Random Life Pictures

Life is beautiful. It’s amazing. It’s busy. I’ll spill the beans. I’ve been writing. The Lord has been gracious, my family’s help invaluable, and I can’t wait to announce the book in 1-2 weeks.

Yes, you got the hint on the last post. Joseph and Elissa are expecting. Praising the Lord for this new little life. See their family picture below!

Autumn is beautiful. Cloudy days with leaves swirling through the air, hues of orange + red + brown covering the hill side, apple and pumpkin treats, cold mornings, cool evenings, and frost-covered grass.

Watch for a post from Mom tomorrow on her Thanksgiving meal planning tips!



Trying out Anna Marie’s Insta Pot!
A whole lot of cuteness in this dog.
Speaking of which…

Mom got a new haircut recently!
Apple processing time
Jesse grilling
John and Chelsy working on his house!
Winter time is right around the corner, and Dad takes awesome care of keeping the house warm.
Tina got new glasses. Super cute!

“But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law,
Moses the servant of the Lord charged you,
to love the Lord your 
God, and to walk in all his ways,
and to keep his commandments, and 
to cleave unto him,
and to serve him with all your heart and with all 
your soul.”
Joshua 22:5

36 thoughts on “Random Life Pictures”

  1. Very happy for you all congs on the new book , looking forward to it .Cant wait see article on thanksgiving tips

  2. Can’t wait to hear more about your book! S much exciting stuff going on! When is Elissa due? Same time as Anna Marie?

  3. Thanks for the lovely post, reminding us to cherish and appreciate all that life has to offer.
    How do y’all usually process apples? I am looking for a nice applesauce recipe, as well as for other ideas: would love some input!

    God bless,


  4. So fun to see these snipits of life! 🙂 Am curious your thoughts on the Instapot? I have been debating if it’s worth it, after seeing so many use it and seeing it on sale several times. ha! Would love to hear your review!

    1. We liked it, but for where we’re at in life (adults in the home), we don’t really need it. Now for Anna Marie and being a busy young mama, it’s been AMAZING!!!!

  5. Awwwwwwww the pictures are soo cute! I cant wait to read your new book, Sarah! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  6. Love all the pictures! Such a beautiful photo of Joseph, Elissa, Calia and Baby. What a sweet little family. And a new book!! Yay! All my kids are grown and almost gone, so I’m going to order it and read it myself :0) I’ll have it for when my future grandchildren arrive!!


    1. I plan to do the same thing! I have teens still, but it’s never to early to invest in the future grandchildren if God sees fit to bless us with with some. Congratulations on your book and to the expecting families! God bless!

  7. Sarah, I LOVE this blog post!! I really enjoy seeing just random pictures of what y’all have been doing. Congratulations to Joseph and Elissa! Elissa’s mom told me and I have been waiting to see when you would make an announcement :). Oh, and Mrs. Maxwell’s haircut is really pretty. Thank you for your faithful blogging, Sarah. Looking forward to your book announcement!!

  8. So many wonderful things are happening in your family. Babies, book, marriage and more! So happy for you all. So encouraging to read. Thank you for sharing.

  9. i love random pics of news…congratulations!

    i have similar pressure cooker. my husband and i love it! fast and delicious dinner in an instant.

    stay warm.

  10. Love the post! And eeeek! A new book! So exciting!
    Those treats Mary has look inviting. What is she sketching on? Does she illustrate for books other than yours Sarah?
    Maybe Nathan and Melanie are making apple pie filling! I’ve often wished we had orchards here.
    Ellie is beautiful!


    1. I’m SOOO excited to reveal the book information. It’s really been an exciting journey! Mary was actually sketching caricatures of a bride + groom for a children’s coloring page for a wedding. She loves projects like that!

  11. I truly enjoyed this post and am looking forward to hearing about your book! Congrats to Joseph and Elissa! Having two new babies in the Maxwell family will be so fun! John and Chelsy look so happy as they work on their house together. Tina looks so cute in her glasses! Thanks for a great post, Sarah!

    1. Thanks! I’m really excited to share details about this story. Yep, babies are such a blessing! John and Chels love making progress on the house. It’s coming along so nicely!

  12. I was so excited to read this post! I have been wondering lately when you would announce a new book and also when Joseph and Elissa would share some ‘news’ (: So excited for you all!

  13. I was just wondering yesterday about when we’d hear about your book! Can’t wait for the announcement!!!

    Absolutely loved this post <3 <3 <3 Often, random is the best <3 John and Chels look so beautiful together 🙂 <3 so happy for them! 😀

    And I am also so happy for J&E!! Love their family picture 😀 I love the photo of Mary reading to the littles ? and what a great pic of Mr&Mrs Maxwell!

    Thanks for sharing, Sarah 🙂 <3 Y’all are so blessed 🙂

  14. Love this post and all the pictures of you guys! Y’all have definitely been busy! I’m really excited about your book too, especially now that we have a daughter and it will be so fun to read-aloud to her. We pray for Elissa and the baby every night! Such exciting things happening 🙂

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