Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Another Christmas has come and gone just like that!
I always love Christmas morning! I love my children faces as they see all the gifts around the tree. I love watching them excitingly awaiting their turn to open presents. I love being together and spending time as a family. I love thinking about my Savior on this special day, coming to earth in the most humble of circumstances, for his life and teachings, for his sacrifice for us so we could enjoy immortality and eternal life. Christmas is truly a time of joy, a time of service, a time of giving, a time of hope, a time of love.

Monday, December 21, 2015


These kiddos love going to Sparky's! Every time we drive past it they ask if we can go, so today I decided to just stop by and enjoy some time with my littles at Sparky's. We had a blast!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

US Naval Base!

Yesterday Jon took his Boy Scout troop to the US Naval base stationed in Bahrain. The boys had a lot of fun! They go to do and see many things.  
They were able to use robots to collect things and were able to climb aboard some different boats. some of the boys tried on a bomb suit. they also had guns the boys were aloud to touch and look at.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

anybody hungry?

I'm guessing Eden was getting hungry...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Kiki's winter concert

Today Kiki had her winter concert at ISG!
She is such a cutie!
It was so fun to watch her sing and dance.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

He still loves me

Julien came home from school with this drawing on his arm.
It is good to know that he still loves me!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snoozing through hair cuts

Eden was so very tired that he slept though his entire hair cut!
I'm totally impressed that the barber was able to cut his hair like that.
Eden loves going to the barber shop with Jon, Julien and Logan. They usually make it a boys night out and grab shawarmas afterwards.

dribble dribble

This boy loves balls. He loves to toss, kick, trow, catch, and dribble. He loves to go to the basketball court with Julien, Logan and Jon and practice shooting and dribbling the ball. He is too cute!

Thursday, November 26, 2015


This year Thanksgiving dinner was not too elaborate. Tomorrow however we have a bigger Thanksgiving style potluck lunch tomorrow with our Friday friends. But today was rather simple. It did not bother me as much as I thought it would because the important part is that we were together as a family, enjoying our time together and reflecting on things that we are most grateful for. 
I love my family so very much, they are definitely what I am most grateful for my life. I cannot deny the gratitude I feel at this time also for Heavenly Father and all that he has blessed me with and continue to bless me with. For this beautiful earth and the beautiful people and cultures that we live in it. The past few years that we have lived here in Saudi, we have been able to travel and visit so many amazing places and experience many different cultures which all testified to me that God loves us though seeing all of God's beautiful creations for us to enjoy.  I am also grateful for Jesus Christ, for his love for me, his example, teachings and his sacrifice. 
I am truly blessed!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Qal'at al Bahrain

This weekend we headed out to Bahrain for conference. We decided to visit Bahrain Fort while we were there. Bahrain Fort also known as Portuguese Fort is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was built approximately in 2300 BC.  About 25 % of the site has been exacted and revealed structures of different types of residential, public, commercial, religious and military. They testify to the importance of this site as a trading port over the centuries.

Eden and Kiki loved exploring the fort

On our way back to the car we saw a man training a young horse. 
Eden was so interested!