Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Candra Christensen Probert


I'm not sure if I'm truly allowed to claim that I am part of the MHS Class of 2001 -- since I moved away for the last two years of high school. HOWEVER, since I went to Lincoln Elementary, Madison Middle School, Madison Jr. High, and Madison High School with all of you -- I'll always be a Bobcat in my heart. I've loved reading your updates, so I thought I'd share mine. This is what I've been up to since my time at MHS...

I left Madison High School after our Sophomore year and moved with my family to Santiago, Chile where my Dad served as a Mission President for the LDS Church. I went to an International School (English-speaking) and graduated with a class of 53!! In the Fall of 2001, I reunited with many of you at BYU-Idaho. I had an awesome college experience and graduated with a Bachelors in Communications in December 2004. I then moved to Provo, Utah where I worked for a company called "Prosper" as the company's Communications Coordinator. I loved living in Utah, but my favorite part was meeting a handsome guy named DJ Probert. If his name/picture looks familiar to you Kennedy Elementary alumni, it's because his family lived in Rexburg for a few years when he was younger. He lived near the fair grounds on Chad Drive. He is a year older than us and remembers a few of you. 

DJ and I were married in December 2006 in the Mt. Timpanogos LDS Temple. After DJ finished school at BYU we moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue grad school options. We've been here ever since. We added a little boy, Liam (2 years old) to our family in October 2008 and more recently a little girl, Rylee (1 month old) in May 2011. I get to stay at home with them and they keep me on my toes. I am also an Independent Affiliate for MoneyWise.

We've enjoyed living in Texas, but hope to eventually make it back to the Utah/Idaho area. We weren't able to be there for the Class Reunion, but hope you all had a wonderful time reconnecting!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mark Walker

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I graduated high school.
Went to BYU-Idaho for a year.
Served a mission in New Jersey, Morristown.
Came home. Finished Sophmore year of BYU-I.
Moved to Alaska and worked for a summer as a tour guide.
Completed Junior year at BYU-I.
Did a 3-month volunteer internship at Merrill Lynch in Los Angeles.
Finished school and graduated with Bachelors in Business Management from BYU-I in May, 2007.
Moved to LA and worked as a financial analyst for 2 years.
Left LA in July 2009 and took a job in SLC at Goldman Sachs.
Worked at Goldman for almost 2 years.
Decided to leave the finance industry.
Started a new job 3 weeks ago at a company called Morris Meetings & Incentives in SLC as a sales executive.
Currently live in Sugarhouse, UT.
Still single.
Love to travel and go to concerts. Some favorites have been Maui, Costa Rica, Thailand, New Zealand, Tahiti.
Love spending time in NYC and LA.

Andrew Schauerhamer

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Venessa Nelson Beard


I have enjoyed reading about everyone and thought I would add a little about what I have been up to.  After High School, I attended BYU-I majoring in secondary math education.  I took a break from school to serve a mission in Guatemala.  After returning in Dec. 2005, I graduated from BYU-I Dec. 2006 with a major in math education and a minor in spanish education.  Justin and I were married Aug. 11, 2006.  I taught High School for 1 year in American Falls, Jr. High for 1 year in Idaho Falls, and Middle School 1 year in Rigby.  Jr. High was my favorite!   Our son, Carson, was born Jan. 29, 2009.  I quit teaching public school to stay home with him.  I am still at home teaching private piano and violin lessons.  We are expecting a little girl in September.  I stay busy with my many hobbies including scrapbooking, crocheting, cross-stitching, sewing, cake decorating, making diaper cakes, cooking and anything else to keep my hands busy.  I have been a cub scout leader for the past 4 years and continue doing so.  Both my 2 year old and I love to have scouts.  Justin has a masters degree and his PE in Civil Engineering. We currently live in Rigby, but I don't think my husband will ever change our license plates from 1M to 1J.  Rexburg is home for us! 

Brandon Sharp

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Ten years!  That is crazy. Well, here's an update: After high school, I served as a full time missionary in Manaus Brasil. I then attended BYU-Idaho, met and married Lorna Larson in the Idaho Falls Temple in April 2006. We had two little girls, Aubrey (4) and Lydia (2), while studying to get my Bachelor's Degree. I majored in University Studies, with minor's in Geography, Geology, and Recreational Leadership. I chose this major because I wanted to learn a variety of subjects, rather than limit my education to one specific major. I graduated in July of 2009. We just had another little boy, Hal, 2 months ago. We bought our first home here in Rexburg last October. I have been working with my brother, Jared, building custom cabins in Island park, while also building custom picture frames at my mom's frame shop down town.  Life is busy, but great!
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cassie Mounts Morris


Life for the past 10 years has been an AMAZING journey! I have been so very blessed! After high school, I started college at BYU-Idaho, seven days after graduation to be exact! I earned my bachelor's degree in nursing in April 2004. During this three year period I was introduced to my husband, James Morris. His sister was my roommate and very close friend. She decided we must go out. We agreed and fell madly in love! We were married in the Idaho Falls Temple in August 2004. One month later I began a master's program at the University of Utah. In April 2007 I earned a Family Nurse Practitioner degree or master's in nursing. In January 2008 we welcomed our first, Thatcher James Morris. We have been living in Sandy, Utah for the past 4 years. Life is great! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Final Reunion Details!

Can you believe that the big day is only 2 weeks away!! I guess it’s about time you had the final details about this event!

So here they are:

On Saturday, July 2nd from 11-3 we will be having a mix and mingle picnic at Smith Park. We will be meeting at the South pavilion (by the tennis courts). In an effort to pay it forward to our high school community, admission to the event will be one can of food per person. All donations will go to the Family Crisis Center in Rexburg. Other than that—this event is absolutely free. Come show off your kids, the person you are dating, or anyone else you want to bring with you…and enjoy the park, the playground, and an acoustic performance by some of our classmates! Don’t forget to pack your own lunch and picnic blanket! The reunion committee will be providing dessert.

That same night at 6:00 we will be holding the adult only dinner (don’t forget to buy your ticket on the class blog if you haven’t done so yet!) at the NEW high school. For those of you who haven’t been in Rexburg for a while…you can click here for directions (it’s close to Burger King). We have a great night of food and entertainment planned. And really, could you find better company anywhere else? The dress is casual…unless you really feel like wearing your old formal gown for nostalgia’s sake J If you want to come but don’t want to eat—we will be selling tickets at the door for $5/person. There will also be a limited number of meal tickets at the door for $20. We can’t wait to see you there!!

*We still would LOVE some more pictures for our slide show! Please e-mail them to by Saturday, June 18th! Feel free to e-mail me at the same address if you have any questions!