The true meaning of Christmas folks...
I am so grateful for my wonderful family.
Thank you for being amazing.

Thank you for raising me to be who I am today.
Thank you for all your sacrifices.
Thank you for staying up late hours to help me finish that book report I forgot to tell you about.
Thank you for teaching me to be a good person.
Thank you for being kind to EVERYONE and always putting others before yourself.
Thank you for not allowing fights between me and my siblings.
Thank you for staying strong, through all the pain you encountered.
Thank you for holding on, and not giving up, when many would have.
Thank you for being my best friend, the one I can tell all to.
Thank you for teaching me about Jesus, and our Heavenly Father, and this wonderful Gospel.
Thank you for bringing the Spirit into my life.
I love you mother.

Thank you for being born. Seriously.
Ladies and Gents, my mother was not supposed to have another Child, but God thought different.
Thank you Heavenly Father for sending her into my life.
Thank you for being the best friend anyone could ask for.
Thank you for not being judgemental.
Thank you for being so caring, and loving.
Thank you for the endless hair do's and face make up for several dances.
(WHICH she is so amazing at)
Thank you for telling me how it is.
Thank you for sticking with me through it all. We did it sista!
I love you best friend.

Thank you for always looking out for me.
Thank you for always calling me to get home, so I wouldn't break curfew.
Thank you for all the rides you've given me, since you got your license.
Thank you for your courage, and strength.
Thank you for wanting things to be different.
Thank you for not giving up.
Thank you for being the greatest big brother.
Thank you for being the "Father figure".
Thank you for caring, when he wouldn't.
Thank you for telling us, "It sucks, but we can get through this."
I love you brother.

Thank you to all my wonderful friends.
One day I shall go into detail and tell you just how wonderful they are.
Words cannot desribe how grateful I am for ALL of you.
You've changed my life for the better, and I hope i've done the same in return.

Thank you Heavenly Father for everything you've given me.
Thank you Jesus, for saving us ALL.
Thank you for your perfect example, the one we should all live by and follow.
Thank you for your loving arms and guidence.
Thank you for being patient and forgiving.
Thank you for not giving up on me.
Thank you for blessing me with your Spirit.
Thank you for the truth.
Thank you for showing me the true spirit of Christmas.

Thank you for taking my hand.


Unexpected miracles.

Holy HANNAH! Did this just happen to me?
Don't worry, It's a great thing :)
Once upon a time, I was very hurt from a specific someone.
It hurt bad. bad. bad. (I won't go into detail)
But I believe people can change. and this is a total testimony of it.
Please don't ever give up on someone.
Have faith and hope that someday things will change.
It will all work out, I promise dear friends.
I got an apology letter. It was so heartfelt, I couldn't believe it.
I started crying! It was so amazing.
I was so touched. I AM BLESSED. I am.


"The sun hurts my feelings."

Did I tell you that I Intern for the Special Education
program at Edgemont Elementary? well I love it. so much.
The other day Danielle (one of the wonderful aids) told me a great story.
Bryce (first grader, super cutie, has autism AND diabetes) loves the snow!
The day after the first snow..
The sun was shining very brightly and this is what he said..
"Miss Rassmussen! The sun is out!"
"Yeah... it is." (she's just a little confused).
"It's going to melt all the snow!!" Bryce starts BAWLING!
He was so sad, but later I couldn't help but laugh.
He's so cute. He inspires me daily.

Me & Bryce!


Don't run faster than you are able!

I'm a blogger. what can I say?
Time. that word alone scares me.. a little.
or a lot.
It's already November!
College apps almost done.. crazy.
Time flies. faster and faster everyday.
I feel like I'm looking forward to so many things!
Christmas! Tour! Birthday! and then before I know it.. Graduation.
I'm just going to take life by the day. no more "Soon!"
I will focus on today and make it the greatest!
Tomorrow is forever away. (or let's pretend..)

Left my boss a note! It worked!
yess! starting next week, I officially only work 2 days/week.
more time to actually DO my homework and by Heaven's means..
My body doesn't love that I am always on the go.
It finally took my back giving out and me passing out for this decision to be made.
I am slowing down. SLOWING way down.
Thank goodness :)


Wow! in need of a new post.

I feel like I'm so busy.
Always doing something.
working ALL the time.
school full time.
this is my most regular pattern..
wake up
homework (possibly)
I have no time for anything! or that's how i feel anyway.
ohh and did I mention COLLEGE APPS?
yeah, I've got to finish those pronto.
I'm going to talk to my boss about working less.

I love my mother :)


The Prayer of the Children

Can you hear the prayer of the children?
On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room?
Empty eyes with no more tears to cry
Turning Heavenward toward the light
Crying, "Jesus, help me
To see the morning light of one more day
But if I should die before I wake,
I pray my soul to take

Can you feel the hearts of the children
Aching for home, for something of their very own
Reaching hands with nothing to hold on to
But hope for a better day
Crying, "Jesus, help me
To feel the love again, in my own land
But if unknown roads lead away from home
Give me loving arms, away from harm

Can you hear the voice of the children
Softly pleading for silence in their shattered world
Angry guns preach a gospel full of hate
Blood of the innocent on their hands
Crying, "Jesus, help me
To feel the sun again upon my face
For when darkness clears, I know you're near
Bringing peace again

Can you hear the prayer of the children?

We are singing this for Madrigals and I am so happy! I love this song so much. It always touches me.


So they say I'm growing up.

One word.
wait, what?
excuse me?
No more, "What are you going to be when you grow up?"
Now it's.."What are you going to do with your life?"

When I walk the halls at Timpview,
I still think i'm that 14 year old girl.
Who's a freshman, and looked up to all the seniors.
Time FLIES! Holy cow.
Reality Check. This is my last year at homeee.
I'll be on my own in a couple of months, taking some hard classes, and working.
But WHERE? where do I go? I'm so lost.
BYU? hmm.. yes? no? will I get in even?
BYU Hawaii??
Somewhere else??
please oh please.

It's such a weird experience, taking all this in. I'm almost done. DONE.
ahh man. I'm excited. I'm nervous. I'm scared. I'm lost.
But I'm not alone. ever. :)

It's so extremely hard trying to live in the moment.
"Enjoy Senior year, it goes fast!"
Well i'm preparing for college at the moment,
and that will be the first half of senior year.

Come what may! and love it. enjoy it. soak it up.



Homecoming was a blast! I had so much fun, and Nate was such a great date! For our day date we hiked Stewart Falls and had a bbq at Ryan's and Christian's cabin up in Sundance. We went to P.F. Changs for dinner (soo yummy! I ate way too much. haha) danced it up at the dance and then Nate took me home. I also took the ACT that SAME MORNING. Stressful and eventful day! but fun :) hopefully I get a good score! Here's a picture of me before Nate came.. Thank you SO much Kylee Matson for letting me borrow this BEAUTIFUL dress. :)


and football season begins!

On Friday was the first football game of the season against PG! we won! such a bonus. It was a new and weird experience for me because I've ALWAYS been a cheerleader and this year I'm not. (Due to injuries, etc.) I've been on the other side, but now I'm part of the crowd and its great! It was a lot of fun! I'm so excited for the upcoming games and the Homecoming Game and school in general! I think it will do me really good to get back to learning and being with my friends. I'm ready for a new start. Senior year will be great :)



Doggie Sit

This week from this Wednesday to today I doggie sat for the Evans! They are such a great family and I didn't mind at all. The dog Ricco is so friendly! It was hard because I worked everyday that I watched him. So it was a double whammy! But I survived! He had a little accident and I was pretty bummed because I tried my best to take him out as often as I could. I was gone two-and-a-half hours and he went in the living room...darn. I hope they don't get bugged with me. Every morning he would wake me up at six for me to take him out and feed him. and then I went back to sleep (If I could). It was a good experience and I'm so happy they let me take care of him.


Kidnapped Kimmy!

yesterday was my darling Kimmy's Birthday! My friends and I decided to go kidnap her before she went running and take her to breakfast! at 6 a.m.... haha kinda early for summer don't ya think? but we didn't mind. We took her to Harly's and her dad Steve made us an amazing breakfast! It was so fun to be with my girls! They're so great. I love them! after the breakfast I went home and fell back asleep for two hours. It felt great! and much needed. here's some pictures from the secret mission :)

Group hug! I love these girls so much! :)


something new.

This past week has been crazy! well for starters.. me and Zach broke up. After a long and amazing six months, we called it quits. We ended it on good terms! Which is great. you don't hear that too often anymore. But the way it was brought up and handled was almost immature. No no it definitely was immature. But I'm not here to gossip or make him look bad! It just made me realize some qualities I LOVED.. and some not so much. Zachary White is an amazing person and I was so blessed that he came into my life when he did. I wish him the best of luck with school, mission, and everything. I have loved and needed his friendship so much. So thanks.. :)

But I'm looking for a fresh new start! I'm not looking to date any boy steady anytime soon.. I just mean, get to know the boys more in my grade! go on lots of dates and just enjoy senior year! I do not have cheerleading anymore. So it will be a weird, new start for me. but I'm EXCITED! I want school to start! I'm ready to take on my last year of high school. I look forward to that day when I'll be in my white gown and graduated! But before then, I will make this theeee BEST and most AMAZING year of high school. and it's my last so why not??

I really do believe this quote.. "When one door of happiness closes, another one opens." or however it goes haha.

"Sometimes on the way to our dreams, we get lost and find a better one."

It's hard now, but everyday gets better. I know it was time, so it makes it a lot easier to handle. It will all work out. Never, never give up hope! That is what keeps me going. I'm so greatful for my Savior! He has helped me so much and continues to everyday. He gives me hope, and I'll hold on to him forever.


I love you mom.

Tuesday night was... scary.
My body had never hurt as much as it did.

After a super-fun night with Zachary
I crawled into bed and..
my knees started screaming at me.
They were throbbing like crazy.
nothing i did would make the pain go away.

I couldn't sleep. or at least I did for a few minutes, but the pain woke me up.
I screamed for my mom! I was so scared. I was crying. I needed her.
She put ice on my knees and layed next to me in my bed until I almost fell asleep.
She prayed for the evil spirits to leave and told me to do the same.

Mamma comes to the rescue!
She is always there.
Always there to hold my hair back when I throw up.
Always there to hold my hand and tell me it will all be okay.
Always there to stand by me and love me forever and always.
Always there to be my mother.
I'm so happy I chose her.
She is so so strong. I don't know how she is still holding on.
What she's gone through, people only have nightmares about.
She reminds me constantly to..
be nice,
to look out for others,
to read my scriptures,
to always say my prayers,
to visit the needy,
and to keep the house clean.
Everyday I grow older, I see more easily the things she does for us, and others.
She will always put someone else before her.
She is the most unselfish person I know.
I'm so greatful for her example.
Mamma, I love you.. more.


first blog!

Today I decided to start a blog! I'm really excited to start blogging. Today is June 28 and I simply cannot believe that it's almost July! it's so crazy. Time flies? yeah for sure. My summer has been great! I went to girls camp two weeks ago and it was a lot of fun! It was bittersweet because it was my last year but it was a perfect way to end it! I'm actually speaking in church about it, should be good. I've mainly been working. I work at Farr's Fresh. I love it! I love meeting the people who come in and I love my co-workers. They're so so great! Also, hang out with Zach! oh Zachary, he's such a cutie. We've been dating for five months and it's going so great! We're the best of friends and I love being with him. He's off to BYU in the fall, which will be way exciting! So senior year is coming up... I don't want to think about it! I absolutely love summer and don't want it to end. well at least not for a while! I have a lot of things to look forward to but I'm right now I'm just going to live in the moment. Because this moment is so great!