Random Life, from Winter to Spring

It’s time to share another Random Life with the Maxwells. We praise the Lord for His gift of two little ones, Elizabeth and Kyle, born 6 days apart. I think a lot of February we spent in anticipation wondering when they’d be here.

For most in the immediate family, life is filled with work and ministry. God is so gracious, and we delight in following Him!


An Aunties’ playtime puppet show going on here.

Cleaning at Anna Marie’s pre-baby!

Celebrating Chelsy’s birthday a little after the fact.

I made cake pops.

A new shipment of chicks!

Date night for John and Chelsy at Cheesecake Factory

After Valentine’s Day sale shopping for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

Reading time.

My sweet “puppy” who is now 2!

This amazing Mom of ours helps the young mommies out with ironing!

Mary designed a creative set up for the book tables at the conference.

Benjamin turned 1!!!

A whole lot of sweetness here!

Dad and Joshua tossing a fake fish. Long story, but Joshua loves Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Late night talks

Sunday morning, when all the family was gone, my newest sister-in-law (Chelsy!!!) brought muffins and mochas over for us to enjoy.

Anna helping a sweet family.

Baby holding time!

Anna and Mary have helped a lot with little children care.

Mom and Kyle

Anna and Kyle

Mary and Kyle

A birthday party for Baby Elizabeth, and the little girls received new dolls!

Mom and I stopped at our local coffee shop one Saturday, and who should drop in but relatives who were on their way forΒ an outing!

Anna and Elizabeth

Burrito making weekend!

But y’all, this is my favorite picture of the entire post. Anna took Calia on a walk the other day, and one house has this little bench with reading books. Talk about CUTE!

“And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied,
and praise the name of the Lord your God,
that hath dealt wondrously with you:
and my people shall never be ashamed.”
Joel 2:26

34 thoughts on “Random Life, from Winter to Spring”

  1. What a super lot of photo’s, so exciting with all the growing families!
    The baby pictures are so cute.
    Love the idea of the reading books and the bench idea!
    Thank you for sharing them all.
    Sending much love to you all

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! I know. I’ve seen that bench there on our walks but NEVER seen anyone reading, so I loved the photo Anna took of Calia.

  2. My sisters had babies nine days apart back in 2016! It’s so fun having little ones so close in age!

    Loved all those pictures, but especially that reading bench! Such a neat idea!

  3. Wait, I thought Elizabeth was born the 23rd and Kyle the 1st, so wouldn’t that be 6 days apart since February only has 28 days??? Or am I doing something wrong?

    Either way, they’re both so cute! Blessing to you all

  4. The cake pops look delicious! I’m sure your family enjoyed them! We also got a shipment of baby chicks in the mail a few days ago! They are growing up nicely. πŸ˜€ That picture of Calia is my favorite too. She’s so cute!

  5. Love the random life pictures! Looks like y’all are keeping very busy =) the babies are adorable!!
    sending our love!

  6. Happy late Birthday Chelsy and little Benjamin! Sarah, those cake pops look delicious! Also very creative to use the Amazon box as a holder πŸ˜‰ So sweet that Anna Marie’s little girls received baby dolls to celebrate baby Elizabeth- love that! What a sweet little baby yawn in the picture with Anna! Wow, lots of precious pictures. Calia looks adorable and quite the reader πŸ™‚ Such special times and memories!

    1. Well, I was unsure how to keep cake pops looking beautiful, and then I found online that a box would be a good way. It worked. Can’t wait to see you in person, hopefully soon! πŸ™‚

  7. Such exciting times!

    Great job on the cake pops! Mine have never turned out so smooth and uniform. They are a tasty treat!

  8. Looved this post! I love all the pictures of y’all with all the nieces and nephews, as I am now a “new” aunt. πŸ™‚ Y’all must be such a help to your brothers families!
    Elizabeth and Kyle are so adorable!
    Keep up the good work!

    God bless!

  9. For a second, I thought Lydia was holding a real baby! Those dolls are so big.

    My neighborhood has several of the Little Free Libraries. It’s nice to be able to pick up a book, or drop off a used book.

  10. Yum! The muffins and cake pops look good! Recipes? πŸ™‚

    Also, random but did Nathan and Melanie ever pick which natural toothpaste to go with from a post a while back-was curious πŸ™‚

    God Bless!

    1. Thanks for your comment! If you Google cake pops, you’ll find lots of resources. Mine was just a basic one online. I don’t remember where Chelsy got the muffin recipe from. I’ll ask Nathan if they picked a natural toothpaste yet!

  11. Beautiful cake pops! I love the box trick. And echo the comments on the Calia photo. So sweet! That little library/reading bench is brilliant πŸ™‚

  12. I always enjoy these “random life” posts and photos!
    And I echo the comments about Calia on the bench with a book—SO precious! I’ve never seen one displayed in someone’s yard, but I have seen “Little Free Libraries” that people set up in different areas—I think that is such a wonderful idea! πŸ™‚
    Love, Mrs. Patti

    P.S. The babies are SO sweet!
    Those cake pops look yummy!

  13. Great idea to use a box to hold up the cake pops! I’ll have to remember that.
    Also, I have serious baby fever looking through these photos! I’m due in August though, so my turn is coming.

  14. Love these posts and photos. Y’all have such nice times. Tomorrow were celebrating my little brother Joshua’s birthday. He’s 4. There’s so much to celebrate in a big family.

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