Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sherry Farnsworth Overton's Blog

We've added a new blog to our link list!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

What is your new reality?

Lets get some dialogue going. What is something you've done that you swore you'd never do in high school? Are you a super strict parent? Is your job totally different than you imagined? Were you a homebody and have now been to more places than your family combined? Do you love living by your parents now, but had it out with them in high school. What is your new Reality? I hope no one is offended by the picture. It just made me laugh. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Adam Hall's Surprise Adoption!

Just weeks after the reunion we had a surprise adoption happen. With a week notice, we went to the hospital to pick up our baby girl. Paisley Isabelle was born on July 19th. This last year has been a whirlwind for us. Our family has doubled and we have moved back to Rigby. Adam's job transfered him to Idaho Falls so we jumped at the chance and love being back home.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Reunion!!!

The 10 year reunion was awesome! It started with a picnic at Rigby City Park. A lot of our classmates and their families attended. It was fun to see little mini versions of our classmates running around. People brought their own lunch and lounged in the shade of the pavilion or enjoyed the sunshine as they followed their kids around the playground. The best part was catching up with old friends and enjoying each other's company.

Sorry, some of the pictures wouldn't list all of the names, there wasn't enough room. If you have more pictures, please send them to and I will add them to the slide show. I think we may have to have a designated photographer at our next reunion so we can get pictures of everyone. April, are you up for that? :)

Later that night we met at the Shilo Inn's restaurant, O'Callahans. As we walked in were given a sheet of paper with questions including who has lived outside The United States, who has a Master's degree ect.. If you finished filling out your paper you were put into a drawing for a Cold Stone Creamery gift card. The dinner was very nice and enjoyed by all. After the meal, Kambria and Allison lead the class in nominating individuals for different awards. There were a lot of laughter and jokes thrown in as the individuals were chosen:

Least changed - Angie Miller

Traveled furthest - Kari Inskeep (Alaska) and Jana Brown (Washington, DC)

Traveled most - Jennifer Tomchak and Brad Wilding

Highest degree - Justin Taylor, Alisha Gneiting, Tanae Allred

Most post high school schooling - Shawn Birch and Jesse Gardner

Most kids - Melissa Hess, Lisa Boyle and Kaylene Fife

Lives closest -Melissa Gregston and Lezhai Christensen

(let us know if we missed one or got one wrong. We may also need a secretary to write everything down at the next reunion :)

We also took care of some business:

Angie Bramwell Wycherly volunteered to head up our 15 year reunion. Thanks Ang!

Jana Brown Ferrel also volunteered to continue our class blog and email for the next 5 years. (yes, that's me, so if you have any ideas, pictures, ect... please send them to our Gmail address). If you change your email or mailing address please send us an email, that should eliminate the tedious time spent finding everyone.

After the awards, everyone enjoyed reminiscing about old times and catching up on new times. It was fun to see how far we've all come since High school. After leaving I realized I talked to half the people I wanted to for half the time I wanted to.

A Huge Thank You to Kambria for calling everyone and getting a committee together so we could have a great 10 year reunion!!!!

If you have more pictures, please email them to and I will add them to the slide show!

Thanks everyone, it was a great reunion!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Azer, April Zollinger Farnsworth's new baby boy!

Hey! Thought I would update everyone on our little boy that joined our family. Azer (rhymes with razor ;))William joined our family on May 8th 2008 and was 8 lbs 8 oz and 21 in long. He is adorable and and his big brother is already trying to play catch with him!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

We added some new blog links to our site!

Megan Olsen McDaniel
Trent Mugleston
Lee Anderson


Megan Olsen McDaniel

10 years? WOW!! Where has the time gone? So much has happened in ten years, but we are VERY happy and doing well. Life is GREAT!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bridget Bradshaw and Julio Carranza (Vince Martinez)

Following graduation I married Julio Carranza (A.K.A. Vince Martinez - that was his adopted name, he now goes by his birth name) and we moved to Pocatello with our first son Jordan. I stayed home for two years, then worked towards an associate degree in Paralegal Studies. After 5 years of school at ISU we decided why stop there? So we moved to Provo and both attended BYU. Three years later Julio finished law school and I received my bachelors in Psychology. During my last semester of school, we had our second son, Diego.

We are now living in Shoreline Washington, just North of Seattle. We have loved moving around the northwest and have no intentions of stopping.

In a couple of years, I hope to be working towards a Masters of Marriage and Family Counseling, but for now, I am busy keeping up with a house of boys. Julio works for a litigation law firm in downtown Seattle. Jordan just turned 10 and will be starting 5th grade in the fall. He is very bright and loves soccer. Diego is a strong-willed two year old who runs the house while entertaining everyone.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jessica Brisco Jones needs a ride

Jessica Brisco Jones lives in Utah and needs a ride to the reunion. Please email her if you are heading up to the reunion and have extra seats. She is willing to split the cost of gas. Please contact her directly by email at:

The reunion committee

New Baby Girl for Heidi Jones Webb

We also have a new little addition to our family. Mylie Kate was born on May 4. She weighed 7 lbs 1 oz and was 20 inches. I can't believe that she is already 6 weeks old! They really do grow up too fast.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ellie Beth Landon

It has been 10 years already? Boy how time flies when you are having fun. After graduating, I continued with school and attended Ricks College/BYU-Idaho. I graduated from there with an Associates of Arts and Sciences Degree in General Education in Health and Education in 2003. I transferred from BYU-Idaho to ISU that same year. I pursued a degree in Sign Language Studies, got burned out, and took a break. I worked for two and a half years at Security Connections Incorporated in Idaho Falls. I returned to ISU in the Spring of 2007. I just completed my second Associates Degree in Sign Language Studies. I was recently accepted into the Bachelor’s program for Educational Interpreting this year. I am also the Student representative for the Idaho Registry for Interpreters of the Deaf and represent all the interpreting students throughout the state of Idaho. I am taking a summer class and have two years left for my Bachelor’s degree. When I finish, I will become a certified Sign Language Interpreter working with Deaf children that are mainstreamed in public schools. See you at the reunion!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Jera Lin Raymond Telford

Wow! 10 years has gone by so fast! Where does the time go? After high school I went to Ricks College for 2 years. During my second year of school, I met my husband-to-be, John Telford from Firth, Idaho. (He was a mission companion to my brother Randall.) I graduated in April 2000 with an Associates Degree in Piano Performance. In May, Alisha Gneiting and I went to Europe on a Humanities Tour with Ricks College. This was an experience I will never forget. I got married in August 2000, and John and I moved to Logan, where we attended Utah State for 2 years. In May 2002 I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Piano Pedagogy. My husband was working on a degree in Ag-Business. After graduation, we moved back to Firth, Idaho—John’s hometown, about the size of Menan. In February 2003 we had our first son, Trent. I thought life was busy, then I found out I was pregnant with our second son. Tyler was born in April 2004, and our lives took an unexpected turn. When Tyler was one month old, he was diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome, which basically means he doesn’t breathe well when he goes to sleep. We spent 6 weeks at Primary Children’s Medical Center, where Tyler was given a tracheotomy. The doctors were sure he would have severe brain damage, but he doesn’t seem to have any at this point. He still has a trach and sleeps hooked up to a ventilator at night. We were very scared to have more children for a long time. Then in September 2007 we were blessed with our sweet, healthy baby girl Linlee. Trent (5) and Ty (4) are the best of friends and so much fun; Linlee (9months) lights up our home with her radiant smile. I love being a stay-at-home mom. I teach a few piano lessons, which I truly enjoy. John works at the INL and raises goats on the side. We love living in Firth where we can raise our family in a small, family-oriented, farming community. I have been very watched over and blessed in my life and I love my wonderful little family. I am excited to see all of you!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Angie Miller Wyatt's New Baby Boy!

We have a new addition to our family so I thought I would update you all. Jacob Don Wyatt was born May 7th. He weighed 9lb 1 oz and was 22 1/2 in long. He's got two sisters that love to love him and a dad who can't wait to play sports with him. He's been a good little baby and we are so happy he has joined our family!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Caralee McGary Case

I have enjoyed seeing everyone's posts (and blogs) so I figured I should jump on the band wagon and send in an update. I attended Ricks College the fall after High School Graduation to major in Broadcast Communications. I met a charming fellow, named Thomas Case, the 1st day of my second semester in a Radio Broadcasting class and pretty much stalked him until he noticed me - just kidding. Even though Thomas grew up in Rexburg as a Madison Bobcat and I a Rigby Trojan, he asked me to marry him and we tied the knot in February 2000. Rest assured, the rivalry has been settled and we cheer for Rigby!

Thomas and I both finished school and graduated with degrees in Communications. And when BYU-I opened up their 4 year programs we returned to school so Thomas could finish his BS in Business Management Marketing. While attending school, we managed student apartments - what were we thinking??? At least we have funny stories to share, like the time some boys lit a firework in their apartment and put it in the toilet to try and extinguish it.

Life has taken us many places over the last 8 years: we lived in Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Rexburg again, Colorado Springs CO, Pleasant Grove UT, and finally ended up in Idaho Falls again where we bought our first home last March. Thomas works for Melaleuca, and I am lucky enough to stay at home with our two kids. We have a precious daughter named Baylee who turns 6 in June. She recently graduated from Kindergarten and starts 1st grade this fall. We also have a handsome and adventurous son named Becken. Becken is 19 months old and growing like a weed.

You can see more of our family on our blog

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the firework blew up inside the toilet and cracked it open.

I wish you all the best in years to come - see you at the Reunion!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Allison Hancock Bradley

Now that our family is updated, I feel like I should submit my update. After high school I attended Ricks College where I met and married Scott Bradley from Athens, Georgia. I received my A.A.S. in English in 2000 but continued to take classes there while Scott worked toward receiving his Associates in 2001. We then transferred to ISU and moved to Pocatello. After graduating with a degree in English education, I accepted a position teaching seventh grade English at Clair E. Gale Junior High School in Idaho Falls. Our first son Trevor was born one month before the first day of school. We moved our little family back to the roaring metropolis of Menan so my mom could watch Trevor while I taught and Scott continued his schooling. Scott received a B.S. in microbiology in 2004 and a B.S. in medical technology in 2005. He then began working in the lab at EIRMC where he had done his final rotations. Our daughter Brynna was born four days after my last day of teaching school in 2005, and our son Seth joined our family this past March. Scott began working on his MBA through ISU in August – while still working full-time at the hospital – so he can be qualified as leadership positions in the lab become available. I am grateful that I get to stay home and be a mom. The 28th of June is quickly approaching, and I look forward to seeing each of you at the reunion.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ticket dead line extended to June 14th!

The reunion committee has figured out that they can extend the deadline to buy tickets until June 14th. So, for anyone who hasn't bought their tickets yet and would still like to come, you have a few more weeks.
The Reunion Committee

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Lacey Baugley Nalder

I can’t believe 10 years went that fast!! After high school I got married to my high school sweetheart, Joe Nalder, who graduated from Rigby in 96. Joe already lived in Twin Falls so we decided to move there. At first I worked at a local bank in Twin Falls, D.L. Evans Bank until Joe started his own business (a custom cabinet shop) Kitchen Perfections and then I started doing his books. Now it is the largest cabinet shop in the Magic Valley, which has had jobs all over the west. That year we decided to add to our little family and had our first child Blake who is now 7, we later had Kendra who is 5, and last Aubrey who is 2! I now am a stay at home mom with my 3 little monkeys. And now seem to spend my days running my kids to school and watching plenty of Dora The Explorer. Lucky Me! We really like Twin Falls, so we are probably here to stay. My sister Kasha married Jonah Burgie who graduated from Rigby in 96 and they live in Rigby and have two kids Skylee 8 and Paisley 2. My brother Scott married Laura Pabst and they live in Idaho Falls and have two kids Searra 5 and Makayla almost 2. Which is fun! Hope everyone is doing good.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Kalene Fife Howell

Wow! That 10 years went by really fast! It is so good to see how everyone is doing. I am excited for the reunion. After graduation, I went to Ricks College. I pole vaulted there for a year and met my husband (Brian) at my last track meet of the year. We were pretty much inseparable from that point. We were married in December of 1999. When we both graduated from Ricks we went to Boise State. I only lasted a couple of days, due to being sick with our
first baby. We had Gabrielle in March of 2001. Brian graduated from BSU in Business Marketing and got a job as a drug rep in Tri-Cities, Washington. We lived there about nine months. We had Sterling in November of 2002 while in Washington. Then when an opening in Brian's company opened up in Idaho Falls, we jumped on the chance and moved home! We both felt like this was where we wanted to raise our family, and we have loved it. We built a house in the Ammon foothills and had two more girls. Kirsten was born in December of 2004 and Sage was born in February of 2007. I love staying home and raising my family. I wish I could lie and say that it was easy, but I do love it. When I got married, I thought I was the more athletic one in the family, but have since been proven wrong. My husband discovered triathlons and has since become an addict. Fortunately he has inspired me to do better. I love to run and bike (no swimming yet) and have fun doing races and staying in shape between babies. A couple of weeks ago my husband had a change of careers and is now enjoying a new job in marketing where he gets to do something that he really loves. He also coaches triathletes on the side and coordinates local races for fun. My kids have even done a couple of triathlons. They are so darn cute to watch. Anyways, I really appreciate where I am at in my life right now and I hope that all of you are doing well also. Hope to see you around or at the reunion. You can visit my website at

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Purchase reunion tickets today!!!

You only have a few more days left to buy your reunion tickets! Purchase them today by clicking on the link on the right side of this page.

You can also mail your money to:
RHS Class of 1998
c/o Heidi Jones Webb
P.O. Box 75
Menan, ID 83434

It can be postmarked as late as June 1st.

The cost is $30 per person or $60 per couple. (This includes the all you can eat buffet, room rental, tax, tip and any expenses incurred while planning and organizing the reunion such as postage.)

We hope you can all make it!
The Reunion Committee

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Well, I guess I should have seen it coming. It all started when I began to spend too much time at the bowling alley and listening to too many Woodstock tribute albums. Pretty soon I had gotten into competitive eating (I now hold the county fair record for the most PB&J’s eaten in 20 minutes in Lake Winnepesaukee, Wisconsin), developed an addiction to daytime television, put on 63 pounds, and started doing seasonal work hanging Christmas lights. I’m still waiting to be discovered by an independent recording company, (I’m totally going to revolutionize the neo-classical acoustic grunge movement), and three times I’ve made it to the final round of selection for contestants in a pilot reality show, but they keep telling me that my life isn’t messed up enough yet. Here’s me at a recent audition:

People keep asking me if I’m the big guy from Lost. I’ve told a few yes and got a couple hundred bucks for my autograph. Do what you gotta do, right?

Now, as for what I’m really doing. After high school, in rapid succession I did the Ricks/mission (Brazil)/BYU-Idaho circuit, rooming with a bunch of fellow Rigby-ites along the way. After graduating in Communications, I married my wife Sarah in 2004. We have two kids (Jaxon, 2, and Samantha, 7 months) who keep us busy, and a spastic Jack Russell terrier who keeps us up pacing the floor wondering where we went wrong as parents. We are, however, very proud of our son Jaxon’s intelligence, and can tell by his demeanor, insightful comments, and maturity that he’s bound for greatness. After seeing his picture, I know you’ll agree.

As far as work goes, I worked as a marketing consultant in Idaho Falls for a while, then came back to BYU-Idaho to work in the administration, finishing a Master’s Degree in Public Relations along the way. We still live in the Rigby area; I’ve decided that it’s not all that bad. It’s been fun reading everyone’s updates and seeing where everyone has landed. Hope to see you all at the reunion!

Riley Hall

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Stephanie Grover Orme

Hi everyone,

It is amazing to think it has been 10 years. After graduation I attended Ricks and graduated in 2000 as a registered nurse. I then moved to Pocatello and worked at Bannock Memorial Hospital until July of 2002. On July 13, 2002 I married Denny Orme. A week after our wedding we moved to Des Moines, Iowa where he went to medical school. For the last 2 years of medical school we were able to visit several areas for Denny to do his clinicals and I worked as a travel nurse. Our first stop was Largo, Florida (loved living 1 mile from the beach) for about 9 months; next was Lansing, Michigan for 3 months; Indianapolis, Indiana for 3 months; and finally to Idaho Falls for 6 months. After Denny graduated from med school in May 2006 we headed to Kalamazoo, Michigan where he did his first year of residency and I worked at Bronson Methodist Hospital via a staffing agency. On May 25, 2007 we welcomed our son Tait to our family. When Tait was 1 month old we moved to "the sweetest place on earth" Hershey, Pennsylvania. (The air truly smells like chocolate on a good day.) I am currently staying at home with Tait and Denny is starting his second year of anesthesia residency and will be done the summer of 2010. Who knows where we will end up then. It has been nice seeing what everyone has been up too. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the reunion. Wish everyone well.

Stephanie Grover Orme

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Brent and Katie (Rosenburg) Ellsworth

After graduation, Brent went on a mission to Lima, Peru, and I attended Ricks College nursing school. I graduated in 2000 and went to work for a year in Provo. Brent got back from his mission in March 2001 and we were married in September of that year. We have 2 kids, Mikayla is now 4 1/2 and Kye is now 21 months. Brent received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from BYU-Idaho and is now in the Physician's Assistant program at ISU. He will graduate in 2009 (gratefully!). I have worked at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg since 2001 and currently also work for Rexburg Home Health. It'll be fun to see everyone this summer!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Todd Gunderson

Well, at long last I am caving in to the mounting pressure and posting a little blurb about my life. Oddly enough it has been 10 years since graduation, and somehow I'm still in school . . . (sigh). I am currently starting my fourth year of veterinary school at Washington State University and as long as I don't inadvertently put anyone 'to sleep' in the next year I should graduate in 2009. I also graduated with a B.S. from BYU in 2005 and a A.S. from BYU Idaho in 2003; my M.R. degree continues to elude me. My academic misadventures notwithstanding, I did get to serve a mission in New York City where I learned to speak Spanish and how to break into projects in order to knock doors. I would never have imagined that I could feel at home in a place as big and diverse as New York, but I really did, I think it's the greatest city on earth (Rigby and Menan don't really count as cities). I came home from New York two weeks before September 11th. It was unbelievably surreal for me to watch those planes fly into those buildings. Fortunately nobody I knew was hurt, however the world has changed a lot from when we were in high school as a result hasn't it?
My family is doing very well. In 2006 my parents adopted a boy from Boise named Eric. He has fast become a member of the family and we're really glad to have him with us. My brother Trent is married and has a little boy named Aden, and Mckenzie and her husband just had their first boy, Caleb Todd, on the 19th of April. Being an uncle is very cool, even though going to school in Washington means I don't get to see them as much as I would like. I have another younger sister who is married and living in Utah and my youngest sister is about to graduate from Madison in May (I know what you're all thinking, we just try to love her for who she is and hope that someday she'll come back to the fold:).
Tragically, I'll be on a rotation in the teaching hospital during the reunion, so I won't be able to make it down (though I did hold a morbid fascination with the thought of showing up single). For those of you that do make it, I hope it's everything that you want it to be and more.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Jessica Briscoe Jones

Well for anyone who is interested I had my first baby on Easter at 12:30 AM. Her name is Miriam Afton Jones, at birth she weighed 8 lb 6 oz and was 20 in long. Things have been going pretty well other then a touch of colic. It is fun to have a touch of heaven in our home.Lucky my mom stayed until last Sat to help us get adjusted.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reunion Invitation

All Rigby High School 1998 graduates are invited to attend the class reunion! Here is the invitation with the activities, date and times. To make payment for the dinner easier, we have added a paypal link to the blog (upper right corner), or you can mail in your payment to address on the invitation. We hope you can all make it!
The Reunion Committee

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Jennifer Beebe Taylor

I can't believe that I am so OLD! After graduation I went to Ricks College and graduated in Spring of 2000 with a degree in Dietetics. But just a few months before graduation, I met my future husband, John Taylor of Sacramento, California. After an expensive courtship of flying back and forth between Idaho and California, we were married in the Idaho Falls Temple November 18th, 2000. John was not finished with school yet, so I worked as a secretary at the Medical Center (Pediatrics) while he finished. In May of 2003 we had our first little girl, Madison. Then in September of 2005 we had our second little girl, Mckenzie. I am lucky to be a stay at home mom, and love being with my girls. They are so girly and fun I wouldn't trade it for anything. We currently live in Pocatello since John's job has brought us here, working for On Semiconductors. He is currently working on his Masters in Accounting, and who knows where we will end up. We have fun traveling between Sacramento, Seattle, British Columbia (where John served) and enjoying being together as a family. It's great to see where everyone has ended up, and good luck to everybody in the future.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Natalie Berrett Baird

After graduation I moved to Jackson Hole for a few months with friends. Fun times were had. I then decided to go to Ricks College where I graduated with my associates degree. I attended EITC where I got my certificate as a Medical Transcriptionist. I worked only a few weeks in this field and then headed off to serve in the California San Fernando Mission from Dec 2002 - July 2004. When I returned in July I worked for my brother-in-law and as a medical transcriptionist at home. I traveled a lot to Utah just trying to figure out what I should be doing and where I should be. In April just before Easter I was set up on a blind date with Derek Baird. We dated for a few weeks were engaged and married in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 13, 2005. Our first little girl, McKenzie joined our home July 8, 2006 and Ashlyn followed shortly after her being born June 5, 2007. We currently live in Billings Montana where I stay home with our girls while Derek works as a Dental Technician.