Another month is history, and wow, so much happened! Here is your peek at random life. The joys and the funnies and the real deal.
Mary working on a sewing project before her trip.
Christopher and Anna Marie invited us over for a “thank-you-for-helping-after-Elizabeth-was-born” special dinner. Here Anna, Jesse, and Mary are enjoying watching the kids ride their trikes around the deck, and of course, the kids enjoyed an audience.
Anna took the girls out shopping. Love this selfie!
Dinner with John and Chelsy
The children like to pile up and come down the slide together, and then kicking the ball off the slide makes it even more exciting.
Volleyball on a warm spring evening with siblings and friends
This is the kind of delicious dinner Anna sometimes makes for us.
Update: Several have asked about the recipe for the above dish. I have good news! I found the information. It’s called Chicken Potpie Galette from the Taste of Home April / May 2018 issue. You could likely find it on their website.
Mom is faithful to do a special yearly picnic with the kiddos having to do with a book she began reading to them when Abby was little.
The girls picked up sticks in Grandpa’s yard!
Shopping day for my sisters in preparation for their trip, and of course, what’s a shopping trip without coffee? I wasn’t able to make it due to my book project.
New pink polos.
Decorating the birthday cake.
Abby turned 10 and had a special breakfast with her daddy.
Since I don’t have a way to post Live photos (taken with an iPhone), I took a clip of this. We were smiling for the photo, and Arnold decided to jump for the streamer Mom held in the middle of our picture.
Repairing GiGi’s fence.
Special Aunt + Niece time out.
We four spent great times together before the girls left (above pictured before a game of Spikeball). Jesse and I miss them!
Calia and Anna are quite the buddies, and here they are peeking on baby birds.
Arnold and Ellie.
Celebrating GiGi’s birthday. Those cupcakes Mary made were amazing!
Miss Calia was really into helping GiGi with her gifts and cards.
Bible time on the porch.
Some of the kids watching a driveway get put in. What is it about big machinery and little kiddos?
This is seriously Arnold’s favorite spot right now.
Kyle is growing up!
Working outside, and this particular Saturday was TOASTY!
A great game of Dutch Blitz with Chelsy, who loves it. I love it too, but somehow I’m not very good on my own team.
A playtime with Aunt Mary the day before she left.
At Memorial Day, we expanded to a second table, as we can no longer seat everyone around our big one. It worked!
Making her brother a birthday card!
This was an EARLY morning smoothie.
Helping Dad change out the washer.
Jesse setting up his hammock to sleep outside one night.
Ellie and I one beautiful evening recently.
There you have it. Random life at the Maxwells.
“I will bless the LORD at all times:
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”