Tuesday, March 4, 2014

February in a Nutshell & the Month to Come!

If I could sum up February in one word, it would be 


And if I could add 5 more words to that, it would be 


I'd be preaching to the choir right now if I went on and on about how over winter I am. The whole country is over winter right now. I mean, except for these two.

But they are missing camping and the beach…and SO ARE WE!!!!

At least we have been making the most of this miserable month and keeping busy :-)

I tried to think of the best way to organize this enormous catch-up post and I thought I would just update all of you the way I update my friends and family that I don't get to talk to very often. So here goes…

"How are the kids?"

Addie and Blake are awesome. BUSY…but awesome. They are both doing great in school, which is something I could not be prouder of. Addie is READING, which blows my mind, and Blake, although he can't cut a straight line to save his life…is becoming so much more social and adjusted away from me. He has never cried one time going to preschool this whole year, and he BEGS me to take him to the library. It's his favorite place on earth, besides the Skylanders isle at Target. Blake also took his first ice-skating lesson this winter and did really well.

Addie also took skating again this winter and loved every second of it. She is still dancing away in Ballet/Tap and is preparing for her 4th recital this June!

Our third child, the furry one, is also doing great. Howard turned 9 years old this winter and is as spunky as ever. He may have two artificial knees and the bladder of a 90-year-old man…but that hasn't slowed him down one bit.

And speaking of old men…

"How's the family?"

February and March are the biggest birthday months for us. Aunt Meagan and Uncle Ryan had birthdays in early February and Daddy-O turned the big 6-0 at the end of the month!!! We had a joint celebration for them and we spent most of the time playing in the snow. Well, at least the "kids" did.

My mom will also be turning 60 this year so we are planning a huge Par-Tay for the both of them this summer :-)

The March birthdays are up next. Addie will go first when she turns 6 {cue the tears} this Friday. She is having a Frozen themed sleepover for 5 friends and I think I may be as excited as she is. LOTS of fun planned. But Addie also got an early birthday gift when we went to American Girl a few weeks ago. We had a fancy lunch at the cafe and Aunt Dana gave Addie her birthday gift early and got her Isabelle!!

These girls are so spoiled :-)

After Addie, we have Audrey's birthday {she turns 6 as well} and then Uncle Adam will turn the big 3-0 on the 20th. And finally, our little Nolan will be 5-years-old on the 24th!!! And then sometime in the middle of all this birthday fun, BABY BOY MUELLER WILL BE BORN!! I'm so excited!!!

"How's Life?"

Life is just straight crazy these days, but in the most wonderful way possible. We are healthy, the kids are thriving in school, Eric and I are excelling in our careers and we have a beautiful house to keep us warm through this craptastic winter.

But if you read my last post, you know I am struggling a bit to find balance in this crazy wonderful life. I am trying to find a way to make time for myself in the middle of all the other roles I play and responsibilities I have. I want to give everything and everyone 100%…but we all know it just doesn't work that way. So you have to pick and choose and learn to prioritize. I know now that making time for me is good and it needs to happen more often so that I don't TOTALLY lose my mind.

Too late :-)

But once the Spring is here, and we can escape for weekends in our camper, all will be balanced and right with the world.

"What's the latest project?"

Like always, I have 2,356 projects started and not a single one finished. The shop has been taking the majority of my time and I've got lots of projects in the works for that, including a total blog makeover.

But at home, we have a few things we are hoping to do this year. Our house needs some fresh paint, for starters, and we are FINALLY getting new carpet in the bedrooms. That is a long time coming…like 7 years coming. I am so pumped!!!

And although I have no rooms to redecorate or re-design this year, I am still on a mission to de-clutter and make things simpler around here. LOTS of organizational projects to accomplish. And to kick off this mission, I will be starting my 40 Bags/40 Days challenge again tomorrow and I will be posting about that on the shop blog {so be sure to stop by}. 

Well thanks for stopping by today, friends! I appreciate all of you who stick with me even though this blog isn't what it used to be. Some day I'll get my groove back. 

But until then…I have a Frozen party to plan!!!


  1. So glad to hear that everyone is doing great! I'm so ready for spring. I loved the first snow and that was it.

  2. So glad that everything is great for you! This winter has gone on and on! It seems like it will never end! I hope Addie has a great, but unfrozen, Frozen birthday!

  3. How long has it been since I've popped by!? I'm a terrible bloggy friend but totally blame it on insta because, well, it keeps me pretty updated! And how much has Addie grown - cray! Stay warm and have fun celebrating this month. Cheers to you from across this big blue ocean :)


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