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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.

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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.