Random Life, Spring back to Winter

As I look out the window at the white-covered landscape, I have to remind myself it’s actually Resurrection Sunday. Wow, from spring back to winter. The snow is a beautiful symbol of what Jesus did for us. His blood swept away our sins. Think about that. Our sins, which are red, are washed white as snow.

So here’s random life this past month. I love to see God working in our lives on a daily basis. It’s easy to see the big things, but do we look for the small items? For example, I sat down to review tax returns for several businesses I do bookkeeping for. It seemed overwhelming at first, but I prayed, and the Lord gave such grace and helped me. How often do we miss opportunitiesย to thank the Lord for His goodness because we don’t ask for His help?


A friend came over to talk one afternoon and enjoy mochas.

You never know who might be here for a meal.


Lately, when we’ve had guests, we’ve expanded into the basement for seating.

Anna and Mary had quite the little group.

Dog training time.

Nathan and two of his girls for a day out.

Mary and Calia baking pizza.

A family field trip

An evening at John and Chelsy’s. Chelsy has done an amazing job at making their home so welcoming!

Cousins with matching glasses.

A whole bunch of cuteness packed into this little guy.

Holding babies during Sunday lunch.

Girls’ day out! Shopping for fabric here.

Taking a walk at the gorgeous Shawnee Mission Park near the end of our time.

These amazing sisters of mine took the little kids out to do puddle splashing.

I think he has some freckles, um, dirt freckles that is.

A picnic with friends.

Followed by a walk.

Mary with Elizabeth.

Game time with two nieces.

These adorable little guys are just waiting for a home. Yes, these are Anna’s creations lately.

Finishing with our snow walk on Resurrection Sunday!

Jesse clearing off the driveway before our family dinner

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
Isaiah 1:18

22 thoughts on “Random Life, Spring back to Winter”

  1. As a family who Crossfits, I love your home gym! Is that a GHD I see in the background? I think that is next on our list. Our family Christmas gift this year was a rower. Love the beautiful photos of your family!

  2. LOVE all the photos!! What a thoughtful thing to do with the kiddos to take them puddle splashing! So creative! Such a sweet, beautiful family. And you are so right, Sarah, how we can miss out on God’s blessing of grace if we forget to ask!

  3. So fun to see daily life! And I had to smile at the Shawnee Mission Park. We used to live only about a mile from there and used to LOVE going there for walks and family time! So many memories!

  4. I missed the Easter snow. Some of my church friends mentioned it, but it had melted by the time I left the house. (And I had to be there early for choir practice!)

  5. No Easter snow for us, but yesterday (the Monday after) we received a ton! Of course itโ€™s all melted now! It was pretty wild, though: Sunday we went on a long outdoor run (thanks for the inspiration for family holiday runs, BTW!) and yesterday we were snowed in ? glad that, in spite of the snow you all had a lovely Resurectuon Sunday. (And if youโ€™re ever open to sharing it, I would love to know your mocha recipe! ?)

  6. I love your random life posts! <3 So many blessing would up in day and these photos show it. Beautiful!

  7. Wow, lots of exciting times.
    We love the balloons, they are so good!
    What are you going to make with the fabric?!!
    Much love to you all

  8. These photos made me smile. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for sharing – – makes me feel as though I live a bit closer to you all and get a peek at your daily life!
    I haven’t noticed Arnold recently–is he still in your family?
    Love, Mrs. Patti

    1. Thanks for your comment. Oh, Arnold is definitely still here! ๐Ÿ™‚ I realized I didn’t include my standard cat + dog picture. I will soon!

      1. Oh good!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sooo happy to know Arnold is still part of the Maxwell family, and I appreciate your reply! Sending warm hugs from Georgia, Mrs. Patti

  9. Snow on Easter? So cool!!!
    Love these random life pictures. Since it’s a random post, can I ask a random question? I’d like a post on your suggestions to teenage girls who are courtship minded or struggling with the idea of it. Me and all the teen girls reading your blog would really benefit, I’m sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

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