Friday, April 10, 2015


Nineteen years have passed since the accident that took my dear sister's life.  I feel a profound sadness each year around this time, not because I don't know if I will see her again (I believe I will), but because I can't help but wish I could have shared this earthly experience with her as well.

I hope to one day fully understand the meaning of eternity, because then I might also understand how miniscule this brief mortal sojourn is in the timeline of forever.  Until then I will always feel some remorse about not being able to share the joys of personal and professional accolades, graduations, ordinances, nieces and nephews, and other triumphs. Similarly, I wish that we could share in defeats and disappointments, give one another comfort, and reminisced about times gone by.

I imagine these earthly experiences will mean very little in the grand scheme, but with my human limitations for comprehending eternity, I still find myself feeling cheated.

I used to think about Abby daily, then it became every other day, then weekly, then monthly, until now where I only find I think about her a couple times a year. I feel guilty sometimes, but time limitations, the distraction of work, and the (hopefully) worthy pursuit of family don't leave time even to feel guilt.  I hope Abby knows how much I love her and miss her.

Monday, January 5, 2015


We took some time over the holiday break to introduce the girls to bowling.  They dominated. 

Ireland was mostly distracted with the grandeur of it all, but when she did bowl, did so with some finesse.  Blaire of course was brute strength.

Holidays down on the Ranch

It was a fun Christmas season at the Thompson house.  Nanny and Pa came to visit.  We put up trees, hung lights on the house, visited Disney, Long Beach, and Pasadena, and ate lots of sweets.  And at the end of it all, we added a new member to the family.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Nature Walk

I am a Wilderness Explorer.  Can I help you across the street?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Fashion Girls

This is long over due, as a result many of these pictures are dated, but I've wanted to do a post profiling my girls unique fashion sense for some time.

It should be noted that while Ally does a sensational job of keeping our daughters sartorially relevant, they have their own ideas on fashion and express them frequently.  The following pictures document these instances.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Weekend Fun- Strawberry Fields Forever

I've been looking through my pictures and we are way behind on posting some events that have happened to our family that need documentation.  So before I let another opportunity pass me by, I thought I'd post a couple of shots from our outing yesterday in Carlsbad, as well as a shot of the girls for Mother's Day.  Happy Mother's Day Ally.  You are the life blood of this family.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Noah's Obervatory

I originally drafted this back in March but forgot to publish.  Since the point of this thing is to document the girls outings, I'm publishing anyhow.  Just think late March when you look at the pictures.  Cute babies.

There is a really cool Noah's Ark exhibit at the Skirball museum.  I may have posted something about it previously.

Ally's parents visited weekend before last. We hit up the Griffith Observatory, and the Newport Coast.  Pictures below.