Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Houston House AirBnB

 During our time overseas we played with the idea of purchasing a house - somewhere to stay in the summers, a place to empty our storage unit, etc. We finally bit the bullet May 2020 and purchased a house, sight unseen, in Qatar. We questioned our sanity (Are we crazy buying a house in the middle of the pandemic?!) especially when we couldn't make it back last summer to see the house. 

Thankfully we were able to rent the house unfurnished for a year and only delay our plan - clear out our Houston storage unit, furnish the house, and list it as an Air BNB during the rest of the year that we aren't using it. 

We spent a good portion of our time this summer working on getting the house ready. We tried to use furniture we already owned since it's a rental and so I had a lot of furniture painting. We were so blessed to have friends and family help us watch the girls, move boxes, assemble furniture, and provide design input and shopping help. 

Four of these boxes turned into two sofas thanks to my friend Chelsea and me. 🙌🏼

It was a labor of love and while we didn't get to actually enjoy the house (we were still finishing work the day we left for the airport 😆), we look forward to staying here next summer. 

We have an amazing property management company and the house is doing well so far on bookings. It's located near the Museum / Medical District of Houston. If you want the details and booking information you can find it here


Thursday, September 9, 2021

First Day of School

 Due to some extenuating circumstances we ended up extending our time in America this summer to the end of August. This resulted in the girls having to start online for their classes (which was fine as Qatar began with a hybrid schedule anyways). 

We would wake them up for registration and then do some of the work during the day. They were serious troopers and excited to "meet" their teachers and classmates. 

Once we were back in Doha the girls finished their home quarantine and then excitedly headed back on campus!

We are thankful the girls love their school and were excited to go back to ISLQ!


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Family Holiday at Great Wolf Lodge

 Our summer was filled with wonderful, but busy time with family, friends, work, and getting our air bnb ready. We anticipated this and decided to take a few days together just as a core family over our 13th anniversary INSERT LINK and booked the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas. 

We stay for two nights, three days and all enjoyed our time together at the water park and doing the many activities at the hotel. The girls received money from their Great Grandma and used that to purchase the Wolf Pass that included their activities. 

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