings, Mrs. Mari
    We’ll be praying, Mrs. Mari. Thank you for sharing! Sarah

  3. I was wanting to know if you have a resource for the pattern for the dresses or have a recommendation. I would love to make some but have not found a resource for pattern etc. Have a wonderful trip cant wait to hear all about it.

    Thanks in advance
    Our most used pattern for jumpers that is not out of print is McCalls #3129. We do not put in the zipper. The other patterns we have found through the various pattern makers, and then sometimes we make slight alterations to the pattern to fit our needs.

  4. who is abby? i guess she must be a neice or grandkid right? oh i wish i could make a turtle cake it looks delitous! WOW!
    Abby is Nathan and Melanie’s little girl, our niece/my parents grandchild!

  5. Thank you for this update, Sarah (love the picture of you holding the cheesecake!). Prayers that things go smoothly as you prepare for your upcoming travels. Blessings from Georgia, Patti M. πŸ™‚

    P.S. Yum!! I might have to try that cheesecake recipe too! πŸ™‚

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