"When I get sad, I just stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story." - How I Met Your Mother


Friday, July 22, 2011

Obligatory Re-Cap Part II

So as you already know I disappeared from the face of the earth (blogosphere) for nearly 7-8 months...and yeah, I really don't have a good reason for my absence.  But anyway, here is where we left off on my previous re-cap:

I got hitched.
Then we gallivanted through France & Corsica on our honeymoon:

We spent a few lazy weekends hanging & camping out with friends at our favorite "secret" beach here in Qatar:
We traveled to Jordan for Christmas & visited Petra which is very high on my list of "most awesome old places on earth":
 Yup, that is the husband who climbed on top of the ruins...
 We stayed at the Six Senses & it was one of the most awesome hotels ever...that waterfall is actually a hot spring.

And that brings us up to speed on re-cap part I.  Now if you are still with me...on to part II.

In January the "Moms" came out to visit to celebrate the Husband's birthday & we showed them around Qatar (or actually they showed us around Qatar since they had done more stuff in a week than we had in over a year of living here!) & Dubai:
Ginor showed us how to properly ride a camel.

Next, we had an epic ski adventure in the French Alps, Three Valleys (a trip that deserves its own post at some future point in time):

Suddenly, it was April & off we went to celebrate my birthday in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Where, by the way, I bought the most excellent Prada birthday handbag from the Grand Bazaar) Again, another trip that deserves a full post (now only if I could stop being so lazy...).

And that brings us up to my latest adventure....backpacking with Martinez in the South-East Asian country of Laos!  (Just wait for the videos - two words - landslides & monks. Yes!)
This trip was amaze-balls.  I want to go back and explore more of Asia...like NOW.

Well, so now you guy all know where I have been hiding.  But, don't be fooled by all the cool pictures, we spend the vast majority of our time doing something less than cool (literally)...it's called work... in 120 degree heat.  And yes, we have been having quite a laugh about all the "heatwave" news in the US because we consider 100 to be a nice day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


KP, 2:02 PM:
u going biking tonight?

Husband, 2:02 PM:
don't know
he didn't text me back yet

KP, 2:03 PM:
i am going to watch TB with JB tnght

Husband, 2:03 PM:
y i knw its bmr
lts tp wth n vwls
it wll b fn

KP, 2:04 PM:

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Such an awesome face.  Just another typical evening for us during the summertime...since it is 115 degrees out & 80% humidity... Not hot or anything.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Another Reason Why my Dad is Awesome

Today I received an e-mail from Dad (aka Bob-o).  I clicked on the hyperlink and discovered, yet again, that my Dad is a source of non-stop awesomeness & entertainment:

 Captain's wheel - check
Boom/Mast - check
 Johny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow - Double check
Well appointed bar - SOLD.
(Images courtesy of Elite Home Theater Seating)

Thanks Dad!! Can't wait for my new home movie theater!  So, when do you think you can fly out here to Qatar and install it in the man-cave???

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Super Purple Smoothie

It is like a cartoon character in a glass:

contains: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple, soy milk & flaxseed.

Monday, July 4, 2011

How to eat vegetables for breakfast....

..while simultaneously matching your interior decor.  http://annies-eats.net/2011/05/02/green-monster-smoothies/

small victories

JB 5:31 PM:
i want to wash my face, put on sweatpants & one slipper, drink some chocolate milk & sleep for like, 12 hours

KP 5:31 PM:
cholate milke is aweomes

JB 5:32 PM:
so true

KP 5:32 PM:
hahah - i didn't spell a single word in that sentence correct

JB 5:32 PM:
that's not true
you spelled "is" properly
small victories, KP. small victories