Thursday, March 31, 2011

Old McDonald had a farm....

A couple weeks ago, we went to visit our friends farm.  He had all sorts of animals.  Goats, chickens, sheep, peacock, a bull dog that was scarier than anything I've ever seen....and a few other things.  I was really impressed with his knowledge and ability to run this farm.   We saw chicks hatching from eggs ....and then he sent us home with some other eggs to eat. It's hard for me eat Farm Fresh eggs after I saw chicks hatching.....but Min made crepes the next morning....and we forgot very quickly.  They were good.

When we arrived he had bought some snacks--I think he thought Americans only eat crap.

New baby chicks keeping warm under the lamp.

Look at this....a baby chick hatching from the egg.

He gave us eggs to take home.

Min took those farm fresh eggs the next day and made crepes! How Martha Stewart of her!

Mmmm...they were good crepes. We put Nutella and bananas and Cream Cheese and Strawberry Jelly.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Trey left last week with a group of Students from the Higher College.  I thought that I would post a picture of the group. They are doing well so far and have been working at Beit CURE in Lusaka, Zambia. I wrote about it earlier just a bit.  Hopefully Trey will have some good pictures to post when he gets back.

There were 4 guys and 8 girls.....and then the leaders. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Row, Row, Row your boat.....

When Trey and Min's Aunt Louyse came a few weeks ago, we took a ride on these little boats in the Dubai Creek.  We went from the Gold Souk (which is really an area with a whole ton of gold shops.  for some cultures around here, gold is a big deal) over to a little shopping area. 

His sign says 50% discount for diamonds......

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Free time....

You want to know what we love to do in our free time?!  We head over to the Rotana hotel on Fridays and Saturdays and lay by the pool.  When we go to the pool we feel like we enter another world.   If we even have a few hours in the evening after work, we'll run over there and jump in the hot tub.  Anything that was on our mind or bothering us is totally gone when we enter our Rotana Life! 

Unfortunately it's starting to get too hot for us so we'll have to start going in the evenings on the weekend.

Don't you want to come sit under one of these umbrellas with us?!

Yes, we love the swim up bar! Those little stools are slippery in the water, though. I always wonder if I'll spill my drink in the pool one of these times!

We love the drink menu.  We're working on helping them understand that Margaritas are better with LIMES...not lemon. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Trey went on a trip to Zambia this week. He'll be gone for 10 days.  He went with the Higher Colleges here. It was 12 Emirate students and 4 leaders.  The amazing part is that more women went than men.  In this culture, it's rare to let your young college girl go on a trip like this.  They went to serve at another CURE hospital in Lusaka, Zambia.  I'm excited to hear from the local girls/guys especially.   Pretty amazing.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Well I disappeared for a little bit.  So what has been happening since the end of February?

Trey's Aunt Louyse from Georgia came to visit. We had a great time taking her around to see the "big" attractions around here.  All of the pictures are on Min's computer...this is the only one I had.

Then our friend Majorie came....she was our neighbor in B-town and we've kept in touch ever since. 

During our visits with both Aunt Louyse and Majorie, we went out to our friends farm in the desert and had a b-b-q and went four wheeling.

Next week Trey is off to Zambia to one of CURE's other hospitals with a group of college students from a local college here in Al Ain.   They'll be doing service work, seeing a mobile clinic and hopefully get to see a club foot surgery.  It's a pretty exciting opportunity for the students.  There are more women signed up for the trip than men.  That in itself is pretty amazing.  Times are changing......

Other than has sort of settled into pretty normal life.