our family's journey in military ministry (current abode: Ft. Lewis-McChord, WA)

Saturday, November 24, 2007


This Thanksgiving was a special one for two reasons: 1. We were able to go home to Arizona (been a few years) and 2. We were able to take the Gravino family with us. And what an enjoyable time! We headed out together early Tuesday morning, went out for homemade Itali-ANO (!) pizza (what else, since the Gravinos' are from Italy) with my family later on that night in downtown Prescott and walked around. On Wednesday, we and the Gravinos' took a 2-hour drive to the beautiful Grand Canyon and ate lunch at a small rustic restaurant. The Grand Canyon is such a majestic place and is such a reminder of how small we are and how BIG God is. We definitely saw the beauty of God's creation all around us!

On Thursday, all of us spent Thanksgiving around the table and each shared what we were thankful for. Glen and I of course had to share about our newest bun in the oven :). Overall, a great relaxing day spent with family, eating yummy food and going for a scenic walk. Alex and I even got to go to a movie with my mom called 'August Rush'. Good movie, we all cried...a good cry though! Anyways, we got back late last night and now it's back to reality :(. In the next few weeks, there are much school things to get done and then there is getting ready for Christmas. We'll check back in soon!

P.S. We had to include a few pics of Daisy. One with her new buddy, Missy, my brother's Beagle (on the left); and one with her new bed that my (Shilo's) parents got her. She loves it!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Treasure from Heaven

"Truly you have formed my inmost being: you knit me in my mother's womb."
Psalm 139:13
On November 8th, Glen and I went in to see the doctor for a post-checkup since the miscarriage and unexpectedly found out that we are indeed pregnant again! To make a long story short, we were quite shocked but are overflowing with JOY at this news. We were able to hear our baby's heartbeat (which we didn't hear before) on the 15th and what sweet music to our ears! If all continues to go well, there will be a new little one added to the Thompson mix by early to mid July :). We have much to be thankful for this season. Happy Thanksgiving all!

"For You, O LORD, have made [us] glad by what You have done, [we] will sing for joy at the works of Your hands." Psalm 92:4