Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas in Pittsburgh

Merry Christmas, everybody!

Thought you'd enjoy seeing some pictures from the first Christmas at Mom and Dad's new house! We love and miss you all! Happy New Year!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Welcome to the World, Baby Rachel

This morning Rachel Marie Therese was born! Weighing in at a whopping 10lbs, 1oz, she is 23 inches long and 100% cute. Here is the first of many pictures of little Rachel! We're thrilled to have our first niece :)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Going Private

Hey there Rowaders!

We've decided to make our family blog private, but we would never deny any of you all! If you'd like to be added to the approved reader list just shoot Ashley a quick email with your preferred email address and she'll add you. Her email is

And, our blog site is

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Greetings everyone! I just moved into college at Quinnipiac University last week; it's about half an hour south of Hartford in Connecticut. I'm currently a media studies major (shout-out to Abby), but that's subject to change if something else strikes my fancy. Just thought I'd upload a few photos.

This is my dorm on move-in day.. it looks a little more cleaned up now, but that's the general idea.

We're in a veeeery scenic spot. Here's the entrance to our library with Sleeping Giant Mountain behind it. I'm sure it'll be stunning when the leaves start changing in a few weeks.

Here's a few of my hallmates and myself inside the castle on top of Sleeping Giant Mountain. It's only a 45-minute hike; I have a feeling I'll be making the trip a lot. My roommate is on the far right. She's only five feet tall!

This is the view from the top of the mountain of New Haven, CT, about 10 minutes south of campus. That strip way out in the water is Long Island.
And here's the video. I'm about the fifth girl to walk by.

Happy fall to you all!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Tallo visit

We had Kathy & Chris and Emily for a short visit - everyone should look at pictures here:

We visited two beaches and took Emily up to her chess tournaments in Irvine - where she did quite well. Here's some photos of the first tournament she entered, from which she emerged victorious!

There are two empty bedrooms in our house at the moment. Who will be next to visit us? You are hereby invited.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Adventures in Acadia Nat'l Park

Greetings Rowaders!
Hopefully Mom won't be sad that I stole her thunder, but I'm beating her to the blogging chase! Here are a few photos from our excursion to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, this week. Without softball I was getting a little stir-crazy, and Mom is on summer break until the end of July, so we snuck away for a few days to hike, bike, kayak, camp, and do other Girl Scouty/woodsy things.

^Two of my friends and myself atop Cadillac Mountain, the first point in America that sees the sunrise. We weren't motivated enough to get up at 4am to see it, though.

^Kayaking on one of the many lakes in the park.

^A pretty sunset in downtown Bar Harbor.

^Unfortunately Mom was taking most of these pictures, so we only have a couple of her from the trip... including this one of her trying to capture a teeny dragonfly on camera. It actually came out quite nicely!

There was a ridiculous heat wave in Rhode Island the day after 4th of July (breaking heat records from 1991 - I missed the hottest day of my life!), but we were lounging in sunny, 75-degree Maine. We were pretty pleased to have escaped the whole thing. Poor Dad and Brett were golfing/caddying in a state tournament.. but they made it out alive.

Hope to hear from you all soon! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mutschler News!

Hi, everybody!

It's been awhile since we posted and lots of good news has happened that we want to share! Luke recently earned his Masters in Humanities from the University of Dallas! He was also accepted into the PhD (in Literature) program and will probably start those classes in the fall. He and Ashley have worked so hard this year to raise Lily, work full time, and work on their graduate degrees! We're proud of all they have accomplished and done it so well!

Zach graduated with his degree in Psychology from DeSales University! Larry and I really enjoyed the commencement along with the baccalaureate (sp?) Mass and a dinner/dance the night before. We got to spend some time getting to know Zach's girlfriend, Katie Fleming, a little more, too! She is an RN who is currently earning her BS in Nursing from Immaculata University (in the northern Philly area). Zach will be earning his Masters in Counseling Psych at Immaculata beginning this fall. They should both be done in the spring of 2012. We're sure Zach will make a great counselor someday and are proud of his hard work, too!

Last, but not least, Josh and Veronica found out today that their third child (expected in Oct.) is a little girl! They plan to name her Rachel Marie Therese. Caleb was so funny today when Veronica showed him the sonogram picture of his "little sister". His comment was, "Is that yours?" He's only three and really can't have a clear concept of what a little sister is. I'm sure he and little Sean will just love her when she arrives. We're so happy to have another little girl in the family and can't wait to meet her!

Mutschler News!

Mutschler News!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Springtime is softball time

I'm a bit of an obsessed softball fan, but it's OK since it's Kelly's last season. I'm following the team around taking pictures at every game. Yesterday I got to the game rather late, but in time to see Kelly hit a 3-run homer over the fence (that's the ball headed for the fence in the photo)! Very exciting. With that hit they tied the game, but went on to lose by one run. Bummer. So far they have a good record, and will probably end up in the playoffs in early June - right when prom and graduation are happening. The next month and a half are going to be crazy-full of end-of-high-school ceremonies and such. It's going to go by quickly.

I also added my favorite pitching photo of the season. Sometimes the camera gets lucky.
Brett has Science Olympiad tomorrow, and is participating in the 30-hour famine with the youth group at church overnight Saturday. He and Herb have been doing some golfing lately.
Love to everybody.
Chris & gang

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Check it out!

Hi Family,

Ashley started a new blog. She has an interest in home design and is posting DIY projects, design schemes and other ways to make homes nicer.

So if you have time, check out The Design Thief. You won't be disappointed! If you want, become a follower and leaver her some comments.

Love to all!
The Dallas Mutschlers

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Vaughan Easter 2010

Hi all, I just wanted to share a few pictures from Easter from our house. The one picture is Emma, with Laura and Siobhan and Katrina in the background. Then Meghan and Emma, Then all the cousins, Callen, Gavin, Corbin, Katrina, Nyla, Taya, Emma and Meghan (because Emma wouldn't stay still).
We all had a good time and the weather was great. After the egg hunt, they fished and caught several very large blue gill. Lots of fun.... Love you everyone

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Winter Snowfall

Back deck through the screen.

Fir Trees in Back

Tom starting to shovel this morning.

Hi to you all. Just sending a few photos of our snowfall overnight, the most we've had at one time in quite a few years - at least 20 inches. It does look very pretty - for now.