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

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Wint-a' Cold Washington

Seems as if we haven't posted in awhile, mainly due to the fact that my (Shilo's) computer crashed a few weeks ago. So thankful there was still a warranty! Some highlights from the past month: A visit with my old boss, Kurt, while he was on business trip, Popie & Grandma come to visit (Glen's parents), Seattle Aquarium, another successful doctor visit for WEE #2 (praise), and seeing Handel's Messiah at the Seattle Symphony downtown. Will be heading out to Arizona from the 24th-1st to visit my folks so wishing everyone a
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

"I like wearing your scarf mommy"Fun dinner w/ old boss & friend, Kurt Snoqualmie Falls w/ Glen's parents

SEATTLE AQUARIUM
Amazed by the octopus...Amazed by the fish...

Downtown SeattleWas fascinated by this broccoli down at Pike Place Market Playing w/ Legos from Popie & Grandma. So sweet to see them spend time with Micah while they were here visiting. He is one loved grandson!

Micah just being Micah :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another Thompson in the Mix

We're expecting WEE Thompson #2 on June 11th!!! We're about 10 weeks along and are grateful for God's answer to prayer :).

Of course Daisy girl is included in the pic too...big sister.

Another cool praise is that Micah Man started WALKIN' (finally)!!! Been hard to capture lately but this video hopefully helps give a small glimpse:

video

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Anyone?

We took Micah out for his first "pumpkin patch" excursion last week. It was quite enjoyable. He was enthralled more with the tractors, chickens, and roosters than the pumpkins of course but not shocked there :). Glen & I couldn't remember if we'd ever been to a patch while growing up...guess that means Micah may not remember either...oh well. Here's some pics of the peaceful day. Love autumn in Washington!This one was for you Popie...two generations with John Deere!Pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins! Drive on the way home...breathtaking.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Getty Concert!

We are still relishing the Getty concert we went to last weekend in Bellevue. They recently wrote a new album, Awaken the Dawn (must buy!!!). For those of you who haven't heard their music, it is so rich, worshipful, and uplifting. Check them out at www.gettymusic.com. We promise you will love it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

FBC Fall Conference

Every October, our church (Faith Bible Church) puts on a weekend Fall Conference at a place called Warm Beach, which is about a hour & 1/2 north of us. This year we were thrilled to have our pastor from back home who married us, Jim Pile, come speak!! He gave some wonderful and convicting talks on pride, humility, communication, and conflict resolution. We were also blessed to have two men from Japan stay with us for 4 days prior to and after the conference. Here's a small glimpse:
Glen looking over notes before MCing first night

Micah being Micah before we head out to 1st session!

Worship Time

Jim speaking

Beautiful view

Family Shot this year (above) versus last year (below) at Fall Conference. Micah looks so little!

Two men that stayed with us, Yusuke & Jun. Can you tell I, Shilo, just woke up? :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday Seriousness

"So wait...your trying to tell me mommy that it goes A then B then C? Very interesting indeed mommy."Micah's been learning body parts. If perhaps you are intrigued: video
Found Micah like this the other night, loves loves loves his blankie! This is a pretty common experience for him, can't go to bed without it. Take notice also the Phoenix Suns pj's, yeah baby!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In Comes Fall

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~George Eliot
We are full swing into the freshness of Fall...so long summer. Looking forward to seeing once again the colors of autumn in Washington. Beautiful sight! Also marks the official "one-year" anniversary of being in Washington and at Faith Bible Church. Our church recently updated their website (continuing project) in case any want to check it out. With that said, here's wishing for a fabulous Fall!
Below are some pics from the last weeks:
Ahhh...breathtaking sight, makes you think of heaven (only better!)Family Shot (these can be rare)Like father like son (blue blanket courtesy of Mrs. Jen Trzeciak)"I love my new Pooh Bear mommy!"Found Glen & Daisy like this one day...hilarious.
Micah's New Tent (courtesy of B&B Thompson)
"Weeeeeeee, I love the tunnel! Thanks Popie & Grandma!"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Official Homeowners!

By the Lord's grace we have moved into to our new humble abode in Renton, WA (a mile south of where we last rented). It's actually not a "new" house, it was built in the 1940's with some re-modeling over the years. So we've been busy adding some Thompson touch-ups of our own with more minor projects in the works. Thankfully projects are getting less frequent! Overall we're enjoying all there is to learn about being a homeowner. Hope these pics give you a good idea of what it looks like.
Main Living Room (when walk into front door)Micah's Play Area (pretty clean heh...for now!)KitchenMaster BedroomMicah's Bedroom (took while he was sleeping)Guest BedroomOffice right off Kitchen/Dining RoomMy sister, Amanda, dropped in for a visit! Had a great time together and yes, I put her to work a little bit too with a painting project. Couldn't have her leave w/o showing her around though :).