Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Last Post

From now on, if you want updates on Tyler, Jackson, and me, you can go to our family blog at:

We'll try to keep you updated with what's going on with us. With how fast Jackson is growing up, I'm sure there will be lots with him. :)

Thanks for reading my blog for all these years. Now it's time to start the new chapter. :)

Randi Lynn

Monday, October 11, 2010

What the Blog?

Yep. That's right. I'm blogging. Finally.

But there isn't much to say. Thought I would just kinda check in. There isn't much going on in my life. I take care of a fussy, adorable little boy. I feel like I haven't slept a full real night's sleep since Jackson was born. If you didn't know, Tyler, Jackson, and I moved into my parents' basement (we stole kiristin's room haha), which I've been told is the way to do it haha. Tyler works from 2:30 to 11 pm but since he works in Lindon, he leaves at 1:40 and coming home is never the same time... but it's late. I am once again coaching the high school swim team. This year Steve (the head coach) gave me kids to work with (what we like to call the guppies) and leaves me to coach them by myself. Which sometimes is awesome but also sometimes very frustrating (at the kids, not Steve). I'm pretty excited for the meets to start, which is next week (hahahah my kids are so not ready). There was a time where I kinda gave up caffeine when I was pregnant with Jackson, but I'm totally back to addicted again. It's terrible, I know, but that's why it's called an addiction. Ummmm.... let's see. There isn't really anything else going on. I'll try to blog more often. I was thinking of making a new blog so it's more like a family blog from Tyler, Jackson, and me. And I'll try to blog once a week or so to say what's been going on. (Like baby's first tooth, wedding plans, things like that. Alright? :D)

Well, Much love to all of you. :)
Good night, Randi Lynn

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Home Sweet Home... All the time

Sorry for the lack of blog... it's just that I have seriously been doing the same thing over and over again for the last 8 weeks, sitting at home or at Tyler's house, just being lazy and taking care of the little bundle of joy/shit, jackson. haha. Pretty much this blog will just be an update on him and how Tyler and I have been handling the new life as parents. Jackson is doing amazing. He just had his 2 month checkup the other day... he is officially 11 pounds 7 ounces. He is growing SO FAST! It's incredible and happening so quickly. I know that he won't be my little boy forever, so I'm really cherishing every moment with him. I do my best being patient with him and I really feel that helps calm him down and not be mad at me if it takes me a while to figure out whats wrong with him. The best thing that has happened lately is that he learned to smile and somewhat giggle. Its the most beautiful thing in the entire world. :) It's also the hardest thing to get a picture of because he is so curious what the camera is and stops smiling to focus. He LOVES his swing and spends a lot of time in that and in his boppy when he's not being loved to death by his daddy, grandmas, or aunts.

Tyler and I have been doing great. You'd think that having a baby would make a relationship hard or whatnot, but honestly... right now we have been doing the best we ever have. He just got a job working with Neil at Shelf Reliance down in Lindon. I have been kinda looking for jobs, but we haven't really figured out where Jackson would go for the day. We have plenty of short time babysitters available, but we don't know about long term. The three of us spend a lot time together, when Tyler isn't working. We are usually relaxing or spending time with the families. We also spend a lot time feeding Jackson... it's his favorite thing in the entire world. haha even when he isn't all that hungry, it's sometimes THE only thing to calm him down. That and he sometimes doesn't like a binky so likes to use the mommy-binky.

Hmm... I tried talking about me and Tyler and still went to talking about Jackson. What can I say? He is our life now. No complaints at all though. He does get in grumpy moods that are kinda hard on the ears, but seeing him happy and smiling is so worth everything. I seriously couldn't be happier... scratch that...I'll be the happiest when Jackson starts sleeping through the entire night. Speaking of which... I'll end with baby "stats"


Birth:7 lbs 6 oz.

Two Weeks: 8 lbs 9 oz.

Five Weeks: 10 lbs 12 oz.

Eight Weeks: 11 lbs 7 oz.


Usual: 4 hours

Longest: 7 hours

Naps: 2 Hours


Impossible statistic. Always wants food.

If you still haven't seen Jackson... just give me a text and come over! I'm almost always at either my house or Tyler's. Love you all!

Love, Randi Lynn

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jackson Tyler

Right now I'm finally finding time to blog about the most amazing thing that has happened lately to us. Our amazing little boy, Jackson Tyler, is finally here. He's taking a nap so I figured I would write a short blog for you all. So I had been having minor contractions for a week or so before. I had a doctors appointment on the 19th (two days after my due date) and was told I had barely dilated and was going to be induced on Monday. I was pretty upset about this because of how excited I was for him to finally be here. That night, however, I started having strong contractions that kept me up all night. The next day, my mom decided to take me to Orem to go shopping (walking around really helps with labor and contraction pains). I come home and time the contractions to find they are around 7 1/2 minutes apart. I go over to visit Tyler and relax. Everytime he saw I was in pain, he would look at the clock and soon we found they were coming every 5 minutes or so. While talking to him and his mom, my water breaks... weird freaking feeling. Tyler and I go for a walk around the block to help me feel better. Just to make sure, we packed our bags and headed to hospital (almost 7 pm). Perfect timing. I had dilated to a 4 which put me into active labor and my water had indeed broken. (which is really good cause i heard that being induced really really sucks). I had to wait an hour for the epidural to come... but that was so worth it. All the pain stopped, it was amazing. The crappy thing is is when you go into labor, you cant eat or drink. The only thing you can have are ice chips. So I was getting hungry and thirsty. They told me the minute the baby got here, I could have a coke. Best motivation ever haha. The doctor came to check me and said that I would probably be able to start pushing at 1 and would have the baby here around 3. Well this is the part I'm freaking proud of. I was dilated to a 10 a little after 11:30 and was able to start. They told me it could take an hour or two to get him out... I did it in 35 minutes and not one scream or peep. Hell yeah. Let me tell ya, those swimmer abs and lungs freaking helped a ton. So then at 1:13 in the morning, he was born. Super super cone headed and barely cried. The nurse wasn't kidding when she said I could have a coke right after. She brought it in soon after they handed me the baby. I handed him to Tyler and started drinking the coke. haha. We had two names picked for the baby, Matthew or Jackson. As soon as I saw him, I knew he was a Jackson. Tyler thought the same thing. So Jackson Tyler Rasmussen it was.

At first he had problems eating. Then we got this weird bottle thing (picture of it on facebook) that had these tubes that taped to my finger which he sucked on. It sucked cause it took so long for him to eat, but atleast he was eating. Then we saw a doctor that gave us this plastic nipple shield or whatnot and now he is actually breastfeeding. Its so nice. No more packing everything up when we go anywhere.

But now he is better than ever. He has the best facial expressions and funniest noises. He loves having his fists in his face (which kinda is a pain in the butt when it comes to feeding him). He is really strong and can already lift his head. He is really curious and looks around a lot with his cute shifty eyes. He looks just like his daddy, but with my nose and kinda my eye shape. Daddy can always calm him down, I think it's his big arms, they hold him so nicely.

Sorry if this was too much, I don't know how much i'll be able to blog anymore with the little one now. But I'll try. I'll really try to update for the people I barely see. I love you guys. Thanks for all the help and love so far. If you want to come see Jackson, just text or call me. (and if i don't answer your calls, i'm really sorry. if i'm busy i'm usually no where near my phone or its on silent while i attempt to sleep)

Much love. Randi, Tyler, & Jackson

Monday, April 19, 2010

Baby Update

Since pretty much the only thing going on in my life right now is Tyler and our amazing little boy on his way... there isn't too much to blog about other than them. Last night, we finally really narrowed down names that we both like. Here are the two: Jackson Tyler or Matthew James. We liked the name Matthew before and then we found out that the lead singer from Muse is also Matthew... so that was a reason it is now in the top two. hahaha.

I had my second baby shower yesterday. Now we have SO much stuff and just about everything we need. My parents' friend brought up a small crib to put in my room. All the clothes, blankets, and two boppy pillows i got fill up the crib. We put the diapers and wipes underneath. It's quite an impressive amount... I just hope they will last atleast a month, haha.

Both the baby and I are doing great. I've been getting lightheaded more, but apparently I just need to drink more water (didn't even think that was possible). And it's getting harder to walk around or stand for a long period of time. My feet and knees just love this pregnancy thing... not. At my last check up last week they found out that I hadn't gained any weight since the check up two weeks before, but they measured my belly and aren't concerned cause he's growing fine and I gained a lot of weight before (I'm at 130 pounds... and let me tell you what... it's ALL in my bottom haha).

Tyler has been helping me with everything. Like getting up cause my abs are really hard to use and letting me relax because I'm always so freaking tired. He bought the baby his first pair of vans (he got matching ones but in blue) and a cute outfit. He's going to be such a good daddy. :)

Oh, here is the one thing of bad news. So we were planning on getting a tuxedo onesie for Morgan's wedding which would be around a week after he's supposed to be here. My mom and I talked about it and she said that because of this weak immune system, that he shouldn't be around large amounts of people or he could get really sick. So he won't be able to show off his amazing cuteness at her wedding, which is sad. We were both pretty excited about that. Damn.

Anyway, I guess I'll stop here. I'm just really excited and all. Thank you guys for your support and love for us. :) We really appreciate it. We'll try to keep you updated, specially because he is bound to be here in less than a month now.
Love you all. Randi Lynn & Tyler & Baby

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Baby :)

May 17th 2010
Randi & Tyler's little boy :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thank God for Braces.

So my mom got the pictures of my sister's before braces from the orthodontist. That reminded her that she still had mine. Dear lord. I would be embarrassed, but I'm not cause I have amazing looking teeth now. I had to go through a lot of oral surgeries to even be able to get the braces on. I have either two or four adult teeth missing because I simply didn't have enough room in my mouth for them. After three years (they originally told me I would only have them for a year and a half) I got them off. Best day ever. Here are the before and after pictures...Let's just say... Thank God for Braces.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Super Senior" Coach

Since starting coaching the high school swim team, Tyler has often called me a super senior. Haha. Oh well... I loved every minute of coaching them. I'm actually thinking that if we're living up here next year that I'll do it again. State was this past weekend and boy was it amazing. The goal was to get the boys to finally take it since Ogden, the competition the past 2 years, had moved to 4A and for the girls to take second since there was no way of catching Judge. Guess what school bumped down our goal? Freaking Park City. Let me tell ya, they were not happy at all that we took region so easily. Pissed off is a better description actually. But even though we didn't achieve the goal, they had amazing swims. 4 state champions. 4 school records. (Both my backstroke and medley record stand) 8 times that made the All Wasp Team. 55 personal bests. This came to a grand total of 522 pushups for the coaches. Although if the boys would have won that would have given us 500 more pushups, along with the girls getting second would have given us 500. If you are interested in individual results, click here. Kiristin came really close to my record of 1:08.07 with a 1:08.80. She'll be time trailing that this weekend for one more chance at it along with the medley relay since they weren't going strong in it at state.
Anyway, that's pretty much it. Love you guys.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Little Entertainment

Having one of those days? Just need a laugh or maybe even just a little entertainment? Well you're in luck, cause I turned my poem blog into a blog of just my random mind trying to help you on those kind of days. I get bored and want to share my random things with you. So this blog will be kept as my "journal" type thing to you and the other one is just going to be random and fun. So go ahead and click the link under "Blogs I Read" in the column to the right of my entries.
Enjoy :) Randi

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

No Longer Blind

Yep, That's right. I have glasses. Nice and nerdy I like to think. But hey... I can finally see. I love it. I dunno if I'm gonna get contacts, if I do... that's in future. I don't have to wear my glasses a lot, just when I need to see farther away. Anyway, that's pretty much all. Love you guys. Randi Lynn :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eyeballs... Too advanced

Tonight I went to the region pasta party at the Brown's amazing home. I had a wonderful time until the part I was taking two of the swimmers home. All was going well until we started talking about how everyone is a genetic mutation. My sister brought up that blue eyes is a huge mutation because our ape decedents and monkeys now didn't/don't have blue eyes themselves. One of the kids I was taking home seriously argued that we couldn't have come from apes. Not one little single ounce in him believed in evolution. Yes, I've heard some believe in Adam and Eve and then evoltion happening after them... that's understandable I suppose. After telling him that, hey... yeah the scientists haven't found SO much evidence... not. This was his response... "Evolution couldn't have happened because the eyeball is so advanced. Only God could have created something so advanced." Wow.

I know some of you are just thinking I'm being anti-religion or whatnot. Think what you must... I don't force you to read my blog. It's really quite incredible how much this is bugging me though. This kid is the son of some pastor to some religion (he got mad when I called him a Mormon...) he has been "brainwashed" by his parents to believe what THEY believe. I love that my parents have told me about the religions they grew up with (Dad-Catholic, Mom-Mormon.) and have never forced me into anything like grandparents did to them. I am able to believe what I want to believe and nothing else.

So I hope when you have children and they ask you about God and that sort of stuff that you not tell them "this is what happened" but "this is what we believe". I hope you let your kids have the freedom of believing what they will and that you don't judge them if it is different that your own. I also hope that you stay open minded... because maybe what you believe now will sound less and less true in the future.

That is all. I feel lots better now. I was so frustrated and tense but writing this helped a lot. I know that my kids won't turn out like the boy in the backseat of my car tonight and be heavily brainwashed. Just because I don't necessarily believe in religion doesn't mean that my kids will think the same...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

three wishes

  1. no more heartburn. experiencing it for the first time... and it really sucks.
  2. acquire lots of money so i can live happily ever after
  3. everything to work out beautifully.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

for baby sister.

I'm coaching the high school swim team. I love it. So much. If were a patient person, I would say that it's what I could do for a long time. (The pay kinda draws me to it too.) We went to St. George this weekend for two meets. My sister's last season is coming to an end and wants my backstroke record so badly. Her goal her freshman year was to be faster than me and now she's achieving it. Leo told me at the beginning of that season that she would be just because she is better built for swimming than I. Her 50 free came to a 27.01... my fastest that I ever got was a 27.69. Her next swim: 100 backstroke. Every time she hops into the pool to start the race, you can see her whisper to herself my record that stands unbroken. I love how dedicated she is to getting it. It amazes me. Without taper (rest to go the fastest of the season) she wasn't supposed to come close, but she pushed through this race with everything. She hits the pad and gets a 1:09.67... she doesn't break the 1:08.07 that I got last year... but drops three seconds and makes a new personal best. I'm left speechless on the other side of the pool with the other coaches. Tears of joy start filling my eyes. For the last few weeks I started doubting the possibilities of her breaking the record till now. I try to keep it together but all fails. Steve makes me run over to give her a hug. She stands with a huge smile and shaking from excitement, a feeling I think all swimmers can relate to. I turn her around and hug her as tears flow down my face. I cannot explain why or how I was so proud and amazed, but I was.

I know this was probably lame to read... sorry. But I've been kinda going through a stupid depression phase much like state last year when realizing it was all over. I miss swimming and everything about it. This helped me. It's hard to say to have a favorite while being a coach... but she is my favorite swimmer. No matter how much I say I hate her... I love her.

Thanks for reading if you really did. Most likely you're like Tyler and think I'm being over emotional and weird. But it's okay. My blog is like my journal... but a lot less private.
Love, Randi

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Best of 2009 Facebook Status'

A facebook app does this. It lists all of the status' from the year that you can pick from and make a collage of it. I loved reading all of mine and picking the best ones. (Click the picture to be able to really read them)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Best. Day. Ever.

I can truely say I had the best birthday a girl could ever wish for. It started off not so awesome when I found out that my sister had crashed my dad's car... into my mom's car. (Literally, the woman was almost in tears. She loves her car beyond love, but it's a nice car so it's okay). I spent the morning cheering up my dad playing video games and making a large amount of peach jello. I really do love just hanging out with my dad. I cleaned my room and the kitchen so my mom would be happy when she came home from work. I soon got ready for the day and went to work. I know help coach the high school swim team. I love it. I get the rookies and they really aren't that bad which makes me happy. I watched the swimmers get their asses kicked and went home. Talked to my sister for a bit before she left to the Christmas party at the Gardner's house. My dad and I survived off the jello till my mom got home from work so we could go to dinner. Nothing fancy, but my favorite. We picked up Tyler and went to Taramahara (or however you spell it) in Midway. It was delish and wonderful. We went back home and Tyler asked if I wanted to go on a walk. In the freezing December night, we walked up by Kelsey Holbrook's house to where we had our first kiss. The stars were amazing and the town was glowing with Chirstmas lights. We started walking back, but Tyler stopped to "tie his shoe" (he had vans on, I was way confused what he was doing haha) He pulled out a ring and asked the awesome question. :) Of course I said yes.

So know I'm no longer the little annoying girlfriend, haha. I'm now the little annoying fiance. Yay. When we got back to my house both my parents asked if it was a promise ring at first haha nope. Anyway. I thought I would share it with you guys cause I love you. :)

In the end I had amazing birthday, minus the fact that the damn Jazz lost to the Hawks. Oh well, it was still amazing. :) thanks for all the birthday texts and facebook messages. I love you guys.

Love, Randi Lynn

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dear 2009

Dear 2009,

You have been good to me. Getting better and better with each day. Other years haven't been comparative to what you did. Therefore I'm gonna let you know my favorite memories and what I hope to accomplish before you leave.

Favorite Memories (In no order or significance)
  • Standing on the stand at state for 2nd place in the relay.
  • Having Deer Creek be full and warm. I love that place so much.
  • Living on my own for the first time. It was scary at first... and now I'm just homesick.
  • Watching my baby sister promenade. Even though the dance was kind of dumb.
  • Riding horses for the first time with Natalie and her parents.
  • Having crazy fun times with my roommates.
  • Countless hours of watching Tyler and Nathaniel playing video games.
  • Letting Tyler know what I learned that day. I got pretty nerdy.
  • Getting a 96% on my Bio test. I felt so good.
  • Creighton's graduation party. So much fun and so many people.
  • Working at Granny's. I hated the stickyness but loved the people.
  • Holga day with Morgan!
  • Becoming 'one of the guys' by Brady farting around me.
  • Listening to My Chemical Romance on the way to Logan with Tyler.
  • Hiking to the Wind Cave with Tyler and Nathaniel.
  • Ice blocking down Old Main Hill.
  • Watching my first sunset in Logan. Amazing.
  • Going to dinner with my roommates at Firehouse.
  • Becoming obsessed with McDonald's #7. Yummy.
  • Having Tyler come home after 8 months in Logan.
  • Pretending to be Miley Cyrus and dancing to Party in the USA.
  • Adventures in Wal-Mart. So many hours spent there.
  • Setting the backstroke record, 1:08.15.
  • Going under a minute in the 100 free
  • Christmas night with the roommates. So many pictures! haha
  • Having Green Eggs and Ham really give me a hard time to read.
  • Showing off my kneeboarding and wakeboarding skills to the Scovil's
  • Cheering for our RA for Mr. USU. We love Chase.
  • Watching the outdoor dance at the Quad with Tyler.
  • Having Eric as my bus buddy the last half of the swim season.
  • Carving and painting pumpkins at Natalies.
  • Collecting leaves around campus in the fall.
  • Finer Things Club tea party lunch.
  • Sledding down Old Main Hill. Holy fast and steep.
  • Sucking at cooking. Was supposed to make 9 servings, not 9 cups of rice.
  • Getting really into John Mayer, Modest Mouse, and Taylor Swift.
  • Seeing beautiful Abigail on her wedding day.
  • Making a bucket list for the summer. Didn't even get half done.
  • Playing Fable 2. I hated the end. So much.
  • Scootering down to Tyler's. I love going down that hill.
  • Watching stupid Trapped in the Closet my R. Kelly. The whole hour.
  • Spending my spring break at USU with Tyler.
  • Having my sister call me anytime she needed to talk to about swimming
  • Seeing how bad the USU football team is. But I watched the SUU winning one. haha
  • Playing with bottle rockets for the first time on the 4th of July
  • Graduating! And the money and gifts that come with it.
  • Watching Britta and Berto play at the Local Grind.
  • Being in digital photography with Ed and Abby.
  • Getting into Adv. Graphic Design class and loving it.
  • Playing with the dolphin on the lake.
  • Going down the canal for the first time.
Things I want/have to accomplish:
  • See the lights at Temple square
  • Have an amazing Christmas.
  • See all of you soon :)
  • Eat chocolate covered pretzels and watch Harry Potter with Britta
  • See Abby and her new husband
  • Get a certain something out in words to you all. :)
  • Have something shiny on my left ring finger :)
  • Move back to Heber with my family and the poopy
  • Get my finals done. And pass.
  • Go ice skating.
Love, Randi Lynn.

Ps. I will write some more if/when I think of some.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


So the part of the story that I least thought what would happen. I'm moving home. Yep. I'm out of money... yes... but that's not all. A few blogs ago I wrote how homesick I was. I constantly am and decided that I couldn't handle being so far away from home so suddenly. My parents want me back home and to go to UVU, so that's the plan so far. I've already told the housing place here that I am no longer living here... so there is no turning back... at least on my living situation. My amazing, yet obnoxious and loud, roommates are sad... but they will live without me. I told them to stay in touch with me like on facebook and they can come to the wedding... yep.

So for those of you that are in Heber... I'll be home. Yay, right? Those of you on the swim team... I'm hoping to talk to Steve soon to see if he'll let me help him out... being paid as a coach or not... I miss it and would love to see and smell the pool again. Haha.

That is all. That's my life at the moment. And for those of you rolling your eyes saying and thinking I'm a pansy... I don't care. Think what you want. But I miss my family and Heber... A lot. Logan is cold and crazy and full of a lot of stupid people that I'm no longer able to handle. Haha. So there.

Love you all. Randalynn. :)

Monday, November 2, 2009


I really do feel like I should keep blogging... But I really am not lying when I say there is nothing to blog about. So I guess I'll tell of my life.

I go to school... to all my boring classes and biology (Im actually really good in that class. Mr. G and Reavs helped a lot. But Im wondering if I wanna change my major to biology.) Then I come home to my rarely quiet apartment. Sometimes I am able to take a nap if I fall asleep before the running around and screaming happens. But if not, I sit here doing absolutely nothing or sometimes even homework till 4. Yay thats when Tyler gets off. So he usually calls me and I start walking over to his house. The evening usually consists of watching Netflix, playing video games, or catching Tyler up on Fringe. :)

Thats my life. Pretty much everyday. Haha and I love it.
I'm excited to seeing you all at Abigail's wedding in 3 weeks.
Love you all, Randalynn

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

For the Curious Mind. :)

^^^ CLICK HERE ^^^

hehe. :)
Love, Randalynn

Thursday, October 15, 2009

BYOP Party

Bring Your Own Pumpkin! Saturday Oct 17th. Pumpkin carving/painting party. Natalie's House. 7:00 pm. What to Bring: Pumpkin, Supplies (paint, craving knifes, etc.), A treat (cookies, candy), and your favorite scary/halloween movie. Hope to see you all there!

Friday, October 9, 2009


Along with being sick, I realized that I am homesick as well. There are a lot of things I miss. My family, my house, little friends, being so close to everything. I do love Logan... but there are things about Heber that Logan could never replace. So here are the things I miss that are in Heber... in no order.

  • My mom's cooking
  • Playing with the Puppy
  • Having my own room
  • Kristen
  • Natalie
  • Eric Birkin
  • Souper Man (soup place where Eric works, very yummy)
  • Silence while I sleep
  • Having a car
  • My sister buying me food and stuff
  • Having money
  • My dad's mashed potatoes
  • Sitting out in the garage with my dad as he fixed stuff
  • Being only 5 blocks from Main Street
  • The Dunbeck House
  • Getting ready in the morning with my sister
  • Being two doors down from Britta Marie
  • Having all the movies and music that are at home

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Things that make my day:

(In no order)
  • Going to Tyler and Enano's house after school & homework
  • Aggie Ice Cream
  • When the marketplace has Cookies & Cream ice cream
  • Doing well on a rockband song never before drummed
  • Feeling good about a test
  • When he smiles
  • My star wars blanket
  • Surprise birthday parties
  • Spending hours walking around Wal-Mart
  • Cafe Rio. Must I say more?
  • Oreos and Milk
  • When Tyler cooks a really good dinner (lots. :D)
  • Vanilla Coke
  • Food in general. The last few have been about it haha
  • Watching Family Guy
  • Humming Enano's guitar exercises as he plays them
  • Getting good looking legs from that damn hill
  • Riding my scooter
  • Sleeping over at the shack
  • Having my hair flow around as I walk haha
  • Swimming at the HPER w/ Enano
  • Taking new photos
  • My creative arts class
  • Thinking my bio class is a breeze (thanks lance. haha)
  • Talking in the dark before bed with Janey
  • Watching Disney movies long time seen
  • Riding my scooter in the apartment
  • Counting down to Halo 3 ODST
  • Watching the Cowboys game
  • When the Cowboys actually win
  • When Tony Romo isn't Tony Homo
  • Planning this summer :)
  • Hanging out with the roomies
  • The Marketplace.
  • Lazy sunday's at the shack
  • Family Nights. haha
  • Hiking
  • Ice blocking
  • When Heber friends come up (thanks brady :))
  • Meeting strangers and getting to know them
  • Seeing pictures of you guys
Miss you guys. Hope you're all having fun whatever you're doing and wherever you are. :)
Love you. :) Randi Lynn

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

School. Yay

I survived the first week! Yay. Haha. So if you have been keeping up on my facebook... you can see that we've been doing some pretty fun things... and I love having my camera around. We went to the wind caves... way fun. My calves are still screaming at me for that and going up the very steep hill everyday between my house and tyler and enano's house. I'm going to have very good looking legs at the end of the year. I have actually been thinking of doing a beginner triathlon this October. The gym and the pool are literally right by my house so that makes it easier and I have Enano to swim with. Yay. Oh, we also went ice blocking. You get a block of ice from the store, sit on it (with a towel in between the ice and your butt or it gets very cold and wet) and slide down the grassy hill. It works rather wonderfully. If you guys have a good hill by your house... you should definitely try this cause it's a lot of fun.

Nothing else has been happening up here in Logan. Classes are going well. Not too much homework which is nice... just reading. I love the bigger classes cause there is barely any assignment homework cause that's a lot of papers. 

My roommates are super awesome. I have one that is a junior and acts bratty like she is so much better than us. 5 of them went to Alta High, so they know each other. They include me as much as they can, well... when I'm actually home cause I'm always at Tyler and Enano's house. 

I miss you guys. Hope you're all having good lives. If anyone wants to come up to Logan to visit... Tyler Enano and I would love it. Just text us. Both of our roommates will let people sleep over. Haha. Well time for biology. Love you.

Randi Lynn Aggie Pants

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Moved in. First one here so I'm meeting my roommates one by one... which is annoying. I love my place. They built the buildings last year. It's only 200 dollars more than Bullen and worth it. I'm on the third floor... but there is an elevator. It's way slow though. Just around the building that is next to me is a fantastic view of Logan. The sun sets here are amazing. It's cold. My room is the only one out the group of rooms that has three windows. I got a free mac computer from my parent's friends. (The same ones that gave me my camera for christmas) And Tyler gave me his ipod touch because he never uses it and bought me an ihome. Spoiled, I know. I had Cafe Rio three times within the last week. Last time wasn't so good. I have to take an anti-biotic the size of horse pills for my pretend strep. Tests were negative... they don't know what's wrong. My family is texting and calling me lots. I miss them too.... but not enough to go home. 

I can't wait for school and for people I actually know to move in. 
For more pictures, go to facebook. 

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Life as a Shake Wench

I don't know how... but the only college girl at New Life was the girl getting paid the least and getting the least amount of hours. That... I would say... sucks ass... major ass. So my sister got me a job just for the last few weeks of summer at Granny's. Hey... it's money right?

It's actually not too bad. The first day really hurt my knees since I was standing the whole day and I'm used to sitting either at a front desk or watching people in a pool. The only sucky thing now is that I'm that type of person who hates sticky things... and being covered in ice cream makes you very sticky very quickly. It's kinda fun making the shakes and seeing the interesting combinations of flavors. My favorite so far was marshmellows, gummy bears, and peaches... weird, right?

Anyway, I usually work 11-5 which is nice cause it doesn't get too busy till around 12:30. I make pretty kick ass shakes already... so if you ever want to stop by... there is always a rare moment that granny's doesn't have a Ranson girl working now. (Our boss doesn't put us on the same shift... good reasons too. haha)

Anyway, good night. Much love
Randalynn :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ready, Set, College

For the first time in my life... I am already sick of summer. Not the warmth or the sun... i love them more than anything. I just want school to start. August is starting to creep up on us and reminding us what we are about to become and go through. On May 29th... I didn't feel as prepared and excited to move on as I am now. I now feel like I can take on the world... one step at a time, of course.

I'm majoring in art with an emphasis in graphic design. To actually be counted as an art major, I would have had to applied for it in March or something... I thought I was going to be majoring in marketing then... so I'm not really counted as an art major and can't take a lot of the art classes. Because of this, I am getting 12 general credits out of the way, which will be nice in the long run. For living, I applied for Bullen Hall (where Tyler and Enano lived and where Tish is living this fall)...I got into the nicer LLC buildings instead. My roommate's name is Janey is really awesome. I've only met her on facebook... but me and her get a long really well. Money hasn't been too stressful with my family. My mom got a new job at the new Golden Door Spa (spa in the Dakota Lodge at the Canyons, a Hilton Hotel) but hasn't been making very much money so far. It's a damn good thing my grandpa gave me $1000 for graduation... it's helping us a lot.

I think letting people go has been a big thing for me this summer. Last summer, I got to comfortable with the thought that I would see people a lot and visit them. This time I know it can't happen as much as I want it to. I haven't really seen anyone... and it's actually making this easier. For Natalie and Kristen... you can do it, I promise. When everyone left last year, I thought it was the end of the world. It's actually easier than you think. Making new friends and moving on in life is just a part of life. It will be just as hard for us... we are being pushed into a crazy world to live on our own and be with completely new people, something we've never had to do before in the entire 18 years of life.

I don't know if this blog was dumb sounding or deep hearted or anything... but it felt good to say. That is all. I love you all so very much. Keep blogging. I want to know what you guys are up to. :)
Much love, Randi Lynn Ranson

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Too Early for this Shiz

On this bright and early morning, I sit behind a tall desk at New Life. I've been here for only an hour and I already want to kill myself from boredom. To add on to that... the lady at McDonalds forgot to give me my yogurt parfait, the alarms in the pool area kept going off, and I can't log on to the check-in system because they still haven't made me an account to log on to even though I've been working front desk for some time now. But the best part: McDonalds orange juice. Best. Thing. Ever.

If you've even made it this far and you're not dead from boredom, might as well stop reading now.

So lately, I haven't seen most of you. I'm not blaming anyone... I sit at home and do nothing... literally nothing at all. Or I'm at this boring job... but that's mostly just from 10-1 which really isn't that many hours. I'm sorry if I've seen anti-social or anything... let's just say it's for your sake. I haven't been in the mood to deal with any people and I've been pretty grumpy all the time. Tonight is Erin O'Brien's birthday at the Kamas pool and bowling. I probably just stop by for a bit. I figured out I actually work 7 am- 1pm. So just from being here that long will make me pretty grumpy. So have fun if you're going.

Well I think this is enough complaining for one blog, don't you think? Plus, I can't remember anything else that has been going on. Speaking of remembering... there really might be something wrong with me... I can't remember a lot of things.. haha just ask Tyler.

Anyway, Much Love. Randi Lynn

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Attention Everyone

So I have nothing really to blog about. My two weeks of summer have literally consisted only of Sims 2, facebook, bacon cheeseburgers, and movies. It's a pretty fun life i suppose. Haha.

Anyways, the news flash: we need to hang out. Definately go to Harry Potter together. Haha. Just something. I've seen the same few people all summer so far... and I want to see more of you guys! I miss you!

Well this ends my boring blog. But hey, it's better than nothing right?
Love you all so much
Randi Lynn

Ps. You just lost the game. Ha

Monday, June 1, 2009

What Not to Say

On facebook, there is this note going around. The first part starts with what you would say to people without mentioning names. I realized there were more than just 10 people I wanted to do this with. So, here it goes.

  • I'm so sorry for everything I've done to you, you never deserved any of that
  • Why do you make it so easy for everyone to hate you?
  • Did you really call ME the slut? Wow.
  • Sometimes I'm afraid that you're going to hit me because you're annoyed
  • I hate that you come to places and just complain. If you are really in that much pain, leave. No one cares.
  • I can't believe you're going for good. It will be so long till I see you again.
  • You won't ever have me. Get that through your head.
  • I never want to let go
  • Why is it that we have never been friends, that's a shame.
  • I envy you so much but love you, so I could never hate you.
  • I hate that you abuse you're good looks.
  • There are times where I wish you weren't ever around. Ever.
  • You are definitely my favorite, I just wish we were more a like.
  • You make me feel so stupid, haha, but I love learning new things.
  • I was actually kinda upset how long I'll have to wait.
  • I wish sometimes we could talk like we used to.
  • You changed my life. Completely. Now you don't care about me.
  • You're my biggest regret
  • I miss the old you, you used to be amazing
  • Stop complaining about having no friends. Call someone
  • Somethings are better left unsaid... keep it that way.
  • I already miss you. Be safe.
  • You are the one that made my sophomore year kick ass.
  • You are the biggest hypocrite in the world. Holy shit.
  • Sometimes you don't know when to stop.
Well... that's all I guess. I didn't want to repeat. Haha I could go on if I repeating anyone.
Don't assume one of them is you.
Randi Lynn

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Kick Ass Weekend

I love knowing I'm done with high school. It took a bit to really sink in that I never ever had to step foot into that school ever again. Graduation was awesome... well... after the hot, boring ceremony. Thanks for all of you that came to cheer us on! It helped me actually be okay on stage in front of everyone... that and not falling, yay!

The all night party was fun. It's more fun when you don't have to sneak in. I was able to stay up the entire night. After the party, we went to Abigail's house to sleep. I didn't sleep too wonderful because we slept on the floor and I sleep on my sides, so my hips were aching the whole night. On only 4 or 5 hours of sleep at the most, we had lunch and went to the lake. We went tubing which was a lot of fun, it was just cold (both water and air). After, we got in Abby's hot tub, showered, and went to the singles ward luau in Midway. (Yes, I went to yet another church activity. Tyler says I'll be converted soon, I like to think of it as just eating their food for free. haha) That was basically my day yesterday. Totally exhausted, I saw Tyler for a bit then went home exhausted.

Pictures of the lake are on facebook, go look :)
Have a fantastic Sunday. :)
Randi Lynn

Thursday, May 28, 2009


In about 13 hours, I will officially be free from the high school life. Its a weird feeling I'm experiencing. I have been really excited till this point. Now I'm more nervous. There are some people that I only saw in school... now I will never see them again after tomorrow. The ones closer to me will still be departing after the summer is over, different colleges and different lives. One of my best friends, Creighton Victor, will be leaving for the Air Force Academy mid-summer. He will probably be the hardest to say goodbye to. He's helped me a lot lately and I hope I helped him. Tyler and Abigail will be no farther than a mile or two away from me at USU. Everyone going to the U will be having parties and whatnot. Haha.

I'm not nervous for going out into the hectic real world, I'm nervous that I may not have finished all that I wanted in high school with the people here while I still could. I do have regrets, not many, but I do have some. I'm also nervous that I will lose relationships with people. I don't want to be forgotten or replaced, even though I know that will happen. Today as I was signing year books, I tried to write something that will remind that person about me when they go back through it in 10, 20 years. When their kids read it and ask about the crazy girl that wrote about the weirdest things, (I really hope Ed's kids ask about the spray paint haha).

I love you all so very much. Hope I'll see all of you at graduation tomorrow. Good night.
Randi Lynn Ranson

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bacon Cheeseburgers

I am addicted. If anyone is ever in the mood for one... I suggest granny's bacon cheeseburger. Oh hell... best thing ever. oh... and if you're going... call me. I've been craving them for like 2 weeks or so. *drools a little*

This is seriously all I have to say this Monday night.
Love you all.
Randi Lynn.

ps. go read ed's poem to dear michael cassio. damn tish

Monday, May 11, 2009

One More Monday

The best thing I had heard today at school... we had only one more monday at school. Holy freaking crap. I cannot describe how incredibly excited I am for that day to come... graduation. I sent out my announcements on Saturday...woot. (sorry there isn't a swim suit shot) This year... as crappy as it was without Tyler... was truely amazing. Swimming was awesome... I loved being captain and feeling more with the team than I have ever experienced. And that Steve really helped me this year. Leo was amazing, but he never pushed me like Steve did. At first I thought he was an ass, but I owe him my senior year in swimming. Graphic design and my digital photography finally pushed me to what I love to do, and therefore, decided on majoring in art... not marketing. I realized that Abigail is truely my bff (jill) and that no matter how bad times get, I'll always have her around (also because she'll be an aggie too :)) and she never gets sick of me and I could never get sick of her. FBLA kicked major butt and made me feel like I could actually do something other than just swim.Water Polo made me realize how incredibly uncordinated I am... I never know what the crap is going on... so I become the goalie... woot (not).

The only thing I am nervous about is money. I got loans cause finding a scholarship for a white, average grade, middle class girl is kinda difficult. I also need a car and money for next year's food. But hopefully I can get the lifeguarding job at the pool on campus. Woot.

Well... That's my Shpell. Love you all.
Randi Lynn

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Summer Bucket List

So in replacement of a senior trip, I am going to attempt a bucket list for the summer. I want to make this summer awesome, esspecially it being my last living here in Heber. It would be cool to have others with a list, maybe even the same things so that we could do them together. This list is mostly things I've never done or things I miss doing. So enjoy.

  • Ride a horse
  • Full moon hike up Timp
  • See Timp Cave
  • Eat at the Olive Garden
  • Go clubbing
  • Girls Night
  • Visit Cascade Springs
  • Spend the day reading books and drinking coffee at Borders
  • Go geochaching
  • Go skinny dipping
  • Backyard campout
  • Fly a Kite
  • Day at Deer Creek
  • Night games at J.R. Smith
  • Go entire normal day barefoot
  • Turn phone off for an entire day
  • Go entire day sans electronics
  • Dance in the rain
  • Read and actually finish a good book
  • Laugh till I cry (off the movie, the bucket list)
  • Slow dance under the stars
  • Visit the water tower
  • Watch the sunrise
  • Watch all six star wars in one day
  • Learn to say goodbye

I hope to get pictures of each of these and make a scrapbook of it, which would be really nice. :)

Good Night Friends.
Randi Lynn

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Little Friend

Due to complications of the digestive system (aka not being able to excrete the digested food), my little fish, Leonidas, died Wednesday, April 22nd.
Now I have an empty bowl with a post it. Damn the persians (from 300).
I'm not getting another fish until I move out... ugh.
Much love, Randi Lynn
ps. tyler, this doesn't make dime any cooler. betwa
p.s.s graduation is in 31 freaking days. hell yeah

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Things I love: summer, warmth, graphic design, photography, journalism, my digital slr camera, my fish, eric birkin and connor berrett, a good movie, the office, that jazz, flair on facebook

Things I can do without: winter, high school, math 1010, mr warnick, dramatic people, my hurt toe, watching dancers, books, reality tv, scary movies, water polo, sunburns, stress,

Things I miss: my electric blanket, tyler chad, sleep, fringe, swimming

Things I want: summer, chocolate pudding, spring break, aggie ice cream, state fbla, my bfff, may 2010,

I can't think of anymore. This was a lame blog. Oh well. I'll probably add more as I think of some.

Monday, March 23, 2009


After many recommendations from parent's friends and Tyler... my family and I watched the movie Religulous. Quite honestly... I loved it. Here is the summary from

Bill Maher interviews some of religion's oddest adherents. Muslims, Jews and Christians of many kinds pass before his jaundiced eye. Maher goes to a Creationist Museum in Kentucky, which shows that dinosaurs and people lived at the same time 5000 years ago. He talks to truckers at a Truckers' Chapel. (Sign outside: "Jesus love you.") He goes to a theme park called Holy Land in Florida. He speaks to a rabbi in league with Holocaust deniers. He talks to a Muslim musician who preaches hatred of Jews. Maher finds the unlikeliest of believers and, in a certain Vatican priest, he even finds an unlikely skeptic.

With quotes from major figureheads like Thomas Jefferson, George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden, Bill Maher, with a Jewish-Catholic background, sets out to prove that having faith and seeking directions from God is basically ridiculous and may be due to a neurotic disorder. Interviewing Christians, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, scientists, gays, and atheists, he cites that the number of non-believers is increasing in North America. He attempts to prove his point by citing inconsistencies in the Bible, the controversial birth of Lord Jesus, the inability of religious heads to account for His absence for over 18 years, as well as the absence of any concrete evidence that disproves the theory of evolution.

Fantastic movie for the relgion questioners such as I. Loved it. Don't worry... it didn't forget about the mormons. haha.

Favorite quotes:

  • Faith means making a virtue out of not thinking. It's nothing to brag about. And those who preach faith and enable and elevate it are intellectual slave holders, keeping mankind in a bondage to fantasy and nonsense that has spawned and justified so much lunacy and destruction.
  • Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do. Most people would think it's wonderful when someone says, 'I'm willing Lord, I'll do whatever you want me to do.' Except that since there are no gods actually talking to us, that void is filled in by people with their own corruptions and limitations and agendas.

Anyhow. I just thought I would tell about it. I loved it. It's completely what I've thought about religion since I tried to understand it.... because I don't understand it... at all. The words I have bolded are exactly what this whole thing seems to be to me.

That is all. I love you.
Randi Lynn Puffy Face
(see facebook pictures)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Defination: a sudden and uncontrolled expression of emotion. A sudden onset or intensification of a pathological symptom or symptoms, especially when recurrent.

Today Ed and I looked up words that everyone should know. It took us to a sight called 202 Big Freakin' Words. Pretty entertaining. I'm going to try to use a word from this sight as what I am feeling for the blog. Even know I do not have much paroxysm.... it was our favorite word.

I also liked mellifluous: Pleasant and soothing to listen to, and sweet and rich in tone. Smooth, honeyed.

Like a really good song that gets stuck in your head and you don't ever want out. The ones you listen to over and over again and you still aren't sick of it. Best ever.

Anyways, i love you guys. Good night.
Randi Lynn

ps. I found the word that really fits tonight
Solicitous: Adj: expressing an attitude of concern and consideration; full of eagerness to do something; paying very careful attention to details. Considerate, caring, attentive, anxious, concerned, worried, uneasy, bothered, apprehensive.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Longest Week Ever

I woke up this morning seriously thinking it was Thursday.
An hour ago... I thought it was Friday.

This week is going by SO slow.
Anyone wanna play?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Nite

Well... today was super uber boring. I guess I'll tell of some recent events.

To start off... last Friday I went with Erin, Eric, and his girlfriend Connor to Provo. After picking up their things from Color Me Mine, we got ice cream at Cold Stone at the mall and ended up looking for a prom dress for Connor. After adventuring to Allyses Bridal and finding nothing... we went to David's Bridal. Nothing quite interested her so we made our way to the other side of the store where the wedding dresses lived. First we were just looking, but then we decided it would be fun to try some on. So Connor and I pick ones we would like to try on. The girls at the front table thing soon saw us and asked who out of us was engaged. Erin quickly pointed to me and said, "her." Great. haha. So they had me write down some information about myself and whatnot. The lady took the dresses, got a slip, and had me pick shoes. With my great friends there to watch me, I tried on two dresses, veil and all. I was somewhat upset and embarassed that they had a good entertainment watching me try on amazing dresses, but after I was done... I realized how fun it actually was.

This week went by somewhat fast. There was nothing as exciting as last Friday... but somethings did happen. The captains went to Provo Saturday to shop for the team. We called it "Captain Bonding Day". It's been a long time since I've hung out with Creighton and I always love being with Ed and Abby. Tuesday I spent running around town with Abby to get things done for the banquet that night, which was also a good time. We had some pretty amazing gifts. Life went on... nothing really happening after that. Ed asked me on a friendish date, but ended up being sick... so we never went. Apparently it was going to be me, Ed, Brady, and whoever Brady asked to come with him.

Anyways.... Have a nice spring break college friends. If you're coming up to Heber... us little kids aren't really doing anything other than school. Let's play?

Love Always, Randi Lynn
Song of the Day: The Scientist by Coldplay

Sunday, February 22, 2009

College Life

This weekend, Breez, Berto and I made our road trip to Logan to see Tyler, Enano and the rest of the USU pals such as Tim, Tausha, and Rachel. I absolutely love it up there and having a college life... other than the huge mess of their house. haha. I can't wait to be done with this joke called high school and be up there next year. We're trying to convince Berto to transfer up to USU... cause having him there was way fun too. Anyways... just a short blog. I figured it would be better than no blog at all. Yay.

Goodnight Blog Family.
Randi Lynn

Sunday, February 15, 2009

25 Mas

Continued on facebook... and Berto doing it on his blog... here are more. Jimmi and I both said that after we were done with it on facebook, that we keep thinking of more and more things we could put on the list.

  1. As much as I don't care what others think about me... there will always be two people I'm afraid that will judge me
  2. I cried at state when I didn't get my 1:06 on backstroke
  3. I cried at state when I got a 31 in the medley relay (different cry)
  4. Twlight bores me. It was kinda good... I'm only at Port Angeles, still
  5. I'm becoming more involved with school and activities like FBLA and Skills USA
  6. I stare at different graphics on shirts and bags, thinking if i can make it too
  7. I miss swimming already
  8. But I'm suprisingly falling in love with water polo
  9. I suck at water polo haha
  10. I killed my bamboo
  11. I love coloring books
  12. I hate the feeling of falling. But I love roller coasters
  13. I have no idea what makes guys like me... but they do.
  14. I'm a true aggie. :)
  15. Even though I haven't answered him yet, I'm going to prom with Jimmi.
  16. "The Scientist" by Coldplay is the best station for Pandora.
  17. I love writing... I just usually don't have anything to write about
  18. I've been skinny dipping..... twice
  19. I keep my fortunes in a Tequilla bottle in my window sill
  20. I collect alcohol bottles
  21. I hate waking up to a jolt in my body
  22. I love babies. I can't wait to have my own. :)
  23. I remember dates really well. Mostly birthdays and events
  24. There are 464 days till the best day of my life
  25. I'm no longer single. :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crushing Expectations

Who ever thought that the boys could take SECOND without Jake, Chisum, Taylor, and Joseph??? We sure didn't.... but thats what they did. And the girls taking FOURTH! Woot. State Champions.... Eric Birkin (200 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Free Relay) and Veronica Hunsaker (50 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Free Relay)

Okay. If you are actually interested in my times... beings how this is my blog... haha. Here they are. 200 Medley Relay: my split 31.24 (2nd place, Picture above). 100 Freestyle: 59.45 (9th place). 100 Backstroke: 1:08.07 (11th place, and didn't hit my head! Woot!) 400 Freestyle Relay: my split 59.18 (5th place). I suppose I did alright... I was happy for all my times except backstroke... you wouldn't believe how badly I wanted a 1:06.... and that would have impressed Enano even more than I already did. Haha.

For those of you that are actually interested in the results...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Good to the Last Noodle

So I just got home from practice. I'm finally nice and warm and dry. I'm waiting for 6 o'clock to come so that I can leave to go to Steve's house for the last pasta party of the year.... and my life. It hasn't really been a big deal to me that this is it till now.

Tomorrow is my last practice. Friday is the last time I'll swim the medley relay. Saturday will be the last day of being on the Wasatch Swim Team, and the last time I swim the 100 free, 100 back, and the 4x100 relay. I'm excited... yet very nervous. This is the last chance and I don't want to disappoint myself or anyone else for that matter.

I just thought that I could share that.
Not very interesting... but it's a blog right?
I love you all. I couldn't have survived the last 4 years of this without you.

Love, Randalynn

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pan to the dora

Wow. I am a slacker. I thought for sure that I had blogged more recently. Well... nothing exciting has been happening.

First off... even though most of you know... Pandora is amazing. Holy wonderful. My sister got me to go to it finally. And i love it. Anyway... if you haven't ever been.... go now. You may think you have all the music you like.... you're wrong.

Second. State Swimming is this weekend. Everyone should come to watch. It's going to be a good meet for the girls... who could get third this year. (Last year we were ranked 12th and took 5th. This year we're ranked 7th... but after studying the heat sheet that we got Saturday, we can beat Logan. Woot)

Third. This is the time of year that I always seemed to get the most injured. Last year around this time is when I got into my accident in Provo Canyon. This year.... there are a bit more on the list. *I have tendinitis in my right shoulder. *I fall down at least everyday, straining a wrist or an ankle for the day. *I have a sinus infection and a cough. *And last, but defiantly not least, I burned my hand. (Most of you already knew that one... kinda hard to miss the bright red, swollen, blistering three fingers on my right hand.) It's been a wonderful week.

Anyways... thats about it.
Hope to see you cheering us on Friday or Saturday.
If you even want to come, just text me if you need more info. :)
Love, Randalynn Shwim Bum!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Erin's Blog

Erin told me today that I had become what is known as a "blog slacker", so this blog is for her... and yes... it will be a happy one i guess.

Originally i was going to name this blog "to be fawkable" because me and ed have this wonderful thing of asking people if we can fawk them. haha i love that kid. so funny.

The main reason I haven't blogged lately is because i truly have had nothing to blog about. On new years day, i was planning on making a slideshow of all the pictures and videos from my phone (since i got my phone in january last year). I might still do that before January is over.

Last night was the seniors last home meet. Senior recognition wasn't as hard as i thought it would be. Swimming has really grown to be apart of my life. It has effected me more than any person could. If not for swimming, you wouldn't be reading this right now. You probably wouldn't know me, or atleast know me as well as you do. I could have been in the same boat as my good friend Sara Bonnett with a new baby just a few weeks old.

Region is in two weeks, and state in just a little less than a month. I couldn't be more excited. At practice, we have broken swims... and I'm making times 2 seconds faster on both freestyle and backstroke. I can't say I'm very excited for the 50 free race... Vronc has that covered and I'm just... there. But for backstroke... it's me. Let's just hope i don't hit my head this time. Haha. (but really)

Well... this was more than I thought I could write. Sadly enough, its 9 on a friday night.... and I'm going to bed. Story of a swimmer's life.

G-Nite. Randalynn Swim Bum Pants
(Get it? hahahaha cause we really have pants that say swim bum on the butts... for those of you that don't really get it. haha)

Friday, December 12, 2008

no caps and sickness

today i went to the doctor for this so called sickness i have. everyone that is here... knows i was afraid. i have never been to the doctor except for just a shot or two or to get a physical for swimming. and i have never been alone. i usually have my mommy or my sister with me. nope. alone. i'm a big girl now. (yes, 6 days from being 18 and i'm just now a big girl)

i didn't have tests or xrays or anything like that. i was just simply listened to. my skin touched with a very very cold stethoscope and listened to. he made me do a lot of deep breaths over and over again, which exhausted me and made me light headed. no diagnosis except for a lot of mucus in my bronchial tubes, not quite into my lungs. i get a little inhaler to help breathe during swimming. in a few days, if the coughing and weezing continues, i'll be put on antibotics.

once again, i'm not dying. i'm out and about and i will get better. i don't want pity texts... but a hello will do. :)

much love,

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Life As It Stands

like everyone else's blog... i have nothing much to say. but we'll see how much actually gets typed. we will do this.... in list form. very easy. yes. easy.

first: where the hell did the bulletin option go? This sucks.
okay. fine. i'll write paragraphs.

in the news.... news meaning my boring life....

steve wants to quit swimming because of us. he thinks that we aren't working hard enough and is fed up with it. being captain, i want to rip my hair out. i don't know how many people on the team like him, but i love him. like i have said sometime before in my blogs... i like him more than leo. one person, won't mention his name because all of you know him, complained about it not having the same sprirt as last year because the guys aren't doing as well. he quit this morning. good. people like him shouldn't be swimming if they don't give a shi...z. this is what i have been dealing with for the last few weeks. i guess thats part of he job title. haha

new subject. if you were concerned at all, leonidas did not die. you guys probably don't care. but if you didn't read my poem about him on my poems blog, i suggest you do that and read the poem i wrote for ed. they are kinda nice. haha

next. about 2 weeks ago, i started having a head cold. The usual of stuffy nose and sinus stuff. no biggy. early last week it starts moving towards my lungs and i start having a cough which leads to a sore throat. thursday i had to leave swim practice because i had started throwing up. yay. not. today i start with more coughing adding phlegm (spell check me on that b, thats right). overall, i feel like poop (for jimmi) oh well. so my dad (being my dad) likes to 'diagnose' me so it went from as head cold to common cold to possible bacterial infection to flu. but i'll live. this wasn't a complaint blog. just an update on life. i'm not dying nor am i gonnna say i am. so you don't have to come see me. end.

hmm. that was quite a bit more than i thought. and most of you probably just skipped it after i started whining... again. suprise. oh, and i did this without capitalizing anything. i'm too lazy to reach over for the shift key. yep. thats all.

i love you.
randalynn crappy pants (ew)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


So at the moment... I'm sitting in my bedroom and watching Leonidas possibly die... either that or he is being really weird again and likes to sink at the bottom, which is weird for him because he likes to float to the top on his side and fall asleep. So I decided on a list of things that I am thankful for. I would like everyone to make a list of things... it would be nice to see.


  • Not being a dying betta fish inside a tiny bowl
  • My family and how much they care and love me
  • My amazing man, Tyler Chad
  • The Blog Family
  • Gaining more friends this year
    (My BFF Jill, Ed, Kristen)
  • Having an amazing swim coach
  • Not getting sick this year yet
  • Not drowning yet. Haha
  • Being a swimmer. It changed my life
  • Being an American
  • Having everything that I have
  • That I don't have swim practice till Monday
  • You!

I wish I could think of more. I guess it is kinda late for me, I'm usually in bed by 9 for swimming.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Love, Randalynn

Thursday, November 20, 2008

End of Week 2, Almost

So I left you with little information on one of the biggest things that has happened in a while for me. The break up. Week 2 came slowly but went by fast. I'm okay. I'm alive, breathing, eating, and once again sleeping. I have my "BFF Jill" (Abby) and other friends to definatly thank.

This is my life in a nutshell:

  • Swimming is my love hate relationship. And I couldn't live without it. I love Steve being the new coach. Never have I had someone push me like he does. About 90% of the swimmers hate it and miss Leo. For present and once swimmers... that means a lot. I exhaust myself with 10-11 practices with and for him.

And that's my whole life. Ha. And you think I'm kidding.
My normal day: Sleep. Eat. Swim. Eat. School. Swim. Eat. Sleep.

Well... thought I would blog to let you know I am alive.
I love you all. I love Tyler Chad. :)

Love, Randalynn