Friday, January 25, 2019

Welcome, ChristyAnna!

We are delighted to announce the arrival of . . .

ChristyAnna Joy Mueller
January 15, 2019
2:34 am
9 lb. 3 oz.
22 in.

Lots of beautiful, dark hair!

Because it is flu season, the hospital was not allowing visitors under the age of 18 . . . starting, sadly, right on ChristyAnna's birthday.  The kids were very disappointed that they couldn't go to see her at the hospital, but it made her homecoming even more special.

Her siblings adore her!

Janna is doing a great job being a big sister for the first time . . .

. . . although she was distressed that "The baby's not working!" (in her own words) when the pacifier failed in its responsibility to pacify her.

Karis turned 6 on January 19th, and she was praying that Mommy wouldn't be in the hospital for her birthday.  She was delighted to have Mommy and her little sister home in time for her birthday . . . plus Nana, Papa, and several of her aunts and uncles who came up to meet ChristyAnna and celebrate with Karis.  (Her other grandparents and several of the aunts and uncles on that side were also able to come celebrate the birthday girl . . . and bring the cake!)

I love how Rusty is holding out his hands for sweet!

Finally his turn!


Welcome to our world, Baby Girl!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Cousins Photo

We enjoyed having everyone together at New Years again this year, although it was a much shorter time than usual.  As always, we made sure to get a picture of all the cousins.  This year, we decided that they had outgrown the couch, so we moved them to the stairway . . . but it looks like they're outgrowing that pretty quickly too!  It always takes a while to get everybody looking, but this year we ended up with only two crying children, so we considered it a success!  :-)

We took the opportunity to also get a picture of all of the "original" siblings.

Happy New Year from all of us!