4th of July at the Maxwells

We had a wonderful gathering on the 4th, including the newlyweds and the newborn. The only person missing was Anna Marie.

I love this big, happy family and am grateful for God’s mercy.

Family events don’t just happen. Mom puts the work into planning and shopping for it, Mom and the girls prep food, Dad grills, AND Gigi provides the finances for holiday meals. Our family is now 30+ strong, and that’s a lot of (little and big) mouths to feed!

We started out with big people chatting, and little ones enjoying activities in the yard and hanging around. It was a humid, warm evening, and storms began to pop up. So, the guys called for the decision to move into the garage. This family set in motion like a well-oiled machine. Old and young alike jumped into gear, moving people, food, chairs, and things all the way to the front. We made quick work of it!

The rest of the evening we enjoyed great fellowship, more outside time, and then Joseph brought out some pop-its, smoke balls, and sparklers for the kids. Everyone gathered and watched the little show.


My wonderful sisters!
Elliot and Mom
Axton is adorable and well-loved!
Sisters, sisters-in-law, and nieces–happy times!
Pop-its for Kyle
Anna (our new sister-in-law), Mary, and Anna 🙂

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”
Psalm 91:1.

12 thoughts on “4th of July at the Maxwells”

  1. Looks like a lot of fun!!! I love Mary`s glasses! We`ve been having a lot of humid, warm weather here in Nova Scotia too.

  2. Looks like y’all had soooo much fun. Praise the LORD that y’all have so much extended family living so close.
    And….Mary’s USA glasses frames are so…I don’t know….cute, cool, fun, patriotic, that kind of thing. Are they just for fun, or prescription?

    Y’all have a great and blessed week.

    Jaqi L.

    1. We did have a great time. Yes, Mary’s glasses are just for fun. She took them on her missions trip and used them for the 4th of July celebrations. 🙂

  3. Hello, Maxwells!

    May I ask where Mary got the sandals she’s wearing in these photos? I’m always on the lookout for cute and comfy outdoor shoes!


  4. Love these sweet family posts! Such a great reminder to persevere through the harder days. I love seeing the kids all grown up with families of their own. I have 2 random questions if you don’t mind answering- 1. How do you keep your cabinet fronts so clean again? I wasn’t able to find where you wrote about it in the past. Are they really as clean as they look in real life? Ours are a mess! 2. What do you all do for health insurance? Feel free to email me if that’s something you’d prefer not be on the internet. 🙂

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