Sunday, March 28, 2021

Umm Bab Quarry

We've been collecting places to visit in Qatar off the beaten path. One that had been mentioned, but forgotten the past year was Umm Bad Quarry. We packed our trucks for the day and headed out in the general direction someone had recommended until we found the area and began exploring. 

It was unique landscape and fun for the kids to get out and run around and climb a bit in a new area that's different than others we've seen around Qatar before. 


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Jason's Birthday! 🎉

 This month we celebrated the amazing guy in our lives - he's such a great husband, father, and leader of our household. The girls woke him up with a birthday song and donuts before heading off to school. 

We took advantage of the day together (unknowingly our last) by heading to a surprise birthday lunch for Jason at a new brisket restaurant in the Pearl. It was a great lunch!

That evening we headed over to spend the evening outside exploring some fun light statues a friend recommended. The animals were so fun and the girls enjoyed scootering from one jungle creature to the next!

The following day we headed out to the desert with friends to celebrate. Our first stop naturally was the quads where the guys went off on the big ones while we took the kids to their course. 

Afterwards we headed to the beach for a bbq and cool down in the water! We played frisbee and spent the afternoon enjoying cake our sweet friends' boys made especially for Jason. 

Happy birthday Jason! We love you!!


Monday, March 1, 2021

February Update

It's hard to believe that February is already over and tomorrow is March! We spent a good amount of time outside enjoying the Doha weather from another Inland Sea camping trip and ATV adventure (our only one since New Year's! 😲) to exploring a different side of Qatar and an old farming village to a day trip out to Zekreet and the Eye Rock for sunset and a brilliant full moon. 

  1. Enjoying a bike ride in the afternoon!
  2. They girls packed their bags with snacks and water...I think snacks are the highlight of biking for them, haha.
  3. A sad, but lovely evening saying goodbye to friends that moved.
  4. Visiting a new bookstore that opened in Doha.
  5. Exploring the reading corner and picking our new books to take home.
  6. We have been stalking a furniture store for some time and when I saw this piece I knew it was 'the one'. 🤗
  7. The cats are still well and awkward... CeCe in a basket on the stairs.  
  8. Zoey laying on a giant panda stuffed animal. 
  9. Enjoying another visit to the drive-in cinema near our house - this time for Frozen!

The girls had a week long school break and instead of traveling did a staycation and also celebrated Valentine's Day with friends! We also had a chance to go check out the Anooki, fictional characters whose home planet melted due to climate change. They are an exhibit to bring awareness to taking care of our planet. (Check here for more information). 

  1. We had a moms night out for Paint the Town to make these llama pictures. 
  2. It was super stressful and mine is oversized, but I loved the company! 😉
  3. The girls celebrating Chinese New Year by making lo mein noodles and wearing red. 
  4. Madi's biking gear arrived for her race...and then the race got cancelled. 😢
  5. Tree climbing all day, every day. 
  6. We got like eight drops of rain one morning and the girls were ecstatic (it's been a very dry season here in Qatar) so we let them jump and 'catch' raindrops.
  7. The clouds have. been 😍 this month
  8. Getting birthday hugs from one of our favorite dudes
  9. Going another day for more birthday hugs from our other favorite dude 

We've had a lot happen in February with trips to the desert and adventures around the city. There's also been some hard times with our school going online for a couple weeks due to an outbreak and things being cancelled (a gymnastics show and competition and the bike race). However, we are still healthy and safe and thankful for how Qatar has handled things.

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