Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter

We hope your Easter was as fun as ours. We had a blast. We left here on Thursday and arrived in Bryce where Jamie's parents were kind enough to pay for our room and board. We got up Friday where we met with Jamie's grandparents and went 4-wheeling. I know what you are thinking, what about all the snow? Well, we went anyway and had way too much fun getting stuck and trying to get unstuck. Look how I am totally lifting the 4-wheeler!

Saturday we drove into Bryce Canyon where we did some biking and some hiking. WoW, you haven't experienced Bryce until you see it with the snow. There was so much mud on one of the hikes. I wish I would have taken some pictures of the people as they came up the trail, but I felt strange asking them to let me take their picture. So, here are some of the ones that I did take.

Sunday we listened to Mo Tab as we got ready as there was no church around. Then we turned in our room keys and went to Red Canyon and rode the bikes up and down the arches trail. For lunch my mom and sister came up and gave us a nice Easter picnic. Then we rode down (not up) the trail one last time and departed for home. I didn't get any pictures of my family as I had put away my camera just before they got there, but the food was amazing, and the company even better.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Thanks do Donny and Lena for tagging us. It is supposed to be a get to know your spouse tag, but like Lena said, the questions are targeted more to us as a couple so in honor of the getting to know your spouse, here is a little bit about Jamie.

Jamie is the daughter of Vaughn and Marianne Oborn. She has a younger sister who she is very close to and very proud of.

Jamie's younger years where spent growing up in California near the orange groves. This is why she has the sunkissed skin and beautiful white smile. She is a classic example of the song by the Beach Boys "I wish they all could be California Girls."

She attended high school in Delta Utah. That is where she got her love of everything nature. It is also why the birds seem to follow her around and why she always smells of the country. She started college at SUU (that is where we met) and finished up at the U with her Bach, in Nursing.

What is her name? Jamie Camille Barker (when she gets mad: aka Bruno)
How long have you been married? 4.4 years.
How long did you date? 1 year
How old is she? 25 (this year)
Who eats more? With her petite frame it is obvious that I do...
Who said "I love you" first? Me, but she was a close second
Who is taller? I am (are we counting her high heels?)
Who sings better? My shower skill are impressive, but hers are bigger
Who is smarter? Jamie is by far

Whose temper is worse? Jamie will tell you that I pout more, but her temper is worse
Who does the laundry? she does, I can't touch her "delicates" with out giggling
Who does the dishes? both of us
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Jamie

Who pays the bills? It is labeled a Jamie job, but we both do, she likes to put it off until the last minute then have me run them to the post office (we don't have out going mail at our place)
Who mows the lawn? The establishment since 1876

Who cooks dinner? The vending machine at school sad but true
Who drives when you are together? I like to make her... ok, I know I should man up on this one because I know she doesn't like to.
Who is more stubborn? At the first of our marriage she was, I couldn't get her to do anything I wanted, now I think I have her trained :)
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? No contest, she is. My motto is "Always right don't bother to fight" I need to be more like her and admit my faults more... Sorry Jamie

Whose parents do you see the most? Hers
Who proposed? I did, but it is not a good story, it just kind of happened. I think that she feels a little sad about this. We have a ton of romantic dating storys, but our engagement story is that "it just happened."
Who has more friends? She does
Who has more siblings? She has one sister, and I have a sister and a brother, so I do
Who wears the pants? She does, how can I say no to those beautiful eyes, you should see how hot she is in a dress though, man oh man!!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

What Happened

As people casually come into my office and look at my computer and see this picture on my desk they often ask "What happened?" (no they are not saying that about the tornado that tore apart the top of my desk, but to the picture...)So, due to public demand I thought that I would blog about it. Last month Donny and I saw this happen. If you look to the far right of the pic you will see that a driver hit a telephone pole and split it like a toothpick then continued where she hit a huge rock and it flipped her on her side as she drug the rock to a stop. We raced across the street and were able to push the car back onto it's wheels so she could get out and away from the car. Fluids were running toward the downed power lines and pieces of the car were every where (for example the car battery was sitting by the road) it was a little scary, but again we got her out and everyone was ok. As they say in the psychological world, "I'm ok, your ok." Well, an ambulance was called along with the police and they showed up in under 2 minutes. I think they took her to the hospital just in case, but she was fine (just a little embarrassed and scared.)Crazy huh?