Monday, May 28, 2012

4 Bedroom House at Kaust and the Nieghborhood

So my first day at KAUST was really a good start, but the family wants some pictures of the neighborhood first so lets start with that. Unfortunately due to some technical difficulties and paperwork, I will have to give a more though review of my trip and start at KAUST another day (probably tomorrow ;-)

Park across the street from our house. Our house is on the left about 4 houses up.

From the Park

Across the street. Yeah those are our palm trees ;-)

Looking back at the park from the porch.


2nd floor deck area off of what will be the room that shares two kids room

2nd floor deck area off of what will be the room that shares two kids room

View of park from Kid's Balcony

View of one of the schools from the kid's balcony

View of the front yard from the kid's balcony

Kids Bed Room (they are all very similar)

Kid's Bath. Each bedroom has its own Bathroom
Master bedroom deck (but I'm not bitter :-(

Back yard from master bed room Deck

Other side of yard
Sorry no pictures of Master Bedroom. I will try and get some after I get it cleaned up (you know boys with no adult supervision ;-) That about does it for now. It is pushing 01:00 in the Kingdom and I am beat. Nite nite and best wishes.


Saturday, May 26, 2012


Kent left at 5:30 this morning and is currently halfway between here and Jeddah.  The kids and I took Granny to the airport in Nashville today and had a wonderful stop at Centennial Park. Check out the travel page for more info about Nashville's Parthenon and be sure to check out the slide show to the left for pictures of the kids at the park.  Notice how I'm not in any of them?  It's because Whitney got tired of wearing her pretty pink headband with hearts all over it, so I wore it for her!  I can't have the kids taking a picture of me in that!

Monday, May 21, 2012


This Friday, Kent finally leaves for Saudi Arabia.  The movers were here on Saturday and hauled away everything that will be sent by boat.  We've sold most of the big furniture, the van, and lots of household stuff.  The kids and I will be here one more month and then the rest of our things will be shipped out by plane.  After that shipment leaves, the kids and I will go to the Walker Family Reunion, then travel to Idaho to see the Clawson side of the family and eventually make our way down to Cottonwood, Arizona to see Kent's mom before we leave the country. 

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the kids, so the biggest challenge will be.....

what are 4 kids going to do for a month when virtually all of their stuff is somewhere out there in the middle of the ocean?! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


They say there are three reason's people might leave their friends, family, and all that is familiar and move to the hot, deserts of Saudi Arabia.  Some say it's the money.  They say you'll get rich.  And if not rich, then maybe debt free.  Some say it's the adventure.  Travel the world.  Learn another language.  If not now, then when?  But then some say it's neither.  Some say you've got something to hide.

So, why would I go?  If I said money, would you think I was greedy?  If I said the adventure, would you thing I was irresponsible?  What if I said I had something to hide?

Well, if I had something to hide, I wouldn't be posting it on this silly blog now, would I?!!