Welcome to the team

Welcome to you all, old friends and new.  It’s a special day at Team Rasler: our SITS day!  If you don’t know what that means, you can find out more at the end.

Allow me to introduce you to The Team.  But first, I should tell you that

Three of us are sick today, and
One of us is busy doling out medicines and hugs,

So please step over the tissue graveyards next to every flat surface and come on in.
We’re a pretty friendly bunch, and we bet that you’ll find that at least

One of us reminds you of someone you know.


All of us live in the Pacific Northwest.
Two of us were born here.
One of us is Canadian; one of us is American. Two of us are half-Yank, half-Canuck.
Three of us have American passports.
Two of us will get Canadian ones as soon as
One of us gets around to doing the paperwork.

One of us roots for Toronto teams.  One of us roots for Detroit’s.
More than four of us root for Team Rasler.
Two of us just want the ball, thank you very much.

One of us is a software developer and one of us is an elementary teacher.
Three of us are students, but only
One of us has homework.

Three of us have brown hair and one of us has red.
One of us has green eyes and three of us have blue.
One of us is outnumbered by the other three of us, unless you count the cats.

All of us love to read books.
Two (sometimes three) of us like to read the words.  Two of us prefer to read the pictures.
One of us occasionally tries to taste them.

Three of us will eat pretty much whatever
One of us cooks.
One of us usually says, “No, thank you” until breakfast.

All of us love dessert, but only
Two of us can reach the dessert shelf.
One of us uses it as a reward for doing chores.

Three of us love our cats, but only
Two of us are loved by them in return. Probably because
One of us likes to pull their tails.

Three of us believe in afternoon siestas, but
Two of us can never get one because
One of us refuses to cooperate.

One of us can play the guitar, and
Two of us can play the piano, while
Three of us play a mean maraca.
All of us love to dance.

Two of us have three names; two of us have four.
All of us are Raslers.

One of us likes to say, “Why?”
One prefers to say, “No!”
Two of us have a newfound appreciation for silence.

All of us are lucky, but two of us are the luckiest.

All of us inspire stories, so
One of us writes them down here while
Three of us are sleeping.


This post was inspired by this book and this post.

If you don’t know what SITS is, it’s a gigantic group of female bloggers dedicated to supporting each other.  The SITS girls offer all kinds of tips and tricks for how to make the most of your blog, too.

I’ve learned a lot and made many friends since I connected with them, and I’m honored to meet those of you visiting from there!


40 Responses to Welcome to the team
  1. Rach
    April 2, 2012 | 8:31 pm

    Aww happy SITS day, friend!! 🙂

  2. Alison@Mama Wants This
    April 3, 2012 | 12:44 am

    Love this post, Happy SITS Day!

  3. wendiwinn
    April 3, 2012 | 5:04 am

    happy sits day! if my calculatuions are correct, there are 104 of you. great to meet you all!

  4. Sarah @littlewhitewhale
    April 3, 2012 | 5:58 am

    Love the look of your blog! Great introduction too. Little boys are the best aren’t they? I have three of my own….and a daughter. Probably shouldn’t omit her 🙂 Happy SITS day!

  5. Jenny@IntendtoLive
    April 3, 2012 | 6:09 am

    What a creative intro post! Can’t wait to follow along and get to know you better.

  6. Amber
    April 3, 2012 | 6:09 am

    Happy SITS Day to you!

    Awesome that you guys are a musical family 🙂

  7. New York Cliche
    April 3, 2012 | 6:22 am

    Congrats on the feature! This was a really fun way to do an intro post 🙂

  8. Jessica
    April 3, 2012 | 7:14 am

    Happy SITS day!

  9. Jennifer
    April 3, 2012 | 7:17 am

    Happy SITS day! Enjoyed reading your introduction. Clever!

  10. Christa the BabbyMama
    April 3, 2012 | 7:20 am

    Happy SITS Day! I love the way you’ve formatted this post 🙂 It made me smile!

  11. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
    April 3, 2012 | 7:39 am

    I love love love this post. Loved Stasha’s too. I remember reading your Dear Santa post that you linked up for Alison’s and Ado’s Blog Bash and loved it. So glad to be back visiting so that I can add you to my reader. Happy SITS Day!

  12. Audrey
    April 3, 2012 | 7:49 am

    What a creative way to post on your SITS day!

  13. Gramma
    April 3, 2012 | 7:57 am

    Thankfully, I am familiar with all the players. It was great fun to picture each one with the related activity or characteristic. You will laugh to know that I stopped at the “one with red hair” and thought, hmm?

  14. Jester Queen
    April 3, 2012 | 8:15 am

    I love how it was always possible to guess when One was a kid or adult, and to look at the SITS picture for some of the further clarification.

  15. Stasha
    April 3, 2012 | 8:22 am

    I heart this so much. And I learned so much. Hope it is not the boys that give you chocolates if you were good!
    Congrats on your SITS day. You look lovely in pink 😉

  16. Blair McKay (Boppa)
    April 3, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Aw, ‘wendiwinn’ got there first with my math joke. (Great minds and all.)

    > One of us occasionally tries to taste them.

    Recently, that One seems to have found a new way to enjoy books. (Look, a book!) (Here, read it to me!) … page 1 … (Look, I can close it myself!) “Close!” (Look, another book!)

    Grampa’s getting all sorts of speed-reading exercise.

  17. Rachel {Raw-kul}
    April 3, 2012 | 9:50 am

    I just felt a connection to you because I lived in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade and my business is still located there. When you mentioned your location all kinds of feelings came over me – I have not been back to Portland in almost three years and just this morning I was thinking about that and telling myself I need to go and visit. Thanks for reinforcing that idea. And especially, Congrats on your SITS day! 🙂

  18. Missy
    April 3, 2012 | 9:59 am

    What a fun post to introduce your family!
    I hope you are all feeling better soon.

    Congrats on your SITS day!

  19. Anne D'Arcy
    April 3, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Be well soon, all! I enjoyed your post immensely! Thanks for introducing me to the blogsite!

  20. Your Doctor's Wife
    April 3, 2012 | 10:38 am

    I love this! So clever and entertaining! I look forward to reading more!

  21. Ashley
    April 3, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Yay a fellow Canadian (or one of you at least!) Happy SITS day, can’t wait to check out more 🙂

  22. Jean Lynd
    April 3, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Loved your “poem” intro. Very creative. Number the days–my boys are now 18 & 12. Time flies ever so quickly! Happy SITS day 🙂

  23. Shara @ Wife To Mom
    April 3, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Hi Jessica, too cute! I love your post style! Congrats on your SITs day!!

  24. Suzi
    April 3, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    Hope you are all feeling better very soon – in time to enjoy the upcoming holiday! Your Mom keeps me posted and my caring thoughts are with all of you!

  25. Angela Marks
    April 3, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    Happy SITS Day Team Rasler! I am so loving the Jersey!!!!

  26. Alicia
    April 3, 2012 | 1:37 pm

    Happy SITS day! What a cute idea for a blog!

  27. meagan
    April 3, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    Are you originally from Canada? Me too!!! I’ve been in the states now since 1997, but miss it madly at times.

    Loved your post :).

  28. Sela Toki
    April 3, 2012 | 4:11 pm

    A little late in the day but dropping by to wish you a great and fantastic SITS day. Love the poem about the family. So cute!

  29. Barb - The Empty Nest Mom
    April 3, 2012 | 7:17 pm

    ALL of you dance? That’s the house to be in and the family to roll with. What an adorable introductory post! Happy SITS day.

  30. jamie
    April 3, 2012 | 8:16 pm

    Happy SITS day! Motherhood is something that scares me to the max, but reading about all the fun you guys are having lifted off my fear a little bit 😉

  31. Blond Duck
    April 4, 2012 | 3:40 am

    I hope you had a great SITS day! Your intro was so cute!

  32. Pamela
    April 4, 2012 | 6:36 am

    Cute post and congrats on your SITS day! Hope you are all feeling better soon!

  33. Susan in the Boonies
    April 4, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Happy SITSday, Jessica. Off to check out some more of your blog!

  34. Galit Breen
    April 4, 2012 | 7:58 pm

    Happy SITS day, you!!

  35. MEL
    April 5, 2012 | 6:46 am

    Cute idea and well-crafted as usual!

  36. Deanna @ Little Green Bow
    April 5, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Happy SITS day! Super cute way to introduce us to your family. I particularly like the line about eye color. It was opposite in my family. Three of them have blue eyes and I have green. I remember being super jealous growing up. Ha!

    It’s nice to meet you and I look forward to reading more. Hope everyone is feeling better soon. Have a lovely week!

  37. misssrobin
    April 7, 2012 | 6:01 pm

    Congratulations on your SITS day. Sorry I’m so late.

    Your blog is very cute.

  38. Jamie
    April 7, 2012 | 8:52 pm

    Happy Sits Day! As the mother of two boys, I can’t wait to read about another mom on this testosterone journey!

  39. Alexandra
    April 25, 2012 | 5:53 am

    Came over to tell you to enjoy your SITS DAY! Following you now, and you will love the community that SITS is. Great posts, great people running it, and so many to meet.

    Welcome to blogging! Now, you’ll never be lonely again.

    *snif* I love blogging.


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