Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What a Wonderful World!!

We had a wonderful time with NanNan and Auntie Avee who came to visit! We are so blessed with all their goodies from friends and family back home! Sadly they had to go back and we are still here because the chicken pox are preventing us from being on a plane! We do miss home, but hope to see other friends who live near us soon. Avee is now the favorite aunt (and the only one Sadie Mac has met!) She did a great job and was a big help with changing diapers and feeding. THANK YOU mom and Avee for coming to see us!! We had a wonderful time together. LOVE YOU both and miss you already!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dots and Spots

A few dots here, some spots there and now sadly, Sadie Mac has the chicken pox everywhere!! We started noticing a few little bumps on her this weekend, and now they are in full swing. It's so sad and she is miserable. Let us tell you... chicken pox on vacation... well, not a fun combination. So much for sleeping in and long restful nights. We're still having a wonderful time with my mom and sister. We've been kinda cooped up for the past few days so we went to a park yesterday to get a change of scenery. We stayed away from all the other kids (it wasn't busy anyway) but had fun riding the "flying camels" and seeing green grass. Sadie Mac was a trooper! Please pray for our little angel that she will feel better soon!

Stephen and Avee on the flying camels

NanNan and Sadie Mac on a stroll in the park

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Doing the Tourist Thing...

We are having a great time here... and definitely soaking in time with family. Yesterday we did the "Big City Bus Tour" and covered the town. We enjoyed seeing the city in an open air tour bus. We got to see it all except the island shaped like a palm tree. The Dubai Marathon blocked the streets and we couldn't get to it. We have hit several malls and seen the tallest building in the world. Both Avee and Sadie Mac slept through part of the tour... so they weren't that impressed, but the rest of us were.

Can you say "Taco Bell" in Arabic?

Sadie Mac checking out the Scuba Guy feeding the fish at the Dubai Acquarium

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sweet Reunion...

We are now in Dubai and are enjoying a wonderful time of vacation with my (Amanda) mom and Auntie Avee. This is the first time they have been able to see Sadie Mac. We met at the airport with flowers, smiles, and sweet tears! (Pic: Sadie Mac is looking at the big black trunks wondering what goodies are inside!!) It’s been over a year since we’ve seen them, so this is a wonderful treat for them to join us here for vacation. The first two days we were trying to let them get over jet lag and today we went to the mall for a little shopping and bowling!! (Yes Heather and Judd... mom went bowling and wasn't half bad :-) !!) Stephen won, but Avee was the surprise champion bowler… she did really good. We all had a good time and mom almost busted her tail several times… she kept blaming the shoes!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas Pics!

Daddy and Sadie Mac first thing Christmas morning!

Sadie loves her Ducky Bathtub... (thank you Aunt Nikki and Uncle Daniel)

It's all big smiles for the Bedouin tent from Egypt!

Sorry we have been slow in taking a while to get these up. A few days after Christmas we went to Jordan for two weeks and now we are in Dubai on vacation. We laugh that Sadie Mac is only 5 months old and has already been to 4 different countries!! What a life!