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.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

April Zollinger Farnsworth

10 years! WOW! I hope this doesn't mean I have to feel old now ;) After graduation I moved to Logan to attend Utah State where I discovered that I really didn't want to live in a "small town" any longer. So I decided to move to Boise- a step in the right direction. But they didn't have the major that I wanted so I was moving once again. Most people would probably research that a little better before moving- and it's probably the smart thing to do- but live and learn I guess. From there I moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State. I finally finished my degree in Communications- whew! Who knew jumping colleges makes your school time longer- LOL! While going to school I met my husband, Ryan, and we got married in January of 2004. I started working for an Investor Relations firm shortly after. I worked there until 2006 when we had our first son. We are currently pregnant with our second son who is due in the middle of May. We are currently living in Mesa, Arizona. Ryan is working for a land development firm but decided last year that he wanted to go to law school so we are in that process now. We have a couple of places to visit but we will be moving somewhere new this fall. We are currently deciding between University of Utah and Rutgers. What fun! I have taken up photography since I have been home with my son and recently started a children's photography business so we are staying busy, busy. And that is probably the reason my son hates the camera- HA! Hope that everyone is happy and healthy!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Vicky Hill Gregory

Well Hello! I have been trying so many ways to search for everyone. I am glad I did! WOW! 10 years! Who would have guessed! First off, I have a blog too I also am on myspace I have done so many things since high school, it seems like a million years ago, maybe even a lifetime ago. I'm not the same person I was then, I'm sure most of us think that. I moved to Seattle, WA in the summer of 99, lived there with some friends for the summer, then moved back home to go to school. I went for 2 semester to EITC for Legal Secretary. I went back to Seattle, May of 2000, just for the summer, however, ended up staying for the next 5 years. I lived life, partied hard, and just enjoyed everything about the city. I swore up and down I would never live in Idaho again! In October of 2005 I was told I had Cervical Cancer, and my life came to a stand still. I moved back to Rigby, had a surgery, and told myself I would be back to Seattle in 6 months. January of 2006, I was bored and trying to find people to hang out with, while I waited for my health and $$$ situation to get better. I looked on-line to see if there were any cool people around. That was where I found Trevor Gregory(born and raised in Soda Springs, living in Pocatello). We talked on the phone for 3 weeks, then met and fell in love. 2 weeks later, we were living together, 8 months later, we were man and wife! In July of 2006, I had to have another surgery to remove cancerous tissue. I have been in the clear since the surgery. We don't have kids yet, hopefully someday soon. I am an aunt of 14 boys and 1 girl!!! Trevor and I have 3 dogs (Ernie, Kordi, and Doyle) and 1 cat (Ebeneezer), so they keep me busy like running after kids someday! Trevor is a Journeyman Electrician, and I work part-time from home, and taking college classes to get my Masters in Human Resources....still a long road ahead for that! I love seeing everyones updates, and can't wait to see everyone for the Reunion!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Athena Klinger Miller

Well, I can't believe it's been 10 years already since we graduated. So I suppose it's my turn to tell everyone what I've been up to the last 10 years. Shortly after graduating I attended a year of college at Idaho State University. I met my husband there in October of 1998, and in. seven months we were married. My husband had been going to school as an airplane mechanic and graduated with a 4.0. In July of '99 we moved to Boise Idaho for my husband's job. There I worked as a checker at Albertson's and he worked at Western Aircraft as a mechanic. About a year after moving there I started experiencing quite a bit of pain. I ached and hurt all the time to where it was disrupting my sleep. It got so bad at times I was taking pain pills left over from my husband's surgery just in order to sleep. Went to a few doctor's but they couldn't figure out what was wrong. It was probably three years later that I finally found out what it was. Shortly after 9/11 my husband was layed off with numerous other employees as there wasn't enough work. We then moved to Kalispell, Montana since his parents live here and we've lived here for 6 years now. My husband started work at Les Schwab as an Alignment Tech and I began teaching piano. Soon after moving to MT. I found out that I have Fibromyalgia. It is sort of like Rheumatoid Arthritis except it affects all the muscles instead of the joints. There is no cure for it and Doctor's are not sure what causes it. Typically they just give patients pain meds and muscle relaxants to help. Doctor's are thinking I have a bit of Arthritis as well.
Currently I'm teaching piano and have 8 students. All of them are doing really great and it's been a joy teaching them. My husband quit Les Schwab a year ago and started taking Helicopter lessons. Within that year he's gotten his Private, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor and Instrument licenses . He will shortly become a Certified Flight Instructor for Instrument. (CFII) He's applied to teach at various flight schools and we are waiting to hear back from them. We have no kids as of yet due to other medical problems I have, but we have two very cute and very spoiled kittens. We are doing really well, love where we are living and are just waiting for whatever life has in store for us next.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Robert Tyson Bates

My story since graduation includes moving to Alabama and going to University of Northern Alabama. I moved back to Idaho after a semester and went to work for Pepsi. I worked at Pepsi in Idaho Falls from September 1999 until December 2007. Throughout the years since, I got married July 2001 to a red haired, Firth girl, Sarah Reeves. May of 2004, I received my CNA and started the next fall semester (2004) at EITC in the Nursing program. I fell ill after two weeks of college and was put in the hospital for two weeks. I was a vacationer in a place I like to call "Hotel EIRMC" where the food was bad, the service sucked, and all the amenities cost an arm and a leg, if you are lucky. This was a very bad vacation for me, the vacation from Hell. I now have an autoimmune disease called Wegener's Granulomatosis, for which I take anticancer/low-dose chemotherapy drugs for and a steroid, no I am still skinny. Needless to say, I have a ton of doctor bills due to labs, doctor visits, and medications, but I have good insurance, so no worries. It is a very rare disease with no cure, no cause, and isn't contagious. Don't ask me how I got it because the doctors don't know and they couldn't tell me what I had for a long time after I contracted the disease. So, I took a year to recuperate and started at ISU in the fall of 2005, where I am currently in the Registered Nursing program. I have no kids due to medical conditions, but my wife does have cats (too many) to love and torture instead of kids. We will most likely adopt in the coming future after I graduate from ISU. It has taken me a while to get around to my goals due to unforeseen problems but I have a house in Firth with two acres. My wife and I have lived here for almost six years. Sarah works at Treasure Dental Lab in IF. I also still run around with Randy Campbell and Jesse Gardner, surprise, surprise. It is great to have great friends. Well, this is my story and I am sticking to it. Thanks.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Jolyn Stephens Keck

Well, here is a 10-year update on what I’ve been up to. After high school, I attended Ricks College for two years. I then transferred to Utah State University where, in 2002, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. I then started graduate studies, spending the summer studying art and design in Europe. I returned to Utah State that fall and started working on another degree in music. I spent one more year in school, and then I made a very sudden change in my plans and decided to serve a LDS mission. I served in northern England and returned home just before Christmas 2004. I moved back down to Utah where I got a job as a graphic designer, and I also started doing a lot of freelance design work. Shortly afterward, I met my husband, Jeff, and we were married in the Idaho Falls temple. We currently live in Logan where Jeff is finishing graduate school and teaching for Utah State, and I’m keeping busy with design jobs. We love being in Logan! Last August we welcomed our daughter, Kaayl, into our family. She makes life a little busier, but she makes us so happy.