Hello Blog World!
Sorry we have been slackers lately about updating you on our lives. Lots of fun stuff has happened since the last time we wrote a post. We bought our first car, because Patty’s car needed more repairs than it was worth spending on it. It was the most money either of us had ever spent on anything before, so naturally, we were a bit scared signing all the paperwork. But we feel confident that we bought the right car for our needs and we are super happy with it.
We then decided to take our new(ish) car for a road trip and went out to visit Allan’s family in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a great trip and we got lots of good quality family time, but we decided next time we would save up and fly, because 22 hours each way is a LONG time to spend in the car. On our way back from Arizona we made a detour to West Plains, MO for our dear roommate Cait’s wedding, which we were honored to photograph for them.
We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary by riding our bikes out to the winery in Rocheport, MO, which is about 13 miles away from Columbia. We ate lunch at the winery, rode back to Columbia, and went to dinner at CC’s city broiler, using a gift card we had gotten as a wedding gift but hadn’t used yet. It was a great way to celebrate an awesome year, and get excited about all the years to come.
For anyone who doesn’t know already, we are planning to move to Texas on August 1st. It is exciting and scary and happy and sad for us all at the same time. We’re excited to start a new chapter in our lives and try our hands at starting a production company, but we’re sad about being so far away from our family and friends in Missouri. Patty will be doing an internship with Leadership Worth Following (Allan’s dad’s company), and Allan will be working with the Vogel Alcove, a free preschool for children of homeless parents as part of his grad school research project. In a nutshell, that’s what has been going on in our lives. As always, we hope this post finds you well, and that you’ve enjoyed catching up on the goings on of the Thompson family.
All our love,
Allan and Patty