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

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Lovin' Winter in Washington

Getting the house ready for Glen's parents coming on Monday from NJ!Daisy LOVES this couch by the windowCoulon Park down the street from where we live (freeeeezing!) Daddy & Micah watching basketball together

Daddy & Micah after church

Snugglin' at Winter Festival in Olympia visiting Shilo's college friend, Chara

Chara & I

Mommy & Micah (the most fun!)

Christmas Lights

The other night, we headed to Garden D' Lights in Bellevue and had a fun time walking around while drinking hot chocolate and apple cider (we are such warm WINTER-ITE drinkers now!). Of course Micah enjoyed it all too...sleeping. We've been trying to view as much Christmas lights as we can around here. Love love Christmas!

Snow in Seattle!

It's been snowing here the last week and as I write, it is actually snowing really hard right now outside our front window. Looks SOOO beautimous and yet I know when we go out to drive in it soon we may not be saying that. Oh well, we are enjoying this new part of the Northwest :).

Right before heading into church last Sunday-Micah's 1st snow!

Our backyard

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

We got a Christmas tree! I know what your thinkin'...it's just a Christmas tree you guys... HOWEVER this our first official Thompson Christmas Tree. We had a Charlie Brown type of tree one year during seminary, so this tree was pretty exciting for us. We ended up buying it from a church that was raising monies for youth missions so thought that was pretty cool too. Plus it's Micah Man's 1st Christmas!!! Here are the pics from the day:

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Travelin' Thompsons'

Got back last night from a week in Arizona and had a great time. The best part for both of us for sure was watching the grandparents (& other family members) with The Micah Man. It was too fun! Enjoy the pics, hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving~

Micah's 1st trip to airport (I know...we're dorks)

Micah loves to burrow his face in my shoulder!

Hanging out with Dad & Carina

Snagged this shot of him while eating lunch, thought it was precious!
Phoenix Cardinals vs. NY Giants game (although we looked like Giants fans, oops)With Mom & Sister, AmandaWith Jeremiah, my brother who is now a cop

Seth (my bro') & Micah

Solid Foods

Micah had his very first bite of rice cereal on November 20th, it was classic. I'll let the photo explain it all :).

Doctor Visit

Our Micah Man had his 4 month checkup on November 15th and all went well except that he was a little underweight so we've been trying to moniter him more to make sure he's eating enough. He also had two shots...man those are killer for mom!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Rooooollin' On Over

Daisy and I witnessed the Micah Man officially roll over from his back to his stomach this morning. Woohoo! This is an exciting event in the Thompson house, since we have only seen him roll from his stomach to his back. Nothin' like a little spit up at the end :).

Other Pics Around the House:

"Top of the mornin' folks!"

"I love huggin' my Dad before he goes to work"

"Bathtime again already Mom?"

"Ahhh...but it feels so good bein' clean" "I think I like watching that orange ball go up and down"

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hanging Out

Got these two pictures of the Micah Man this morning, such a cutie!
Last night w/ James & LeAnne Barboletos (both James & Glen went to TMS together-James pastors at a predominantly Chinese church in Seattle)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Exploring Maniacs

We have loved being able to explore explore explore Washington! Last Friday, we made way for a place called Snoqualmie Falls. Big beautiful waterfall and autumn colors everywhere, very different than what I (Shilo) am used to since growing up in Arizona. Overall, a very relaxing day. However, we were bummed that Daisy wasn't allowed to come with us (NO DOGS ALLOWED) so...we ended up taking her to a dog park in Bellevue. Of course she loved it, such a friendly pup she is. We tried to take pictures of her there but they came out too blurry :/.
MINISTRY UPDATE: On another note, life seems to be picking up at the church. Today after the services and lunch we went out and bought a calendar for the house so we don't forget anything (yikes). Glen is continuing to learn the ins and outs of working with the various age groups and is trying to prepare for an upcoming Christmas children's musical. And I am getting geared up to start a young mom's bible study at the church every other week. Then on November 8th, I'll be speaking at the Fall Women's event which I'm getting excited about.
MOMMY UPDATE: Then there is Micah Man...the mild-mannered, easy-going and sweet boy. Is this only temporary? :)
He is beginning to talk more and more, doing the whole razzing thing with his lips and is full of interesting expressions. Somedays I still can't believe that I am a mom, what a precious calling it is. I am awed with God's goodness, although I wish I could say that I feel that way everyday. Sometimes I can see my sin come out, like my lack of patience for one. Thanks be to God that He doesn't leave me alone and is carrying me all the way as I care and love our little one.
Well, that's all for now, hope you enjoy the latest pics!

Snoqualmie Falls

Looks who's hiding? It's the littl' peanut.

Beautiful autumn colors!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Some Change Will Do Us Good

Seemed fun to make some new changes on our blog, just wanting to do something different. Since we are surrounded by boats and coffee, we thought this new background was appropriate :). Will post some new pictures soon!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Catching Up

Glen & I went to Faith Bible Church's Fall Retreat last weekend at a place called Warm Beach, which was about an hour and half north of us. We think it's pretty cool that the entire church takes the time each year to get away for a couple days to refresh, worship and be together. The speaker, Dr. John Treveen, spoke on grief and going through trials. Sweet reminders to us to hold to Christ as our HOPE even when life is difficult. While there, we were able to steal away for a few shots :). "Look Dad, Mom thinks I look more like her""Shaaah right Mom, wishful thinkin'!"
"So am I really the extension of these silly two?"
"Ahhhh...let's pause for our family photo, isn't the scenery beautiful?"
"Now wait, did you say that I have to go to bed NOW?"

"I guess Daisy needs to get some love too after I've gone to bed"

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

More from Seattle Land

Glen surprised Micah and I by taking us to Kerry Park, an overlook of Seattle. You can see the Space Needle and if you look close enough, you can see Mount Rainier to the right. Breathtaking! Afterwards, we got pizza at a place called Pagliacci.