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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. The water time is a soaking success. 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. 
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

A Day in the Life of Mary Maxwell

We Maxwell girls are firm believers in using our single years productively, learning valuable skills, and being gainfully employed.

I know you see a lot of posts about taking care of our nieces and nephews, and some have thought all we girls do is watch the littles and bake. That’s NOT the case!

We want to give you a peek into one of Mary’s typical days.

Mary’s morning starts around 6 a.m., when she rises, reads her Bible, and then prays. Following that, she engages in some intense exercise, and then takes a short walk if she has time.

For breakfast, Mary makes a smoothie and then heads to our shipping “department.” She’s very thorough and packs our Titus2.com orders with care.

Her shipping buddy!

Next up, Mary sketches a lettering design for a business.

On different days, Mary has activities with the kids or Gigi. This morning she plays with Christopher and Anna Marie’s little kids for a half hour. They often enjoy the backyard swing set and playground.

Her afternoons are spent working on design projects, learning new software, or studying graphic design. She’s also developing her lettering skills, which are coming along nicely!

“She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands.”
Proverbs 31:13