Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Michelle Moody!!

Name: Michelle Moody
Students Name: Joshua Moody
Students Graduation Year: BioMed 2014 Med 2018
Your Birthday: December 15, 1990

I was born and raised in Livermore, California which is in the Bay Area. I attended BYU-Idaho for a year before going to Provo to work full time as a dental assistant. My husband and I were married last spring and are loving married life:) We are pregnant with our first child, a little boy and are due March 1, 2013. My husband is a first year BioMed student, and I am just waiting around for our little guy to come! I can't wait to be a mom:) 

*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be?
Oh if only we had Panda Express and Jamba Juice.. 
*How did you and your significant other meet?
We met through work at Josh's dad's dental office. I was working there as a dental assistant, and he worked there after hours cleaning the office and making phone calls. 
Panda Express Cho Mein and Orange Chicken
*What is your favorite season and why?
The Christmas Season for sure:) I just love the feeling it brings and the meaning behind it all. I love how it is focused so much on family and friends and most of all our Savior, Jesus Christ:) 

Happy Birthday Angel Price!

Name: Angeline Price (But I've always gone by Angel)Student’s Name: Greg PriceStudent’s Graduation Year: 2013 :)Your Birthday: Dec. 15Blog:
-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am the mom of 4 busy and wonderful kids. Scott (7), Jason (5), Sam (3), and Elsa (almost 2). I love being a mom and exploring the world with them. I love creating from sewing, to cooking, crafting, building, painting and am always up to try something new. I also love to be active, especially running, skiing, swimming, hiking, and anything outdoors. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend and can't wait until we get to have a little more time and money to travel together cause I love learning about and experiencing new cultures.

*if you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday what would it be? Melting Pot
*If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? To tour Europe
*What is your favorite tv show? The Next Iron Chefry?
*Three words that best describe you are? Simple, Active, Friendlyver had?
*What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Run, go on adventures with my family, cook, explore with my kids

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Kari Peterson!!

Name: Kari Student’s Name: Eric Student’s Graduation Year: 2014 Your Birthday: 12/13Blog:

I have been married for 6 1/2 years and have three kids.  I love to bake and craft and have currently taken up refinishing furniture (which I adore).  I grew up watching old movies and listening to musicals.  I'm colorful, I'm loud and I like to tell the truth-lovingly of course-um, well, I'm pretty awesome.  

*If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Where wouldn't it be should be the question...I want to go everywhere.  The only place I don't really have a desire to see is Mongolia because it's so cold and barren.

*Best birthday memory?  One of my favorite birthday memories was back in 1992, when I turned 8, for my birthday my entire family went and saw Beauty and the Beast in the theater.  That was a pretty big deal.

*What is the first concert you went to? The first concert I went to was when I was a freshman in HS, I went to see The Beach Boys-it was incredible.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Christian Potter!

Name: Christian PotterStudent’s Name: James Potter
Student’s Graduation Year: 2013
Your Birthday: 12/11/84Blog: Private. Please ask me for an invite.
-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I grew up in Blanding, UT until I was 12 when my family moved to Tennessee. I lived there until I went to CEU in Price, UT where I met my husband. We both then went to SUU in Cedar City, UT and graduated then moved to Kirksville. We've been here for nearly four years and have loved it. Hopefully we get to stay for another four years for anesthesiology residency. I love being a mom and wife. I love spending time with family. I love cooking, baking, and eating. I also enjoy reading a good book every now and again, working out with friends, and watching good movies.

-Then choose at least 4 questions to answer:
*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be? Zupas Cafe in Utah. Gourmet sandwiches, salads, and soups. mmmmmm....
*How did you and your significant other meet? After moving to Price to go to school, I ended up working at a hotel as a front desk clerk. It was the perfect job. I got to know the owner and his sons very well because they ran the hotel, doing all the maintanence and upkeeping. I really enjoyed spending time with them and was very impressed with their family dynamic. Their oldest son came home to run the hotel for them during Spring Break, and I was smitten--he was witty and kind and a great conversationalist. We worked A LOT together that week and when he came home for the summer we continued to work together...and to date. We got married a few months later. And I'm still smitten.
*If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Maui, Hawaii and Rome, Italy.
*What is your favorite tv show? Dancing with the Stars.
*If you could get any gift for your birthday this year, what would it be? A date with my husband.
*What is your favorite holiday and why? I would love to say Christmas but lately I feel even that holy celebration has been taken over by too much commercialism. I think I love Easter the most because, even though the Easter Bunny visits, the reason for the holiday cannot be taken away.

Happy Birthday Naomi Rice!!

Name: Naomi Rice
 Student’s Name: Cameron Rice
Student’s Graduation Year: 2015
Your Birthday: December 11
Blog: don't have one yet
-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I never know what to say about myself. I met my husband in Provo while I was going 
to BYU and he was my cousins roommate. It was love at first sight :) We have two 
girls and I'm pregnant again, we will be happy with either gender but would love to 
mix it up with a boy this time. I love decorating, cooking, eating, watching old movies, 
traveling, and anything I get to do with my family. 

*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be?
Right now I'm craving a Sweetheart Roll from Happy Sumo so I will choose that.

*What are your top five favorite things to do?
Spending time with my husband and girls. They are crazy funny when they get together.
Dancing-it always puts a smile on my face.
Eating at yummy restaurants.
Cooking for people, only if it turns out good though-I love seeing people happy after I have 
made something they liked.
Refinishing furniture-love seeing finished product, it's so rewarding.
I could keep going because I have a lot of favorite things.

*What is your favorite tv show?
I love any cooking show, but right now I'm really into The Next Iron Chef:Redemption. 
These incredible chefs compete against each other each week in these insane cooking 
challenges to try and become the next iron chef which is a really prestigious title. It's 
just amazing to see the talent and creativity these chefs have.

*What is your favorite food?
My grandparents are from Guatemala, I could eat their food every day because it reminds 
me of family and is so comforting, plus it's really scrumptious:)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Allison McGrew!!

Name: Allison McGrew 
 Student’s Name: mike McGrew 
Student’s Graduation Year: 2016
Your Birthday: dec 7Blog:
-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
 I grew up in Southern California (I miss it like crazy) moved to Utah for college and met 
my husband there. We have been married for 10 years now! We have 4 awesome kids!!
I love the outdoors I miss Utah's mountains and California's beaches. Being inside a lot 
drives me nuts! So I'm not looking forward to this winter. Also enjoy photography, 
friends, running, sports, crafts, making stuff out of wood really anything. 

*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be?

Cheesecake Factory!! Yum!
*How did you and your significant other meet?
New Year's Eve, my roommate had a crush on him and forced me to go to slc first night. 
We hung out all night and have been together ever since. Don worry my roommate
 forgave me she had a boyfriend at the time anyways.

*What is your favorite tv show?

Right now it's Nashville I love that show!

*Best birthday memory?
Surprise sweet 16 at Disneyland with a bunch of friends and we stayed the night at a
hotel after!! My parents are awesome!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Amanda McKie!!!

Name: Amanda McKieStudent’s Name: Jack McKie Student’s Graduation Year:2016 Your Birthday: December 2 Blog:

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am now a 27 year old Mom that grew up in Idaho. I was born on my Mother's birthday, at 3 in the afternoon. I have always been the oldest of everything. Siblings, all my cousins and even between Jack and I. I went to school in special education, and most of my experience is with semi dangerous behavioral teenagers. My dream job would be to do what Supernanny does. I was harassed in high school about a "freak toe" that I now love. The most wonderful gift I have ever gotten was a collector's set of ninja turtles, from an anonymous friend in college. I was a part of a movement to keep Del Taco Tuesday at 3 tacos for 99 cents. I learned this year that I am a "legend" at my high school that consequently makes it so every girl in the marching band that is also on Homecoming Court has to figure out how to perform and wear a dress at the same time. 

*What would be your perfect day?
It's always April 25th
“because it’s not too hot, and not too cold. All you need is a light jacket!” 
                                         It's a lucky day for me, look forward to it every year. 
*What is one of your most embarrassing moments? 
When I was in grade school, the neighbor boy (who was cute) would come over and wait at our house for the bus to come. His parents were both teachers and would need to be to school early. One particular morning I had gotten out of the shower, put on my panties and was leaping back and forth from the bathroom to my bedroom (right across from each other) singing "underwear! beautiful underwear!" eventually I got dressed and came out for some breakfast. He was sitting on the couch...have no idea if he was there for the show, but I am going to guess that since he is doing amazing things for the PGA and I am not married to him, that was the deal breaker. 
*Where is the most amazing place you've ever been?
Disneyland. Granted I know many people have been to Disneyland. But I love Disneyland with all my heart. Disneyland's number is in my phone. We have a relationship. 

What pushed me over the edge was when they were doing a "year of a million dreams" I attended with some of my best friends in the world. Our dreams came true when we scored passes to stay in the park after it closed, have a dance party with Mickey until everyone else vacated the park and we had one hour of a practically empty park. 

*What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
(I changed this question just a little because I have never purposefully done anything crazy, they just happen. )
I chased a llama that I put a flat stanley on his back, who turned around and spit in my face and my mouth
I had two men express their want to marry me at the same time. I didn't marry either of them. 
I got bit pretty badly working with behavioral teenagers (long story involving cops and fire engines) and when I went in to work med and stated that I was bit, she didn't even look at me and said "human or animal" like it was no big deal. 
*How did you and your significant other meet?
Jack and I met at a youth church dance when we were 14. I had just moved to the area 2 weeks previous. Jack thought I was gangly and my voice cracked. I hardly remember him. We attended rival high schools, and I have written evidence that I thought he was attractive. We didn't start dating however until a year after he returned from his LDS mission. 
*What is your favorite movie?
Lord of the Rings. My dad bought me the extended versions thinking that I would grow out of my obsession with them when I was younger. When I tried to move to college with them, he made me a deal that I couldn't actually take them until I got married because he wanted them too... Been married for almost 4 years, best 4 years of my life. 
*What is your favorite tv show?
The Big Bang Theory. I find many correlations of it to people I have dated. 
*Best birthday memory?
The year my boyfriend taped my present to the side of a cow and made me chase it in the manure cover coral to get it. He brought me my coveralls from the ag shop at school, and some irrigation boots so I didn't ruin my clothes. He also picked the gimpy cow to make it easier. Worth it, it was good. 

*What was the best job you ever had?
I have had some crazy jobs with some crazy stories, but the best one was a janitor at BYU during the summer when they would have LARGE youth come for a week at a time for a church camp called especially for youth. After they would leave, they would leave a mess and usually some really awesome stuff. For instance. Once we found a cart FULL of pop, candy treats etc. in the trash room. They used the elevator to get it in there, and hid it I am sure and for some reason left it ALL. 
*What is one thing most people don't know about you?
Here's two:
I learned to play 9 instruments in my life thus far
As of my birthday, I have 80 Nutcrakers in my collection

*If you could get any gift for your birthday this year, what would it be?
A shopping spree for things that are sparkly. I am a sucker for crystals, rhinestones and all things that glitter. If it were age appropriate I would give myself a glitter dusting before leaving the house.   
*What was one of your favorite vacations?
I have been all over the country, even up to Canada once, but nothing trumps Disneyland. 
*What is your favorite food?
French Fries with fry sauce, Dr. Pepper, hot pockets, and squeaky cheese 
*What is the first concert you went to?
Yellow Card, first and only. Stood behind a man wearing a flock of seagulls shirt, went with my best friend Mandy. It was the best day...
*What is your favorite holiday and why?
It's Christmas. My parents made a HUGE effort to make Christmas magical and who doesn't love to even still be doted on by Santa when they wake up in the morning, regardless of their age. Santa is finding us at our house this year, and it will still be magical!
*What is your favorite season and why?
Summer. Bring on the heat, the sun, family reunions, BBQs and camping. 
*When was the last time you cried?
I cry every day when Rapunzel returns to her parents and they have a group hug. Every day. Same part. Not a joke. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Heidi Webb!

Name: Heidi Webb
Student’s Name: Ty Webb
Student’s Graduation Year:
Your Birthday:
 November 25
Blog: (private blog-request an invite!)

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I grew up in Bountiful, UT and attended BYU-Idaho for college where I met my hubby. I graduated with my bachelors in nursing and worked as an RN for two years before moving to Kirksville. I have been married to my sweetheart, Ty for 2 1/2 years now and we are expecting twin boys this December! We could not be more blessed!
-Then choose at least 4 questions to answer:
*What would be your perfect day? Wake boarding with my family at Lake Powell, hands down.
*How did you and your significant other meet? We met in Microbiology studying a flesh eating disease known as necrotizing fasciitis. I know, romantic!
*If you could get any gift for your birthday this year, what would it be? Healthy, full-term baby boys. :-)
*What is your favorite food? Ice cream!!!
*What is the first concert you went to?  Janet Jackson. Oh yeah!
*What is your favorite holiday and why? Thanksgiving! Who doesn't love a big feast each year on their birthday weekend?!
*What is your favorite season and why? Fall. It's beautiful and not too hot!
*When was the last time you cried? Just barely while watching "A Baby Story" on TLC. These boys make me a little emotional!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Nicole Anderson!!

Name: Nicole AndersonStudent’s Name: Talon AndersonStudent’s Graduation Year: DO 2017, YEAH BABY!!! But he's currently a biomed 2nd yearYour Birthday: November 22nd- THANKSGIVING! Blog:
-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Oh dear, I love books, snow skiing, running, biking, hiking, and playing with my family. I am a little bit crazy and a lot bit loud.

*What is one of your most embarrassing moments?
        Well, there was this one time that a boy from my church (my same age) saw me naked when I was 12- probably the worst thing ever- ask me about it sometime. :D 
*Where is the most amazing place you've ever been?
     Geneva, Switzerland. I had the opportunity to live there for a summer- and then I met a husband. :D another great story
*What was the best job you ever had?
        oh man, maybe not the best- but I worked as a Physical Therapy Aide and I massaged  A LOT of bums. Yep, that's right, I was a bum masseuse.

*What is the first concert you went to?
        Pat Matheny- I was 7 and went with my dad. Seriously. :D

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Collette Warner!!

Name: Collette WarnerStudent’s Name: Chase Warner
Student’s Graduation Year: 2016
Your Birthday: November 15, 1986Blog:

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and absolutely loved it.  I moved to Utah to attend BYU in 2005, and while I was there I met Chase.  We were married in Mesa in 2007.  I graduated from BYU in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2009, but not before having our first little girl, Eden!  We stayed in Utah while Chase finished his undergrad at BYU. Our first boy, West, was born July 2009.  We are so so happy to be in Kirksville! It has been a long road getting here and we know we are exactly where we are supposed to be.
I love to do anything outdoors, including camping, shooting, fishing, ice fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and quading.  I also love exercising and playing sports.  I played softball in high school.  Some other interests include cooking and current events and politics.

*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be? 
TUCANOS!! in Provo, Utah

*If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
I would love to go so many places.  I keep telling Chase that if we ever have money someday, we are spending it on traveling!

*What was the best job you ever had? During college, I worked as a literary tutor for kindergarten students who were struggling.  I LOVED it.  If I were to go back to school I think I would get my teaching certificate and teach kindergarten.

*If you could get any gift for your birthday this year, what would it be? 
A night away for just Chase and I! Thank you to my parents for making this happen the night he gets in to Arizona after finals!!
*What was one of your favorite vacations? 
This last summer my parents took our family to Disneyland for 5 days and we stayed at the Disneyland hotel.  I LOVE Disneyland and want to go back any chance I get.  I think I need to try out Disney World next time though!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Kristine Cluff!

Name: Kristine CluffStudent’s Name: Charles CluffStudent’s Graduation Year: 2012Your Birthday: November 11thBlog:'s private, so just e-mail me for an invite.

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am originally from Arizona and am the third of eight kids.  My husband and I have been married almost 10 years (on the 22nd) and have four amazing kids, Connor-8, Rachel-6, Megan-5 and Natalie-23 months.  We have lived in Kirksville for a little over four years and have really enjoyed being in Kirkville and meeting so many new people.  We are so happy to get to be here for residency and have loved our experience so far.  I love to be with my family and friends, read, blog, clean, travel, shop and spend time outdoors.  

*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be?  If I could eat anywhere it would probably be Crackers & Co. in Arizona.  They have the best soups and sandwiches and give the BEST birthday dessert ever!  I went every year before moving here and always miss it on my birthday.

*How did you and your significant other meet?  Chuck and I met while we were both in an Easter Pageant our church puts on each year.  I was a pageant warrior (aka security) and Chuck was the head angel.  It was pretty much love at first sight!!

*If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?  I really want to backpack through Europe, specifically Austria.  My grandfather was born and raised in Vienna and I would love to see where my family orginated from.

*What is your favorite movie? Sound of Music! I think it is the Austrian in me.

*What was the best job you ever had? Besides being a mom??  My most favorite paid job was being an Orthodontic Assistant.  I kind of have an obsession with teeth and loved helping people achieve their perfect smiles.

*If you could get any gift for your birthday this year, what would it be?  I would love to magically have all our loans paid off. Now that would be amazing!!!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Trunk or Treat!

There was a great turn out at the SAA Trunk or Treat and everyone came dressed up in the most adorable costumes!

 If there was a costume contest I'm pretty sure Katherine Fields would have won it...she looked awesome!

 And the award winning trunk went to...Allie McGrew!!!  Great job!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Birthday Sarah Tidwell!

Name: Sarah Tidwell
Student’s Name: Nathan Tidwell
Student’s Graduation Year: 2014
Your Birthday: October 31
Blog: None. Haven’t jumped on that bandwagon yet. J

-Tell us a little bit about yourself: I was born in Tokyo, Japan in the car enroute to the hospital.  I spent most of my childhood in foreign countries due to my Dad’s job. We lived in Japan, Canada, and Belgium and I loved every minute of it. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Dietetics. Here are some things I love in no particular order—black and white movies, classical literature, critical analysis of classical literature, vegetable gardens, pretending to practice the piano, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, crusty bread with honey butter, fall weather and fall fashion, people, and my wonderful family.  Nate and I have two girls, Ada, who will be three shortly, and Lydia, who is ten months old.

*If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Right now it’s a toss up between England and Boston. I love American History and would like to actually see the places where much of it took place.  Most of my ancestors lived in England and I love so many British-based stores so I would love to see my ancestor’s homes and do some great shopping in the UK. 

*What is your favorite tv show?
This will reveal how truly old-fashioned I am. Nate and I both love the Donna Reed Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show.  Both originated in the late fifties/sixties and I adore them. 

*Best birthday memory?
When I turned 18 several of my friends surprised me by lining a tunnel that I walked through every day on our college campus with hundreds of pieces of paper—each with something kind that someone had written about me on it.  I was stunned by their forethought and felt very loved. I would recommend doing something like this for anyone you appreciate in your own life.

Happy Birthday Chelsi Adams!!


 Name: Chelsi Adams
 Student’s Name: Kyle Adams
 Student’s Graduation Year: 2014
 Your Birthday: 10/31/1987
 Blog: (not that I ever update it though)

*Tell us a little bit about yourself:*

I'm a stay at home mom, the toughest/most rewarding job ever! We have
2 kiddos. Whitli's 4 and Weston's 2. They keep me on my toes. Kyle is
in his 3rd year, doing rotations at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
in Michigan. We live in Trenton Michigan and love it! I of course miss
everything SAA and all my friends in KVille, but we are enjoying this
new chapter of our lives.

*What is your favorite tv show?

Arrested Development! We have all 2 1/2 seasons on DVD and I watch
them often. I'm super excited that they are coming out with more

*What was the best job you ever had?

Working for the Unitah National Forrest Service. That's were Kyle and
I met. We both worked there for summer. I drove a tractor around and
spread weeds. It was so fun!! (If you didn't know... I'm a farmer girl
so driving a tractor was right up my ally)!

*What is one thing most people dont know about you?

I'm an identical twin... My mom had no idea she was having twins (she
thought we were just a really big boy). She went full term (39 weeks
and 6 days). She was due on Nov. 1st and we came Oct. 31st HALLOWEEN.
Can you say "Trick or Treat!"

*If you could get any gift for your birthday this year what would it be?

New running shoes!!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Annie McAferty!

Name: Annie McAfertyStudent’s Name: Kenny McAfertyStudent’s Graduation Year: 2016Your Birthday: October 21Blog:

-Tell us a little bit about yourself: 
I grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. After high school, I went to Provo and spent 5 years at BYU doing a bachelors and masters in Exercise Science. I moved to Chandler, AZ in August 2009 and met Kenny soon after that. We met while playing on the same co-ed soccer team. We got married in Mesa, AZ in March 2011. Before moving to Kirksville, I worked as an Exercise Physiologist in a Cardiac rehab and I loved it! I love all things wellness and exercise related. I'm also pregnant with our first; we're expecting a baby girl on Thanksgiving Day and we are so excited to meet her!

*if you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday what would it be? Tia Rosa (it's in Mesa, AZ); they have the best chile relleno! 

*Who is your favorite musical group/band/singer? Joshua Radin. My music tastes have gotten significantly more chill as I've gotten older. 

*If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Thailand- I lived there for a summer during college and I want to take Kenny to see it. 

*What is your favorite movie? Jurassic Park! 

*Best birthday memory? When I turned 16, my parents bought me tickets to see Enrique Iglesias. The tickets were for Salt Lake, so I drove to Utah with my mom and saw him with my mom and my two older sisters. It was so amazing! I loved Enrique then, and I still love him!

*what was the best job you ever had? LIfeguarding was pretty sweet- I loved getting paid to sit in the guard office. I am lazy at heart. But I would have to say my favorite job was my last one, as an Exercise Physiologist. I loved working with cardiac patients and being a part of their journey to a healthier life. It is really neat to help a non-exerciser realize that exercise is fun and for everyone.

*If you could get any gift for your birthday this year what would it be? I would love to have whatever creature(s)/animal(s) that is(are) living in my attic removed by my birthday. It's not normal when you know you don't have upstairs neighbors but there are sounds coming from above the ceiling. Gotta love Kirksville!