what John’s been up to

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  1. scccook says:

    long time reader, first time commenter. the last line here got me a little misty eyed. i get married in 2 weeks, and i hope 12 years from now we have the strength and depth of bond you have. congratulations!!!

    • john says:

      Aw, thanks! We give God the glory for redeeming two sinners and preserving the bond of our marriage. And you did actually comment back on V-Day (we have to approve first time commenters so I knew you were no stranger to the House of Gjertsen). Congratulations on your wedding!

      • scccook says:

        haha, did i refer to myself as a first-time commenter then, too? all these months i thought i was still a secret lurker 🙂

  2. tinalina says:

    Abby made a spreadsheet for your clothes? hahahaha That’s why I love you guys!

  3. Kelli says:

    I am so glad to hear things are going well for yall. Congrats on 12yrs of marriage, thats wonderful. I am just starting to plan my wedding (its June 25, 2011- so I have some time ahead of me, lol) but seeing/reading about people who have been together 10, 20, 30, 40, 50+ yrs makes my heart happy esp. since divorce is so rancid today.

    How is that precious boy of yours?


  4. Jessie says:


    Happy Anniversary, John and Abby! Enjoy your date night. What a great movie!

  5. Julianne says:

    Happy Anniversary! We are so excited to hear that everything is going well with your new job, John!

    Praise God! 🙂

    We love you guys,
    The Laus

  6. Cheree says:

    Josh and I just cracked up when we read about your clothes spreadsheets! Haha Abby, you’re so efficient! Christina’s right, that’s why we love you two. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your date night and enjoy not paying the $30 it would cost down here for a movie+snacks! Happy Anniversary!!

  7. Dogdancing says:

    Awesume to hear about the job finally! been wondering how that was going.

    I hope you can find a place there that is not subjected to the “must have flowers in your beds” gestapo.

    I was saddened to here they made your neighbor take down the tree house. Kids + trees = perfect excuse to buy lumber!

    Peace be the journey


  8. Carrie says:

    Happy Anniversary from one 06-12-98 couple to another! God has deeply blessed your family, and I pray that he continues to do so.

    Jason and I actually spent our anniversary apart since our women’s group at church had a weekend retreat. It seemed more important for me and my mother to attend this retreat as this was the first of my brother’s birthdays (June 12th) that he isn’t here with us anymore — mom and I needed to be surrounded with arms of love and support. But I know Josh was having a party in heaven with the coolest people we could think of!

  9. Ernie says:

    You are a hard man to find Johnny!

    Got on the site as soon as I read Abby’s “New Arrivals” posting in the most recent Owlmanac. I’ve spent the last 30 minutes admiring your little Valor.

    Happy Anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been 12 years. I still remember our drive from Dallas to Tallahasee.

    I’d love to catch up with you in the near future. My family and I are currently living in Nashville, TN. Mi casa es su casa.

    Will Rice ’96

  10. Ashley M. says:

    The spreadsheet is an excellent idea!! I’m starting a new job at a CPA firm in the next 3 weeks, and my current job has had me in T-shirts and jeans for the past 2 yrs. I’m kind of giddy about getting to ‘dress up’ again, and a spreadsheet would probably help a lot, LOL!!

    Congrats on y’all’s anniversary, too 😀 I second what scccook said, too; I almost cried at that!

  11. Tonya says:

    Love the clothes spreadsheet. I had to laugh because believe it or not, I have done that myself!

  12. kcrain says:

    WHAT?!?!?!? No Pics of Valor!?!?!?!?

    Fine…Congratulations on your anniversary! My dearest and I celebrate our 13th in 2 weeks. I always tell him it feels like it’s been 13 minutes!

    Under water!!! lol. Kidding. He’s a gem. I am a VERY Blessed girl.

    Congratulations again! Pics of the little man please!


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