Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Calling all Las Chalitas!

I just received this post...

"Jamie, Just a thought, if you want to or if you will put a post on the blog that all past members of the SFHS drill team are having a reunion and dancing at the Homecoming game on Sept 5, there is practice and a dinner on Sept 4. Michelle Boyack, the drill team advisor, couldn't get hold of everyone...if anyone knows of anyone that used to be on the drill team call Michelle Boyack, she lives here in SF. OR anyone who wants to come watch ladies that think they still GOT IT, come on down!
Thanks, Shantelle (Barber) Martinez"

Sept. 4th
5:30 main gym - register and reminisce
6-7 - learn & practice in groups
7:30-8:30 Dinner in cafeteria
8:30-10 practice @ football field
10pm - go home and hope you can walk the next day.
Sept. 5th
6pm- meet in main gym to run routine, get fixed up.

I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to see who's still GOT IT! And I'm really hoping they still have these outfits around...

Susie, Kristine, Candace, and Amy - You can thank me later for finding this gem and posting it on here for all the world to see! Seriously though, doesn't this pic just take you back...

If anyone else has any pictures of the drill team you want me to post just email them to and I'll get right on that!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Poor me... or not

I was just sitting here lamenting the fact that I had nothing new to post about and nobody to add to the site... poor me. THEN (out of boredom)I checked my email one more time and wouldn't you know it - there was a brand new email waiting for me with a new blog to add! I'm so easy to please it's kind of sad... But let's forget about that and move right to welcoming our newest blogger, Jenny Gordon King! Thanks Jenny, you totally made my day!

I should mention here that (contrary to popular opinion possibly due to the fact that I so diligently keep up with things on this blog AND regularly mention my blogstalking) I DO HAVE A LIFE! And sadly (for this blog, not for me) I will be leaving town for a few days where hopefully I will be having so much fun I won't even remember to check the computer! I'm trying to get a back up plan in place because I just hate to think of getting behind on things around here! Cross your fingers...

Monday, August 25, 2008


Just a quick reminder that Jonathan Swenson's blog is going private sometime today. I've listed the blog with an email address if you want an invite. His wife Andrea has started a fun blog with some of her friends. I've been following it since it started up a week or so ago and I've already learned some interesting things... check out this post here and you ladies can learn a little secret about wedding dresses.

Friday, August 22, 2008

I don't want to...

...but I just might have to! If somebody doesn't respond soon to April's email pleas for pics and updates, then we are going to have start pulling out pictures from the good old days to post on here! How's that for a threat (feel free to send any of those our way too)! Today I have the pleasure of announcing 2 more classmate's blogs!!!

First we will welcome Karen Ekins Pedersen who has been spying on our blog for quite some time and just decided to "go for it" and join us in the blogging world!

And Second, we have Jerry Hadlock. I found his blog from a link on his sister's blog which is listed on the Class of '92 blog!

Sorry if you are all bored by the long explanations, but I do get asked the question "How did you find me?" A LOT!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Name ring a bell?

I really hate not having anything fun to post about and especially NO new blogs to add sooooo..... I had to go out into the "world wide web" and do some blog stalking and wouldn't you know it - I found someone! In case you are wondering about my technique, let me just give it to you straight... First I went to google blogsearch and I typed in Spanish Fork High School (It just seemed like the thing to do). From there I saw that someone had mentioned randomly about visiting the Llama fest in S.F. as one of their favorite things to do. I thought this was weird enough to rate a look so I clicked and found... nothing. That is until I looked over on the sidebar at her list of friends and saw the words "Jason's Jargon". Now you may or may not have read the high school newspaper back in the day, but if you did, chances are pretty good that that name would ring a bell. I clicked on the link and read the "jargon" and thought the odds were improving that it was indeed Jason Ray Lundell of the SFHS class of 1994 (Read the July 13th post and you will see what I mean). My suspicions were confirmed after clicking on the "other blogs" link on the sidebar entitled Jason and Jan and seeing a familiar face. So now I'm adding Jason Lundell and I've accomplished my goal of finding someone new after less than 5 minutes of blogstalking. It's almost scary.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Spanish Fork High School Blog

Another Spanish Fork High School Blog!!! Have you ever wondered what happened to those "cool" seniors we once admired... it turns out they are all old now (just kidding)! You can check out the Class of 1992 here and in the sidebar. If you know anyone from their class let them know and help spread the word! And if you are reading this from the Class of '92, I really was kidding!

Monday, August 18, 2008

New blog and an explanation!

Today we are adding Eric Swenson to the list, let's all give him a big welcome!

And now for a little explanation... There's been a little differing of views between myself and some of the other class moderators (not class of '94, but other years) as to whether it is O.K. to add people to our blog list without getting permission first. If you've been following our site from the beginning you know that I started out NOT asking and then I quickly switched to getting permission before listing a site because we had two classmates who blog "publicly but anonymously" and they asked to be removed from our list (it is important to note here that they were not mad). THEN I went back to not asking due to a variety of reasons, here are just a few...

Reason #1: First and foremost, almost NO ONE ever replied back. Then I would forget who I had asked already and it was a lot of work trying to keep lists of people and their blog addresses in queue while waiting for a response. And some people thought that I had added their blog and that by asking I was letting them know. So I would get emails later from them asking why their blog wasn't added, because I had asked? It's all very confusing...

Reason #2: Sometimes I would have a sibling or a friend of a classmate leave a comment with a blog address for us to use and then I would leave a comment on the classmate's blog asking permission to use it. And then I would wait, and wait, and.... well you get the idea. So after a little investigating, usually they (our classmate) would respond with "I thought someone already gave you my blog address".

Reason #3: A lot of times (usually with the guys) the spouse runs the blog and they don't know us from Adam! So they see my comment and wait around to ask their spouse about and in the meantime they usually forget.

Reason #4: It's just EASIER! If I come across a blog, or someone else gives me the heads up on a new blog, the simplest thing to do is add it to the list and leave a comment on their blog letting them know what I have done. Then, if they ask to be removed I can easily get on it and take care of it. Other than those first two unusual situations, I have never had anyone ask to be removed from our list. I would like to note here that if it looks like someone is trying to blog "anonymously" - not using names or pictures, than I do make an exception and ask permission.

Reason #5: I just figure that if your blog is public than you expect that people can and will find you. That is the nature of the internet.

Reason #6: What fun is a site with nobody listed? If you have the same 10 people on the site (and they happen to have all been buddies in highschool) all the time, then people are less likely to see something they want to be a part of. They see it more as a gathering place for that particular group and can feel awkward asking for an invite. You've got to get lots of different people on there and make it something people want to check out regularly.

O.K. so no more reasons for now. I'm pretty sure I've gotten it all out of my system! I just wanted you all to know why I've chosen to do it this way. I hope you get that I'm not trying to offend anyone or make them mad, just doing what's easiest and (in my mind) best for the growth of the site.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Private blogs...

It was bound to happen sooner or later... someone on our list is going private. I think we have a pretty good system set up to deal with private blogs (listing the email address under the name of the classmate so you can email them to ask for an invite), BUT I am wondering if there is an even better way, one where when you click on the blog link you don't get that disappointing "Sorry, You're not invited" sign. Lately I have been toying with the idea of having those with private blogs set up a "fake" blog. I was thinking, since setting up blogs is so easy, that you could just set up a blog which maybe has a current picture or a slideshow and a maybe just one post that says "Here we are and thanks for stopping by - we have another blog (our real one) and it's private. If you want to be invited to view that blog, just leave a comment with your email address and we will set up the invite". I don't know, you guys tell me what you think? I'm just sure there are a lot of people who don't feel comfortable or close enough to ask for an invite (which, you could argue, is THE POINT) so maybe I'm just off on a tangent here. I just think it would be nice to have something to look at vs. nothing!

Oh and the classmate's blog that is going private is
Jonathan Swenson. You've got a couple of days left to view it (I think) and it looks like his wife will be setting up a link to a new "ideas" blog. Which should be pretty good, because she had some good ideas about things on her blog. So check it out!
JUST A QUICK NOTE (added on Dec. 31st, 2008) Jonathan Swenson's blog is no longer private and Amy Bartholomew took me up on the "fake blog" idea - you can find her blog in the sidebar and see what I mean.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lot's to look at today!

I recently stumbled onto (o.k. I was blog stalking, but "stumbled onto" sounds better) the blog of our classmate (and Rachel Barber's now sis-n-law - I just like to point out these connections), Michelle Button Evans. Her blog is quite nice, as you can see she is just starting it out, but what I found to be the most fun was her FLICKR page and her Photography Blog AND as if all that isn't enough, it appears that she will soon be starting up another business (which, if you were looking at all the cool pics of her home on the flickr page you know will be amazing!) with woodwork. Why does all the talent and creativity seem to go to one person? Seriously, I could use just a smidgeon and I'd be O.K.! But I digress, go and visit the above mentioned sites and prepare to be amazed! (I will add the links in the business section also so we can all check back regularly)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Welcome, Welcome!!!

I'm so excited to announce that 2 more classmates have found us!

Marlo Robertson Smith

Helen Hjorth Farr

Everyone give them a nice big welcome by visiting their site and leaving them a comment or two!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oh Baby...

While we are waiting for people to send in their info. to April (hint hint) so we can get some more interesting posts on here, I have to rack my brains for interesting little tidbits about our fellow '94 graduates. In the process of doing this, I recalled a "funny" (I'm not sure if they would label it funny, but I couldn't come up with a better word) story that I saw on the news back in January of 2007. Here is the copy of a post I put on a website my friends and I have...

"Hey everyone, Zak and I were watching the news tonight and they showed video of this woman in the hospital with her new baby that she delivered on the freeway and Zak said she looked familiar, but who would we know on the national news segment? I said it looked like Todd Miller's wife and sure enough it was Jenny Miller (formerly Jenny Lee, you know Caralissa's little sis) so I googled this news article to post for you all to read:

Little one makes a big entrance — on Interstate 5
By Jennifer Sullivan Seattle Times staff reporter
Todd Miller sped south on Interstate 5, telling his wife, Jenny, not to push through her contractions. The Brier couple were only a few miles from Northwest Hospital & Medical Center in Seattle on Friday when Jenny Miller felt the baby crowning and couldn't wait any longer. Todd, a registered nurse who works in an orthopedic clinic, pulled onto the shoulder and crouched below his wife.It took only two pushes for Jenny Miller, 29, to deliver the couple's fourth child. Shortly after 8 a.m., Ian McKay Miller, weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces, was born feet from morning rush-hour traffic. Paramedics who responded to Todd Miller's 911 cell phone call let the 31-year-old father cut the umbilical cord."The baby is great, and I'm great," Jenny Miller said, speaking from her room at Northwest on Friday evening. Jenny Miller, a stay-at-home mom, laughs at how quickly Ian was born. The baby's due date was Jan. 25. "It was a big surprise. It has kind of taken a while to sink in," she said. "The other three I had epidurals with." The Millers planned to bring Ian home Friday night so he could join his siblings, ages 3, 4 and 7. Jennifer Sullivan: 206-464-8294 or"

Back then I remember you could pull up a video showing them, but I can't seem to find the link anymore. Here is a link to the actual news article (so you know I'm not making this up)...

And to Todd and Jenny - we sure are glad you had this experience so we could all have something fun to read today! Just kidding...

Anybody have anything of interest, related to '94 alumni, that we could post? Email us at

****I found the video link (it was on their blog)... Just click on "Meet the happy family"...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Spanish Fork Highschool Class of 1994 Alumni

Today I'd like to add a business website link from another of our talented classmates, Allison Black Johnson, who takes beautiful pictures! Unfortunately for those of us outside of Oklahoma (where she lives) we might not get to take advantage of her services. Although one of the advantages of a photography business is that you can take your work with you wherever you go... so if you were really wanting to hire her you could probably figure out when she might be coming home to visit. As for everyone else, well, you can just visit her site and look at all the pretty pictures!

Friday, August 8, 2008

SFHS '94 alumni fun links...

A couple of fun links to post today having to do with fellow '94 classmates...

First, remember good old Jerry's Dairy/Burger Barn in Salem and how it was owned and operated by one of our classmates Dad? Well, she - Candace Carlisle Wilson - has decided to follow in her parents footsteps and open up a restaraunt of her own in Payson! I am posting the link to a blog all about it right here! Take a look and we'll keep you updated on the grand opening so we can all go check it out! Good luck Candace!

Second, (and let's hope Dawn doesn't kill me for this, although I'm pretty sure she's so wrapped up in other things right now she won't even know - unless someone tells her, so let's not do that O.K.).... Anyways, fellow '94 alumni Dawn Andrus is getting married (YAY) and recently had her engagement session highlighted on this blog here as well as here- so check it out!

If you know of any of our classmates who have a business link or something fun for us to look at, LET US KNOW! Thanks...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Another SFHS Class blog AND news...

Class of 1993 has joined in the fun! If you know of anyone to add to their list, let them know!

Also, welcome April Baadsgaard Moody as a moderator on the site! She joins Rachael Gordon and I in making this site more fun! April is going to be tracking down classmates who do not have blogs and getting some fun pictures and an update on their lives. She will then post it on here for us all to enjoy. We think this will be a lot of fun - so watch for an email from April! And to those of you without blogs, if you want to just get a headstart on things (or get it over with) you can just email the pics and info. to and April will get going on making your post! If you would like to see an example of what we are talking about, click here to see another school's class website. You might have to scroll down a little, I believe they title their posts with "Davis High Class of 98 Now" or something like that. Anyways, you get the picture!

Last, but not least, If any of you bloggers haven't done so already -would you add our link to your blog rolls or somewhere in your sidebars? Thanks! If anyone has any suggestions on how we could improve things or have more fun on here -just leave a comment!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Spanish Fork High School Class Blog

My OCD can rest in peace now... Class of 2004 has started a blog! If you know anyone who graduated then, let them know!

*Although, now I'm wondering about the older graduating classes? Anyone know any bloggers from those classes, maybe we can get them to start up a site? Just a thought...

Cute as a Button!

Today's addition... Rachel Barber Button. Everyone should check out her site just to see the adorable recent addition to their family - cutest baby ever!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Marty's Funky Bunch...

If you want to see what I'm talking about (in the post title) visit Shantelle Barber Martinez' site!

Friday, August 1, 2008

The list grows and a note on comments!

We've got another one! Check out Alisha Christensen's cute blog. I've found at least two more blogs of classmates, but I'm waiting to see if they respond to my comments before I post them on here. (You guys know who you are... quit making me wait it out - I am not a patient person) Speaking of comments, how come nobody ever comments? Is it because this site is boring or are you all too chicken to admit you stalk this blog? This site averages 71 hits per day and that number grows daily. Also, if you google "Spanish Fork Highschool blogs", guess who comes up on the first page of results? Yes it is us, the good ole' Class of 1994 (none of the other classes even show up) As for reader participation... well it's o.k. To be honest, most people just email me with comments and information and that works too. **TAKE NOTE OF THIS... If you don't have a blog (and I have your email) you will soon be asked to send in some pictures and a little blurb of what you've been up to for the last 14 yrs! Then I will definately have some more exciting posts for you all to peruse. Thanks for stopping by the Spanish Fork High School Class of 1994 blog!