Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Whooping Cough?!

We think, and hope, that the worst is past and we are on the upward end of a terrible cough. We aren't absolutely positive what it was, but it is highly possible and quite likely that what David, HollyBeth, Zachary, and Lisa all are getting over is indeed the whooping cough. Yuck! I didn't even have it, but I'm telling you that it's not fun stuff! Hopefully we have been as selfish as we intended and thus kept it to ourselves instead of sharing it with any of you, especially since even those of us who didn't have it could have been carriers and not even realized it. We might have been more careful, but we didn't even realize what it might be until it was far too late.

Anyway, that is the most recent news at the Mueller household. More updates to come - sooner or later, but preferably sooner!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

To: All our friends and family
From: The MuellerMICE


Have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of our Lord, and the love that He showed us in His giving of Himself to and for us! May you be reminded of Him as your loved ones show their love for you, and may they see your love for them in the gifts and time that you share with them!

With love,
All the MuellerMICE

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Baking Day

Uncle Alan came over and headed up the effort to make chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, rice crispy treats, and Grandma's fudge (for the Carter Christmas stockings). It is always fun to watch and listen as Mom and Uncle Alan (sister/brother) interact and she changes from being "my mother" to being "his sister" for just a little while. It's not just little kids that like to goof off and tease each other; some still do it even into their...shall we say, middle ages! :-)

Too bad you missed out on being a part of the Quality Control Team! :-)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Becca's Birthday

Happy Birthday to Becca!

I hope you've had a wonderful day! Praying that the Lord will bless you exceeding abundantly above all that you could ask or think, particularly in this coming year!

As far as a picture, I don't really seem to have any recent pictures of her, much less good ones. There are, however, some good ones of her and her family on their blog. If you've forgotten that address, just click here. (Also, you can always go to the link along the side that says Jared and Becca, underneath Family and Friends.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Joe Is Home!

Valerie went and picked Joe up today, and they arrived back home 4:30ish. It is great to have our brother/son back once again! He will get to be home with us until the 10th of January - almost a whole month!

Welcome Home, Joe!

God's Amazing Artwork!

I don't know about you, but I don't think I had ever seen as beautiful artwork anywhere as I saw in one of our windows this morning! Many of us wondered if it was actually real, or if somebody put stickers on the outside of the window or something. The fact is, however, that it was very real. It was God's handiwork! He was reminding me that He controls even the tiniest, little things, even those things which would seem unimportant! God loves us and desires to have our full trust. He wants us to walk in Him, and He wants us to rest in Him. He wants to be our all. Will we let Him? Will we trust Him? Will we entrust our lives and ourselves to Him? He is worthy! He is trust-worthy! He is faithful!

Following are some of the pictures. (No, I won't bore you with all of them - I took almost a hundred, though only sixty-some turned out.) An interesting note - though there were windows right beside it and all along that side of the house, there was only one window that had this wonderful frosty display.

Frost in the window, and yes, it is the real thing!
Look at all the intricate design!
(I hope it works out so that you can see the pictures.)

An interesting angle shot here.

This is just to try and show how much space it covered - it wasn't just a couple little things here and there - it covered the whole bottom of the window and up either side probably most of a foot!

It is quite interesting to try and photograph anything on a window as the camera wants to take a picture through - as opposed to of - the window.

1/12/09 NOTE: We figured out why only this one window had the frost. There was actually some condensation in between the inside glass and the outside one. As this is not how it ought to be, we just had it fixed about a week or two ago. No more frost. :-( (Glad we saw it and got the pictures while we could!)

Monday, December 15, 2008

One Year!

Today is exactly one year since we moved into our new and current home! God has blessed us immensely, and we are forever grateful to Him!

It has been exciting to work on some of the different things to get it exactly how we'd like it. We still have many things yet to do with it, but we have made quite a bit of progress, and plan on continuing to do so.

Monday, December 8, 2008

One Month!

It has now been one month since Grandma and Granddad moved in and began residing with us! All is going well and we are glad to have them close.

Monday, December 1, 2008


How well do you know your Roman Numerals?!

On Saturday, November 29th, Grandma and Granddad celebrated their wedding aniversary! They have now been married for...

Interesting fact from their wedding: Grandma's veil caught on fire at the reception as she went to throw her bouquet. (For those who were concerned, she was perfectly fine and didn't even notice until the photographer saw it pulled her veil off.)

(If you can't figure it out, try humbling yourself enough to ask your child or younger sibling - they've likely covered it fairly recently in their math books.)