Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Johhny and Heidi O'Barr
111 west 7 south apt. #303
Rexburg, ID 83440
hm phone 208-359-7222
cell J's 208-360-0580
cell H's 208-360-2272
We shared our Thanksgiving with our good friends the Teerlinks and The Jeffs. It was good food and good friends. We watched Kung-Fu Panda. Gunner and Kaden (Gunner's Friend) loved it! Here's some more shots.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Me trying to hold my fat camera for a close up picture
So I dropped my baby brother off at the MTC in Salt Lake this last Wed. It was really neat and surprising emotional! I drove down with my two sons Mon. night so we could pick Trenton up at the airport the following morning. After we picked Trenton up at the airport we spent Tuesday Christmas shopping at the outlet mall in Park city. Gunner and Jack loved hanging out with their uncle Trenton, and Trenton seemed to be way cool with it. I'm sure they were driving him nuts - they were driving me nuts, long car drives don't go well for toddlers and infants; the next car we get is Totally going to have a TV and DVD player!
Wed. at breakfast before we headed to Provo.
On Wed morning we loaded the crazy kids up and started our treck to Provo. Everyone fell asleep on the way there, I always feel so left out when everyone is sleeping but me - it's always lonely the first 6 months of my child's life . . . [dejected sigh]
When we got to Provo, Trenton realized he had forgotten his belts in Alaska so we had to go buy him a couple before we dropped him off at the MTC. By the time we unloaded the kids, went and bought some belts, loaded the kids back up, and headed for the MTC we had about 15-20 minutes to get there. And of course I got lost on the way there. I couldn't get ahold of Johnny to give me directions or my dad . . .What if they won't take him if we are late . . . all the nice companions will be used up by the time we get there . . . Trenton will have to fast for days seeking forgiveness . . . My babies are starting to whine and cry in the car . . . AHHHH! This was suppose to be an organized meaningful experience, just like a crazy family reunion - my co-worker (Dave) says that's why they should always have beer at family reunions (crazy heathen).
So we finally found it, and we had 3 minutes to get inside and these are the pictures we had time for . . .
It says "New missionaries enter here"
It says "Family and Friends enter here"
Gunner, on the way to melt-down city
After, we were done taking pictures, we were directed to a chapel down the hall; there was a 30 minute devotion for all new missionaries and their family members. Gunner didn't last 10 minutes, he started whining about fruit snacks - I was all out - and then he threw a holy living fit that I have only seen the likes of 2 other times in his life. Yeah for us - I'm so glad that this new phase of his terrible twos could be experienced in the MTC! Needless to say I took him right out and he was in time out - it didn't seem appropriate to use bodily harm as a teaching tool in the MTC. I told Gunner he was in time out because he was not being reverent he proceed to cry out "No time-out!! [lots of crying]" then very loudly "I need Jesus!" I then suggested that Gunner say a prayer for comfort very quietly. And then Gunner started saying a sweet little prayer, that was still louder and there was more crying interspersed throughout it than I would have liked, but it calmed him down a little. Then the devotional was over and Gunner was calm enough that we could go back inside and say our last Good-bye for two years. I could barely control the tears I was so proud of Trenton! Gunner gave uncle Trenton a hug and then Trenton took Jack in his arms to give him a hug and kiss! I couldn't believe I was so emotional! Trenton's doing the right thing and we felt the spirit touch our hearts about his choice to serve the Lord. I'm glad we could be there for it!
We went to Krispy Creme afterward because - I LOVE FRESH Krispy Creme! Gunner is so cute . . . sometimes!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I'm going to make a Turkey this year, my strategy is to try it out in a dutch oven, I'm very excited to taste the genius of my carefully laid plan. If only you could taste test on your blog; I'd love to share!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
For the last month, in between family life, work, photography sessions, and Johnny's schooling and LSAT preparation, I've been redesigning my logo and creating a whole new look for Heidi Sue Photography AND building a website. This is a very time consuming process so, frankly, all my extra time goes there and this blog has been neglected. So please go to my photography blog because i do update that at least once a week. My new website should be ready by Christmas - that's our goal, hopefully before Christmas . . .we'll see . . . anyways, here's a link
Check it out, I'd LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to hear your imput!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
And today, my ever suave husband, says to me "I'm glad you gave me two sons Heidi because otherwise, if I was a ancient Chinese emperor, I would have had to execute you."
"Phew, that was a close one," I dutifully replied.
Monday, June 16, 2008
He's reaching up to help mommy, so cute!
SO I know I haven't posted for awhile, but you know how it goes . . . everyone is busy doing it all! Anyways, my boys are getting so big; Jack's starting solids and he loves it, Gunner is such a big boy and he is so smart! I just completed the Teton Dam Half Marathon this last weekend; I made my goal time and ran the whole thing! I'm pretty proud of that. Johnny's midterm grades came out and he has straight A's . . . again and he is coordinating the film festival this week - what a man, what a mighty good man!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Family and Friends -
I recently entered a photography contest for an organization called Project Childhood. Project Childhood is an organization of professional photographers whose goal is to celebrate childhood. We were asked to offer a free photo session to a family, then we donated the cost of the session to a children's charity of our choice and also provided the family with a portrait from the session. I love what Project childhood is trying to do! I choose to participate and I am excited to announce that I won third place! But the best part about the experience was working with Emily (the subject of my entry), she is so full of life and so interested in the world around her; I know that she will make it a better place. Here's a link, enjoy!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
So I went back to work this last week. Johnny's at home with the boys when I work and I'm at home when he's at school. I got to thinking about socialized medicine. . . .
At the heart of socialism (any form) is covetousness consequently its moral opposite, Individualism, operates best among a christian and/or moral populace. People who are pro socialized programs always suspect that financial success comes from stepping on other people, lying, cheating, and stealing rather than industry, hard work, smarts and generosity. Because they feel the rich obtained their proliference "unfairly," they in turn feel entitled to
a portion of the "ill-gotten," gains.
The rudist most non-compliant patients I've ever worked with are ALWAYS medicaid/medicare patients.
And the current hype to bail out all the people who signed adjustable rate mortgages, makes me sick. I was listening to NPR the other day and they were interviewing a couple who had declared bankruptcy because they couldn't make their mortgage payments any more due to the increasing rate - that they'd willing accepted 4 or 5 years ago. The husband said "We didn't know . . . no one explained it to us. . .etc . .," I mean COME-ON, take some responsibility! If you didn't understand why didn't you google it or look it up on wikipedia! And the way NPR was talking about it you'd think that these people were going to be homeless and starving; The couple admitted that they were grateful that they'd declared bankruptcy, because they could continue their lifestyle - going out, eating out, shopping, etc. . .- without worrying about their mortgage payment and the place they were renting would be just as nice as their house (1/3 the size) and their rent would be half as much. Declaring bankruptcy wasn't going to toss them out on the street so why does the government need to come to the rescue.
When you increase the demand and dependence upon government aid (ANY social program, medicaid, medicare, building high schools that look like art museums), inflation increases, consumer products cost more (food, clothing,etc . . .), utilities and taxes go up, Your Family budget increases . . . the last thing to increase is wages, pretty soon it's difficult to live in a one-income household. The next thing you know mom has to go to work and families suffer.
Why are mom's, usually, financially FORCED to work outside of the home? Because Dad isn't making enough money to afford food, clothing, and shelter. Why can't dad afford to pay for food, clothing and shelter? Because they cost too much. Here's a simple example:
Sally's owns the only Cheese store in town, cheese costs $1.5
When the people vote to increase minimum wage from $5/hr to $7/hr Sally has to pay her three new employees $7/hr now. In order to absorb the strain of the new minimum wage increase Sally increases the price of her cheese from $1.5 to $2. Bill, Sally's marketing director (who's been there for 5 years ) and has a family of six is stil making $20/hr and now he has to pay $2 for cheese instead of $1.5 and so do the new employees AND the same kind of thing is happening all over town.
So increasing minimum wages (a form of inflation) has decreased purchasing power because instead of being able to buy 3 pieces of cheese with $5 (at $1.5 each) you can only
buy 2 pieces of cheese ( at $2 each) now.
The economic stimulas package has got me fired up too! But I'll stop for now.