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We left the US to live in the Middle East in 2005 with one child and 10 suitcases. We've been here for over 5 years now and we have three children, each born on a different continent!
Welcome to our Blog! This is where we try to keep everyone up to date with news, stories and pictures from our lives! More about us...


2 years old!


4 Years


6 years old! First Grader!


Yvonne & Kenzy


Scuba Instructor Dad

The Camel

The Camel

Our New Flat...

Posted by Tim 29 December 2007 2 comments

Here are some pics of our new flat! Yay! We have a home again!

You can click on the slideshow to take you to the site where they are stored and see bigger versions :)


Posted by Tim 0 comments

Here are pics of Christmas... the actual one as opposed to the Christmas in November.

You can click on the slideshow to take you to the site where they are stored and see bigger versions :)

We celebrated Christmas in November... when we were home in the states for Thanksgiving. Yvonne's parents, her sister and her family, and my mom were all there.

You can click on the slideshow to take you to the site where they are stored and see bigger versions :)

Merry Christmas Y'all

Posted by Tim 26 December 2007 1 comments

Christmas is on the 25th... today is the 25th... and this is my 250th post on the blog.
Coincidence? I think not!

get out my grill foo!

Posted by Tim 05 December 2007 3 comments

i love it.

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Camera phone tour...

Posted by Tim 04 December 2007 1 comments

We invite you to take a look at some pics that I took over the last 2 years using my cell phone. There are a good many of them. I wrote captions for many of them. It may only show a little bit so hover your mouse over the caption and it will show you the full text.

Phone Pics

i can't sleep...

Posted by Tim 03 December 2007 3 comments

well as many of you know we went back to America for thanksgiving with our families. it was a great time of decompression and refreshment. you really have no idea of some of the stresses that you live under until you are out from under them. we're back in country now and adjusting back to the middle eastern time zone. it is really messing with me.

we got in about midnight a few days ago and we got the boys in bed around 1:30 or so and we went to bed at 2:30. they have some stinkin' sweet shutters in our country where you can lower them and the interlocking slats block out any and all light from the outside... it can seriously be pitch black in the bedroom at high noon. it's wonderful. the phone woke us up and when yvonne saw the clock in the family room, she thought it was broken because the time was exactly the same as when we went to bed. my cell phone was still set to eastern standard time so i called my buddy here and said hey and asked him what time it was. he told me it was 2:30 in the afternoon... the clock wasn't broken, it was just 12 hours later exactly.

the night after that though we didn't get to bed until 5am and woke up at 9:30. last night we got to bed at 3am and woke up at 11:30 wishing we had set an alarm to help us adjust to the time difference. so tonight we went to bed at 2am and set an alarm for 9am. it is now 3:10am and i just watched an episode of 24 because i was wide awake.

jet lag is seriously lame.

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