So I know that I am way over due with blogging and so for that I am sorry. As most of you know I have been just a little bit busy with well lets see, first I had a baby (via 24 plus hours of med free labor and then a C-section). Which I will say is the worst of both worlds, 2nd I was given 4 to 5 weeks while recovering to pack and clean up my house to sublease for 5 months while we were out of the country. 3rd I had to prepare the documents and hassle everyone to get my new born a passport too leave the country, 4th I had to still take care of a new born and a 2 1/2 year old. 5th, I had to pack all of our bags and make sure I didn't forget anything, because the dollar is worth practically nothing over here. 6th take a 4 hour drive and then an 8 hour flight with a 5 wk old and a 2 1/1 year old. But at last we are here in Germany and I must say, though it was a bit rough the month of July. WE MADE IT! It has been a wonderful experience for our family and for me and the girls. We have had some great times as a family. We got to spend the first 3 weeks in Stockstadt, with Chris' aunt, who treated us so kindly. We were able to visit Munich, Frankfurt, and other surrounding villages. The girls and I were able to meet for the first time their UWA OMA! (spelling?), who we love dearly. We were able to visit beautiful German gardens and swim parks. We also got to spend time with Chris' cousin and his wife down in Munich. They took us to a Bavarian festival and we got to see everyone in their durndles(sp) and lederhosin(sp?). Missoni even wore a cute little lederhosin that had flowers on it, she fit right in. It was so fun to see them and spend time with their adorable little ones. Emily is 5 and Mauritz(sp) is 2. The kids had so much fun and now I know why Missoni is so big, her cousins make her seem just like the normal height. We also got to see Chris' brother, wife and boys who we hadn't seen in a year. Les is just outside of Frankfurt right now and was able to come to the blessing of our beautiful little Alize. It was a joyous day, Alize was blessed in an english speaking ward just outside of Frankfurt and Chris' brother was in the circle with him.
The next day we headed off for the next chapter in our lives. I will post picts of our month in Frankfurt and Munich area first and then we will go to Berlin! Hopefully I will be posting more now that we are settled for a few months. So stay tuned!
These first few pictures are of that last month in Syracuse! Oma from Florida came to visit! Thanks Oma! We love you!
We went to Orlando Temple!
Chris and I were sealed to eachother and then to Missoni in the Orlando Temple. I have no words to describe the wonders of the temple and how we felt on this day. They brought Missoni in to the sealing room in her white dress and the entire room burst into tears. Even people who had come into view the sealing that didn't know us were crying. It was amazing. My mom and dad were there, Chris' bro, Les and his wife Kim, and Tiff and Brock. It was a very special day. I love my family so much and so grateful for the great sealing power of the temple.
Boy meets girl in South Florida!
This is the Thompson Family love story. We should have started our blog a long time ago. So to make up for it, I am going to start back to the time I met Chris and move forward to now! Enjoy reading about our love story and how we are now doing as we make the LONG journey through Law School in Syracuse, New York! We now have a wonderful, beautiful busy 18 month old. We love her and she is the light of our lives!
We had a wonderful time down in South Florida......
We loved living in Ft. Lauderdale. Chris and I had nothing but a shabby studio apartment when we got married, but we loved it. It was so nice to see Chris ever day, while I finished up my degree at the Art Institute. He was working for Franklin Templeton and I was so busy with my thesis but we still found time to get away to the Botanical Gardens in the Gables, and Naples on the west coast. We had so much fun together our first year of marriage. Maybe too much fun, thats when I found out I was pregnant about 3 months after being married, with the biggest blessing in our life, Missoni, our gorgeous, lovely baby girl.
Art and Graduation
I graduated from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale in March, 2006. I am now and Interior Designer and worked for a very established and wonderful Italian kitchen company for over a year until we moved to New York. Here is my thesis and some graduation pictures.