Monday, December 20, 2010
Christmas is here!
I hope none of you mind getting your newsletter electronically this year. We have had a very blessed year in the Thompson home! A lot has happened and we have seen the lords hands in our lives the whole way. We started out the new year in Germany at Chris' brothers house with bright fireworks out our window, then we flew home to Syracuse for the start of a new semester for both of us. I took some classes at OCC the community college in Syracuse and Chris took 18 law credits to finish law degree by spring. I am so proud of him. He finished with outstanding grades and we celebrated with graduation and party for him. Shortly after, he started to study for the New York bar exam, which took more of his time than the 18 law credits, if you can even imagine. He studied and studied and then we thought we would move to D.C. for more chances of a job coming our way and as we were about to move he got an offer from JPMorganchase in the metro Detroit area. We weren't thrilled at first because we wanted to go to D.C. Nicer weather, more things to do etc. However, we have been so pleasantly surprised with this area of the country. It has been wonderful living here and we have really enjoyed it. We moved in to West Bloomfield Michigan on July 7th and we have met and made friends with some wonderful people. We miss all the friends that we made in Germany, Florida and Syracuse. We have been very busy since moving here. Chris started working right away, I stayed busy, doing all of the unpacking, caring for two little ones and much more. Chris would come home from work and go straight into studying for the Bar. He flew to New York on the end of July, took the bar and flew home. We kept our fingers crossed for four long months. I got Missoni into a preschool, which she enjoys very much, and we just did a lot to keep busy. Meanwhile I had been running a lot and started to train for a marathon. I ran my first half marathon on Oct 17th. It was an amazing experience. Then Chris got hit with the wonderful email of his passing results. We were so happy for him and our family. It really was a miracle that confirmed God in our lives and his awareness of us and our needs. We continue to be blessed, with two wonderful daughters. Missoni is doing so well in Preschool, she is a social butterfly that loves to play with her new dolls from her cousin Londyn and loves having friend over and is game to do just about anything. She has a positive attitude and a real zest for life. Her little sister Alize', is something else. She has serious attitude. She loves dollies and playing with and doing what her sister does. She is a spirited little girl and won't let anyone walk over her. She knows how to push her way to what she wants. She can say several words and is getting to know the potty. She will go into nursery next week. SOB! It has been an honer raising such wonderful little angels and having such a hard working husband. Chris is now working two jobs, still at JP morgan, where he is learning so much and now for a Lawyer who handles a lot of bankruptcy cases. It has been a wonderful year and we couldn't have done it without he who we celebrate during this holiday season and with out all of you! So thank you for all you do to love and support us and Thanks to our Savior for his birth and his life and his death! We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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.