Lady Lynx Softball

Lady Lynx Softball
Kanab, Utah

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Manti High School - Class of 1985

This past weekend was my 25th class reunion in Manti, UT. It seems that over the past several years I only get up that way for funerals, so it was nice to get reacquainted with old friends and classmates for a happy occasion. Evan wasn't able to get the time off work, therefore, Whitney was willing to accompany me. It was comic relief for both of us listening to stories (and the stories within the stories) that were revealed and/or confessed. This is approximately one-third of our graduating class.Doug Haymond & Kenneth Nielson.My highschool sweetheart...Dan Macfarlane. 25 years ago we said our goodbys at the airport as he left for his mission. Life is always full of surprises! My good friend, Julene. We grew up in the same ward together and have kept in touch through the years. She's also a teacher and lives in southern Utah. Julene is always good for a laugh!
LeeAnna & Doug Haymond.
(LeeAnna cheered with me and Doug was a close neighbor.)

Angie Larson, Paul Blad, Me, Brooks, Nielson
(Angie's parents owned the Cow Palace Lanes...bowling alley) Paul was my first grade school crush, and Brooks and I were nominated Biggest Flirts our Senior Year.
Paul, Roger, Brooks, & I all met up at McDonald's the next morning by surprise. Whitney & I were at the drive-up about to order when we heard this sexy, masculine voice coming from the speaker saying, "You can have anything you want, honey!" Out jumped Brooks and Paul from behind. We about wet our pants laughing so hard. We all visited for a few more hours. It was so fun hearing of their lives since high school and remembering fun childhood memories.Whitney had to hear all evening how much she looks like me. I think she is a much better version of myself. Road trips are always fun with Whitney along. She entertains and keeps me awake by playing, "Name that tune" with her I-pod. Good times!!I always loved being able to see this beautiful sight from nearly anywhere in the valley. We often went there for baptisms, firesides, and performed in the annual Mormon Miracle Pageant each summer. I always enjoy reading about the early pioneers that settled the Sanpete Valley and sacrificed so much to build this temple. The best event that took place here was in November 1989 when my parents were finally sealed for time and all eternity!

I feel so incredibly blessed to have been raised by great parents, to have lived so close to the beautiful Manti Temple, and to have been always surrounded by good friends who brought so much joy and laughter in my life during my childhood and teenaged years. When you grow up in a small rural town such as Ephraim, most of your classmates are with you from Kindergarten on up through your Senior year of high school.

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