Saturday, January 19, 2008

Snow Day!

You will not believe this but I saw snow for the first time today and my mom and dad missed it!!!! Yep, you read that right. They left me!!! They went out of town for the night and I stayed here. Don't worry, I wasn't all alone. The Shields came yesterday afternoon and stayed until this morning. Then, Sue came this morning and stayed with me until my mom and dad got home.

When Uncle Clare got me up this morning, he told me about the snow. Then, we went and got Aunt Tam out of bed so she could see the snow. We all got dressed and went outside. (Even Max!)

By the way, my mommy said our friends in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area would probably make fun of us for being excited about this little snow. But, you all have to understand...this is VERY unusual around here.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008


Today is a special day in our house. Without this day, there would be no ALL ABOUT JONAH or no THE GLENN GANG. This is the 10 year anniversary of the day I met Dan. We always called it our anniversary of the day we met. Last year, my friend Karin introduced me to the terms Meetaversary and Dateaversary. Those are the anniversaries of the day we met and our first date. So, today we celebrate our MEETAVERSARY! (Man, spell check is gonna have a hay day with this post considering those aren't even real words!)

We were both at East McComb Baptist Church to lead a DiscipleNow. I was not in the best place in my life due to another relationship. My friend Hope convinced me to "get over myself and do something for someone else." So, I loaded up my Mazda 626 and headed to McComb completely unaware of God's plan for my life. At 5:56 p.m., I walked into that building and met Dan Glenn. The rest is history! Beautiful history, if you ask me!

Let's see, in those 10 years,

  • we met

  • we dated

  • Dan moved to a church in Crystal Springs which was 1 hour closer to me

  • we got engaged

  • Dan was licensed and ordained to the ministry

  • we got married

  • we moved to Fort Worth for Seminary

  • we had a wreck that could have killed us both but just totaled out car
  • we moved from on apartment on campus to another apartment

  • Dan served as Interim Worship Leader at FBC, GlenRose

  • Dan graduated from SWBTS

  • we moved to Erlanger, KY for Dan to be Youth Minister at Erlanger Baptist Church.

  • we bought our first house

  • we moved to Vidalia, LA for Dan to be Associate Pastor of Worship & Creative Ministries

  • we started trying to have a baby

  • we bought our second house and remodeled it

  • we got a dog

  • Dan's Grandpa died

  • my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer

  • we found out we couldn't have a baby

  • Dan's Granddaddy died

  • we started the adoption process

  • Dan became Senior Pastor of FBC, Vidalia

  • We sold our house with the pretty front door and moved into the Parsonage with an ugly front door

  • God closed the door on our Russian Adoption

  • We found out we were Pregnant. (Remember that SHOCK???)

  • My daddy died
  • Jonah was born

Then we continued to live happily ever after!!!!!

Obviously, we have lived a lot of life other than that over the past 10 years but I just wanted to hit the high points. We are so extremely blessed and can't wait to see what the next 10 years have in store for our lives. Thank you for sharing this journey with us!!!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Learning to golf

DISCLAIMER: After Dan read this post, I was informed by him that Cliff is teaching Jonah to use a wedge...not a putter! So, please excuse Jonah's mistake in this post. What do you expect? The kid is only 18 months old!!!!! nicki

While daddy refereed soccer tonight, Uncle Cliff worked on my golf game with me. He helped me putt. He also made me go chase his golf ball after he putted them down the hall. He said I would make a good ball retriever. Think I could make money doing that? I'm all about building up my college fund!

Daddy says as soon as it warms up some that I can go to the golf course with him. Mr. Hibbs says he hopes someone besides my daddy teaches me to play. (ha!)
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Friday night with the Merritt's!

My dad had soccer games to referee Friday night so me and my mom headed down to the Merritt's for dinner. I like to go there because they usually have toys waiting for me. How cool is that? There is a round laundry basket right in the doorway to the den that is all for me!! I walked right in and found my bag of blocks. Aunt Debra helped me open the bag while Sassy sniffed to make sure none of her food accidentally ended up in that bag.

After I played with blocks for a while, I turned my attention to the piano. I practice every time I go there. Sometimes, I even serenade the adults while they are having dinner. I think they all really like that. I didn't play long before I pointed to the book. How do they expect me to play piano if I can't see the notes I am supposed to play??
Once she opened the book for me, I got down to business. I'm pretty sure I am getting better because mommy, Aunt Debra and Uncle Cliff all stopped what they were doing to listen to me.
I decided to stop for just a second and grin for the camera. I figure if I am a prodigy then Jay Leno or David Letterman will want this for their show when I am playing for them in a few years. They always like to have pictures of babies or toddlers honing their skills.

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