Category Archives: Misc.

A Country Get Together

It's wonderful having big sisters who will help you out on the swing.
It’s wonderful having big sisters who will help you out on the swing.

Nathan and Melanie hosted an amazing campfire-hot dog roast-s’mores-fellowship in the country recently. They invited friends and family and so there was quite a group of us.

Nathan had a special activity for the children. He had a list of trivia questions relating to the adults in the group, so the kids went around, asking the different people if they were the person in the question (ie: who grew up in Indonesia as a missionary’s kid or who was friends with the soldiers at the end of World War II?). It was an awesome way for the kids to learn to interact with the adults.

The fellowship was great, the food delicious, and the temperatures warm until the sun set. 🙂

Love,
Sarah

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GiGi, Tina, and Mom
GiGi, Tina, and Mom
Drew is such a handsome little guy.
Drew is such a handsome little guy.
Holding Daniel
Holding Daniel
What a lineup!
What a lineup!
Tina wanted to roast her own hotdog.
Tina wanted to roast her own hotdog.

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John, Drew, Anna, Mary, and Liddy
John, Drew, Anna, Mary, and Liddy

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Jesse
Jesse
Tina
Tina
Abby
Abby
Sunset
Sunset

“… Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts:
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
Isaiah 6:3

Final 2016 Colorado Post

Okay, so I want to wrap up our time in Colorado with these delightful campfire pictures. We were especially glad that it worked out during the time Joseph, Elissa, and Calia were with us.

And yes, time for some games of SpikeBall.
And yes, time for some games of SpikeBall.

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Calia knows how to give high-fives: her daddy taught her.
Calia knows how to give high-fives: her daddy taught her.
Calia and Anna
Calia and Anna

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Singing around the campfire

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Dad and Mom
Dad and Mom

And I couldn’t resist a picture Joseph took of the three Maxwell sisters.

Mary, Sarah, and Anna Maxwell
Mary, Sarah, and Anna Maxwell

“The fear of the LORD tendeth to life:
and he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
he shall not be visited with evil.”
Proverbs 19:23

Remembering 9/11

Fifteen years ago, the unthinkable and horrible happened. Thousands of lives were lost. Our hearts ache with you. We still remember, and we care. Praying for those affected today! We are standing with you.

Love,
The Maxwells

“Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?”
Psalm 56:8

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Mom’s Birthday Report, A Little Belated

Mom’s birthday week was busy since we were trying to get work things wrapped up and prepare for going to Colorado. I didn’t get to posting pictures from her party just then, but I am now. The little cousins’ personalities are coming out and are so adorable. This house rings with lots of activity when everyone gathers!

We had a delightful evening celebrating God’s gift of Mom to us.

Love,
Sarah

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Mary’s been working hard on lettering, and she did a stunning job on the front door.
Anna making enchiladas
Anna making enchiladas
Another example of Mary's lettering.
Another example of Mary’s lettering.
Dad and Mom
Dad and Mom
The amazing dishwashing team!
The amazing dishwashing team!
Tina and Calia
Tina and Calia
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Lots of helpers for Grandma
Calia and me
Calia and me
Abby trying to extract her hair from Calia's grasp.
Abby trying to extract her hair from Calia’s grasp.
John and Liddy
John and Liddy
Mary and Abby
Mary and Abby
Tina and Anna
Tina and Anna
The uncles and aunts iPhones are a definite plus with the little ones.
The uncles and aunts iPhones are a definite plus with the little ones.
Mom and Daniel
Mom and Daniel

“Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God,
which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and
keep his commandments to a thousand generations.”
Deuteronomy 7:9

A Restful Hike

After our 14er hike, we took a more restful day and just went for a short climb. The weather was delightful and the company enjoyable.

Mary, Ellie, and I
Mary, Ellie, and I
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Ellie loved her time in Colorado.
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Mary
Dad and Mom
Dad and Mom
Anna trying out her hand at the slingshot.
Anna trying out her hand at the slingshot.

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