Friday, July 27, 2012

Sweet, Sweet Summer

With a teacher for a husband, summers have always been sweet. But this summer, after a whirlwind first year exploring and adjusting to our new home Qatar, life is particularly sweet. And for good reason. Many reasons. Reuniting with family and friends, enjoying the cool (in comparison) temperatures, the wind with no dust, the puffy white clouds... taking in all the beautiful green, eating delicious local fruit and vegetables, returning to favourite restaurants... having time to slow down, enjoy, process... all while revelling in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of our home country.

Yes, you could say we're all enjoying our holidays.


Kaiya, swimming and smores


Jeff, photos and movies


Me, the outdoors and time to just be


And ... Well, yes, there is an "and." I did say it's a particularly sweet summer, didn't I?


A baby! 14 weeks along, due January 20th


After two and a half years of hoping, it has been surprisingly hard to embrace the hope and let hope become joy. But I think our time here in Canada has helped me start taking small steps in the right direction.

A BABY!! Who knew?!

8 comments:

Tarasview said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Very happy for you :)

Cheryl@OntheOldPath said...

Congratulations, Blessings and Joy to the '4' of you!!

Beth said...

What a sweet sweet post! We loved our evening with you guys. Soak up the summer girl!

mariaborito said...

Beautiful!!!! Photo's, holidays, a baby! All that you mentioned. Life is so full for you right now. Can't wait to touch that belly! We arrive aug 12. change of plans...

Suzanne said...

YAY!!!! The news is out! Let's celebrate! Can't wait to be with you and to enjoy the sweetness with you!

Laura MK said...

How wonderful! Congratulations.

Perogyo said...

Oh yay!!! How very exciting!! Have a great summer too, with your soon-to-expand family!!

kooki said...

Just caught up with your blog. You all look so content and filled with joy from the core! So lovely! And congratulations on the new one!