About Us

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!
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2 years old!


4 Years


6 years old! First Grader!


Yvonne & Kenzy


Scuba Instructor Dad

The Camel

The Camel

Help me out here...

Posted by Tim 23 June 2009 0 comments

If you don't know what Fail Blog is then you don't know what you're missing. It's a great collection of user submitted pictures and videos of things that just aren't quite right. I have submitted a photo a guy in a mullet, or better put: "skullet" and for it to make the home page and get exposure it needs your votes. Click on the link below and give it a rating of 5... the more votes the more likely it will get exposed on their website!

Click here and vote!!!

Here is the photo...

Great scuba pics...

Posted by Tim 22 June 2009 1 comments

Here are some pics from the same dive as the sea turtle :) I bought a Sony w290 camera and the marine housing for it before leaving. I did two dives on Saturday but only took pictures on one dive. I took the housing down without the camera on the first one to test it to make sure it didn't leak. Well it didn't so I took it down with the camera on the second dive. Great photos! Love my purchase!

Hey Kids! I saw Crush!

Posted by Tim 21 June 2009 0 comments

Hey Kids,

I'm sorry I didn't get to hang out with you guys today on Father's day. I'm trying to find us a new house to live in. I love you all so much! You make me so proud to be a father and I could never ask for anything more. God has given me your mommy and you three kids and all of you are the best gifts I could ever ask for!

Guess what!?! I saw Crush from Finding Nemo yesterday. Daddy went for a dive and we saw a sea turtle! He was really big so he must have been really old. I brought my new camera so that I could take pictures for you to see. Here is a video so you can see him too.

Our little booger...

Posted by Tim 16 June 2009 0 comments

From pickin' his nose, to telling us everyone's names and his interest in the pall to payer... enjoy!

Pics before leaving America

Posted by Tim 13 June 2009 1 comments

We got a new camera recently to bring back with us and got an entry-level fixed lens for especially for portraits. Here are some shots from it...

About us...

Posted by Tim 10 June 2009 1 comments

We're Tim, Yvonne, Landon, Josiah and Kenzy Semmens.

We left the US to live in the Middle East in 2005 with one child and 10 suitcases. We've been here a few years now and we have three children, each born on a different continent!

We live along the Red Sea coast and Tim works some Graphic Design and Advertising consulting on the side and is also continually working on upgrading and using his PADI Diver certification. He will be beginning his Dive Master training soon and then in another year or so go for his instructor's license.

Yvonne is pursuing her love for studio photography with our children to maybe start a photography studio here. She is great at it and we hope that we will be able to do this.

Landon is entering Kindergarten this year!

Josiah is a wild man!

Kenzy is adorable!

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