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.