Happy July! Wow. I am shocked at how fast June went. I spent a lot of time writing, and it’s been exciting to see the Lord’s blessing upon this first draft!
My sisters are doing well. Thank you so much for praying! As those of you know who are involved in ministry work, there is often great spiritual warfare. Satan does not want to lose! This last week was super intense for them, but God brought them faithfully through! They have return tickets to come home in two weeks, and we’re excited to see how the Lord will continue to use them, and yes, I confess, anxious for their arrival home.
Soooo, without my sweet sisters and their presence, I thought this Random Life might be harder to pull off. But, again, the Lord brought together all kinds of pictures to give you a peek into Maxwell life.
It was an exciting month, with Jesse buying his house debt-free! Seeing my brother become a home-owner and now his mind turning into all-things-house has been great to see. He’s jumping into a quick remodel, and Dad and brothers have lent some help. You know how Anna and Mary are with these projects, so they’ll be happy to assist when they get home!
Dad and Mom have enjoyed early-morning-long walks before it gets too hot. Summer came very quickly here in Kansas, but we’re grateful for ALL seasons!
Okay, enjoy a peek into the last month.
Christopher and Anna Marie and all five kiddos flew to Washington to visit Anna Marie’s family. What an adorable family!
Whew, what a small crew we are without Anna and Mary. We took a Sunday evening walk in Weston, a state park nearby.
Abigail trapped a raccoon who had been taking her chickens!
This munchkin can ride a real bike now! Super cute.
Jesse signing a paper for his house.
Ha, ha. What it takes for me to write! Even Ellie! 🙂
Miss Calia loves to “wash” dishes.
When Christopher and Anna Marie were in Washington, they visited a place which holds a lot of memories for them exactly 8 years prior–when they started their courtship!
Jesse working on his house
After one of their long walks.
Loving my writing!
Stopping in with a Father’s Day gift.
This Benji is total cuteness!
Dad keeps our grass mowed! Those yellow leaves have to do with the fact we’ve had an extremely hot June with little rain.
Look where Mr. Arnold decided to go as I was doing laundry. He’s a curious guy.
Nathan took a mini-trip with his girls.
Ellie met the kittens! Pickles (the gray + white one) didn’t like Ellie at all and hissed at her. Tiger, on the other hand, thought she was okay.
Ellie’s kinda used to the bat-at-her-thing from Arnold! 🙂
Cleaning out Jesse’s car on a Saturday.
Joshua’s favorite place in Washington is at the Pike Place Market.
More house stuff.
Taking photos one Friday evening for a local church event.
Miss Elizabeth is really growing up!
Melanie with her two little guys
Dad and Mom stopping in to see Jesse’s progress.
Ellie still takes to being a lap dog.
Making tortillas with my nieces.
Mom with Kyle.
Trying to fill in while Anna and Mary are gone.
Mom was a creative grandma for Aunties’ playtime. She had each of the children write down their favorite game and put it in a basket. Then, they drew a paper and would play whatever game it was.
“The eyes of all wait upon thee;
and thou givest them their meat in due season.
Thou openest thine hand,
and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.”