Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Our Master Plans . . . Thanks to Johnny :)

Johnny will be graduating with honors this July, YEAHHH!!! We are so proud of all Johnny's hard work and excellence. One thing that never fails to impress me about Johnny is that he always gives 100% to whatever goal he seeks to accomplish, graduating with honors is no exception. Johnny will receive a BS in communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science. Johnny completed 58 credits last year - an average college student completes 30 credits a year, so basically Johnny did two years worth of credits in ONE year and was awarded 3 scholarships from the Communication department and 2 merit based scholarships BYU-I, that's 5 scholarships total. He was approached to be the Vice President of Communications Day and also the director for the BYU-I Film Festival Summer 2008, both events were well attended and impressive. He has recently been selected to be THE student mentor for the Communications department, along with the Business dept., the Communications dept. has the largest number of degree seeking students at BYU-I.
Our family has been so blessed this last year, we sacrificed a lot to attend BYU-I and we know that the Lord has a plan for us. I am particularly grateful for the passion and commitment that Johnny has evidenced during his collegiate attendance and I am grateful that he did not take the Lord's blessings or our family's sacrifices lightly. Johnny I am so impressed with you, you are my everything and my life.
We are excited to announce that we are in the process of selecting a Law school to attend this Fall 2009. Johnny graduates July 24th, we'll fly to Ak to visit Family for about 2 weeks, then we will fly back to Idaho, pack up our family and move to where we feel the Lord wants our family to be during Johnny's Law school attendance. We haven't heard back from all the schools yet, we should have a better idea of our choices by the end of April, beginning of May -most likely it will be one of the following;
1. University of Oregon
2. University of Idaho
3. Texas Tech
OR Utah . . . we'll see and we'll try and to keep you updated. A common question Johnny gets is what kind of Law is he interested in; he's narrowed it down to Patent Law and International Business Law. So that's the skinny on the O'Barr Family's MASTER PLANS 2009. . .

Monday, April 6, 2009

been a long time . . . Gunner's Birthday

Well it's been so busy lately with Law school applications, family, work, photography, and taxes that blogging just hasn't been a priority. But I figured I should put up Gunner's B-day party adventure because everyone keeps asking about it so here it is.
For Gunner's Birtday party we scheduled a field trip to our local fire department. Gunner loved it!! 2,3, and 4 year olds can be a little young and shy for a fire dept adventure. But Gunner did great, he wasn't shy at ALL and all his little friends were right along with him. All the kids got to sit in the fire truck, the fireman giving us the tour turned the fire truck lights on and talked to the kids about safety, etc . . . Then the fireman (I can't remember his name right now) put all his gear on and let the kids see what he would looked like when he was coming to help them; he said it was really important that if they saw someone like him that they needed to come to him so he could help.

Jack didn't like the fireman gear . . .