Saturday, August 18, 2007
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Thursday, August 16, 2007
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I am still having trouble posting pictures on my blog. I started using Flickr, but can only download one at a time, each on a different post which bothers me. Bear with me, as I figure it out. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these pictures. If you click on a picture, it should take to my Flickr account and you can see the rest of the pics.
Last night we went to City Center Mall....a huge mall with an ice skating rink in the middle. We ate at Nando's, a Portuguese influenced restaurant. They serve huge skewers of grilled chicken, and it was yummy. After, I went to the restroom and discovered that it is BYOTP (bring your own toilet paper) in some Qatari restrooms. When I tried to smuggle a roll of paper towel I found, the attendant said "no,no" and pointed to the paper towel dispenser. I grabbed some paper and learned my lesson. Always carry a little packet of tissue paper with you....always.
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This is a pretty picture of the pool. We usually go out around 4 pm so it is cooler. As you can see, it is still pretty deserted around here. As more families return from summer vacation, I am sure the pool will fill up.
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Saturday, August 11, 2007
I have been having trouble posting pictures, but looks like I worked out the bugs......so here are a few pics. More coming soon... These are a couple of pictures from inside our villa. It is decorated in red and cream, which I love....I love red. We are not keeping all the contemporary artwork. We are going for the Southern Living meets Middle East look. This is one of the sitting areas downstairs. Below is another sitting area. Of course, it is going to look totally different with all our stuff in here and we are rearranging the furniture.
This is the pool in the compound and the clubhouse behind. The pool curves around the edge of the clubhouse. It has a swim up snack bar coming soon. The kids are happy to have it nearby.
Posted by Lynn at 8:34 AM
Friday, August 10, 2007
I read this on Angel's blog (thevoiceofadventure.blogspot.com) when we were considering our move and it inspired me. I hope it inspires you today to live your life fully as God intended.
The Voice Of Adventure by Max Lucado
(He Still Moves Stones)
There is a rawness and a wonder to life. Pursue it. Hunt for it. Sell out to get it.
Jesus says the options are clear. On one side there is the voice of safety. You can build a fire in the hearth, stay inside, and stay warm and dry and safe. You can’t get hurt if you never get out, right? You can’t be criticized for what you don’t try, right? You can’t fall if you don’t take a stand, right? You can’t lose your balance if you never climb, right? So, don’t try it. Take the safe route.
Or you can hear the voice of adventure—God’s adventure. Instead of building a fire in your hearth, build a fire in your heart. Follow God’s impulses. Adopt the child. Move overseas. Teach the class. Change careers. Run for office. Make a difference.
Don’t listen to the whines of those who have settled for a second-rate life and want you to do the same so they won’t feel guilty. Your goal is not to live long; it’s to live.
Sure it isn’t safe, but what is?
Luke 17:33 Whoever seeks to save his life loses it, but whoever loses his life preserves it.
Posted by Lynn at 4:15 AM
Sunday, August 5, 2007
I need my brother and sister-in-loves email address. Does anyone have it?? Please email it to me.
I go today for my medical clearance and to get my driver's license. I don't have to take a test, just give them my Texas license. The medical is a blood test and chest x-ray.
Ruby, our sweet cairn terrier arrived at about midnight last night. It is good to have her here. It makes it feel more homey. If you are moving internationally and need the services of a pet relocator in the Houston area, I would highly recommend Jane Edwards, BKS International Pet Shipping Inc. (713) 466-1378. It is very expensive, but if you don't want your kids to hold it against you for a lifetime, it is worth it.
Posted by Lynn at 7:02 AM
Friday, August 3, 2007
After church we went to lunch with our new friends at Doha's Johnny Rockets. The Filipino wait staff even did a dance to YMCA just like in the USA. Our first full day here we met a family at the pool. They are a young couple with 6 kids, yes I said s-i-x all under the age of 11. Fortunately the 11 year old is a boy and he and Cole get along well. I am sure we will have lots of fun with them. After lunch we all took a nap, a very long nap.
We woke up at 7:00 pm. I am telling you, our body clocks are still messed up. Bill, Abbey and I got up at 4:30am this morning.
We went to the recreation center tonight and swam and played ping pong. We pretty much have the place to ourselves most of the time. More families should be arriving at the end of the month.
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