Category Archives: Family News

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado is my favorite state. I love mountains, and I’ve spent many happy vacations there over the years.

The Lord laid it on my heart the end of February to attend this conference. I feel strongly He’s encouraging me to continue writing children’s stories, and I desire to learn as much as I can.

The beginning of the trip held a visit with friends and then the delightful opportunity to spend the morning at Rocky Mountain National Park. Although I couldn’t hike due to my toe injury, Mom and I enjoyed spectacular views. The Lord gave us a beautiful morning before the storm set in later that night.

We drove as high as we could before the road closure stopped us (to Trail Ridge). We enjoyed reading our Bibles and then at the end, we listened to Psalm 19 while looking at the mountains. Wow! That Psalm really came alive!

Look at all the shades of green in the above picture!

We met this family at Bear Lake, and they have many of our books. What a small world to bump into someone who knows you!

We stopped in town for a milky way mocha–delicious.

Doesn’t his antlers look so fuzzy?!

The next post will be about the actual conference!

Love,
Sarah

PS – Just let these three verses soak into your heart.

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech,
and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
There is no speech nor language,
where their voice is not heard.

Psalm 19:1-3

 

Mother’s Day!

(Our Colorado report is coming soon!)

We enjoyed showering Mom with extra love and attention on Mother’s Day. We’re grateful for a woman we are privileged to call Mom who pours her life into others.

If you’re like our family, you tend to celebrate with some good food, and that’s exactly what we did. I’ll share the recipe for Mom’s favorite chocolate chip muffins in a separate post next month. Did you know Mom loves creamed salmon over toast? Yes, it’s true! What about dessert? A rich chocolate sauce she had growing up as a very special treat when she received good grades in school. Sweet memories.

We had family over multiple times during the day, so the house rang with lots of little ones and laughter.  Enjoy some photos from Mother’s Day!

Love,
Sarah

A beautiful couple!
Gorgeous rain boots for those treks over to the grandkids’ house!

Talk about eye appeal. Who could resist a cupcake like this?
Calia, Mom, and Lids

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days
may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”

Exodus 20:12

Mother’s Day at the Zoo

Joseph and Elissa know Mom loves time with the little ones, and what could be better than a trip to the zoo? J&E worked hard to coordinate with the extended family a zoo trip, and they revealed it to Mom through a series of clues.

Saturday morning, the 13th, dawned beautiful and crisp. Mom’s heart literally sang with joy surrounded by her family. (A few couldn’t make it due to bad colds, and I also couldn’t go due to that much walking with my toe injury. Those who went kindly took pictures for me so I could blog about it.)

I’d love to hear how you blessed your mom on Mother’s Day!

Mom, Joseph, and Calia

Joshua and Dad

A popular uncle!

If you click into this picture, you can see the different family members who rode the sky safari.
A view from the sky safari. Awesome capture, Jesse.
Anna’s servant’s spirit shone through as she kept Calia so Elissa could ride with Joseph

The only taker for ice cream when Uncle Joseph offered it!
Cute daughter + Momma
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that
moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly,
after their kind, 
and every winged fowl after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.”

Genesis 1:21

Teri and Sarah take a trip to Colorado!

Yes, it’s true. I’m currently in the beautiful state of Colorado. Mom and I are attending a conference this week, and I’m extremely excited to deepen my writing skills.

We’re up in the mountains, and a snow storm is about to hit. They’re predicting anywhere from 1-2 feet! We’re thankful we’re staying at the same place as the conference, so we won’t have to drive through the bad weather.

Monday evening and Tuesday, we spent time with friends. I’m grateful to the Lord for fellow believers who encourage us in the Lord Jesus! Our time included great talks, coffee, and pizza. Mom enjoyed walking in the Colorado outdoors (my toe is trying to heal still).

I can’t get enough of the mountain scenery. It’s so gorgeous.

Thank you all for your enthusiasm over Anna’s talk! It’s had a tremendous response, and please, we encourage you to continue sharing it with friends.

Love,
Sarah

Doing what the guys normally do for us 🙂
Fellowship with friends
Enjoying amazing weather before the storm hits.
Mrs. J and Mom
Laura and I
Pizza!

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
Psalm 19:1

Voice for the Speechless

In this heart-wrenching, powerful six-minute video, Anna will share something that may change your life. We want this message to go far and wide. It’s one our culture desperately needs to hear. After watching this, please take 5 minutes and send it to 5 friends, and ask them to do the same. You can do that with the share link (paper airplane icon) in the upper right corner of the video, or by simply referring them to this post. You are also welcome to imbed this video into your blog. The imbed code is located after you click the share link, then click the button < /> for the code.

We can make a difference.

“Open thy mouth for the dumb
in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.”
Proverbs 31:8

Happy Mother’s Day | 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to the dearest, sweetest mom out there. We’re blessed by the mom who carried us, nurtured us, loved us, and encouraged us. This amazing lady, known as Mom to us, but Teri Maxwell to many, is loved beyond measure.

Even though all of Mom’s children are grown, she still pours her life into her family. She is adored among the grandkids too.

We love you, Mom!

Teri Maxwell
Teri Maxwell

Happy Mother’s Day to my sisters-in-law, Melanie, Anna Marie, and Elissa! You all are great moms to your sweet kiddos.

For those of you who are struggling with infertility or who have lost a child this past year, please know that we care for you. We know this Mother’s Day hurts, and the aches goes very deep.

The Maxwell Family
The Maxwell Family

“Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.”
Proverbs 31:10