Wednesday, June 25, 2008
In 2002, while working for Union, I met my husband Brandon, we were married in August of 2004 and had our daughter (Zoey) in February of 2006. She is a such a sweetheart and a blessing to us. She keeps me going all the time. Her favorite thing to do is going fishing on the boat with dad. My husband and I really love being out doors. We spend most of our summer at the lake water skiing, tubing, trying to teach ourselves how to wake board, and fishing. We also spend time in the mountains on the 4 wheeler trails. Our winters are spent hunting and snowmobiling.
We are currently expecting our second child in October and we are in the process of getting our first house. We have been living in a 5th wheel for the last 5 weeks while the house is being finished. It will be another 3 to 4 weeks before we can move in. I can not wait to get out of the 5th wheel. This summer I don't think I will be doing much camping!
I hope you are all doing well and I look forward to reading updates on the blog!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
When: Saturday June 14th at 4:00pm
Where: Mtn. View town park pavillion
What: Bring an picnic lunch, your family, and enjoy getting re-acquainted with everyone.
Should be a fun time and we encourage everyone to attend. It will be low key and totally relaxed.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sorry for the short notice. Thanks to everyone who showed interest. Sorry we weren't able to pull it off.
Keep checking back for updates to the blog.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
After graduation I worked out at Little America for a year or so I guess, then went to Colorado to work construction. Yes construction. I was on an electrical crew as a "laborer". It was...interesting...shall we say.
After I had my fill of that I went to NY state to become a nanny for the first of two times. I was there during 9/11 but didn't last for long after it happened and ended a contract early to come home…..only to go back and work for another family about a year or so later. The second time around was much different from the first. They were both great experiences. I loved living near the city (NYC that is) and will never forget the first time I took the subway. I had a lot of fun and met a lot of great people.
While trying do decide what to do after that I had a friend suggest I try LA for a while. So I packed up what I could in my car and drove to Los Angeles. That was in March of 2004 and I am still here. I went to Bryman College and got a certificate as a Medical Administrative Assistant in 2005.
I work at a West Hills Hospital as a Registrar. I have worked in multiple departments including the ER, MRI, and our Women's center. I've been here 3 years. Currently I am in Radiology and liking my little office. It was at the hospital that I met Mike. We had our son Evan in August of 2007. He is quite the little boy. He has all kinds of teeth coming in and will be walking soon I'm sure.Life is pretty good, and although I never thought I would say it, I miss the Valley.
I won't be able to make the 10 yr. Reunion but would love to hear from any and all of you.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Please plan to come to the reunion. I know class reunions get a bad rap, but really it will be fun to see people again.
Check the list of people that we don't know how to contact. If you know how to get a hold of them, let us know. It is getting to be really short notice, but some notice is better than none!
Friday, May 16, 2008
We traveled between his Dad's Woodruff Ranch and the Nevada ranch until we were expecting our first child, Jayken K. Downing, in June of 04. He is almost four years old now and our daughter, Faith Ellen, is now 19 months old. They are such a blessing and so much fun, but they keep me running. My husband ranches and works for his Dad in Woodruff now. He is also a PRCA saddle bronc rider and does mostly the Wilderness circuit. Someday we would like to go all the way and make the NFR, but family comes first. He is very talented at it. We recently built a home outside of Woodruff where we plan to stay for quite a while. My husband and I also host the Black Gold Cattle Co. Testicle Festival in Woodruff (Rocky Mt. Oyster). Ya, you heard me right. It is a lot of fun and we get a lot of people who come to our ranch rodeo and participate in the Rocky Mt. Oyster Dinner. We do a benefit auction and raise money for poeple who have had medical complications or in need of financial assistance. It is May 22-31 if any of you want to try and oyster!!! Our slogan this year is " Do you Dare have a Pair at our Cowboy far!" It's a lot of work, but a lot of fun as well. I am a stay at home mom and enjoy helping my husband ranch. That is where my heart is. We ranch and run about 80 head of our own cows, re raise bulls, and we show pigs and run the testicle festival, and a Laser engraving business. So we are crazy busy but I guess we like it that way. I cannot wait to see everyone.
Amanda (Stephens) Downing
Check out Amanda's blog here.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I also met my future husband (who played football there) Justin Van Horn, while I was going to school in Nebraska. Justin is from Ft. Collins, Co. We married in 2002, and soon after moved to Cleveland Ohio for 6 months while he received training for a new job (his degree is in Industrial Distribution). After his training we chose to come to Utah where we have been ever since.
I worked as a Social Work Director of a large nursing home up until I had my first baby girl, Jaiden in 2005. I have been a stay at home mom ever since. I am currently expecting my second child (a girl we think) on May 21st.
I am currently living in Elk Ridge, Utah which is about 20 minutes south of Provo. Justin is still working for the same company that he was hired with right out of school.
I can't wait to see everyone at the reunion.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
WOW! I can't believe it's been 10 years already. That's crazy! Well since high school, I've been around the Valley. Been married twice and also divorced twice. I have 2 girls my first is Mariah and she's 9 and my 2nd is Emma and she's 3 months. They are a blast to be around. We're doing good, everyone knows the Valley, not alot to do around here. I bartend at the Alley and have done that for over a year now. All is well and can't wait to see everyone.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Jay and I are living about 7 miles outside of Lyman. We bought a house on 5 acres last year and are loving it. Jay is working for Nix Construction and he loves it, its hard work
though. Im still at the jail and enjoy my job. We are raising dogs right now, we have two blue tick
coon hounds and a red heeler, but I'm pregnant so we are extremely excited
to start raising a child. Also, I did go to the
graduated in 2005 with a BS in English.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
After high school I attended Rick’s College in Rexburg, Idaho (a very cold and forsaken college town). But the school was great! Emily Hamblin and I were roommates and we had a lot of fun. I graduated with my A.A. in General Business and went on to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I received my B.S. in Family Counseling with a minor in Business Management.
I married Paul Langlois, also a Wyoming native (Cheyenne), in December 2001. We have lived in Rexburg, Salt Lake, Provo, and we are currently living in Parker, CO (just south of Denver). We have been here for 9 months.
I worked as a social worker for the State of Utah for 4 years: 2 years as a caseworker for teenagers in foster care and 2 years as an adoption worker for children in the foster care system. When we moved to Colorado I decided that I wanted completely out of the social work scene and I am currently working as an assistant at a small company in Highlands Ranch, CO. It is a nice change.
We do not have children yet, but we are the proud owners of twin pugs, Lucky and Chika, who we treat like children.
Paul and I enjoy shopping (a dangerous hobby at times), outdoors, sports, traveling, visiting family, and hanging out with Paul’s cousins here in Parker.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Has it really been ten years? Are we really that old? After high school I attended the University of Wyoming, played some football, learned some things and had tons of fun. I graduated in December 2003 with a B.S. in Health Sciences. I am continuing my post-grad education in that field and I am one semester away from my Master’s. I am currently based in Brisbane, QLD Australia. I am working as an international Health Consultant for a major British consulting firm. I enjoy travelling around the world and have been to some very interesting places and met some very interesting people. No lady has been able to convince me to settle down so I am still single. I love being active and never pass up an opportunity to try new things. Hope to see you all soon. Cheers, Alvin
Monday, February 18, 2008
Scott and I have been married for 5.5 years. I have 2 wonderful step-daughters, Kyleigh (16) and Makenna (12). We lived in Orem, UT for 5 years and in August 2007 we moved to Northern CA. Scott is the VP/Creative Director at a Silicon Valley web company and I work part-time for Washington Mutual. Our favorite things to do together are SCUBA Dive and ride our motorcycles. Oh, and we have two super cute mini dachshunds!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Took me awhile to finally type up a profile, but here it is. I'm living in Denver, CO with my beautiful wife of a year and a half, Kendra. I'm in my fourth year of teaching elementary school and coaching HS basketball. I spent time getting my B.S. in Software Engineering from Weber State University in Ogden, UT and my M.A. in Educational Technology from Northern Colorado University. We have a cute Jack Russell puppy named, of course, Jack. We love playing sports, spending time in the mountains around Denver, and vacationing in Santa Fe, NM.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Hope you all have great holidays. Again, if you would email me your mailing address (and possibly some info to post) that would be great.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Education in Dec. 2003.
I married Paul Anderson in June 2002. We had our first baby boy
Alonzo in Feb. 2004, our second boy Kolby Nov. 2005 and we're about to
have a 3rd boy any day now.
I'm totally over powered my boys in my house, but I love it. We lived
in Bountiful, Utah for a year now, we love it. I get to stay home
with my little rowdy boys and enjoy every moment of it. I would to
hear from you, my e-mail is email@example.com.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
If you want to know more check out our family blog.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Hi, this is Cynthia Cromarty (Stoddard). I am currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah, and loving it. I was married and devorced several years ago, I have since remarried to Alex Cromarty, and doing marvelous. I work at a bakery and love it. Thanks cant wait to hear from you all.
Kids: Tyler 5 years, Isabella 2 years