Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I'll try to keep this brief: After PHS, I went to BYU where I met my great husband, Jared. We married in 1992 and I graduated with a degree in English and Jared in Political Science in 1993. We spent a fun couple years on beautiful Hayden Lake in Idaho, running a Bed and Breakfast.
In 1997 we moved to Phoenix, Arizona and we've been in this area ever since. My husband has worked in the health insurance industry, but is just venturing out into something new. We are starting a skateboard company (which if anyone knows us, is right up our alley). It is called Hobo Skate Company, so look for it very soon!
We have 4 beautiful kids: Austin (14), Jacob (11), Sophia (9), and Max (5). I am involved in church with the young women and driving my kids around to soccer games and music lessons. I love running, music (my husband and I are in a band with friends;
he plays guitar, I play bass), concerts, books, traveling and, most of all, my family.
Life is good and I'm looking forward to seeing many of you in a few weeks!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
After high school I followed Wendy Jo Watts up north to Utah State University. I graduated from USU in '92 and went to work for the family business. I returned to school a few years later and got an MBA from BYU. I can't tell you how valuable an MBA has been while raising children-I've taught all my kids the Black-Scholes model before they were potty trained!
I married Ken Nelson (PHS '88) in 1995. We have four great kids: Andy (age 11), Jack (9), Katy (6), and my baby Lucy turned 4 last week! We live in the Phoenix area where my husband works as a patent attorney, and I am a Lady of Leisure.
Our family was in a devastating car accident three years ago. Dealing with the aftermath of that has been difficult and continues to take up a lot of time and effort. Overall, though, life has been pretty darn good.
I was really looking forward to coming to the reunion and spending the 4th of July in Provo but had a conflict arise. Maybe Tawnya Smith & Co. can pull a reunion cruise together for Fall '10. Who's in?
Sheila Cobbley Nelson
Friday, June 26, 2009
After graduation, I went to BYU where I was able to join the swim team, and then left on an LDS mission to Torreon, Mexico. I came home in 1992 and graduated in English in 1995 and also got married that summer to a great girl named Lara Bisgaard from LA that I met in English classes at BYU. I continued at BYU and got my Master’s in English in 1997. In 1998, after moving to Los Angeles, we had our first baby, Anna. You might have seen that birth featured on TLC’s The Baby Story. That was pretty exciting, and she definitely has the coolest birth video of all our kids. In 1999, we had our first boy, Topher, and then we moved to Northern California. In 2001, we moved to Massachusetts to work for HP. During this time, I completed an MBA at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. We had our next son, Jacob, in 2003. In 2004, we had the opportunity with HP to move to Boise, Idaho. We were excited to get back to the west although we loved our time back east. We had our fourth baby, Sharon, in 2006 here in Boise. I am still with HP and those are pretty much the highlights.Our family loves to ski, and all other manner of outdoor activities. Right now we are pretty focused on all our kids’ various activities from sports games to piano recitals. I am really excited about this weekend, it has been fun catching up via all your blogs. My wife keeps a family blog at www.larainidaho.blogspot.com - check it out.