Tuesday, March 31, 2009

For those who would like to see the Russian Missian Trip: http://hollybrian.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 30, 2009

Hello World,
I am writing from Head Quarters of the new home. 
There is so much going on. Fun stuff. Only two weeks to do my taxes ... agghh!!! 
I gotta run.
As Always, 
Love in Christ Jesus,
Michael & Rebekah Thomas

Michael's gone let's use his camera shots

A tea party

A Gerber thing

Bekah's art

Random house shots

Farewell my beloved Green Machine

Things we do (or maybe things I do ...)

Grammie's visit

Regal beauty


In which Chris and Mark fall victim to the distinction of being our first non-family guests

Worship an' folk ... yea baby

"We three kings of orient are ..."

Campaign II

Beauties for life


Building friendships


Trios for life

"I want to live in a house like that where love wears out our welcome mat" - Donovan Chapman

Yeah, I'm STILL unpacking


My gallant wife tackling Quick Books. I'm impressed!

Ah ... tis the season

Things start to come together

Money stuff

Does doing your finances every make you feel like a lowly dungeon keeper?

The keeper in peril


A Sunday Afternoon

My summary of Mark Itterman's message on Philipians 2

Companion of destiny

Following their recent trip to Russia, Josh & Matthew come back laden with gifts, chocolate and stories of God's work in that tired land.

A captive audience (amazing how a couple pieces of chocolate can boost audience attentiveness)

Very attentive!


Matthew unlocks my passion. One of the few "junk food" things I'll eat. BUT, if it's any less then 75% cocoa ... it's TOO sweet. 

The eyes ... definitely the eyes.

The stinging reality of brotherly affection 

A blessed birch broach (ok, ok a necklace to be sure, but since necklace starts with N, I'd 'ave had to of said something like a Nifty Nerdy Necklace and that just isn't working for me)

"You should put this on your dresser so that you don't lose it" -  Wisdom from a 4 year old

Sharing from their diaries

Artistic attentiveness

A duly blotted entry

Fantastic Footage for the Fanatic (after 3 hours, I ceased to be a fanatic and fixed Marscel's airsoft gun with him) - In all seriousness, their trip blessed them as much or more then those they went to bless. They were challenged. I think the biggest challenge they all faced was, as good and necessary as this trip was, what needs are HERE? Are we missing the opportunity's at the tip of our own noses.

Well folks, that's all for now, y'all come again, ya hear?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hello Folks,
I hope all is well in the great wide world. 
I am enjoying unpacking. There is still so much to do.  Today, we started to learn about how we will do our finances. Isn't money fun to deal with? Well, maybe if Quickbooks is thing. Which is good since I like Quickbooks. 
Please do keep us in prayer! I don't think I've ever thought about so many things at once.
As always,
Love In Christ Jesus,
Michael  &  Rebekah Thomas

Why didn't I think of that?

An amazing science project. Teens capture amazing pictures using camera and baloon. 

St. Patrick's Day

Hey Cutie

What is more Irish the Corned Beef & Cabbage. Wow! It was amazing.


Happy St. Patrick's  Day

Deep in an ancient wooden chest, we find a faded photo of our great-great-great-great-great grandparents celebrating St. Pattey's day in style

Irish Festivity

A great family

Trying to maintin self control with a meal that is simply tantalizing

Seeing how the Florida crew is doing

"Yes mom, I love you too!"

The remains of the great feast