Monday, September 17, 2007

We Are Proud Of You Morgan!

We are so proud of Morgan! I just wanted to share some photos of her on the volleyball court.

Moog, keep up the hard work and remember we love you. We love to watch you play volleyball, and we're proud of the lady you are on the inside, too. Have a great rest-of-the-season!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mean Parents of the Year Award

Yesterday Kate got in trouble for taking off without asking us. She likes to "go around the block", which is fine as long as she asks. She often leaves without asking and it stresses me out! She slipped this note to Little Worthy after being in her room for quite awhile! I love my kids.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

You Are Invited!

We are celebrating 3 birthdays on Friday! Thomas, Little Worthy, and Olivia all have birthdays this week. Glovers really like September.

We will be having a cook-out at the centennial park on Friday at 5:30 to celebrate. If you are a Glover, a Hurst, a Perkins, a Barton, or if we love you for another reason, please join us.

We will provide hamburgers, cake and ice cream. If everyone brings something to contribute (salads, chips, drinks, etc...)we'll have a feast.

Don't worry about bringing a gift.

If you will let Kd, Kim or Nan know if you are coming and what you'll be bringing it will help us. But if you forget to RVSP, show up anyway!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

I Like To Look For Rainbows...

What a beautiful day! Our little Kate was baptized today. It was an event full of miracles and we are so proud of her.

Some of you may not know that Kate has been extremely hesitant to get baptized. We have been talking to her about it and praying about it for many months now, and each time we have brought it up she has cried or outright refused. After prayer we decided the best action was no action. We felt that when and if she was ready she would let us know.

Several weeks ago she was playing at William Brown's house. William is Kate's special friend--she helps him with the things he needs and he, in turn, is there for her. They are a cute support system for each other. When William invited Kate to come to her baptism, she was suddenly inspired to be baptized herself! William's mom, who is an angel in my eyes, suggested to Kate that she get baptized after William. Kate said, "but I don't want people to watch me." Jackie calmly suggested that after William's turn everyone could leave and then Kate could have a turn. Kate, for the first time, showed enthusiasm. We held our breath and hoped and prayed that she would be comforted and could go through with it.

So the Brown's encouraged us to tag along. We didn't invite family, because we were trying to keep it simple for Kate and relieve some of the pressure. We were, however, lucky to have Gramma Gail there to give a talk about the Holy Ghost (she gave the kids beautiful "comforters" she had made) and Grandpa Worthy was a witness and stood in the circle for the confirmation. We felt blessed to have them there with us for such a special occasion.

Kate was so brave! I started crying immediately and have been flowing like a fountain all day. She was beautiful and brave and I'm so proud of her. She watched William, and then when the crowd left she calmly entered into the font and was baptized by her Daddy. What a moment.

I thought for sure she would want to be confirmed without a crowd, too, but when William's turn was over she calmly got up and walked to the chair. Her confirmation was beautiful. She and I both love and appreciate her Daddy.

Today I feel so blessed to have a family and extended family that loves and supports us and is willing to accommodate for our Kate. And what a support we have found in friends. Thanks, Brown family, for including us in your special day. I know it was meant to be.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A Few Reasons Why I Love My Wife and Kids

I posted this on the Glover Family Blog but thought I would post it here for those of you that don't venture into the craziness of my family's blog.

This is not a comprehensive list of the reasons my family merits my adoration and love but it is better than not voicing these ideas at all.

She believes in me. I recently applied for a pretty significant position in my organization. In my first interview, with a member of the Executive Leadership Team, I was informed that he would be trimming the selection down to his top 4 candidates and perform a second interview with those that made his final cut. I told my wife this and said I wasn’t worried about a second interview. Surely out of all that applied I would not make a final four. She said, “Don’t think that way! You will be a final four candidate!” Guess what, I got a second interview. I am uncertain whether I really want the job or not but that is beside the point. The point is, my wife believes in me and gives me confidence to be excellent every day. I love her!

She has a zest for life. Morgan laughs like me. She enjoys laughing and is a joy to be around. She played her first volleyball game of the season yesterday. She rocked and her team won. But, here is what distinguished Morgan for me and is one reason I love her so much. Morgan awoke at 4:00am that morning to get ready because she was so excited about her Volleyball match. She couldn’t sleep and couldn’t wait to go to school and start her match. She loves life and she is living life to the fullest. I am proud of her and I love her!

She is so inquisitive. Kate wants to understand how her world ticks and runs. She is always asking me the deepest questions. She also loves to find new treasures and show them to me, whether it is a worm, a piece of metal or a vegetable from the garden. She trusts my answers and seems flabbergasted when I don’t seem to have the answer. I love being her source of knowledge and love her more than I can describe!

He is fascinated with Star Wars and Harry Potter. Worthy has begun to collect Star Wars and Harry Potter figurines. He asks to watch Star Wars every day. He knows the story and enjoys watching it with me. He has catalogued the Star Wars figures that he desires (he really wants Darth Vader, don’t tell him its coming for his birthday). He plays our Star Wars X-box game every time he plays the X-Box. Star Wars, my boy loves the show and toys as much as I do and did. I love sharing this interest with him and in his own words “I love” him “all the way to Georgia, the Moon and back!”

I have a great family. I love them and love the many things that make them unique. Thanks for letting me share.