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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Who runs their own business?

Whether it is your main source of income, or just something to do on the side, tell us about it. Comment on this post and i'll get in touch so that i can post a blurb about your business on the blog. Look forward to hearing from you!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Anyone interested in contributing to the class blog? There are four of us currently listed as authors. A blog is allowed to have up to 100 authors, so if you would like, feel free to comment here and I will add you. Added bonuses include not having to read my ramblings almost exclusively, added authors should equal increased traffic, which will in turn result in more money generated for the reunion, which by the way is tentatively planned for July of 2010, in case you didn't already catch that.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Coming Soon....

for the class of 2000 TEN YEAR REUNION!
Are you excited? Well, you can be if you want.
The ball is starting to get a rolling on the planning commitee...or the commitee is getting started, so if you want to help out you still have time.

Here's the teaser -
Date: JULY 2010
Location: Rexburg, Idaho

More details to come.....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It's been a while. Thanks to those of you who still check the blog regularly. I promise to do better, but I need your help. I feel like an idiot just posting stuff that I'm not sure anyone cares to read about.

I think it's about time to bring out the HS picture albums. That's right folks, dig them out, let's have something funny to look at. I'll find some of mine and start posting, and there will be updates on other things bobcat as well. If you have posting privileges, please by all means, post! If you would like privileges, or would just like to email some pictures, hit me up at

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

10 year Reunion

Hi Bobcats!
It's about time we pick a date for the 10 year reunion (not to mention a team to plan it). The team should come first. There have been people who have volunteered to help plan, but I don't recall who, so if you are interested in planning the 10 year reunion, please respond by emailing and we will organize a group. Then the group can decide the details (if you want to have a say, please volunteer).
Hope to hear from you soon!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Layout

I'm sure you've noticed the recent adjustment to a three column layout. I, personally am a big fan. I like not having to scroll for a day and a half to get to the bottom of the list of links. Ramping up for school to get back into session. Look for teacher tuesdays to make a comeback. (For reals this time) If you have suggestions about the layout or anything else, feel free to pontificate in the comments section.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Remember these?

Lyman, Archer, Burton and Hibbard have been or will be closed in favor of new and improved schools. What are some of your favy elementary school memories? Or, funniest if you prefer.


That has to be the longest week in recorded history. Sorry kids, Life has been kinda crazy/hectic at my house, so the updating has been zilch.

Still making an effort to make contact with our teachers since my email is considered to be from the hot place. Stay tuned faithful readers, there will be fun stuff once again.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blog of the Week

Kate Hill Clinger, come on down, you're the first blog of the week!! Sorry, no cool prize to hand out.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Teacher Tuesdays making a come back

I recently sent out an email to all the teachers and administrators who were at the school when we were. I have yet to recieve a single response. My worry is this, I work for State Farm. I sent the email from my work account, and therefore was probably marked as spam by email filters, so I will go back to the drawing board, but rest assured, Teacher Tuesdays will be back soon.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

For the Tennis buffs (stolen from the Standard Journal)

Rexburg -- Madison tennis continued to roll with another victory for both the boys and the girls teams. Both groups are now 3-1 on the season after a 5-1 victory for the boys and a 4-2 victory for the girls at home against Bonneville.

The boys team won largely in part to their singles players who really dominated Bonneville. "All of our boys singles players did really well," said Madison coach Brad Parkinson. "No one in particular stood out, they all just did what they needed to do."

The girls strong play was helped by the performances of the doubles team of Melinda Fox and Claire Goodwin.

"(Fox and Goodwin) did a good job out there today, and they were one of the keys for the girls," said Parkinson.

Madison is looking to carry its stong play over to Rigby on Friday at 3:30 p.m., and extend its winning streak.

About Rigby Parkinson said, "It's too early in the season to know what to expect from Ribgy. We'll just go out there and do the best we can."


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Madison moving to 4A (Stolen from

By Megan Boatwright, Local News 8 Reporter

In anticipation of state wide public school budget cuts Madison High School is already taking big steps to cut costs.

Beginning in 2010, what was once a 5A sports program will be 4A.

"Our senior class enrollment was below our usual numbers this year," said Madison High School Principal Roger Hampton.

The numbers are ever changing, but in order to play 5A the district needs at least 1,280 students.

In the 2008-2009 School Year the district has 1,276 students enrolled.

Because the figures are so close Madison School District could have continued playing 5A sports, but this year economic factors come to play.

"At this point we're also looking at the financial reasons to go 4A," said the principal.

5A teams travel as far as Twin Falls for games costing the district $1,100 per round trip.

Under the 4A schedule, teams wouldn't travel farther than Pocatello, saving the district over $600 per trip.

"We'll be able to set up our schedule with more local teams instead of traveling to Twin Falls or the Boise area," said Hampton.

Sports aren't the only programs currently on the chopping block. According to Principal Hampton state wide school budget cuts will affect many programs at the high school.

"Programs not tied to the Activities Association probably won't be able to function as an organization or travel. There's just no money," said the principal.

There are advantages to going 4A. "I think kids will be excited to play teams like Hillcrest, Bonneville and Rigby which are already rivals," said Madison High School Athletic Director, Glenn Romney. "When we play conference games against those teams will intensify that rivalry."

The Scholastic Team, Future Farmers of America, Business Professionals of America and other vocational programs are several other Madison High School programs losing district funding next year.

Remember when?

Various events that took place in 2000:

January 1 - Y2K passes without serious, widespread computer failures, despite fears to the contrary.
February 13 - The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, following the death of its creator, Charles Schulz.
March 7 - George W. Bush and Al Gore emerge victorious in the Republican and Democratic caucuses and primaries of the United States presidential election.
April 22 - In a predawn raid, federal agents seize 6-year old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida and fly him to his Cuban father in Washington, DC, ending one of the most publicized custody battles in U.S. history.
May 4 - ILOVEYOU computer virus spreads quickly throughout the world originating in Philippines.
June 28 - Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, ending a protracted custody battle.
July 31 – August 3 - The Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania nominates George W. Bush for U.S. President and Dick Cheney for Vice President.
August 8 - The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to the surface after 136 years on the ocean floor.
September 15 – October 1 - The 2000 Summer Olympics are held in Sydney, Australia.
October 30 - This is the final date during which there is no human presence in space; on October 31, Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
November 7 - United States presidential election, 2000: Republican candidate Texas Governor George W. Bush defeats Democratic Vice President Al Gore in the closest election in history, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida.
December 31 - The Millennium Dome closes its doors one year to the day of its opening.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cats come up short(Thanks to the Standard Journal)

Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 11:06 PM MDT
NAMPA -- After Lewiston center Peter Gregg rocked the rim, slamming down the final two points of the state 5A boys basketball championship game on Saturday and sealing Lewiston's 56-48 win, Madison coach Bill Hawkins could only reflect on the amazing run that his short-handed Bobcats had made to get to the state championship game -- and almost win the title.

"You cannot fault the resilient hearts of these kids," Hawkins said. "They had a chance. Just a couple of bounces go our way when it's a two point game, right there it could be anybody's baby."

Lewiston (22-4) opened up a 45-35 fourth-quarter lead as Jared Heitzman nailed one of his five 3-pointers to open the quarter.

But in what was a recurring theme during the game, the Bobcats wouldn't go away, pulling to within two points at 47-45, as Brady Hastings hit a pair of free throws with 2:39 remaining in the fourth quarter. His free throws were preceded by a Bo Dayton steal and a layup.

But the Bengal defense didn't allow the Cats to get much after that. Lewiston also hit on seven of its final eight free throw attempts and the Gregg dunk to seal the victory.

Josh Fuller led all scorers with 21 points and eight rebounds for Madison (17-10).

The 6-foor-6 Fuller was the offensive leader for the Bobcats the entire tournament as he also hit on a pair of 3-pointers to go with his stellar play under the basket.

"Josh has been big for us all year long, there's no question about it," Hawkins said. "He's got such a big heart and he's got a great mind and he plays so intelligent. He's a good leader.

Hawkins also knows he will have a good chance of getting back to the Idaho Center next year, because of the return of his all-star center.

"He's just a junior and he's got a lot of potential," Hawkins said. "He had a great tournament there's no question."

Because of injuries, he was the Cats' only big man as Hawkins ran an eight-man lineup through the tournament.

Lewiston, however, boasted a large front line of Gregg (6-8) and Justin Podrabsky (6-7) to go along with their hot-shooting guards. In the end, it was too much for Madison.

Gregg had 11 points, Podrabsky had 12, Heitzman had 18 points and Ryan Strong finished with 10.

"The difference is we probably played the best team in the state Idaho," Hawkins said. "They've been ranked in the state No. 1 all year long."

The two teams played last year in the state consolation final, where the Bengals beat the Cats again. Hawkins knew that his team would probably be back, because they had all the pieces to make a good run when the season began.

"Intact we always knew that we had a chance to play for it," Hawkins said. "And when we got injured I still felt like we did. It's just that we had to be more disciplined, and run our system to a higher efficiency."

That the Cats did as they played as hard as they could in every game this season.

"Almost every game they played they were in this year," he said. "They gave themselves a chance to win and it showed in the tournament and was able to play on the greatest stage that there is."

The game started out on a Lewiston 8-2 run. But every time the Bengals surged ahead, the Cats clawed right back.

A scary moment occurred in the second quarter when Madison's Rhett Sutton got the ball on a breakaway layup. He missed, however, landing hard and clutching his knee. While he laid on the floor, Lewiston took advantage of the missing defender and hit a 3-pointer before Madison could call time out.

Sutton was not seriously hurt, as he got back into the game to a standing ovation with 2:25 left in the second quarter.

At that point, Fuller had hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 22-22. But Lewiston led at halftime, 26-22.

Madison opened up the second half with a big 3-pointer from Dayton, who finished with 10 points, then a basket by Fuller tied the game up at 29-29. But a 3-pointer by Lewiston's Strong and another 3-pointer by Heitzman extended the lead late in the third.

In the fourth, a loose ball out of bounds along Lewiston's baseline appeared to be out off of a Bengal. But the ball was awarded to Lewiston, leaving Hawkins shaking his head afterward as the momentum that was Madison's ebbed away.

"If that would've come to us, it's a two-point game. We tie it, now the pressure really comes on them and then who knows what might happen," Hawkins said.

But it was not to be Madison's night.

Hawkins credits his players for getting to the championship game.

"I feel like very one of them reached their potential, and they strived to reach their potential," Hawkins said. "And as a coach you can't ask for anything more. Because that's all you want to do, is you want to see if there is way to get kids to dig down and reach for their potential, and they did.

"I don't know how many people come up to me and said, 'Coach, wow those kids give you everything they have,' and I say, 'You know what, that's all you can ask for as a coach.'"

Lewiston 56, Madison 48

Madison 13 9 13 13 -- 48

Lewiston 14 12 16 14 -- 56

Madison--Trevor Blanchard 0, Brady Hastings 3, Bo Dayton 10, Kyle Blanchard 0, Trent Ricks 7, Austin Blair 2, Rhett Sutton 5, Josh Fuller 21. Totals 18 7-10 48.

Lewiston--Peter Gregg 11, Devin Brown 0, Ridge Fuentes 0, Justin Podrabsky 12, Mark Bolland 0, Jared Heitzman 18, Ryan Young 5, Ryan Strong 10. Totals 20 8-11 56.

3-pointers--Madison 5 (Dayton 1, Ricks 1, Sutton 1, Fuller 2), Lewiston 8 (Heitzman 5, Young 1, Strong 2). Fouls--Madison 16 (Fouled out: none), Lewiston 12 (Fouled out: none). Technicals--None.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Cats lose title game.

They played hard, and came close but unfortunately the Cats lost the state championship game to Lewiston. More on this when one of the local papers puts together a story.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Madison shoots down Eagles (From the Standard Journal)

Published: Thursday, March 5, 2009 10:54 PM MST
Madison 56, Capital 48

Due to injuries early in the season the Madison Bobcats have played undersized for every crucial game of the year. The first-round game of the state tournament against the Capital High Eagles would be no different. The Eagles boast 6-foot-8 inch forward Paul Egwuonwu and All State Forward Dontese Towers, but the Bobcats didn't allow them to be difference makers.

Madison Coach Bill Hawkins said, "Brady Hastings was one of the unsung heroes of the game. He played great defense against Towers, who has been averaging 20 points per game."

Madison attacked the basket relentlessly and drew numerous fouls. Through the first three quarters, they shot poorly from the free throw line, but in the fourth the Bobcats were near perfect from the stripe. Madison brought the pressure defensively, and forced some key turnovers in the final minutes to turn the momentum in its favor. The Bobcats carried the momentum to final buzzer, finishing the game with a well earned 8-point victory.

Madison got off to a quick start from the tip off, hustling at both ends of the floor. Josh Fuller and Bo Dayton led the early offensive surge. The Bobcats were not intimidated by Eagles' big man Egwuonwu, who is a well-known shot blocker. Fuller opened the game with 8 points in the first quarter. The Bobcats were able to cause a few turnovers and play at a high tempo. Madison carried a 19-13 lead into the second quarter.

Both teams began the second quarter with 3-point field goals, and after a couple minutes the Eagles were able to tie the game back up. The offensive tempo slowed down which favored the interior size of the Eagles. Capital forward Dontese Tower was a key player for the Eagles in the second quarter, particularly on the offensive boards. Neither team was able to establish very much offensive rhythm in the quarter, and the teams headed into half time tied at 27-27. The Bobcats struggled from the free throw line in the first half; making only one of six attempts from the charity stripe.

Capital opened the third quarter with offensive energy and took a four point lead. The Eagles were on the verge of breaking the game wide open on a couple of occasIons, but the Bobcats were saved by two clutch 3-pointers from senior Rhett Sutton. The free-throw woes for the Bobcats continued in the third quarter, and the two teams headed to the fourth with Capital up 43-39.

But Madison stepped up its intensity in the fourth. A couple minutes into the quarter Bo Dayton nailed a three pointer, and followed it up with a steal and an easy bucket, and the Bobcats went up by one for the first time since the second quarter. The Bobcats continued their defensive intensity and allowed only one more meaningless basket the rest of the game. The Eagles were forced to start fouling in the latter stages of the final quarter and Madison made 10 of 12 free throws to finish out the game. The Bobcats defensive pressure, hustle and free throw shooting in the fourth quarter were important factors to the victory.

Hawkins added, "We played with great resiliency and heart all game, and did a terrific job from the free throw line there at the end."

Madison will play Friday night at 8 p.m. against the Post Falls Trojans, who barely beat Borah High 63-59, earlier today in their first round match. On the upcoming match-up, Hawkins said, "Post Falls is a lot like Capital. They're very scrappy and athletic, but if we play patiently and with energy, this is a game we can win."

The game will be held in Nampa at the Idaho Center.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

State Basketball

In case you can't read it, the Cats play Capital for their first game of the state playoffs.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Half way to our first check, and sorry about the faulty game ifo.

Hey everybody,

We've slowed a little in our fundraising efforts, but we are still moving ahead. The good news is that we are over halfway to our first check from Google, another $47 and change will get the class some money. So keep googling your searches here, and if you see an ad that looks interesting, click it. Every little bit helps.

Secondly, for whatever reason, I was misinformed about the district championship game. It happens tonight against Twin. Our boys are already going to state, this game just determines their seeding. So check out the link for Madison Sports on the right side of your screen and listen in tonight at 7PM MST.

Thanks for checkin the blog. Oh, and if you haven't scrolled down far enough to see yet, I set up a reader on the blogs of the class. So you can see who has updated recently, at least those who haven't locked their blog.

Monday, February 23, 2009

mhs choirs

MHS choir to perform at regional music conference

REXBURG -- The Madison High School Bel Canto Choir will be traveling to Spokane, Wash., on Friday to perform at the Northwest Music Educators Conference.

The conference, sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association "promotes educational resources for music educators and students in our public and private schools and colleges," according to the WMEA Web site.

Participants for the conference are chosen by audition. The MHS Choir sent in an audition tape last spring, and the choir students were pleasantly surprised when they were invited to the conference, said MHS Director of Choirs David Hinck.

"The students are both excited and anxious for the performance," said Hinck. "It's an honor to perform at this conference, and we are going to put our best foot forward."

Hinck also said the conference provides his students with the opportunity to listen and learn from other participant choirs and share "what they do," with other choirs.

The MHS Bel Canto Choir will perform five pieces of music during its 25-minute performance, including a song entitled "Past Life Melodies," a song that consists of tones and sounds rather than words.

The choir will also attend workshops and performances of other schools in attendance.

Hinck said that choir members will spend an entire day with the Whiteworth University Choir getting tips on how to improve their performance and sound.

The Northwest Music Educators Conference will be held over a three-day period at the end of this week.

The trip has been paid for by students, with the high school pitching in for travel expenses.

The MHS Bel Canto Choir will be giving the same performance for local residents on March 18. The event will be held at MHS, and admission is free.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I know some people who would have owned these.

More rejected Star Wars Gadgets at:

What Rexburg needs?

I've been thinkin lately that we southeast idahoans have it pretty good. Rexburg is a peaceful community, good schools, some good food, and entertainment only thirty miles down the road. Life is good here.

Having spent time outside the bubble, I realize that we are short on some things. For instance, I would love to have a real steak, like the ones I had in Nebraska. Corn fed and amazing. If you haven't had one, then you go ahead and continue eating and enjoying your gritty beef, you'll be none the wiser.

Anyways, what does Rexburg need? If you came "home" from your far and distant lands what would you bring with you?

Eternal locals; you are also welcome to comment on what you want to have here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Tryin to have some cool stuff on here, so you'll enjoy your visits. What do you like? What don't you like? Any suggestions on other stuff?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Katrina Ormson update

General Update on my oh so exciting life:

After high school I went straight to Ricks College, studied in Mexico, and graduated BYU-I in Dec 01 with my associates in Gen Business. I then transferred to BYU (the Provo one). I took a study abroad to Italy and studied art there--which was way awesome! I graduated with my BA in Marketing and Advertising Communications with a minor in Business in 2004. In August '04 I married Jon Ormson after 2 months of dating, 2 months of engagement, and 4 years of friendship. We lived in Provo until he got his associates, and then we moved to Lubbock, Tx so he could attend Texas Tech University (go Raiders!) Our first kiddo-Sevryn Kelly- was born March '06 and thankfully I quit working for an optomotrist to be a stay-at-homer. Jon just graduated from Tech in May 2008 and we moved to Houston for dental school. We are in our 2nd semester and have already gone through hurricane Ike. Our second kiddo-Kristian Teik-was born this June and I officially have my hands full. I spend my days wrangling up the kiddos, and I also work at LA Fitness teaching Spin(biking), Bodyworks (lifting), and Water Aerobics. My job keeps me sane, and my kids keep me happy/busy/frustrated/crazy.

We will be here in Houston for the next 4 years at least--anyone ever in town is more than welcome to stay with us! So far we like it (minus that danged hurricane which we did evacuate for). We enjoy having Galveston--a beach!--only an hour away, and we actually own a house here so it's fun to feel a little bit like a grown up! I'm also getting used to wearing shorts basically all year long, but miss the snow.

What does the future hold for us? Probably a few more hurricanes, a few more kids, a lot more debt, and a lot of funny stories to tell.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

582 visits and $30.41

January was the third highest number of visits for the blog in a month, Yipee! I am excited, don't get me wrong, I just wish we could find our missing members. I think we could easily double the number of monthly visits, thus doubling the amount generated for the 10 year. Eh, it's no big deal, but if you see people from our class, be sure to tell them about the blog and the forum.

The $30.41 is for January only. Since I put google ads on here they have generated around $40. Slow but sure, still averaging around one dollar a day, which is good.

Monday, February 2, 2009

sorry for the delay kids.

Life has a way of sneaking up on us that can be unpleasant. Nothing bad has happened the past two weeks, but tons of good things have, and those good things have taken a lot of time. Sorry for the shortage of new posts, but look for your regular programming to return soon. Also, not sure about the podcast, but you will obviously be the first ones to know if I start one up.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

John Hancock?.....Everybody knows it's Nancy Hancock

After graduation....ah....
I went on the final fling with the orchestra to Disneyland and then left the same day we arrived to go to Portland OR as a nanny. I spent the summer in Portland and did a few classes at Mt Hood Community College. At the end of the summer 2000 I went to Salt Lake City, Ut as a nanny again. I attended University of Utah full-time-ish as well, doing a lot of at home courses, which I didn't finish. I basically played with kids and played at school for the year. At then end of my freshman fiasco I headed back to Portland for the summer nanny job again.

From Portland I went back to the Burg to make up for all my studying deviance and went gungho with studies at BYU-Idaho. I lived at home and took A LOT of classes and busied myself in student government again. After two semesters I had my Associates in English Ed. and flew away as a transfer student to BYU-Hawaii to enjoy the sunny shores of Oahu.

I LOVED school in Hawaii, and not just for the beaches either. I spent the summer and fall semesters there before leaving on a mission for the LDS Church to Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Brazil was an experience of a lifetime! I loved being a missionary and the Portuguese language is AMAZING! However, after 18 months I was ready to go back to the US and something besides beans and rice.

I was briefly back in the Burg before setting back to Oahu for my last year in school. Being a senior in college was way more fun than even being a senior in high school. I finished out my Bachelors degree in English/Theatre. I reluctantly left the North Shore to return to the Burg.

I went back to the Burg to take care of my parents' home and properties while they served a mission. That left me with one awesome summer of gardening and managing properties - the most relaxed jobs you could wish for. Skye Oakey (Beckley) joined me as a housemate, and we got a cat. We slept on the trampoline outside almost every night that summer. In the midst of our dinner parties and adventures to National Parks, I met my match, my eternal match!

From first kiss to marriage date, it was four fast blissful months of courtship for Josh Button and I. We were married in the Idaho Falls temple on October 27, 2005. I had been working as an Americorp volunteer in Madison County with youth development and Josh continued as a student at BYU-Idaho. I was then stuck in the Burg until he graduated in April 2007.

We added our daughter Faith in January of 2007. She is beautiful. She was a fun companion to me during a summer of Security System installation in Minneapolis MN and Houston TX. Josh worked crazy hours and Faith and I were lucky to keep busy as office aids. At the end of the summer, we scurried out of Houston just in front of Hurricane Erin to get to Boise, ID.

Josh is a Physicians Assistant Graduate Student with ISU, Boise campus, in his second year. I basically have the best job, staying at home with my beautiful children with a little side work doing book keeping for Chiropractic clinics. We have lived in Boise the longest of all our locations since marriage. We were blessed with little Danny in June of 2008 and he is a smiling chunk. We spent another stint of time in Rexburg while Josh was on rotations, but are back at home (so happy) in Boise until at least August, and then who knows what! Life is an adventure, thank goodness.

How's that for a near ten year synopsis? Crazy how little, but how much has changed in that time. I have loved keeping in touch with some of you on the forum, it is just like the good ole chats in the commons of MHS.
Shine on all,
Nancy Hancock Button

p.s. I do have a blog, address is posted in the forum ;)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Where has Andrea Rhoten (Clements) been?

Since Graduation:
-Was a nanny in Virginia
-Attended College Northern Virginia Community College
-Transfered to BYU-Utah
-Graduated with a BA
-Got Married
-Worked in BYU Library
-Had baby Girl
-Moved to Washington
-Hubby Started Dental School
-Moved to New York
-Had baby Boy
-We are still in Dental School hoping to graduated 2010 and move back to Washington.

blog is if you would like to see it email me at

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Thursday, January 15, 2009


Love it or hate it, the new high school is well underway. I snapped this picture a couple days ago, it doesn't look like much, but there is definitely something going on. It is nice to see, although admittedly I have no vested interest in School District 321 since I live outside it's boundaries. Hopefully this new school can serve as long and as well as the JR. High has. And it had better, because the school district isn't likely to get another giant bond for quite a while.

Monday, January 12, 2009

It isn't a lot, but....

We're averaging over a dollar a day in google revenue. It won't be a thousand dollars like I'd hoped, but, it will be three or four hundred. Good job everybody, keep it up. Also, I haven't heard from anyone wanting html for their blogs, which is fine. However, if you meant to get some, it's not to late, and, as you can see, everyday can make a little difference.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Our Madam Vice President

Check out what Ashleigh has been up to since May of 2000.

After graduation I attended BYU-Idaho for a few years... and skied a lot. I started to do backcountry/telemark skiing and really loved it and ended up teaching it for awhile at Targhee. I went on a mission to Baltimore, Maryland and then returned to the Burg to finish school. (There were quite a few Madison people (mainly younger guys) serving out there while I was..Ben Brubaker, Alan Patterson, Heather Kirkpatrick, to name only a few)..I graduated in Recreation Leadership and minored in Business. (So I could be a 'ski at home mom' some day) I moved to SLC and worked at a gear shop and tested skis for our company to decide which to buy and consequently skied A LOT during that time as well. I lived in SLC for 3 years and started road biking a lot and did some long distance races the last few summers. While on a backcountry ski trip I met a guy named Bobby Bassett from Seattle/Houston and after seeing each other ski we took a bit of a fancy to each other:-) He moved to SLC after he finished school and then we were married in August in the Rexburg Temple. It's GREAT!!! We moved back to Rexburg for him to do his internship which he did at the hospital in finance and I started a cleaning job doing a few houses and a couple of Laundromats. (way to use my degree right now:-) , as well as a little bit of landscaping. So here we are...Bobby is studying for the February LSAT and we hope to get into Law School and start somewhere in August!!! No "Mini-AshBobb-ers" yet, but we are very excited for them one day!! We just returned from the same week long backcountry ski trip we met was great! I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I met while growing up here. It was great to see some of them over the holiday. I hope everyone is doing well and is where they would like to be.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

I promise, this will be my last commercial.

Adsense is working! We have already doubled our money, which is cool. I've also placed various amazon links on the blog. Anything you buy from amazon through this page will earn money also. I am posting an amazon search box, so you can search amazon for anything you need.

Now, I'll get back to posting things that aren't only money related.