Wednesday, June 25, 2008
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
The reunion committee
Monday, June 23, 2008
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
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
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
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 http://thomasandcaraleecase.blogspot.com
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
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
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
The Reunion Committee
Sunday, June 1, 2008
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.