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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!
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Yvonne & Kenzy


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We've Witnessed a True Miracle...

Posted by Tim 31 July 2009 3 comments

As many of you know we went down to the coast this weekend for some fellowship and flat hunting. The time with friends was really great although we did have a scare. I took Yvonne and some friends up to a dive shop that I use regularly. We also had Landon and Josiah with us since Yvonne was going to do a “discover scuba diving” deal to see if she was interested in getting certified.
While we were filling out paperwork, we heard a thud and our worst nightmares were confirmed when we heard screaming from below. I ran to the ledge and saw someone picking up Josiah after he had taken a 10 ft. plunge. Somehow he walked, ran, jumped... we don’t know... off of a 10-foot ledge to the staging area below where you get ready to go out on your dive. There was a railing there, but it was right up there with most Arab specifications and the slats were about 18” apart. There was a bench in front of most of that ledge but somehow our boy found that money spot that was dangerous. There was a van below about to be loaded up, an old school van where the front is nearly flat and the engine is behind the front seats. Well, Josiah hit the van’s windshield on the way down on the back of his head and his shoulder! This windshield is at a very steep angle so he didn’t crash down super hard on it, but rather he careened off of it. When he hit the windshield it flipped him over so that he landed on his rear end!
It was no surprise when Josiah wailed for a while. Meanwhile we were checking all his bones, and his head and feeling all over his body trying to find any obvious injuries. There weren’t any... and he stopped crying after 10 minutes. He was pretty needy still and didn’t want to leave either of us... but after an hour I asked him if he wanted to swim with me in the pool. His eyes lit up and he smiled and exclaimed, “yeah!” He seemed to be back to normal. We hooked up with some new friends in town to look for flat, and the wife is a pediatrician. She checked him out a few times while we were down there. We also spoke to a doctor friend of ours up in the capital city who contacted his pediatrician here in town. Everyone was in agreement that we should high-tail it back home and have him get some X-rays and a CT scan. Although there were no visible problems with Jo, he never lost consciousness, never vomited and his eyes dilated equally and appropriately, if there was a slow bleed on the brain it could take a few days for it to build up to a dangerous point and then it would go downhill very fast.
So hightail it we did and arranged for a friend to watch Landon and Kenzy while Yvonne and I went to the hospital with Jo. The unfortunate part of the CT scan is that it would require general anesthesia because most 2 year-olds can’t stay still enough for the procedure. They gave him some sleepy-time medicine, but little dude was not affected. He got sleepy for about 20 minutes and then he got hyper! So in the end we had to teach him how to “freeze!” and I went in with him, wearing a lead apron, and held his head still for the scan. About one minute later it was done, 10 minutes later the film was developed and another 15 minutes later the doctor came, reviewed the films and told us that there is absolutely nothing wrong with him!
We believe with all our hearts that God did a miracle with our little boy! There is no way he would have come out of this unscathed like he did without a miracle.

Going flat hunting...

Posted by Tim 26 July 2009 0 comments

We are heading down to the coast tomorrow to spend some time with friends and to do some flat hunting. Our main purpose is to hang out with friends but we're going to squeeze in some flat hunting for sure! We are hoping this will be the final time we go down to look for flats and that we will sign a contract or at least have an agreement with a landlord this week! Hope alongside us!

I'm also hoping to get a couple of dives in as well.

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"I Just Said a Prayer"

Posted by Yvonne 25 July 2009 4 comments

So, today as Landon was helping me clean up, he randomly says, "Mom, I just said a prayer, but I said it very quietly. I said 'thank you for fruit, thank you for hugging, and thank you for kissing.'" I love my loving and loveable little boy! Thought you all would enjoy this little tidbit. Wouldn't it be great if I prayed more simple thank yous while cleaning.

The New Look

Posted by Tim 24 July 2009 0 comments

I got a wild hair today and decided to recreate the header of our blog... which led to recreating the entire blog. It was a lot of fun seeing it take shape and I'm really happy with the results. It should
also make it easier for Yvonne to post pictures and make changes. you can click on her email link to the right to encourage her in her blogging. Let me know what you think on the poll to the right.

What Will They Do Next?!

Posted by Tim 23 July 2009 1 comments

The boys keep us on our toes, but provide us with plenty of laughter too. They love making "houses" out of the cushions and hiding in them with their "doors." Josiah closes his and yells, "Where are me, Mommy?" before popping out with a crazy grin on his face.

This suitcase has become the new favorite toy. They carry it all around the house, Landon asks Josiah if he wants to get in his House and put his seatbelt on.

Like Father, Like Sons.

The boys found the Play-doh stash the other morning without Mommy knowing. This was my discovery.
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Patriotic Fun

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So we had a little shindig to celebrate the 4th. It was the first time the boys had sparklers, and they LOVED them! JO would start spinning every time he got a new one until he made himself really dizzy. It was stinkin' adorable.

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So, Grandma got the kids these cute robes while we were in the States. They love them and look so adorable in them. Landon wants to sleep in his.

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These were taken since our return. She is so precious!

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Well, I'm FINALLY getting everyone some pics of Kenzy...these were taken while still in the States.

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