Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Kristina Crosland!

Name: Kristina CroslandStudent’s Name: Giovanni CroslandStudent’s Graduation Year: 2015Your Birthday: March 28

Blog: (It is private, so if you would like an invite just give me your email on my profile page!)

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am a farm girl from Preston, ID! I love being with my family!I have two beautiful children, Anthony who is 3 and Annalee who is 18 months. I am a hair stylist, which is a great social opportunity for me, since I am a little shy and don't talk a lot unless i am cutting your hair or already know you. I have cut/colored many of you girls hair in SAA  and I have really enjoyed getting to know you! I enjoy ballroom dancing with my hubby and having a dance party in my living room with my kids (this happens a lot to pass the time)! I have loved living in Missouri, but I really do miss the beautiful mountains of home! I like to do crafts, swim, snowmobile, and I would love to know how to grow plants/garden, however they always seem to die on me. I have made some wonderful friends and met some amazing people in SAA! I love it!

-Then choose at least 4 questions to answer:
*What was one of your favorite vacations?
I love anything Disney , I have been to Disneyland a couple of times, which is great, but in 2008 I was able to go on a Disney Cruise with all my family, and a big group of friends/family of about 80 people! We spent about two days at Disney World before going on the cruise! I highly recommend this, it was awesome! We also went during Halloween, which is one of my favorite times of year ( the more fun and happy side of Halloween, not the creepy, spooky side). If you have ever been to a Disney park during a holiday, they decorations are fantastic! Disney World mixed with a Disney Cruise to the Caribbean has to be my favorite places, especially since I was with all the people that I love!
*What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
This isn't too crazy, but in fall 2008 before I got pregnant with my first child, we lived in Rexburg, ID, so we were super close to the Teton mountains. Gio had always wanted to take me backpacking, so we hiked up Cascade Canyon and up into the South Fork, camped the night. Then we hiked back down the next day. Oh my heavens, I was super sore, I didn't prepare enough for it, when we got to the fork, my legs would not work anymore, Gio had to carry my pack! Plus, we had to be careful of bears, which made me even more nervous. I did have a lot of fun camping with GIo though!
*How did you and your significant other meet?
Gio and I grew up together. I didn't know him personally, but I his younger sister was my friend and my older sister was his good friend. I had his dad for a science teacher in 7th grade, and my dad was Gio's wrestling coach. We met for real in high school when we were both on the ballroom dance team and got put together for a dance. My mom was a coach and teaching us the dance, so we would have practices at my house. Now in high school I was super shy if I didn't know you that well, so this gave Gio the chance to see me with my family, where i am not shy at all. Being at my house for practices is where he fell in love with me! 
*If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I love learning about genealogy, and where my family came from. Some came from Germany and some from England and Scotland. I would love to go to these places someday! 
*What was the best job you ever had?
I have only had like 3 jobs in my life, one was moving chicken's, If you have ever seen Napoleon Dynamite, yes i am from there, the part where Napoleon is moving chickens and the old farmer is cracking an egg into the orange juice, yeah that is an actual job, that most the kids do in Preston during the summer. This however was not my favorite job, I grew up on a farm, which was my favorite job! It wasn't the actual work that I liked, it was the fact that I got to work with my family! My dad and uncle own a dairy farm, so I got to spend lots of quality time with my cousins and siblings, while learning hard work ethic! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Millena Marler!!

Name: Millena MarlerStudent’s Name: Tyler MarlerStudent’s Graduation Year: Biomed 2014Your Birthday: March 27Blog:

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am a busy mother of 2. I love all things pertaining to music, food, and exercise. I aspire to be crafty and creative, however the role of motherhood has created a pause in developing those qualities I would like to achieve. Recently I went through a try to make my favorite recipes healthier quick, which created several unfortunate creations in my kitchen. Until I get the hang of the ALL healthy eating, I will continue to cook my recipes the same. Apart from mothering and the little time of sanity I give myself through exercise, I enjoy playing the piano and singing. You can always know if I am in a good mood if I am humming or singing a song. 
*How did you and your significant other meet? Tyler and I met at a Memorial Day BBQ at a mutual friend's home. We were drawn to each other immediately upon meeting one another as we spent the evening talking about primarily Tyler's life and experiences he had as he served a Latter-Day-Saint Mission to Florida and the Bahamas. It made for an incredibly interesting evening filled with hurricanes and the clean up and of course the stories of people who were met.  My favorite thing about Tyler when I first met him was how passionate he was about his mission. No other boy I dated who had served seemed as interested in sharing the details as Tyler was. 
*If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Right now in the middle of a snowstorm, I would like to be somewhere tropical and exotic. I would prefer to go somewhere I haven't been before. The place that comes to mind is Patong Beach in Thailand. You have all probably seen the picture of the huts on the water? Yeah, that is where I would LOVE to be right now. One day, I would like to travel the world and visit each continent and be able to experience that cultures that each has to offer.
*What was the best job you ever had? My first job, though the least paying job, was the BEST job I ever had. I worked at Cold Stone Creamery. I loved being able to work with ice cream and interact with people all day. Ice cream and customers who love ice cream, what is not to love? The fact we got to munch on all the toppings and the ice cream as we worked was also a huge plus. Our managers were pretty cool in that they allowed us to take home our latest inventions and have our families test taste them. It made for some interesting combinations.
*What is your favorite season and why? What I love most about seasons is the transition that occurs from one season to another. The transition from winter to spring with the blooms blossoming on the trees and the tulips popping up out of the ground and the smell of rain is beautiful. The transition from spring to summer where the leaves of the trees are in full bloom and provide ample shade from the warm sun that is not too hot yet. The transition from summer to fall as the leaves turn from green to red, orange, and gold is incredible. The transition from fall to winter isn't as dramatic, however the first snow of the season is magical and pure. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Kassidy Johnson!!

Name: Kassidy Mather JohnsonStudent’s Name: Dan Johnson
Student’s Graduation Year: 2015
Your Birthday: March 19, 1986Blog:

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:   I grew up in the Brickyard area of Salt Lake City, Utah in a family of 4 girls. I double majored in English Literature and Mass Communication at the University of Utah and graduated in 2009. Dan and I met in the summer of 2010, we were married on June 24, 2011 and three weeks later moved here to Kirksville. It's been great so far! We're excited to move to Lititz, PA for rotations this June but will miss all the wonderful friends we've made here. I'm generally a pretty quiet person but I love spending time with friends, trying new things, running, snowboarding, hiking, crafting, sewing, music and reading. My dream is to someday write awesome books! 
*Where is the most amazing place you've ever been?
Scotland! It is so green and foggy and historic, we explored abandoned castles and I found a plaque with my ancestors name in one of them.  
*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be? That's hard, but I love California Pizza Kitchen, or some cheese fries from the Training Table. 
*How did you and your significant other meet? We met through a mutual friend on the 4th of July. We were in a group playing croquet and Dan actually was partnered with my little sister, who I had dragged along, but by the end of the night we ended up together. We dated steadily from that night on. 
*What was one of your favorite vacations? I've been to some really cool places, but I always love sleeping on top of a houseboat at Lake Powell in the summer.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Erin Boehm!!

Name: ErinStudent’s Name: KarlStudent’s Graduation Year: 2016Your Birthday: 3/16/82Blog: (private, let me know if you'd like an invite)

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Karl and I got married the day after I finished college, almost 8 years ago. We have 3 beautiful kiddos; the latest addition was a week ago! We're adjusting to a new member of the family. Karl did the Masters in Anatomy here first and is currently a 2nd year med student. We're sticking around another year for the fellowship. I love spending time with family, reading, traveling. I enjoy honing my music skills when I have the chance, which isn't often these last few years. :) Life is good and I think each year it keeps getting better.

*What is one of your most embarrassing moments? Adolescence...and some of college. :) 
*Where is the most amazing place you've ever been? Paris, Prague, Rome. Its hard to choose from among the three.
*How did you and your significant other meet? I was coerced into taking him to a dance in high school to support my friend. It was a horrible date and we didn't talk for almost 2 years afterwards.
*What was one of your favorite vacations? In college I spent a month and a half in Europe.
*What is the first concert you went to? Garth Brooks!
*When was the last time you cried? Last night.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Kari Wright!!

Name: Kari WrightStudent’s Name: Trevor Wright
Student’s Graduation Year: 2015
Your Birthday: 3-15
*What is one of your most embarrassing moments? 
My friends and I went on vacation. I was taking a shower (with a non see through shower curtain of coarse) and another girl was doing her hair. Just as she opened the door to leave the shower curtain fell down and, as luck would have it, I was standing there naked as all the rest of our friends came back in from swimming- just in time to see me! Luckily they were all girls....

Where is the most amazing place you've ever been? 
This is a hard question for me because I love to travel and have learned something new from every place I've been.  I might say Switzerland...?  I remember using an old fashioned skeleton key to open the door to my room,  sleeping in a down comforter, on a down matress, etc., waking up to a cow bell, and then walking down the street in mist and seeing the most beautiful green grass and swiss homes.  It was heaven!

What are your top five favorite things to do? 
My husband and I playing with our two boys, reading, piano, camping, hiking and fishing.

If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be?  
Cafe Madrid.  I've never eaten there but they are supposed to have authentic paella and I LOVE paella! (a famous Spanish dish)

Happy Late Birthday Jess Smith!!

Name: JessStudent’s Name: KevinStudent’s Graduation Year:  2011Your Birthday:  March 12, 1983Blog: eh, I dont update it :(

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Grew up in St Louis and surrounding areas. Met Kevin in middle school on the bus. We started dating 2 years after, and now 13 years later we have two beautiful babies and have been married 5 1/2 years. I have one full brother, Alex (25), one half brother, Christian (17), three step brothers Josh (34), Jake (RIP 7/11/06), Bill (27) and a step sister, Jessica (28).

*What would be your perfect day? A warm day spent with my family, outside, without Kevin on call and spent away from our house!
*Where is the most amazing place you've ever been? I went to Rome for my Graduation gift for 9 days!
*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be? I'd say Pear Tree, but its gone.
*What is your favorite movie? You've got mail!
*What was the best job you ever had? Laugh all you want, but the 4 years I was at Hooters was the best! I met some of my best friends there, made the best money and had a blast everyday at work!
*What is one thing most people don't know about you? I have two sisters named Jessica. I have 7 piercings and 3 tattoos ;)
*If you could get any gift for your birthday this year, what would it be? A vacation to San Diego!
*What is your favorite food? Does Chocolate count?
When was the last time you cried? Friday ;)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Maegan Hilton!!

   Name: Maegan Hilton 
Student’s Name: Dan
Student’s Graduation Year: 2015
Your Birthday: March 10thBlog: 
-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I grew up in Ogden, UT (Tiger for life). I have been married to Dan Bryk for 5 years! I graduated from Weber State University, studying exercise science and health promotion before we moved here. While in Kirksville I have worked at Truman and the Area Health Education Center. I love sewing, exercising, sugar, sunny days, and Dan.  

*Best birthday memory?     One of the best would have to be my 22th birthday. I spent it in New York City with my mom, sister, cousin, and aunt. We went {window}shopping, saw Wicked on broadway, and ate at Morimoto's restaurant. Moriomoto came to the our table and brought me a special dessert! 
*What was the best job you ever had?     Transporter at McKay-Dee Hospital. Changed my life! 
*What is the first concert you went to?    I think my first concert was Journey and Def Lepard. I went with a few friends and my parents ended up coming as well. Couldn't be mad about them coming; they have great taste in music. :)
*What is your favorite season and why?   Spring. Perfect weather for walks during the day and bonfires at night.  

Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Rachel Healy!

Name:  Rachel HealyStudent’s Name: Earl HealyStudent’s Graduation Year: 2013Your Birthday: March 4
-Tell us a little bit about yourself:  I am a mom of 3 beautiful girls.  I have a math teaching degree from the University of Utah.  We have been in Kirksville for almost 4 years now.  We are getting ready to move this summer and move onto on next phase of life.

*How did you and your significant other meet?  We met sledding.
*Who is your favorite musical group/band/singer?Matchbox 20, Coldplay and Billy Joel
*What is your favorite movie?  Lord of the Rings and Steel Magnolias
*What is the first concert you went to?  Alabama

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Amy Miller!!

Name: Amy MillerStudent’s Name: Paul Miller Student’s Graduation Year: 2013, only a couple of months away!!!!  Your Birthday: 3/1/84 (only one more year in my 20's!!!) Blog: (it's private, let me know if you want an invite!) 

-Tell us a little bit about yourself:
 grew up in Palm Springs California, went to BYU for college and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutritional Science. I also graduated with an amazing husband! Paul and I were married in December of 2004 and now have 5 gorgeous babies that are way too much fun. Mackenzie will be 7 tomorrow, Reese is 5, Dawson is 3, and Anistyn and Brynne are 2! We have loved doing our clinical rotations in Salt Lake City and are super excited for the match on March 15th!!! I love to play with my kids, bake and cook, read, play games, and hang out with my best friend ever, my hubby. 

*If you could eat at any restaurant for your birthday, what would it be? Probably my new favorite restaurant the Red Iguana

*What was the best job you ever had? Working at the Lost and Found at Brigham Young University. I loved seeing all the awesome things that people manage to lose! We had laptops, to underwear, jewelry to jockstraps, it was hilarious and fun to see what 30,000 students can lose everyday. It was also nice to find something important like a wedding ring and be able to return it. 

*What is one thing most people don't know about you? I have an extremely large birthmark that starts on my left ankle, wraps all the way up my left leg and ends on my right butt cheek. :) 

*When was the last time you cried? I cry almost everyday I look at my little girl Anistyn and think about the miracle she is and how close I came to losing her so many times.