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

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Randy & Rachel (Hinckley) Mellor

I am so excited for this site. I hope you all enjoy it! After saying are good-bye's back in 98' I went to beauty school and Randy started working. After I graduated beauty school Randy & I were married in the Salt Lake Temple in June of 2000. And boy it's been a wild and crazy ride! Not really. Same old thing has gone on these past 9 years. We have had fun though. We are both working full time. I am at Kellie and Company in West Jordan cutting away at all the heads of hair, and Randy is a superintendent for a construction company in Orem. He works in all areas of the Salt Lake valley. From remodeling churches to building a new shop for the inmates at the state prison. He goes from one extreme to another. And on top of his day job we are right in the middle of building our 2nd home in Lehi. So it feels like we are running around with our heads cut off. It's a big project but well worth it. We are planning on putting a salon in our home which I am so excited for. Being married for 7 years you would think we would have a few little rugrats running around. Not yet. But we are excited to be putting our adoption papers in when our house is finished in November. For now we will still be the proud owners or parents to 2 great danes (Jax & Lexie). We hope all is well with everyone.

Kristy (Lloyd) Johnson

Hi all! It's been a long time! about 6 years ago, I met my hubby, Doug! A blind date at Lagoon and now here we are! I moved to Pocatello, ID for 5 years when we got married. But 1 year ago, we moved back to my hometown, West Valley. We bought a house out here. I have been enjoying my garden this summer!! I am currently the Scheduling Secretary at East High School. This will be my 2nd year and I love it! No little ones yet. We are still waiting for them to come! I will be sooo happy when they do! We do have a cat named Gracie though and she is pretty much our child! We've had her since we were married so she's a Johnson through and through! It will be fun getting to see everyone on here!
Kristy Johnson

Andrea (Kendrick) Henich

Nine years....seriously where did the time go? Well after graduation I started working full time and haven't stopped since. I am currently working for Intermountain Health Care as a Property Manager and do Real Estate on the side. I was very lucky with my jobs and learning the skills that have gotten me where I am today. I was able to build a house back in 2004 and take on the real world of a house payment and everything that comes with it. After a year and a half I decided to up my investment and I sold that house and built another one just up the street. It has been nonstop working ever since with finishing the yard last year and the basement just this past spring. Playing basketball is still a very important part in my life and I have been playing on city leagues for years now. We have done very well playing against the teams that have been made up of Utah Alumni as well as other ex college players. I also took up running...and love it. A couple friends and I have completed the Provo half marathons as well as 10 milers and smaller races over the last couple of years.

In April of last year I was able to meet Torrey, yes we are an internet success story. We dated for over a year and got married on May 25th of this year. I can't imagine my life without him and love being married. He graduated from Jordan High School in 97' and played bball after he served his mission. He is currently working as a loan officer and it has been great to team up with him to close some deals. Hope all is well...
Andrea Henich

The rest is history....

Welcome to the Granger High School Reunion Blog for the Class of 1998! This blog has been set up in hopes of bringing our class together, to get those attending the reunion excited for it, and to give those who can't attend the reunion a chance to see what everyone has been up to.If you have stumbled upon this blog and you graduated from GHS in '98 then bookmark this site and send your email address granger98@hotmail.com so we can get you on the official reunion email list! Also, please pass along class members email addresses and phone numbers so there can be a great turnout!This blog is intended for all '98 Granger graduates to post what they've done since graduation so we can all catch up on each others lives. Please get your life stories, pictures, etc. sent to granger98@hotmail.com so we can get them posted before the reunion...and be sure to check this site often for updates!