All posts by Sarah Maxwell

On our way to Wichita

We are on our way to the TPA conference in Wichita, Kansas. The boys loaded most of the trailer last night, and then this morning they packed our personal luggage and other miscellaneous things. A special treat this trip is the addition of Nathan and Melanie. They normally aren’t able to come, but since we’re so close to home, they were able to join us. Grandad and Grandma graciously offered to watch Honey, our golden retriever. Oh yes, for those who may still be thinking about little Chester, Grandad’s going to keep sunflower seeds in her food bowl on the tree.

 

Grandad and Grandma joined us for the special prayer time as everyone stood in a circle while Grandad prayed. We’re looking forward to the conference this weekend, and our prayer is that the Lord Jesus Christ would be glorified in all that is spoken and received.

 

Maybe we’ll meet some of you all!

 

Blessings,

Sarah
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Pictures of Today

The house work is continuing to come along. Joseph has been diligently working on the plumbing, with Jesse as his helper. I took some pictures of them this afternoon.

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There is definitely work for the “clean up” team.

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Joseph was finished with his project in the ceiling, so he now was handing down his equipment to Jesse.

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We’ve also begun preparing for the Kansas state conference next weekend in Wichita (TPA). Above, Anna’s helping out with putting covers in the albums.

For those who have followed little Chester, she’s still doing well–and very playful! This afternoon, John saw her venturing off, so I guess she’s becoming adventuresome.

Only for Jesus,

Sarah

Chester Update

Chester appears to be enjoying her tree and will sometimes treat us by coming down. You’ll find pictures below!

Here she is, advancing down the tree. Before she really starts down, she’ll often stretch her little paws and yawn!

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Now, she’s about to jump onto Anna.

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 Chester definitely enjoys sunflower seeds.

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Here she perches on Anna’s and my hands.

Joyfully His,

Sarah

Two New Books

1174-front.jpgBoth of the new books, Spring with the Moodys, and Just Around the Corner, Just Around the Corner, Volume 2Volume 2 are printed and here! We receive regular e-mails from families asking when the next Moody book will be out, so I know quite a few children are anxiously awaiting this Moody installment. We also have been asked when the next volume of Just Around the Corner (this one includes four more years’ worth of the Corners) would be available. We finally had time to compile it! 🙂

Blessings,

Sarah

Chester’s Freedom!

This morning, several of the children brought our little anxious-to-be-released squirrel back to a tree behind our new house. Chester promptly scaled the tree and clung to it. At lunch, she was still up in the top of the tree.

Later in the afternoon, I went outside to take some pictures of our guys plumbing, and I decided to check on Chester. Dad told me where she had been, so I scanned the tree for her. Finally, I found her, and began talking to her. After about 5 or 10 minutes, she eventually came down the tree! I was delighted. I put her back in the cage, as I thought we might keep her in there a little while to help her adjust to a squirrel’s life in a tree. But, she was quite unhappy back in her cage.

She drank for a LONG time from her water bottle. Then John let her out of the cage, and she happily ate some cashews nuts. After a little while, Chester went back up the tree. She came down again—with some coaxing from Anna and me—and scrambled around on Anna. Yes, I’d say our squirrel is enjoying her freedom!

Only for Jesus,
Sarah

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Chester–hanging on the tree enjoying her nut!

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This is my favorite picture! Isn’t she cute?!

 

The Blessings of Work

Today, we children, Grandad and Dad, powered through and finished compiling the rest of a Managers of Their Chores book printing. We have a great time talking while we work and just being together.

Then, this afternoon, Dad and Joseph talked/worked through some things on the plumbing project. That’s teamwork in action! The children were out cleaning up the house work site—that’s teamwork! I know the only “payment” they desire is Dad’s smile and praise of their job. 🙂

“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” (Proverbs 22:29).

Only for Jesus,
Sarah