Our Little Lady

I want to introduce our newest family member, who joined our family just over two months ago now. (And let me tell you those two months have flown by, which is putting me is a state of panic because my children are growing up way to fast.)

So, without further ado here is miss Emma Beth Lee Rasmussen.


Born: December 3, 2014 at 10:29 pm.


She weighed 7 lbs 15 oz and was 19 in long.


She loves to snuggle and her daddy has been eating that up.


Her brother loves her to death and hugs and kisses her every chance he gets.


She has been such a blessing to me and to our family.  She has shown us that our hearts can grow even more then we ever knew.


I came across this poem and I feel that it defines me right now.

Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, for babies grow up, I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So, settle down cobwebs, dust go to sleep, I’m rocking my baby and baby’s don’t keep.

So, while I am over here trying to take in every moment with my precious kiddos, I hope you have been enjoying your new year!

From my Family, to Yours..


A Lot to be Thankful For

I am sorry the only message you got from me last week was one of discouragement and frustration. That is not me, well not normally anyways. I just wanted to show that not everything is perfect around here, (if anyone even thought that when I am always saying how imperfect I am anyways).
This time however is a time to reflect on the many blessings we have been given and all that we are Thankful for. I mean that is the name of the Holiday we will be celebrating tomorrow, isn’t it? Thanks-giving. In recent years, this time of year has become too commercialized and focused on getting the best deal as soon as you can for as cheap as you can. People have even died over the issue. That seems beyond ridiculous to me.
This year we are setting apart Thanksgiving Day, as a sacred day.  A day for family, excellent food, and football (a tradition brought from my husband’s side of our little family). We are going to reflect on the things we are thankful for this past year and look to the future with all of its brightness with our hopes and dreams. And if we do any “black friday” shopping we will be doing so at local small businesses, to help boost our local economy.
So my invitation to you is that when you have a few moments in between the hustle and bustle of the next few days take that time to be thankful, to recognize the blessings that are before you whether they be family, friends, good food, or just life in general. We all have been truly blessed, isn’t it about time we start recognizing it?

From our Family, to Yours… With love and Thanks-giving this Holiday season!
What are you thankful for this time of year?