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Brag Alert: My Hubby – Animator Extraordinaire

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What does my hubby have to do with food storage?  Other than the fact that he bankrolls all of it?  He is a great support to me, and he works so very hard.  One important part of food storage and self reliance is hard work.  That is not to say that if you work hard you will be successful, or if you are not successful you are not a hard worker.  My husband has had his successes and failures, but he never quits.  He inspires me to work hard and to grow and improve each and every day.   It’s very important to have people to inspire us to continue to improve.  Not to make us feel inadequate by comparing ourselves with them, but by looking at their positive qualities and feeling inspired to develop new skills and talents through hard work and dedication.

 

Do you want to know a little bit about him?  My husband was born in Vietnam and came to the US near the end of the Vietnam war.  His father worked for the US government and was able to get his family out early provided he stayed until he was given the order to leave.  My father-in-law was on one of the last helicopters out of Vietnam when Saigon fell.  Their family was reunited and moved to the Washington D.C. area.  His parents worked very hard and were able to enjoy the American dream: they bought and paid off a modest home, raised their children, and saw their children marry and have children of their own, living happy and productive lives.

 

Nguyen Family in USA, featured in a Washington Post article.

Nguyen Family in USA, featured in a Washington Post article.  My husband is the youngest child.

 

My husband and I met in high school and fell in love.

 

Prom.

Prom.

 

We dated on and off for a few years and married young.

 

Our wedding reception.

Our wedding reception.

 

He finished his education and was able to find work in the film industry as a computer modeler, working on films such as George of the Jungle, Batman and Robin, and Bicentennial Man.  John really wanted to work as an animator and realized his dream.  He has worked as an animator on dozens of films and enjoyed the privilege of working as the CG Supervisor for Curious George.  He’s even on the DVD in the extras section (where they talk about the truck in the film).   See his filmography on imdb here or his website with his demo reel here.

 

Currently, he works for Disney Interactive as an animator.  In his spare time, he teaches for Animation Mentor and develops his own iPhone and iPad apps.  Our kids, family, and friends love them.  Here are a few I particularly like (these are free):

 

First up  is Santa Climbers.  This free climbing game has cute graphics and is a bit addictive.  See it here.

First up is Santa Climbers. This free climbing game has cute graphics and is a bit addictive. See it here.

 

Here's another screen shot of Santa Climbers.

Here’s another screen shot of Santa Climbers.

 

Next is Ultimate Flapping Bird.  He added a speed control to the traditional "flappy bird" type game to make this more fun and exciting.  Once you try the fastest speed, all "flappy bird" type games will seem easy.  See it here.

Next, this is Ultimate Flapping Bird. He added a speed control to the traditional “flappy bird” type game to make this more fun and exciting. Once you try the fastest speed, all “flappy bird” type games will seem easy. See it here.

 

Finally, my favorite time waster, 2048 + More.  This game seems simple, and it is.  It's a great way to pass the time when I'm sitting in a waiting room or waiting for my pictures to upload to my blog.  Click here to see it.

Finally, my favorite time waster, 2048 + More. This game seems simple, and it is. It’s a great way to pass the time when I’m sitting in a waiting room or waiting for my pictures to upload to my blog. Click here to see it.

 

He also volunteers his time at church in a leadership position supporting the Bishop in our congregation.  He is going, going, going all the time!  Yet, I never feel he doesn’t have time for me.  He still gives me and our boys love, time, and attention.  We have a date night every Friday night.  Life is good.  Busy, but very good.

 

So, why am I telling you all this?  Life is multi-faceted and rich, and working hard is an important part of being happy and being prepared.  If I or my husband or my children or anyone don’t know how to work hard, we’re going to have serious problems in an emergency.  And it doesn’t matter what kind of emergency that is.  Hard work is required to thrive.  It is an important principle which brings happiness no matter what our situation in life.

 

(Stepping off her soap box.)

Now it’s your turn.  Tell me about someone you admire. 

What qualities do they have that you would like to develop or magnify within yourself? 

How do they inspire you to be the best YOU you can be?

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Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, http://forayintofoodstorage.com. Have a question about Food Storage? Email me: forayintofoodstorage@gmail.com.

10 thoughts on “Brag Alert: My Hubby – Animator Extraordinaire

  1. I’d have to think in order to answer your question; however, I loved the recap of your husband! He sounds like a wonderful and very special man!

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  2. What a nice post, your husband is very talented and sounds like a very loving husband and father. Very happy for you.

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  3. My kids are the ones I admire. The youngest especially. They survived our stormy marriage, their dad’s constant abuse, and came out of it strong and unbroken. My youngest son started learning mechanics at the ripe old age of 3, and now is head of maintenance at a nationally known company, keeps everything of his own and mine running and in perfect condition, and is always available to help me when I need assistance. Knowing how much he was neglected by his dad, I really admire the way he is always available for his children, day and night, and how much time he spends with them, both working and playing. And yet, he never loses that lovable childish sense of fun and humor.

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  4. 2048 is my husband and daughter’s current favorite game. How cool to have a connection to the person who created it. Tell him well done on a great game!

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  5. It is always nice to know the person behind the blog, Laurie. 🙂 There is no substitute for discipline and hard work, and as with most parents, your in-laws seem to have led by example as are you and your husband now.

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  6. So fun to hear your guys’ story and to see his animation!

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  7. MY husband is in IT and showed me the 2048 game on Friday! Not that I have a ton of time to waste, but heck I think if I did, I would like to waste it playing this game. So cool!

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    • It is a great game. It’s very easy to waste my time away playing it. 🙂

      There are several of these apps in the app store. The one my hubby made also has the option to play by 3s and you can change the size of the board.

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  8. Brag away! He sounds like a keeper 🙂

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  9. It’s always important to have the love and support of our husbands. You are very lucky!

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