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Barren to Bonkers: The Dog Years

Barren to Bonkers: The Dog Years

Introducing the newest memeber of the Rasmussen family: We brought home a new puppy last Friday. He is a 12 week old Labradoodle! I have found there are two camps of people, those who say, “Oh my gosh what are you thinking!” and those who say, “Ohhhh, that is so great, a new puppy!” Yeah, I get it. I know ... Read More »

Welcome to Seattle (without the ocean views)

Welcome to Seattle (without the ocean views)

What the heck is up with all this rain?  We waited forever for winter to end (just put the winter coats in storage last weekend) but now we are swamped with torential rains day after day (good news, it is supposed to rain tomorrow too, followed by showers on Wednesday and storms on Thursday).  There have been so many cancled ... Read More »

Go Unicorns…Beat the Popsicles!

Go Unicorns…Beat the Popsicles!

Welcome to the world of Girl’s Kindergarten Soccer.  Our team name, after much debate and a simple vote, is the Unicorns (I know fierce).  But the team we played tonight were the Popsicles so maybe it’s not about making the other team afraid of their opponent.  Since we don’t keep score and we don’t want to hurt anyones feelings I’m not sure ... Read More »

A Zip-lining, Fish-catching, Dodgballing Good Time

Last weekend we went to Family Camp.  “What is Family Camp? ” a  friend asked when I told her our Memorial Weekend plans. “It’s like camping except we stay in a lodge (much like a hotel room with our own bathroom) and they cook all the meals for us (buffet style so we just show up, eat, and leave), and they ... Read More »

Let the Games Begin

“Hey, I  know, lets have a big family honey!  You know lots of little babies and kids running around!” Not so sure I thought that one through.  Because now all those “little” kids are big and need rides to do “stuff” like playdates, track, music concerts, soccer etc. Just started soccer season and that means practices and games every day of ... Read More »

O-Target

O-Target

The twin girls are at that fun stage where they are starting to read everything.  They notice words everywhere.  Yesterday when we went to Target Cassie asked, “Why is there an ‘O’ in Target?” “There’s not Honey, why do you ask that?” She pointed to the Target sign and sure enough when you look at it there is an “O”. ... Read More »

Welcome to my New Website!

“What do you write about?”  people ask. “I write about becoming a mom and being a mom.” I answer.  I want to give hope and compassion to those who are struggling with infertility and loss, but I also want to provide light-hearted encouragement to those who are now moms.  I have decided to combine my two blogs (Barren to Bonkers! ... Read More »

What Every Mother Wants to Hear

What Every Mother Wants to Hear

We’ve been discussing getting a pet at our house.  Cat, dog, fish…rock.  The conversations have been going on for a while and we (the parents) are just not quite ready to pull the trigger on any big decisions.  So the other day we were driving home from church and I overheard the kids talking about getting a kitten. Child 1: “Oh, kitties are so cute we ... Read More »

Frugality and Ecofriendliness meet Crash and Burn (or Freeze)

Frugality and Ecofriendliness meet Crash and Burn (or Freeze)

March 6, 2014 006 Let’s say your husband emails you the gas/electric bill…again…and you want to make a difference so you go out and buy a programmable thermostat. Let’s say you want to surprise your husband with your frugality and ecofriendliness all in one big surprise so you decide to install it yourself. Yep most of you are already thinking ... Read More »

The Countdown to Christmas

The Countdown to Christmas

All right, the guests are set to arrive in one hour.  I think I’m ready.  Not as ready as I would like to be but it will have to do.  There is nothing really cool I saw on Pinterest as a center piece, no new recipes, no papre-bagged candles lining the driveway…the bathrooms are clean and there will be green bean casserole, ... Read More »