Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year!

So I wrote this post a week ago, but I wasn’t able to post pictures for some reason.  I’m just now getting around to posting again ….

Can you believe it's 2013? It's been one heck of a year for us and we look forward to what God has in store for us in 2013. We pray for a healthy and joyous year full of God's grace and blessing to all our friends and family!

For New Year's Eve, Ken and I went to the ExxonMobil Tennis Open and were back home by 10pm. Not exactly a wild New Year's, but it was a nice evening out ... a rare treat for us on a week night since Ken had to work on New Year's Day. We had (free) VIP passes to enjoy the VIP lounge and got to sit in box seats right down by the court. It was fun to watch the tennis matches, but to be honest, I don't follow professional tennis, so I didn't really know any of the guys. Ken's dad (an avid tennis player) would have enjoyed the tickets much more.

We took the boys with us to the semi-finals on Friday afternoon and were really surprised how much they enjoyed watching the matches! Jaden and Nicholas cheered for Gasquet from France. They were super excited when he won the set. Next set, they cheered for Ferrer (because he looked cool with a yellow head band), but it was a bit of an upset when Davydanko won. And those are the only 3 names I learned...

Jaden cheers for Gasquet       Ferrer vs Davydanko 

Then on Saturday we took the boys to have lunch at 360 in the Torch. It's a fancy restaurant at the top of a tower that turns 360 degrees while you dine. The boys had a great time!!! They thought it was so cool that the restaurant turned!! They behaved beautifully and we had a wonderful afternoon.  We had the restaurant all to ourselves when we first arrived, but it slowly filled up.  You can definitely see just how beige Doha really is!!  So much sand!!  If you look closely at the horizon, you can see downtown Doha through the dusty haze. 

boys at torch      view

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