A Family Work Project

Last Saturday, we embarked on our annual-help-GiGi-with-her-mulch project (see 2017 and 2016 if you wish). Anyone who can come is welcome to, and even though quite a few couldn’t make it, with 8 adults and some littles helping, we put down 100 bags of mulch in about an hour.

My grandma is a sweet widow, and it’s a blessing to be able to help her. She is greatly loved by all the littles and big ones alike. Gigi figured out we were only missing two decades in the lineup, 10 and 70. Otherwise, we had from 0-80 covered. Pretty awesome.


Mary, Ruthie, and Anna Maxwell

My sisters are strong//those mulch bags weighed 40# each!

Mary kindly opened the bags and dumped them out.

While I worked on spreading.

Melanie was an all-around great help. Here she cleaned off the landscape bricks that were buried due to weeds and dirt and such.

Jesse was awesome!

The counting job became important so we could make sure we apportioned the right amount to sections.

If you observe this photo and then scroll down to Sunday’s post, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

GiGi watching all the activity while Benji kept her company.

Abby and Chelsy

John helped wheelbarrow mulch around.

A special thanks to Anna Marie who walked around and got pictures for me!

Mmmmm. Pizza. A tasty treat after hard work!

“And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall
rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households,
wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.” (Deuteronomy 12:7)

10 thoughts on “A Family Work Project”

  1. Such a blessing to see you all working together for you GiGi! 🙂

    We’ve taken on yard work for our grandparents going on 5 years now, and it has been such a blessing! We also babysit their son, Uncle Mark, who has downs syndrome and autism. We watch him about once a week so they can go shopping (he doesn’t do well with crowds).

    Thank you for this encouragement to keep on helping those in need! Such a blessing!

      1. Oh, yes, Uncle Mark certainly does, though he can be a handful if he chooses to be, lol!

  2. What a wonderful family project! I’m sure your GiGi appreciated the hard work (and enjoyed the fellowship). 🙂
    This is also a special way for young children to learn the importance of doing work to help others. The Maxwells set such a great example for other families.
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  3. Your grandmother must be thrilled to have you all over with the added bonus of getting her yard cleaned up. I did not spot your mom or dad. Are they okay?

  4. It is so wonderful to see a whole family working together to assist an elderly member of the family. So many people today just ignore the older members of the family. Gigi is lucky to have you guys.

    It took me a few moments to “get” the picture that says to check out Sunday’s post. LOL

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