Saturday, December 27, 2008


Christmas was fabulous at my parent's house. Lots of people, lots of love, and lots of surprising gifts. I got a digital camera! Totally blown away on that one...and don't worry I'll post lots of pictures as soon as I find some time...which might be never....haahaa. I've still been working, life is grand. I have no really great stories, except an old man set me up with his grandson at JCP today. I asked him how old he was, and he said "well, I have one thats twenty, one thats nineteen, one thats eighteen..." and I said "Oh, well then I pick the twenty year old." and this other lady that was nearby started laughing, and I said "Well, if I'm selling the shoes, I should be able to pick my husband, right??!!!?!!" haahaa! The highlight of Christmas was my nieces and nephews getting a puppy, a yellow lab, that they have named Bailey...I think. Naming it was somewhat of a contention-causer. I am going to go to bed and try to get over my cold but merry christmas and a happy new year!~

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Break

So....its hard for me to keep up to date on everything internet-wise during the break because I have no computer, but between sneaking into my dad's office, using my roommate's laptop when she's around, and other various sources I have been able to catch up here and there. The break is going well---I have been sleeping in and having some CRAZY dreams. I don't usually dream, unless I sleep in, which I have been---I get up at around 7:00 instead of 5:30. Once morning I had these psycho I Am Legend dreams, and then another night I was at JCP with shoes and an employee was pregnant, that is definitely not pregnant. Haahaa!  I did have a dream come true though...I suppose though, I have never actually DREAMED it, but it was a idea-dream of mine----I played for an HOUR AND A HALF on a CONCERT GRAND piano yesterday!!! It was gorgeous, and beautiful, and lovely, and wonderful, and absolutely a dream come true. Someday, I will have a grand piano in my house. And I will play it. And I will be better than I am now. And it will sound stupendous. 

What else has been happening....I reread some books, but I have so few books at my apartment, its kinda lamesauce. I have shoveled some snow, and I have helped clean my sister's house who just had a baby and is remodeling. 

OH YEAH! I just have to add to my sister's Andrea's and Megan's praise that: MY SISTER-IN-LAW LINDSAY IS THE AWESOMEST SISTER-IN-LAW (that lives close by--thats my disclaimer Brooke :) ) EVER! We went to two Mary Kay thingy's lately, first a facial, and then a color. It was a blast both times. For some reason I categorize her with my older siblings in age, probably the fact that she has two kids, and I forget how close in age we are. But it was a fun two nights, and I'm super glad we got to spend some time together. She also converted me to green. I bought some green eye shadow. I don't even like green that much. But I actually like it. I really do. Surprising, I know. 

I work every day next week except for Christmas Day, but I am super excited to see some family and spend some time eating Christmas chocolate---although I should be spending time working OFF the sweets, but hey, I just had an 8-hr shift of running up and down stairs to get people their shoes. Maybe we should make them get their own shoes. Maybe they would be less annoyed when it takes a minute. Maybe not.

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Sevens Tag

7 Things I can do:
1-Read books
2-Ballroom Dance (kinda, but I used to)
3-Clean Teeth
4-Find shoes in JCP stockroom
5-Clean( my mom told me the other day that even if my husband never got fed, he'd at least have a clean house...hmph...I'm not sure how I feel about that)
6-Play the Piano (I got to play a Christmas solo on a concert grand the other night. I felt SO AWESOME!)
7-Speak in Public. I love public speaking for some odd reason.

7 Things I can't do:
1-Cook foods that require any delicacy at all
2-Run for a long time, or for a short time...I'm not a runner
3-Make myself go to bed when I'm in the middle of a good book
4-Chew my nails--my braces prevent that
5-Speak Spanish fluently (inspired by Megan's thought that she can't either) but I would really like to be able to someday. I talk to a Spanish guy Hubert, at work all the time.
6-Remember names (yet another one stolen from Megan, but it's really true--I'm terrible)
7-Act. I can't act. I get super embarrassed about it too when we play family games.

7 Things I always say:
1-Holy Hannah
4-Super cool
5-Did you study that? Cause I sure didn't.
6-What are we doing?
7-Thanks you're a dove!

7 Things I can eat:
5-strawberry frozen yogurt
6-porcupine meatballs
7-cheesy fries

7 Things I can't eat:
1-Big, slimy onions(I like the flavor, just not the feeling)
2-boughten sugar cookies
5-not a huge fan of really fishy fish
6-I got less picky since I moved to college
7-I love food

7 Things I love to do:
3-play the piano
4-hike in the mountains
7-ride my bike

7 People I tag:
3-they are the only blogs I read besides my family

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So, I am officially finished with finals for my first semester in the Dental Hygiene Program. YAY! YAY! YAY! I feel like the Carpenter's song: I'm on the, top of the world looking, down on creation....laalaalaala. I lOVE the Carpenter's ps. And I love not having to study. And I love waking up at 8am on my own to no alarm clock (that will change on Friday when I start work full-time, but at least I got two days off!!!!!) and I love eating Rice Chex, it just feels Christmas-y. I love braiding my hair and ignoring it for the rest of the day, I love spending an hour at Deseret book just browsing the new books and looking at pictures. I love the feeling that I COULD be doing something right now, but I don't exactly HAVE to be. I love my warm bed, and the fact that three of us roommates drove in the driveway last night at 12:00. (Yes, I had to work that late, and no, I am not a night person, and no, I was probably not that friendly to customers past about 10pm). And I LOVE the thought that I'm going home tomorrow, and I LOVE that my brother brought me dinner on Monday night when I thought I would starve, and I LOVE how beautiful the new/remodeled inside of the Ogden temple is, and I LOVE Butterfingers, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LIFE!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Another One

My sister Andrea had a beautiful red-headed little boy yesterday (or so I've been told, I'm still anxiously awaiting an opportunity to go find out for myself). Instead of the name she had planned to name him the ENTIRE pregnancy, she switched and named him Eli. That is my name. She stole it from me. Ruff. Ruff. and ruff. His middle name is Winston. Thats what you get with a history buff sister. I have to go study for my last final now. I just got my braces changed and one tooth really hurts-but I'm almost done! And...MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Devotional and Snow

It is snowing, snowing, SNOWING!! I got up and put on some sweats and a hoodie to go study in...and then I looked out the window and added a slicky coat and rain boots. The snow is falling so beautifully, and it stuck on my nose and my lips---and I licked it off, and then I saw a Christmas tree in the Union Bldg window and I thought that life is wonderful, I only have one final left, it is snowing, AND it is ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!!!!! That brings such joy into my thoughts you have no idea. But...I am almost past my time-limit I gave myself before I have to go start studying.

So I'll just say that yesterday I got the incredible, last-minute opportunity to go the First Presidency Christmas Devotional at the Conference Center---with a parking ticket and everything. My friend Elizabeth came with, and we had a fabulous time. Our seats were super-close and the meeting was phenomenal. Random note, we sat down right next to James Swift, a kid that is my bro Wyatt's age and we were in the same ward when I was in junior high. Go figure. Okay, okay, I PROMISE I am going to study. For real.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Joyous Night Of Hilarity

Last night was crazy. I was crazy, people were crazy, and the coincidences were crazy. I took a final, had been studying all day, and decided that there was no way I was going to take a test and go right back to studying for my next test. (we'll see how that theory pans out when I have to take the next test today....cross your fingers!) and so, I called up my good friend Chantelle, and we headed to Provo--where I had told Aleesha I was coming, but I came earlier, and with Chantelle, so there was much rejoicing. We spent a good portion of the night trying to convince Aleesha to study and take a quiz that we were interupting. Chantelle and I spent a portion of that time on two bikes in the kitchen and I tried to whip up some pasta roni while balancing on a stationary bicycle. Let me tell ya, between laughing my head off until I was crying, and trying to balance on a stationary bike....there were some great moments. After that, we tried to pull ourselves together a little bit, and I wanted Aleesha to take a picture of me---a good one--which is pretty hard to do, I'm not very photogenic. So she starts. And for some reason I pick up a roll of paper towels and pose with them. That started us all off again. There are some crazy pictures. There were several almost-choking incidents because of the high rate of laughter. Haahaa. One of those nights where absolutely common-place actions and words just makes you laugh uncontrollably. Could've been the fact that I'd had four hours of sleep the night before---hey, its finals week! And I kept saying things backwards, and I can't think of any of the phrases right now, but I'd say something all wrong and they'd all start laughing again. Such good time.
We finally got in control and decided to go down to the lounge and play on the piano, and I was finishing my last bite, when my phone rang. It was an unknown number, but someone in the GIA committee had called me earlier and the number was unfamiliar, so I answered anyway. "Is this Lindsay Rasmussen?" "Yes" "Is this THE Lindsay Rasmussen?" "I suppose so." "This is Sister Richardson." "ALEESHA! IT"S SISTER RICHARDSON!" Then Aleesha screams "WHAT??!?!!!" and grabs the phone from my fingers. Now Aleesha and I have been friends since junior high, and then we both moved away for high school, and now we hang out but go to different universities. But clear back when in junior high, our young woman president was Sister Richardson. And we loved her. This was a most unexpected call.
Come to find out, she has two nephews in Provo that need a ride to Ogden---and she didn't dream in a million years that I was actually in Provo....on a random Thursday night...and WITH ALEESHA!!!!! There were way, way, WAY too many coincidences there. So...she gave us the number and we call up her RM nephew and tell him that she called us and we were heading back to Ogden and where to meet him. Crazily enough---he was about a block down the street at the time. So we pick up Spencer, and then Sis. Richardson calls me and I tell her that we picked him up and we were a little past Orem. Apparently, Spencer didn't even call and ask her or anything about who we were---he just believed we knew what we were talking about when we picked him up, and got in the car! Sis. Richardson thought that was pretty funny.
So we drop Chantelle off, and then I drop him off and go inside to chat with Sister Richardon. About an hour later, a much-tired Lindsay heads home. What a CRAZY night!?!!!
PS This morning I showered in the dark cause the light was too much for my eyes.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

#27 Surprise!

So, my older bro Derek is supposed to be this all-intelligent dr.--- and because of many (more than weekly---I'm sure) ultrasounds, they have been positive for the last nine months that they are having a boy. SURPRISE! It's a girl! I don't know how it happened---maybe there had to be a last-minute change or something---but they are surprised enough they haven't even come up with a name yet. Born at 1am, 8lbs, 10oz, mom and baby both healthy. That makes grandchild number 27. Also, follows a trend. My three oldest siblings all have three girls, two boys now. Also, it makes 18 girls, and 9 boys. My sister Andrea is a little concerned now--haahaa---she is dead set on having a boy for Christmas! No mistakes for her please! haahaahaa. I laughed so hard. Definitely happy for a girl! Have a great day all!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Last night for FHE we bussed down to SLC (only I rode with Dave, thanks Dave) and ate at Buci di Beppo (or something like that). The food was pretty good, as good as mass-produced food can be, but I must've been hungry or something, cause I ate a TON!!!!

Then we walked to Temple Square and journeyed around for awhile. Chantelle and I had some great catching-up-on-eachother's-lives sort of talk, and I had a fabulous time. The highlight was singing Wicked with Nichole with her ipod backing us up. Love that music. Love it. Then I laid on Chantelle's lap the rest of the ride home and was considerably saddened by the thought of homework. So I went to bed instead. I'm hoping it doesn't kill me since I have to work a full shift today(because I wanted Thursday off so I could study). Wish me luck!


We finished up Clinic yesterday--from now on its only REAL patients in the clinical chairs, I'm not sure I'm that excited for next semester. Anyone need their teeth cleaned??!!?!!?

I've got lots of finals and studying...I thought I could be completely finished by Friday, but one of my professors mother's passed away, and so her test won't be available until next week. But for sure I will be done on Tuesday! YAY! ONE MORE WEEK!

This semester has flown by. I have made some incredible friendships, learned a load of stuff, and had a lot of fun experiences. I'm still loving college life and enjoying the free food!! :)