A Day in the Life of Anna Maxwell

It’s time to share a day in the life of Anna.

This amazing young woman keeps a full schedule, between work and serving.

After Bible time, the girls take a run (side note: between the toe injury and a bad cough, I’ve had to take exercise easy for awhile, so sadly I didn’t join them).

Still smiling after a time-record for the year

Then, they move to the basement for a short workout. This includes box jumps and Russian twists.

After getting ready for the day, Anna settles at her computer and begins work. She works part-time for two companies, and her work load varies based on what the companies have going. At this particular point, she has a pretty full plate. For one of the companies she does help-desk IT support. You may or may not remember, but she became A+ certified a few years ago and has continued to use her skills.

This morning she has a call to make right away, and she spends the next hour and a half working on tickets.

Before she heads to Melanie’s, she prepares leftovers for lunch. Since our microwave died a few years ago (much to Mom and Anna’s gratefulness), we often use the oven to warm lunch.

Both of my sisters have amazing hearts for little kids, and Anna has helped at Melanie’s since January, when Benjamin’s arrival neared. After is birth and early weeks, Anna offered to continue helping, so she generally goes over twice a week for an hour.

Today Anna and Abby are organizing clothes in the basement.Then they take this bike’s kickstand off and put it on another.

After lunch, and between other projects, Anna bakes cookies for a Dad to take to a meeting. Cookie tip for fresh cookies in short order. When you have spare time, make cookie dough, and then take a cookie sheet with a liner (they are a must-have for any kitchen in my opinion: I have the Exopat Matfer, but the price is high now, so maybe they aren’t making that kind: check out the comparable AmazonBasics one: that’s our Amazon affiliate link, see our disclosure), and using an ice cream scoop, drop cookies onto the sheet. Freeze until they’re solid, and then put in a Ziploc bag. Whenever you need fresh cookies, pop them onto the cookie sheet and bake like normal. Do not defrost before baking. You’ll have fresh cookies in less than 10 minutes!

Anna’s back at her desk working. Who wouldn’t like to talk to such a cheerful person?

Since I took pictures on a Monday, you know what Monday means. Aunties’ Playtime at 4. The day is hot, so the girls decide to do water fights.

Click into this picture to see the amazing arc of water going for Joshua’s back.ย The water time is a soaking success.ย After dinner and Bible time, Anna finishes her day with balloon practice. She’s extremely talented in this area, and we’re looking forward to the county fair the end of next month.

“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without,
redeeming the time.ย 
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may
know how ye ought to answer every man.”
Colossians 4:5-6

23 thoughts on “A Day in the Life of Anna Maxwell”

  1. I love seeing a day in the life posts! What a blessing to Melanie and all the little ones you Aunties must be!

  2. Days get filled up with good things to do quite fast, sometimes it is hard to keep up (things like clutter are difficult to manage sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Loved this! Thank you Sarah and Anna! My kids and I all got a kick out of the water arc too ๐Ÿ™‚

    May I ask why there was gratitude when the microwave died?

  4. Great post! I enjoy day in the life posts! Are you next Sarah?

    I had the privilege of speaking with Anna on the phone when I took an IT OnRamp course and she was definitely cheerful. Very very kind young woman.

    Always love pics with the cute kids too.

    Hmm, wonder if Lolly will be at the county fair this year? Love the monkey!


    1. Yes, I’m up next! Anna is super sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚ No plans for Lolly as Lolly will be busy twisting balloons. I guess I’m a possibility but, hmmmm. Hadn’t thought through that idea!

  5. I just love these ‘Day in the life…’ posts! I’ve watched you kids grow up on the blog and it’s great seeing what you’re doing with your days now that you’re older. My kids are grown and in similar stages of life…so fulfilling!

    I wanted to ask where you girls shop for tops and skirts. You always look feminine and comfortable…such cute outfits!

    Praying for the girls and John on their mission trip… ~Trish

    1. Glad you’re enjoying them. We might do a post on where we find some of our clothes. Definitely an assortment of places! Thanks for the prayers.

      1. That would be great!

        I had cancer surgery five years ago that left me with a condition called lymphedema in both legs. Now I wear medical compression every day…and it can be hot and uncomfortable. I’m always on the lookout for skirts and tops, but so much of what’s available I won’t wear. I’d love any suggestions you may have!


        1. Awww, I’m sorry about your condition. ๐Ÿ™ Absolutely. I’ll put that on a blog post upcoming topic list! We have some interesting posts in the works right now!

  6. I love these posts! Anna is quite the busy lady! It is so inspiring to see a role model for young adults living at home. I really like seeing the details of how that works out practically. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  7. You ladies are great role models. I love, how you always point out the good in others, Sarah.
    God bless y’all.
    Greetings from a sister in Christ from Germany

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