Friday, June 10, 2011

Track Meet

Delta Utah
Spencer ran tack his freshman year
at American Leadership Academy

Tanner's 7th Birthday

Nichole returns from Uraguay

Nichole served in the Uraguay, Montevideo Mission
September 2009 - March 2011

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Homecoming 2010

Alexa and McKay
Salem High School Prom

Alexa was so excited to wear
this beautiful dress.
Of course, she looked

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Elder Ethan Drew Thompson

A very special day in our lives...taking Ethan to the MTC
to spend the next two years sharing the gospel
with the people of Thailand.
Giving up the cell phone was a little painful,
but I thought he handled it well.
We have received our first email from him
and we are happy to report he is doing fabulous!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

$1.56 postage

Mom: "Ethan I have something for you"
Ethan: "One questions Mom, How much was the postage?"
Mom: "$1.56"
Ethan: "YES!!!"
I had no clue why he was asking me how much the postage was.
Come to find out it determines what the location is on the inside of the envelope.

We assembled for the opening of the call
Brad and Sarah and kids
Grandparents and his Mom on the phone
and we were all ready to hear where Ethan would be
serving the next two years of his life.

The spirit was so strong as Ethan read the words in this
letter from our dear prophet, President Monson.

The Thailand Bangkok Mission
for The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints

Ethan will enter the MTC on July 28, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Addi has braces now...and later

Just like Spencer, Addison will have braces twice.

She looks so grown up and beautiful

what a surprise...Tanner is crafting again!

Round bread

My neighbor, Marti Olson, introduced me to the
world of round bread.
We love it!!!

Look at ME

Ava has become quite the little show off these days.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

valentine shopping

My boyfriend wanted to give me jewelry for valentines
but he wanted to let me pick it out
so...we took the kids with us on our date
to Salt Lake
My favorite jewelry store is at the Gateway
Brighton Jewelry
The kids had a blast dodging the water fountains, but
Tanner got soaked. I guess when it is your last child
you don't worry about the fact that it is only 30 degrees and your
child is playing in the water!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

my favorite magazine

I live in the west...
but deep inside...
I am a southern girl

I get most of my favorite recipes from this magazine
(Thanks for the subscription Mom)

valentine bingo

prizes too!


Alexa is taking a sewing class and this is her most recent project.
Tanner found a great use for it!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl

This is our version of a super bowl party. We just get together to enjoy each others company and eat lots of good food! There were a few watchers too.
Brad...what happened to your chin?

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Tanner and his dad have been reading
Junie B. Jones
Drew promised Tanner a fish
when they completed their most recent book.
Not that Tanner needs incentive to read with his dad...
that is something he looks forward to every night.

Saturday Morning TV ...

When Drew and I woke up this morning, this is what we found...

Tanner and Addi had made themselves quite comfy

in the kitchen watching TV on the computer.

(Tanner was very proud
of his little spot he created under Addi's bed)

This is a great stage of life when your children are old enough to take care of themselves when they wake up early. I thought this time of life would never come, but it did ~ oh so fast! Sometimes I get a little sad to think my babies aren't babies anymore. But there is JOY in every age.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Student-Led Conferences at ALA

hmmm...not sure what to say about my boy,
other than he keeps us smiling!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mission Photo

Ethan is working on his mission papers. As parents, there is no greater joy than for your children to choose to serve the Lord

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A nap with Grandma Thompson...?

One is faking and one is really exhausted!

I am a happy aunt when my precious Ava wants to snuggle!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Samuel James Fears

My baby brother has had a baby!
I still remember the day Gary was born,
Dad and I dropped my mom off at the hospital,
they called the next morning to tell us she had a baby boy. times have changed for expecting parents.

I used to take Gary on dates with me when he was three years old.
He was a cute little guy...still is...but big!

Gary and Tara are such sweet parents to little Sam. (dob Dec.20, 2009)