Thursday, December 20, 2007

Heather (white) Fischer

My story doesn't get interesting till 2004.
After High school I went to College at SLCC and worked. Then in 2002 I got a job at Southwest Airlines. A great company to work for; in 2004 they closed their call center in Salt Lake, so to keep my job I moved to Pheonix, Arizona. Technically I lived in Mesa, but its the same general area. And now the best part, on September 11th, 2004 I met this really creepy guy at a church dance. I Married this guy (turns out he wasn't as creepy as I thought) on November 11th 2005. After a bad work experience at Arizona Broadway Theatre, we moved to Colorado Springs, CO in June 2006. Colorado didn't seem to like us much, our first and only winter had two record breaking snow storms, or Blizzards that shut down most of the state. So we are now living in snow free California. I am working on getting my California license to pratice as a Nail Technician. We are expecting our first child in early January.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Life since High School Davey Orgill Family

Ok so this might get a bit long but I will try to sum up the last 9 years or so. After high school I worked the summer and went on a mission to mexico. I got real sick when i was down there. Long story short i spent more time looking for bathrooms than i did people to teach. After about 14 months i came home and lived at home as a missionary while they did lots of tests on me.
After about 2 months of that they gave up and i was honorably released from being a missionary.
I learned a lot and grew a lot while i was out. After my mission I went to the community college and played on their club volleyball team. that was tons of fun. Later i went to uvsc for a very short time. I figured out that college wasnt really my thing so i just kept working different jobs trying to find something i enjoyed doing. I also started country dancing and became very good at it going 2-3 times a week for like 6 years. That's acually where i met my wife April.
the first time i saw her i was with brian williams and he picked a fight with her lame boyfriend. A few weeks later i started asking her to dance and got real good together.
after a month or so of dancing with her i got up the nerve to ask her out. We dated for about a year, she wasnt lds when i met her. we broke up for a while and she started taking the missionary discussions and was baptized. we continued to dance and later got back together and where married in the sl temple in september of 2004. She helped me get started doing wedding videos by putting all the equipment on her credit cards before we were married. I started out working for my older brother. I now own my own company I shot about 100 weddings this year. It's tons of fun and very rewarding. I found something that i love and it pays the bills. April does hair out of our house and last year started shooting photography for our company. So we get to work together quite a bit. Our son Zade is about 20 months now and is absolutely the cutest kid ever and the craziest kid ever. It took a while for me to learn this but family is what life is all about. We are expecting a baby girl in march. She will be two years younger than Zade. We are probably going to name her Daisy. I have been playing in rec basketball leagues for quite some time now. I dont play church basketball it's way too dangerous. We live in a home in West Jordan about 75th south and redwood road. I am in the young men's presidency in our ward, which keeps me fairly busy. so i guess that's all for now.
i have posted a few pictures and videos so you can see our family.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Josiah & Sharla McCarty

Hello all! Hope everyone else gets on here and updates us with the latest in their lives. Here is my update. I am still working at Janis Financial as a Mortgage Broker and loving it.We, Sharla and I, have two kids. Their names are Aspen Bree (4.5 Yr old) and Brindley Saige (18 Months). They are so much fun to come home to and play with. I sure love being a Dad.I recently was called into Young Men's as a Deacon's Quorum Advisor / Assistant Scout Master. Boy is that an interesting calling. The Ward we are in has decided that it is extremely important and necessary to have a camp out every weekend, so it is quite demanding to say the least.All is well with us and hope to hear from you all soon and catch up on the happenings in all of your lives.

Tony Wariner

This is Tony Wariner, umm about me. I'm working and going to school at ITT TECH, living the good life. I'm not married yet, I decided to go the alternate route and not get married at the age of 21 almost like everyone else. So I don't have any pictures of my kids and stuff. In fact I have no pictures stored on this computer but on my next entry I'll try to add some on here. Anyways, that's all that I'm doing, and see ya'll at the ten year i guess?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Marie (Christensen) Gentry

Hey there Lancers - I can't believe that it has almost been 10 years since we've graduated. It is so fun to read about what everyone has been up to. After graduating I went up to Utah State University. I lived in California the summer of 2001 and loved every moment of it. Weekends were full of going to the beaches, the redwoods, the 'city', pretty much anywhere along the coast. (Now I know why so many people want to live there). The following summer I did study abroad in Switzerland with the graphic design program at USU. In May 2003 I graduated with my BFA in Graphic Design. After graduating I was Manager at Memories a scrapbook store in Logan. While there one of my employees kept trying to set me up with her brother. She thought we would be perfect together. After a month or two I finally agreed to being set up with him. Little did I know, we were perfect for each other.
Dwayne and I were engaged a few months later. Unfortunately he was called to active duty the day before he was going to propose. To make a crazy long story short, we were married May 15, 2004. He was sent over to Afghanistan two weeks later. We were very lucky though, we were able to talk almost everyday while he was gone. While he was over seas I was transferred to the Bountiful Memories store and managed that store for a year. During this time Dwayne returned from over seas and started up at the University of Utah. I then started working as a graphic designer for a scrapbook distributor. After I worked here for awhile I decided this wasn't where I wanted to be. The designers worked extremely long hours and I never got to see Dwayne. I was hired at the University of Utah in the financial aid office. University jobs are the way to go!At this time we were expecting our first little one. Dylon McKay Gentry was born April 21, 2007. After he was born I did go back to work for a little bit, but decided that I needed to stay home with our little boy. I do miss working alot, I loved my job! But I know that this is where I need to be right now. Dylon is happy all the time and quite mellow (he takes after his dad on that one). We love his toothless smile and his laughing. He is extremely energetic, I worry for when he can crawl and walk. I don't know if I'll be able to keep up with him!Dwayne will be graduating in May with his Bachelors in Urban Planning and then next fall we will be off to Dental School. (I know, what does Urban Planning and Dentistry have to do with each other?) He has been interviewing this fall and we will find out in December where he has been excepted. Hope you are all doing will be exciting to see every one at the 10 year. Have many good days to come.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WANTED.....Granger High class of 98' alumni to post. We would all love to hear from those of you, who have not posted yet. It is really easy. E-mail your information and pictures to and we will see that it gets posted. Please let all of your friends know about the website. Thanks.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Shala (Moser) Smith--loves 1-800-contacts too!

First let me just say, I love this blog stuff! Well, my story really begins before graduation. March of '98 to be exact. That is when I started dating a wonderful man named Cameron Smith. He was and still is the best thing to happen to me! We got married June 10, 2000. Cameron started school in at the Utah Career College in Applied Science/Graphic Design in July 2000. I started at the Utah College of Massage Therapy in August of that year as well. Busy, busy! I graduated one year later with my Certificate of Completion. Cameron graduated in June 2003. We kind of just floated along in life, having fun. We bought a condo in Holladay in August of 2003 and found out that we were going to have a baby shortly afterwards. Isaac Parish Smith was born July 16, 2004. He was 7 pounds 6 ounces and bald as could be with his dad's beautiful blue eyes. I quit my full time job shortly after as a bookkeeper for KFC and took part time work so I could be home with our new son. In March of 2006 we found we would be adding another addition to our family. Aaron Cameron Smith was born January 3, 2007-10 days late, but healthy and just as beautiful as his big brother. We sold our 2 bedroom condo soon after and bought a house in Riverton this past April. Cameron and I both work at 1-800Contacts, too! I take calls for orders (I get to work from home!) and Cameron works in the Help Desk. We are enjoying our family and new home immensely! Though I was extremely happy to graduate high school and move on with my life, I am excited to see what everyone has been up to and maybe even make friendships that I didn't bother to make back then. Strange how growing up changes you. Hope this finds you all happy and well!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Brynn (Andrew) Eastman

Hello, hello! What have I been up to? After GHS I went to SLCC and Dixie. I worked in the dental field as an assistant until 2001. In 2001 I went on a mission to Phoenix, Arizona. HOT! HOT! HOT! After my mission I traveled all over. I discovered a love for cruising, so many stops and you only unpack once! I have been to Costa Rica, Panama, Cayman Islands, Belize, Bahamas, Honduras and Mexico! Last year Monica (Ackerson) Prendergast helped me finish my first marathon! I am now working as the office manager for a dentist in West Valley City. Starting this fall I will also be teaching Dental Assisting at the SLTATC. I got married this last March to the love of my life, Chad. He is from Woodruff, Utah. He served his mission in Fortaleza, Brazil. He works for Comfort Systems USA as an HVAC service specialist. We live in Tooele, a bit too far west for me but Chad’s a small town guy ;) Chad and I enjoy traveling together, this summer we’ve been to Moab, Meza Verde and salmon fishing in Astoria, Oregon. We hope to start a family soon. I am looking forward to the 10 year, it should be fun!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Scott & Malia (Christensen) Shaw

Hello class of 98! Scott and I are happy that we get to kill two birds with one stone! After graduating from GHS I went to the Community College and Scott went to BYU Idaho. A year later Scott served a mission in Valencia, Venezuela. Shortly after he returned home we started dating and, to make a long story short, we were married in March of 2002. We lived in Taylorsville for two years and then built a home in West Jordan where we live now. Our first
baby boy, Ryan, was stillborn at eight and a half months. We miss him very much and are comforted knowing we’ll be with him again someday. In May 2005, Scott graduated from the U of U (although he still definitely bleeds blue) with his Business Management degree. After receiving my Associates degree, I studied American Sign Language and worked f0r a Deaf elementary school and absolutely LOVE signing and the Deaf community. We both currently work at 1-800 Contacts. Scott is one of the Associate Directors of the call center and I am the assistant to the CIO. As far as hobbies go…I still love to run. Scott plays a lot of golf and tells me I am going to have to get a second job to support his habit. Life has been wonderful to us and we feel lucky to be so fortunate. We look forward to hearing from all of you!

Christina Mae (Anderson) Strain

Hey Everyone! It is so great to see what everyone is up to on this blog! Yes, crazy to think it has been almost ten years!After high school, I began attending Utah Valley State College in Orem, while living in Provo. I became really passionate in photography and art. I took classes to help me build my skill, and began shooting weddings and some portraiture. I still do it a little on the side now, but since then I decided to go to Cosmetology school. I met my husband, Jared, when I was a waitress. I was so excited to find someone that I had a lot in common with and I fell for him really fast. Jared took a job art directing in Seattle, WA......and I moved there just a few months later. We were married about 6 months after that, March 7th, 2005. Jared has been lucky to find an awesome job at a company called “Wexley-School for Girls”, designing anything you can think of.....snowboards, packaging for Jones Soda, magazines,etc. After 3 years in Seattle, being in the rain, and looking at the cost of housing.....we decided to move back to Utah. Wexley School for Girls kept Jared on, and once in a while he travels back to Seattle. We bought a town home in Lehi, and are really happy to be close to family and friends! I was lucky to find a great salon in Provo, and Jared just works from home! We don’t have kids yet, but we have two little westie dogs, Birdie and Mulligan! I hope everyone is doing well.....and hope to see you all or the 10 year.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Becky (Ferrin) Billings "The English Teacher!"

Hello from Rhode Island! This blog is a fantastic way to see how everyone is getting along. It's hard to believe it's almost been 10 years. It's really strange when the college years start feeling like a "long time ago."
After high school I planned to attend the University of Utah on a 1/2 music scholarship, but turned it down at the last minute, deciding that 4 hours a day of piano was not for me. So, I attended Salt Lake Community College for a year and then went to BYU summer school and began attending BYU full time after that. I went back and forth between music and English and decided on English in the end. I stayed the summers at BYU, working for BYU leadership and the English department. I finally graduated with a BA in English in 2003, and went on to teach almost a full year of English and Business Communications at Hurricane High, where my parents moved in 2002. I didn't know what I was thinking, moving to a small place where people pronounced the name of their town "HurriCUN," but I ended up loving teaching, loving my students, and loving the small town (even the name). Now my students are going to college and returning from missions. Does anyone feel old at 27?
Toward theend of my teaching year, I met my future husband, Adam, who had been sailing in England and had come home to live in LaVerkin (another wonderful Southern Utah town name), about 10 minutes from where I lived with my parents. I taught Adam's niece piano, and his mom set us up on a blind date. We were married in the Bountiful Temple on May 20, 2004 and have been moving around ever since. In the fall and winter, Adam went to school at Utah State University, studying deaf education, and I worked in city planning for a small city next to Logan called Providence. In the summers we moved to the east coast (New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) to help Adam accrue sea time for his captain's license.
We welcomed Ian Benjamin Billings in to our family on May 27, 2005, and he is a firecracker. He has reddish hair and white skin like my dad (and grandpa just glows when he's around), and he smiles with both sets of teeth. I'm sure he's spoiled, though we don't mean to do it. He brings a lot of laughter and happiness, and we wouldn't trade him.
Adam is currently the captain of the Adirondack II in Newport, RI, and we live in Portsmouth, about 10 minutes from Newport. Both cities are on a tiny
island that is surrounded by beaches. It's a gorgeous place to visit and an expensive place to live, but we've met wonderful people here. Adam just finished his master's degree in deaf education and elementary education, and we're looking for teaching jobs right now.
We're also expecting our second child in February. We are excited to add another little one to the family, hoping he/she will help curb Ian's insatiable appetite for attention. (And of course, we're also just generally excited to have another baby.)
I would love to see everyone at the reunion and catch up. We'll see where we end up this time next year!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Tiffany (Terrell) Fulcher "The Real Estate Broker!"

Hello Lancers. It's great to hear how everyone is doing and how much your lives have changed in the past nine years. Let me tell you a little about how my life has changed.After high school I went to work for America West Airlines, which was the best decision of my life since that is where I met my husband Jarrod. I opened the door to an aircraft on an arriving flight that Jarrod was the flight attendant on. A group of us were going out that night after work. I invited Jarrod to go with. He turned me down at first, but realizing his mistake he quickly changed his mind. Two months later he moved to Utah from Florida to try and make our relationship work. We have now been married seven years.The year after getting married we moved to Houston, Texas where we lived for just over five years. During that time I had two children. Bailey now five is very active in cheerleading and starts kindergarten this year. Jacob is three and all boy. He will destroy anything and everything. While living in Houston I was a portrait studio manager for three years. After that I managed Build-A-Bear Workshop for around two.We finally got to a point in our lives where we thought it was time to be around family again and that is what brought us to Morehead City, North Carolina, back to Jarrod's hometown. It is beautiful out here. We live about four blocks from the ocean and really enjoy spending time at the beach. We have lived here for just over a year. I went back to school and got my Real Estate Broker license at the first of the year and within a month of having my license already had three listings.I usually travel out to Utah every couple of months and actually just came back from there this past Monday.I
really look forward to keeping in contact with everyone and I can not wait until our reunion so we can all see each other in person.I would love to hear from you if you want to email me at or I am on myspace. Tiffany (Terrell) Fulcher

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hollie (Sanchez) Cruser

Hello (Guten Tag) From Bitburg, Germany Lancers!!!!
10 years has flown by so quickly. It doesn't seem like it's been that long since we graduated and went our seperate ways.....maybe five, but not ten.
After graduating, I started working full-time. I moved out on my own on my 20th birthday. Dated and had tons of fun. In 2004 I decided that I was going to finally go to school and attended the Utah College Of Massage Therapy. It wasn't until the end of 2004 that I decided that I was bored of dating and chose "The One." He actually had chosen me clear back when we were sophomores and he was a senior. That's right, I married a fellow Lancer......Charles Cruser, class of 1996. He and I met in Stonehenge and have been friends ever since. Soooo in the fall of 2004 we started talking daily and when he came home to Utah for Christmas that year, we decided to give it a shot.
Chuck is a Hydraulics Specialist in the US Air Force and at that time was stationed at Travis AFB in Northern California. He deployed to Kuwait from January to April 05'. He came home and propsed to me in May and I moved to Suisun City, California shortly after. Just after my arrival in Cali, Chuck was deployed once again but this time to Sicily. Once he came home that October, we started planning our wedding and were married June 17th, 2006 at Millennial Falls in Draper, Utah. We discovered that we were expecting our first baby in October. In January 2007 we received orders to Spangdahlem Air Base here in Germany for 48 months. We arrived here on May 10th and it is beautiful. Though it rains a ton.
I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on July 6th. So now we are parents to a month old baby girl who we named Holeigh Madison. Motherhood is harder than I expected, but I love it and I just love her to pieces. So far we've traveled to the countries of Belgium and Luxembourg......both very beautiful and only 30-40 mins from our house. Pretty cool huh? Not only that, but Paris is approximately 5-6 hours from here. I can't complain. Life is good. I've been blessed greatly with a great husband who is hoping to promote to Staff Sergeant this month, a beautiful daughter, and well I get to live in Europe for free. Definitely can't complain. I hope we can make it to the reunion next year. It would be great to see all my friends again.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Heather (Merchant) Sanders

After we graduated, I went to Salt Lake Community College to study Business. On July 21, 2001 I married my husband Casey Sanders. He went to Taylorsville High, and we had been dating off and on since senior year. We lived in West Valley where we had our first son Gage Casey on November 16, 2002. He is an amazing kid! We have moved from place to place, within the valley, and were in Taylorsville when our second son was born. Skyler Kimball was born on October 21, 2004. He has been a handful since the day he was born! We are now living in Herriman. We love it here! I have been working for Chase Bank since March 2002, and Casey is a web developer. He does web site programming, all the stuff that make web sites work and look good! Being a mom of two boys is a challenge but I love it! They are so special and mean the world to me! I am excited to have a ten year reunion to see everyone! I loved High school, and can not believe it has been so long! Hope to see you all soon! Heather (Merchant) Sanders

David D. Rees

Hiya Lancers,
Similar to everyone else, I have been getting educated, and making a family.
After 98 I served my mission in Brooklyn New York, english speaking. After that
I went to school, met my wife Amanda, and then we moved to Monterey California
where I went to a cultural linguistics school. We had our first daughter
Brooklyn there then moved to Oahu Hawaii and had our son Landon. We are still
here in Hawaii, where I am doing work for some government agencies. Now we are
expecting our third baby. That pretty well brings things up to the present day.
I doubt I would be able to make it for a class reunion, but if they set up a web
conference during it, like so many a
re doing now, I would love to jump on and say hi.
David Rees

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tiffany (Meyer) Barnum

WOW...What have I been up to the last 9 yrs? Well I could write a novel with all the CRAZINESS!!! But I won't.... Let me just shorten it a bit and say in 1999 I met my sweet husband Glen through friends and after about 6 months we started dating and have been toghether since......Celebrating year 8 this week in fact...YAY! We have an incredible 3 1/2 yr old son Bastian Orion and hope to have more soon! Glen also has an 8 yr old daughter Arieana who lives with her mother in WY where he is originally from. I LOVE being a wife and mother and enjoy every day of it! The last year and a half I have been attending SLCC going for my AAS in Paralegal Studies...Getting ready to finish up my last 12 credits this fall! YAY! I will be SO glad to be done!!! I currently work as a Receptionist for a moving company. That is the shorter version of my life from 98 to now....

Heidi May Elsasser

After graduating from Granger I headed down to SUU where I got my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. While I was home student teaching in my last semester of school I came across the love of my life, Lance Elsasser, of Taylorsville High, class of 98'. We were married in June of 2002. I taught math at Albion Middle School in Sandy before having our first daughter, Marley in April 2005. I then became a full-time mom. After Lance graduated from the U of U in Business Finance he started working for Summit Home Health as their Director of Finance. In August 2006 we bought our first home in Kearns and then this past March had our second daughter, Berkley. I teach Home/Hospital kids part-time (kids who are too sick to go to school) and spend the rest of my days chasing around a very energetic 2-year-old and 4-month old baby. I can't believe it's been 10 years since we graduated! I hope everyone's doing well and it'll be great to hear about all of you!

Derrick LeMaster and Bev Hollister-LeMaster

We've come a long way baby!

I wasn't much of an out going person back in the Granger hay-day of the 90s, but I've grown into a reversal state of trying to talk to as many people as I can, hence networking. After graduation I worked construction as a carpenter apprentice in concrete, 3 years in Vail Colorado on the Ritz Carlton and that's when I found my partner in crime, Bev. We got hitched in Vegas at the lill white wedding chapel and moved back to our hometown Salt Lake, landed some decent jobs and bought a house up by the old red and white water tower close to the usana ampa theater. Since then we've sold our house and have moved out to the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California for school and better carrier opportunities. I just completed 1 year with 3 more to go at the Art Institute in San Francisco for my BA in Animation and Beverly is currently enrolled in one of California's fine state colleges for her RDA. We both never thought we would be living in California let alone even visit this state. We both are loving it down here and we both agree that every day is an adventure for us. I personally doubt that I know or remember most the people that are bloging on this website, but non the less its not a bad idea. Good luck in life to all the West Valley kids of the 90s.

Derrick and Beverly LeMaster