Aug 22, 2010

Our free time

So check out the August 2010 pictures. I just updated them with a few of our free time pics. - spent quading in the pasture and around the farm in Cardston. We just love our new ride!
Also, some geocaching pictures-have you ever done it? No!?!?! You have to try it! Our good friends Tim and Ashlee got us into it and we love it! We placed some of our own (in some of the earlier month's pictures - on the left.) It's a world wide treasure hunt - so no matter where you live, there's geocaches - guarenteed!

Hopefully, we get a few more weekends to play! Enjoy!

Aug 18, 2010

Welcome to My blog.... BACK to my blog

HI!! did you know that I have a blog? Really? You did?? WOW! It must have slipped my mind...
It's been well over a year, and we've had a very eventful one.
Last summer we spent the summer playing and camping.
We took a trip to Utah for Labor Weekend, and spent sometime at Bear Lake and a Family reunion. I forget how much I love that annual tradition!! So fun!
In September, I also started assistant coaching cheerleading for our University here in Lethbridge. I absolutely loved it! The girls were so fun, and I got to help out with something that I love!
In October we went to our annual ward Relief Society Retreat - I had such a fun time helping to plan and carry it out. I really miss being in the presidency!! It was a blast.
In November we found out that baby #2 was on the way! I wan't nearly as sick as I was last time through it - which was wonderful! The pregnancy went a whole lot smoother - no kidney stones this time! yah for me!
I also started working at GoodLife Fitness clubs again - but this time as the Club administrator. Nice relax kind of job and I got to take Blake in with me. He played in Childminding for a few hours every morning, which gave me a bit of a break!
December is December - lots of Christmas celebrations!
January is January - cold, boring and blah. ;)
February, as most of you know, Brother (a.k.a Greg - Nate's "little brother" :)) got married- That was a fun quick trip down.
In March we celebrated Blake's 2nd birthday - Mom and Dad came for a few days to help celebrate! I absolutely adore my little bubba and can't believe how big he's getting!
April was easter time! We took a trip to Fairmont Hotsprings in B.C. Natural hot springs! it was awesome!
May started CAMPING SEASON!!! - Lundbreck Falls for my birthday, Carbondale for our 7th anniversary! I love that time of year! Oh and Lots of Rain!
June - WOW June. Lets see - more camping, we got us a quad, and a new car - a red 2008 Ford Edge. And my last bit of work, and getting ready for baby! Oh and Lots of Rain.
And then came July! And our beautiful baby girl Alexa Louise! She's a spitten image of her daddy, and a chunker - that's my nickname for her right now because she eats like crazy and she's all cheeks and thighs! haha - She's adorable! She joined our family on July 9th and has been a blessing ever since. I love being a mommy!
And that brings August. Parades and quading, and rain storms, and we'll see how the last of it goes.
I still keep busy with the jewelry business - but of course, I took the month of July off for the baby and I'm getting ready to get back into it!!
Well- now that You've gotten the last year of the Rasmussen life, make sure you check out all the pics on the side to get a visual.
I can't promise anything, but I will try to do better (I know-I've said that before. Let's just see how this thing pans out!
Peace out

Jun 6, 2009

Knock, Knock?

Tara, are you there? Hellooooo!? Tara? where are you?

That is probably what a lot of you if not all have been saying to me the past.. what? Month and a half? yeesh! Sorry faithfuls! I update facebook quite often, but that only takes a few minutes. This I have to try to come up with something witty or cute . So, bloggers block you ask? Yeah, I'd say!

So, in the last month or so.... I have been staying really busy with Lia Sophia Jewelry. And loving every minute! I get to see all the different pieces that people buy, and then open my day planner to my "To Do/Get" list, and add yet another item - or five.
Let's see.....I got a new calling *sob/smile* After 5 years serving in the Primary - first being the Chorister for 8 or so months, then 2nd counselor in the Presidency for 2 years, and then as President for another 2. I am now the Education counselor in the Relief Society. I am sad to leave the Primary - believe me I bawled! - but I am so excited for the change and the growth! We just got new Sunday School teachers, so that is going to be exciting, and now I get to work with all the moms of those precious children of God that I grew to love.
I'm nervous. I haven't been there for 5 years! What if I'm not a good adult kind of leader? I work really well with the kids - and if I ever had to wing it, the kids never even knew the difference. Oh boy.... What if I don't have the ability to help lead our relief society where the bishop and RS pres wants it to go? I know that change is good. For everyone. Me, the children, the women in our ward, my family. And I know the Lord knows what he's doing, but I feel like I don't!

Blake is growing and learning so fast. No words yet, but he knows what we are saying, and he's starting to "mock" us. He just had his 12th tooth come in this last week! All four molars are in and as big and painful for those little gums as ever! I'm just glad we don't remember that pain. He's running around, trying to walk down the stairs instead of slide, and he loves to help. Whatever we're doing, he has to be right there. Like today: We were emptying the paper shredder in to grocery bags, and Blake put his had in there and grabbed a HUGE handful to put into the bag. But missed. It went all over the carpet! It was really cute that he wanted to help! And he cleaned up after himself too! picked up one shred at a time and put it in the bag, and then after we were finished he helped vacuum too!

Trent has been staying busy with work. And then I keep him busy with camping on the weekends! It's been great fun. And when he has some down time, he spends it in the garage working on his project truck. Thats the before picture, and here are some during. More will definately follow, because he has A LOT planned for this thing!

Blake and I went to Salt Lake last weekend for a quick visit. It was Cousin Jay Jay's birthday last week and we all went to the Hoogle Zoo. We had a great time - it was hot, but all the kids did fairly well. Here are some picts - I didn't realize how many I didn't get but here ya go anyways. Also - HERE are some of his first haircut from my friend Bridget while we were there. He did pretty good considering I was pinning him down by his arms.

Well, bored yet with our update? To bad - you started reading. Just kidding, I'm done!
So I can't promise an update on a regular basis this summer. We have camping and many a jewelry parties to do, But even if it's one liners linking you to our amazing pictures, that's good enough right?
C'ya on the flip side!