Thursday, March 12, 2009


Happy Birthday Heidi!!!!
Today is Heidi's 17th birthday. While this is her first birthday away from home, we wish it will still be one of the best! Heidi, we love you and are celebrating with you today as you look back on another year of God's blessings and look ahead to what the Lord has in store for you in the next!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Willie ~vs~ Conner?!

No, not any sort of fight...just a comparison. Following is an e-mail that I sent to my family and the Bartas that I am posting at their request.


Hello, and Good Evening to each of you tonight!

Are you trying to rely on your memory skills as you try to decide how much and in what ways Willie and Conner look alike? Do you wish you could remember better what Willie looked like at that age? We all know that he has certainly grown up since then, so looking at him now doesn't really help all that much. Are you having trouble finding Willie's newborn pictures? Did you put them away so safely that nobody can harm them...not even you? Do you just wish you could find a way to compare your two nephews/grandsons side-by-side?

Well, I am here to announce that where there's a will, there is still a way! I have come up with a way to compare the side-by-side and am pleased to give you that opportunity as well! You will find pictures of both Willie and Conner as newborns attached to this e-mail! The pictures are very similar...but they certainly have their differences as well!


Do you know which is which?! :-)

The one on the left, here, is Willie, and Conner is on the right.

~Heidi :-)

P.S. I just got curious myself, and went to the Mueller and Barta family blogs and looked in the archives for the pictures we posted of Willie. There are similarities...but they're not as similar as I had been thinking. Just thought y'all might enjoy seeing them too!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

All Those Aunts and Uncles!

Willie checking out his new playmate

Nana with her new grandson

Aunt Lisa

Uncle Zach

Aunt HollyBeth

Uncle David

Aunt Kimberly

Papa enjoying himself

Little Conner

Conner Malachi Barta!

March 4
9:44 P.M.
8 lbs. 2 oz

Becca and her sweet baby boy
The proud father and Conner's big brother

Baby Conner

Mommy has her hands full!...of bundles of JOY

Monday, March 2, 2009

13 Already??

Yep, that's right. There's been another birthday in the Mueller household this week. Yesterday, March 1, was David's 13th birthday.

I remember so vividly the day he was born that it is hard to believe it has already been that long. He is growing up into quite the wonderful young man and we are all proud to count him as one of our family. With Dad's broken heel putting him out of commission for so long this winter, David has been an extra special blessing to have around the house. (Not to mention, his skill level as a handy-man has greatly increased!)

Happy birthday, David!

May the Lord bless you with many more wonderful years of bringing Him glory through your life as you continue to grow closer to Him in the days ahead.

We love you!

~ Valerie