Category Archives: Family

Simon’s Visit

Our first U.S. visitor was our son, Simon, who came for three weeks in May.  Here are some photos from his visit. Papallacta Otovalo Pichincha & the Teleférico Pichincha is a volcanic ridge to the west of Quito–our apartment is … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 – Verano 2014

Yes, we know it’s not summer anymore, but we want to catch up with some of our summer events.  Sí, sabemos no es verano, pero queremos contar nuestras noticias. First, we’re not in Costa Rica at language school any longer; we … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Counts

Our oldest daughter, Vjera Thompson, shares a favorite holiday tradition in a second guest blog by one of our “kids.” Like many people, I’m sure you have breathed a sigh of relief now that the holidays are over.  Although it’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Newsletter & Photo

Yes, we’re still here in Oregon.  No, we don’t know when we’re leaving (although God does). But, lacking more exciting news, here’s our 2012 Christmas letter plus a photo of ALL thirteen of us, taken at Thad & Corrie’s wedding … Continue reading

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White Porches

For the first in what will (hopefully) be a series of blog posts written by our children, please follow the link below to read our daughter Hope’s reflections on our recent West Virginia trip:   Hope’s Blog (views best in … Continue reading

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A Wedding

Our son Thad married Corrie Sizemore November 17 here in Eugene. The wedding was simple and lovely.  The reception had good food, time to talk, public comments by friends and family, a hilarious Newlywed Game, and some fun line dancing. … Continue reading

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Forrest or Scott?

What’s In A Name? Some of you may be wondering “What’s with the ‘(Forrest) Scott’?  Is it “Forrest” or is it “Scott?”  And “What should I call him?” It’s pretty simple.  His name is Forrest Scott Arnold.  His mother wanted … Continue reading

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