Fall in St. Albans

Fall in St. Albans

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Glorious Fall!

Mark and I were so blessed to be able to take a trip to Colorado again this fall with some of our most favorite friends!! We had such a wonderful time! Pictures are worth a thousand words....






























Wednesday, September 17, 2014

And 2 years later.....

2 years....gone in the blink of an eye. Well, not really. But it sure does go fast. We now have one in college, one in preschool, and 4 in the grades 2, 5, 7 and 10. Amazing blessings, some heartache, and much business around the Thom home. The changes over the last few years have tugged at my heartstrings and grown me and stretched me in many ways. The Lord has shown me that life really is about change and growth.  The sooner we realize that, accept it and learn to rest in Him and trust in Him and let Him mold us into who He wants us to be in that next season of life, the more at peace we will be. The more we will be able to truly learn and grow closer to Him.
Olivia is now an official Razorback at the University of Arkansas. She is rooming with one of her long time friends from church. I was truly dreading the day we had to drop her off and drive away. I cried a river, but as we drove away, I knew in my heart that she is where is supposed to be, and that the Lord will continue to grow and stretch her as well. She has acclimated to dorm life pretty well and has submersed herself in lots of on campus ministries and seems to have found a church that she loves as well. This coming week is parent's weekend at UArk, so we are heading down to see her! Can't wait! OOOOO Pig Soooie!!!! Go Razorbacks!!
The other 5 have started out the school year well- not too bad of a schedule this fall. Gymnastics, Zoe, and BreakDown St. Louis are among some of our activities that are keeping us busy. And loads of homework of course! It's all good, and we are trying to adjust to the empty spot at the table. :(
Here's a few pics from the past summer and from the start of school.


















Sunday, November 11, 2012

We went to Ohio a few weeks ago to celebrate Mark's parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Quick trip there and back-10 hours each way. The kids did great for the most part. We left Thursday and came back on Sunday. We had a great time and Mark's parents I think felt really blessed. We went to the Pumpkin patch on Monday after we got back and got our pumpkins in time for Halloween. (I just threw the rest of the trick or treat candy in the trash. Outta here!!!) 





Caroline getting baptized

Caroline getting baptized

Caroline getting baptized

Caroline getting baptized

Caroline's musical at school

Caroline's musical at school