We’re the Thomason family. We currently live with our family of 6 in Guatemala. Living here was never a part of our plan, but we are so grateful we were led here! It’s been life and perspective-changing.
We have the most amazing team, and together, with God’s help, we run our organization Real Imprints, and The Angel Gowns Project.
Real Imprints was launched in 2014, The Angel Gowns Project started in 2015, in 2016 it went viral after being shared on Facebook, and in 2018 we felt led to take Real Imprints and The Angel Gowns Project International.
The Angel Gowns Project is now a project without borders, which has been a beautiful development. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world, losing a baby is heart-wrenching and one of the hardest things you will ever have to experience. It creates an internal poverty, that leaves you feeling suffocated, hopeless, and broken.
It’s tender to think that in this moment of such pain and grief, angel mamas and families, receive an angel gown, a gift and symbol of love, hope, and healing, made from other women dealing with their own internal poverty and difficult circumstances, or who have healed from trauma and internal poverty, or who are fighting to break the cycle and get themselves, and their families out of extreme poverty.
This project knits broken hearts all over the world together in love, hope, and healing.
We have felt the healing power of our Savior, and have felt led to build a community that cultivates hope, healing, purpose, confidence, and empowerment. God can do miraculous things for us and through us, as we serve along side Him.
We help women and families dealing with immense grief and internal poverty, find hope, healing, purpose, confidence, and empowerment by receiving and creating angel gowns.
Lindsey is the founder and director of Real Imprints. She is a humanitarian ambassador, writer, and speaker. She loves people and believes everyone has a mission unique only to them. She is married to her best friend, and a man who has the biggest heart of anyone she knows! Lindsey and her husband have four girls and currently live in Guatemala. Lindsey believes that if we put God first, everything else will fall into place in time, and that with prayer and faith, anything is possible!
Marci is an educator, musician, and humanitarian. She lives in Utah with her husband and their four rambunctious children. Together they enjoy road trips, outdoor adventures, and family game nights. When she’s not acting like an Uber driver for her kids, Marci likes to spend time reading historical fiction, cracking Sudoku puzzles, and writing music. Marci studied education at Utah State University and over the past few years has developed a passion to help those in poverty have access to education and learning resources. Her current favorite quote is, “I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that I can do.”
Noheli is twenty-three years old and lives with her mom and younger brother in Guatemala. She speaks Spanish, English and is learning Portuguese. She served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tijuana, Mexico and is currently a business administration student. She enjoys watching Japanese and Korean TV shows, listening to K pop and Indi music, drawing and learning about other cultures. She is learning to play the Ukulele, but above all she likes to have a good time with her family and make good friends. She likes to make people laugh and learn from others always intending to think and act according to the good principles they teach her.
Brigitte is a dance teacher, wife and mother. She was raised in Bozeman Montana and Susanville California. She studied dance at BYU-Idaho and met her husband, Jeremy, on a university dance performance tour. She married Jeremy in 2006 and in 2008 they had their adorable son. They have lived in Visalia California, and Boise, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho. Brigitte has taught dance for twenty years, loves reading, writing, camping, traveling, photography and spending time with her family.
Carissa is a registered nurse in Boise, Idaho. She has always enjoyed caring for the well being of others. She has a special interest in humanitarian service. She and her husband have five children and were foster parents for 8 years. They have had many life changing experiences because of this. Carissa feels a deep sense of fulfillment in lightening the load others.
Heather has been married 17 years to her husband Blake and has four great kids. She has lived in Las Vegas, Idaho, and Iowa moving a grand total of 15 times. She now lives in the Boise area. She earned her degree in English education and Spanish at BYU Idaho. She has a small bakery out of her home. Angel Gowns became close to my heart after she experienced 5 miscarriages in 18 months. She wanted to help those who needed it during difficult times.
Claire was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Utah. She graduated in nursing from BYU-Idaho. She has been married for 17 years to her love and this adventure has taken them to Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, and back to Utah for now. She is a mother of 5 children. Marriage and motherhood have taught and are continuing to teach Claire invaluable life lessons. Her dream is to go on a humanitarian trip to a third world country someday. She truly finds joy in serving others. She enjoys reading about and attending self-improvement type conferences. She loves being outside in the sunshine with her family on hikes, walks, bike rides, runs, boating excursions, and the beach.
Chelsea lives with her favorite people, her husband and three girls, in Eagle, Idaho. She loves traveling, picture books, plants, cooking, games, spending time with family and friends, and learning new things. She feels so grateful that her life has been blessed by so many wonderful people to learn from.
Dora is retired, lives in North Carolina and has one daughter and one granddaughter, and four dogs. She lives in Race City U.S.A, Mooresville, North Carolina. You can’t throw a rock without hitting someone attached to NASCAR around there. She has been sewing for about 40 years. Her favorite hobbies are spending time with her daughter and granddaughter, traveling, making quilts, making things for her granddaughter, watching old noir movies, working in the yard, and taking naps. She’s lived on both sides of this Country, North and South, but prefers sweating to shuffling snow. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find someone that does. She loves working with this awesome group of gals!
Marysa was born and raised in Idaho and now lives in Indiana. She served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Diego California, where she found her true love- Mexican food. Marysa earned her degree in Exercise and Wellness at BYU. She and her husband have two cute kiddos who keep them laughing. Marysa enjoys singing in choirs, making homemade bread, watching nature documentaries, and doing crossword puzzles.
Debra and her husband live in Wisconsin where they are thoroughly enjoying retirement by going for long walks to enjoy sharing everything each season has to offer. Together they have two grown children they love spending time with. Debra has always enjoyed knitting and sewing, which she has been doing since she was ten years old. Debra is also an accomplished seamstress for the AGP. Along with her sewing, she has a Bible study library and music ministry that all flow out of her “sowing room”