A Day in The Life: Molly Elise

Hello there, everyone. It’s Molly here with today’s Day in The Life post! You’ve heard from Crystal, McKenna, and Emily so far, and now it’s my turn. I *sigh* had to put down my beloved SAT Prep book to do this post, but I think it’ll be worth it.

Also, AGs in Alaska wanted me to tell you that she is very, very sorry for not posting yesterday. School (all of her 8 subjects and many tutors/extra homeschool classes) has been keeping her EXTREMELY busy. She barely has time for anything else. So she apologizes for her lack of posting these last couple of weeks. She is happy to announce that this summer she will be posting three times, yes, THREE times a week! She just has to make it until May.

The very-much planned post featuring her brother has been postponed until MONDAY – yes, Monday, as it is a very long post and she needs more time, sadly. This weekend she will be working on next week’s posts, as well as a BLOG REVAMP!!! Her curret theme isn’t really working out for her.

And now, onto a day in MY life!

6:00 AM: As a studious girl, I feel it’s important to wake up three hours before the sun (you know, winter in AK) so I can get my morning routine over with and get onto school!

7:00 AM: Time to start my schoolwork! This year, I’m taking AP World History, Trigonometry, AP Literature, AP Biology, Chinese and Arabic, as well as preparing for my very first AP test.

12:00 PM: Grace forces me to take a break for lunch, which I would much rather skip so I can continue my studies, but she actually gets Tessa to help drag me away from my Trigonometry textbook. The nerve of those two.

12:30 PM: I eat a quick lunch before starting Arabic and AP World History. I keep working on school until . . .

2:00 PM: I just finished all of my subjects, and now I’m doing little fun reading with my favorite book, War and Peace. 

3:00 PM: Crystal decides we need to update my wardrobe and drags me off to the mall. YES, THE MALL. I DETEST THAT PLACE. But, to quote my oldest sister, “You have no life. You need to at least dress like you have one.” And, to quote Lindsey, “Whatever.”

5:00 PM: Crystal and I return with a maxed-out credit card (AGs in Alaska is not going to be happy about that one) and a new wardrobe.

6:00 PM: We sit down to spaghetti and meatballs with French bread made by Emily and Tessa. Morgan helped Grace make raspberry tartes for dessert, so I help myself to a small one and retire to my bedroom.

8:00 PM: After listening to some classical music and reviewing SAT flashcards, I start to get ready for bed.

8:30 PM: Since I’m getting up so early, I flick off the lights and pat Bennet on the head. See you in the morning!



A Day in The Life: Emily

Um, hello, everyone. I hope you’re having a nice, uh, day. (Crystal, what am I supposed to say??? Oh, alright.) Crystal says I’m supposed to tell you about a typical day in the life of me, Emily Louise. My days are pretty much all the same, unless we’re going someplace interesting. Having an ordinary life is fine by me – I don’t like excitement. Anyway, let’s get started.

7:00 AM – I wake up at this time every single day. My alarm clock comes on playing soft, melodious symphony music. Yank jumps up and licks my face until I get out of bed, laughing. I take him for an early-morning walk. Each morning it’s slightly colder when we go through this routine.

8:00 AM – I pour myself some granola and milk. I generally have dried fruit granola. I like peanut butter granola the best, but we can’t have it in the house since Molly is anaphylactic to peanuts.

9:00 AM – It’s time for school. I do my school in my bedroom, since it’s my favorite room in the house. It has a lock on the door, so Lindsey can’t come in and beg me to do a jigsaw puzzle with her. I like jigsaw puzzles and all, but they really should be saved for after school is over.

12:00 PM: I take my first break at this point and have lunch. McKenna, Grace, and I bike over to Wendy’s to have burgers. We do this at least once a week. When anyone asks us why we aren’t in school, Grace usually comes up with a snarky comment, like “Why aren’t you?” (she has said this to adults before) or “I’ve never heard of school before. What’s that?”

2:30 PM: I finish up my schoolwork and head over to tap dancing lessons. Molly and I both take tap and we love it. We’re rehearsing for a Christmas show this week. I get stage fright like you wouldn’t believe, but once I’ve started dancing, I’m able to zone everyone out and just focus on the music and my dance steps.

4:00 PM: Molly and I get home and I tutor Lindsey in math. She’s really, really awful at it – a fact she refuses to admit. It’s quite irritating, actually. She just doesn’t like that a younger sibling is helping her with algebra.

5:00 PM: Time for dinner! Crystal made her family-famous meatloaf with home-grown shredded zucchini and also home-grown bite-sized potatoes on the side. For dessert, Grace serves us chocolate éclairs. That girl really knows how to bake.

6:00 PM: My whole family goes to see Wonder Woman at the movie theater. The bloke selling tickets asks us if we’re all sisters. When Morgan tells him yes, he says that he thought three sisters was three too many. I roll my eyes and follow the girls into the theater.

9:00 PM: We get back from the movie theater and get ready for bed. I read The Mysterious Benedict Society until my eyelids start to droop.

9:30 PM: I flick the light off, kiss Yank good night, and crawl under the covers. G’night!


A Day in The Life: McKenna

Yo, peeps! It’s me, The Fabulous and Amazing McKenna Marie, here with the very first (okay, fine, second. I still don’t see why Crystal got to go first) Day in The Life on American Girls in Alaska! Today you get the honor of sneaking a peek into what I do on a typical day. I promise, you’ll be more blown away at my awesomeness than ever. Without further ado, I present to you . . . me!

5:30 AM: As a serious athlete, I feel the need to wake up before everyone else and go for a jog. Coach Isabelle says I need to train on days I don’t go to gymnastics practice, which is only on Sundays, but I still jog every day. Morgan makes me carry pepper spray with me when I go, since the sun is just coming up.

6:00 AM: Time to take a shower. Crystal freaks out when I get home and I’m all sweaty, but what else is supposed to happen when you go jogging? I mean, duh! I love Crys and all, but that girl is such a diva.

6:30 AM: By this point I’m starving, so I make a pink fruit smoothie with vanilla protein powder. This is my absolute favorite breakfast – and bonus that it’s healthy!

7:00 AM: All the other girls in my family wake up and begin their daily business. This is when I feel superior over all of them, since I’ve been up for an hour and a half already.

8:00 AM: I start off school with English, which is my favorite subject. It used to be the hardest for me, since I struggled with “reading comprehension.” But now that I’ve been through tutoring with my friend Josie, it’s much easier. I’m currently reading A Little Princess by Francis Hodges Burnett. It’s one of my new favorite books.

12:00 PM: Crystal tells me it’s time to eat lunch. She and the girls are having leftover pizza, but that’s too caloric and will make my muscles weaker for practice today, so I go with a salad. Grace rolls her eyes at me, but whatever. She’s not a serious, Olympics-destined gymnast like me.

2:00 PM: Time for gymnastics practice! This is my absolute favorite time of the entire day. I get to be in my happy place with other gymnasts like me. Coach Isabelle and I are mainly working on my beam routine. I ace three aerials in a row without wobbling once. Coach tells me that at this rate, we can start round-off back handspring back tucks next week! At the end of practice, she hands me a letter saying that I’ve advanced to Level 6!!! I freak out and start cartwheeling all over the place.

4:00 PM: Crystal and Emily, who are the ones who usually take me to gymnastics, head home with me. Crystal has to cook dinner and Emily has to tutor Lindsey in math. Crystal insists that I help her with dinner, so I set aside my laptop, where I’ve been checking Ava’s Pokémon Blog for a new post. I’m told to go pick carrots from the garden in the back yard. While I’m outside, Morgan asks for my help in teaching Chocolate Chip a trick. I love dogs, so I oblige. Of course Crystal comes outside to yell at me for not bringing in the carrots, and then I get in trouble, and it’s all Morgan’s fault. I’m always getting in trouble for things that are not my fault. It’s one of the hardships of having six sisters.

6:00 PM: After dinner, Grace makes crème brûlée to celebrate my accomplishment in gymnastics and Lindsey tells me to pick out a movie. I choose Mean Girls. 

8:30 PM: The movie ends and Molly tells me I should go to bed soon. Even though she’s younger, I tend to listen to her most of the time. I go put my PJs on but then practice some gymnastics tricks in our mini gymnastics center downstairs. At one point, I fall off of the beam and start moaning, which attracts attention from my sisters. Crystal and Morgan carry me to bed, where they ice my ankle and bring me hot tea and sports magazines. Ah, this is the life. I should have twisted my ankle a long time ago.

9:30 PM: My sisters stop pampering me and go to bed, so I flick off my light and snuggle under the covers. I have to wake up in eight hours, after all! 🙂


A Day in The Life: Crystal

Hey guys, it’s me, Crystal. I’m taking over “da blog” to share with you what a typical day looks like for me. I’m not very good with blog intros, so I’ll just get on with it.

7:00 AM: Brrrrring! I awake to the sound of my very annoying, very loud alarm clock that literally has you shaking when you wake up. It’s not a good feeling, but I’m stuck with that stupid clock. Grrrr.

7:45 AM: By this point, I’ve showered, selected a cute outfit, and done my hair and makeup. Oh, and I’ve yelled at Lindsey to get out the bathroom approximately 17 times. Sigh. #sisterproblems

8:00 AM: It’s off to the kitchen to get myself some breakfast. I typically like to have toast with raspberry jam, pancakes, or a fruit smoothie. What I don’t like to have? OATMEAL.

8:30 AM: It’s time to start school. I am homeschooled, so I do all my work in the office in my house. Fortunately, it has a door that locks, so I can have some privacy. I like to start out with my favorite subject, French. Grace helps me practice my French quite often, as she has been to Paris. I would love to go there someday with her. Grace and I get along quite nicely, because we have a lot of the same interests. Like France, French, and things made with sugar.

11:00 AM: I’ve been doing schoolwork for several hours now, so I take a quick lunch break and go for a walk. I take Morgan, Coconut, and Chocolate Chip with me. Morgan talks my ears off about dogs and agility training the whole time, but I don’t really mind. The leaves are bright orange and sticks crunch under my feet as we walk along. It’s very peaceful and nature-y.

12:00 PM: I get back to schoolwork. I only have a couple of hours before we leave the house for our afternoon activities, so I have to work quickly.

2:00 PM: Emily, Molly, McKenna and I head to gymnastics practice. McKenna is the only one who does gymnastics, but we like to watch her and her friends do their cool tricks. McKenna only falls off the beam once during the whole practice. She’s very pleased with herself, so I give her a big hug once she has washed the chalk off of her hands. I do NOT want to get THAT on my clothes.

4:30 PM: As the oldest in the family, it’s my responsibility to have dinner ready for everybody. Tonight I’m making a beef and veggie stir-fry. It’s all-natural and very healthy.  Plus it tastes good, so i’ts a win-win.

6:00 PM: Molly, who, believe it or not, is the second-maturest in the family (next to me of course, despite the fact that she’s also the second-youngest) helps me with the dishes. I wear rubber gloves so the hot water and dish soap won’t ruin my nails and skin.

8:00 PM: I take a bubble bath (again, I have to yell at Lindsey to just GET OUT) and read a fashion magazine.

9:00: I pull on my pajamas, brush my teeth, and climb into bed. It’s been a long day, and I have to get up tomorrow and do it all over again. Crystal, out.