Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Blogging Home

Hello my readers (to any of you who are still here :)

I know I haven't been around in a long while, so I have decided to start fresh at a new blog! Please come and join me here:

Crunchy Lutheran Mommy

Also check out my other blog!

Mueller's Cocoa Blog


Monday, April 19, 2010

Short Days and Long Nights

Becoming a mother has taught me a couple of things that I thought I would share with the world... just in case anyone wanted some pearls of wisdom.

1. The days go by too fast and children grow up even too faster (yes... I know that's grammatically abhorrent but please forgive me.)

2. Nights are soo much longer when you can no longer sleep through them.

3. Stretch marks look funny when they shrink.

4. Babies are cute.

5. You really DO forget the pain of labor!! How crazy is that??

6. All of those things you said you were going to do on a regular basis (like blog updates) go kapoey out the window when you have a kid in the mix. And yes... kapoey is a real word... maybe.

7 is my favorite number.

8. You never did appreciate your parents enough before. Even if you did... you really just can't until you have your own.

9. A one and a half foot tall person can actually be VERY intimidating.

10. The most miraculous thing you will ever see is a brand new person that looks half like you and half like the person you love most.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Letter to my Daughter...

Dearest Evangeline,

As you sleep in my lap, so tiny and perfect, I am overcome with tears of pure joy that you are here. Your father and I have waited so very long to meet you, and we spend every second soaking you in. We pray that you will grow big and strong, and that God will protect you all the way. We love you so very much, words cannot begin to describe.
You came to meet the outside world on March 31st, just a few days ago. It was 5:48 in the evening, in our little living room, with so many people around who love you. I was the first one to hold you, and your Daddy was right there too. The past few days have been so miraculous. We thank the Lord for you every minute, our most precious child. There is truly no greater joy than to be your mother.

With All My Love,


Evangeline NellieMae Mueller

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Baby Project

With less than two weeks left before my due date, we have finally begun preparing the house for Baby! Yesterday was our heavy-duty day where we (and when I say we I mean Jake) moved lots of furniture all over the place to rearrange our upstairs area.

Our previous office has now become and office/guest room of sorts. We took out one of the desks (the most space-consuming one) and replaced it with the full sized bed we've been sleeping in for the past several months. We also moved the entertainment center, which Jake uses as a bookshelf, to the other side of the room in order to fit everything properly. Right now Jake is in the process of boxing up many of our books that we probably will not be using for a while, so that we have more space in the office. Right now, as it is, about half of the floor is taken up by books and miscellaneous items from Jake's old desk. The rest of the loose items and papers are covering my desk, rendering it useless for anything really constructive at this point.

Hopefully, we will finish up sorting this all out since we're going to be having plenty of family over in the next couple of months to see the newest addition to the family! We are quite grateful to the Resner's for giving us the queen-sized mattress they were no longer using, so that our old one can be used for all of our guests. I was not too excited to make my poor sister sleep on an air mattress for two months; I'm sure she'll be much more comfortable here!

That brings us to our bedroom, which also had to be reorganized for Baby, who'll also be sleeping in our room. With the queen-sized bed and furniture for Baby needing to be moved in, we had to... well make room! We don't have a frame for this bed yet, which is perfectly fine since we don't mind being on the floor at this point, but it also means that we didn't have a need for our bed stands anymore. We donated one to our guestroom, and the other we are planning on taking to the seminary co-op. This freed up quite a bit of room for the changing table we'll be getting from a very generous lady at our field work congregation! The changing table will mostly function as a dresser for all of Baby's things when we finish with it. Once we're done I'll have to post pictures for everyone.

I'm so proud of everything we got done yesterday, but we are certainly far from ready! We have much to do to clean up after our huge project yesterday, not to mention how the downstairs has been neglected for the past few days because of this project. Hopefully, everything will be set up before I go into labor.

Wish us luck!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Earth is Flat!!

It is true...

I have discovered, after falling off the face of the Earth personally... that it is indeed flat. Fortunately, I was able to face the arduous task of climbing back on to the Earth after having fallen off of it and I am here.

Whew... it was quite a lot of work.

Hopefully, we won't be doing that again for a while :) I'll be updating soon!