Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Swimming on Christmas Eve

I just swam in december! I was so hapy that I got to go swimming in december! And I do not have to go A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. I got school off for a month. Yea me! I have some Polly Pockets that I throw in the pool and I dive down and grab all of them. Then I put them up on the pool deck. Then I throw them back in the water and I get up on the deck and I cannon ball right through them and then I dive down again and get all of them again. I am so excited for Christmas. I have so many ideas to do on Christmas. I can't wait to open my presents. I love all my cousins and friends. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Going to Jordan

I went to Jordan last week. I had so much fun. But there are lots of poor people. I went to the ruins at Jerash. The ruins are sort of like ancient castles.

I saw this kitty in the resort at the Dead Sea. She was so very calm and so cute. I took a picture of her with my camera and mom took a picture of her too.

I went to a place that is called Petra. People thousands of years ago carved a building out of the mountain. I got to ride camels and my camel's name was Jack. In the picture my camel moved so the guy had to pull the camel back closer to my mom's camel. So mom's camel tried to bite the other one.

In the first hotel that I went to in Jordan ít was so very dirty and stinky and gross. The next day we went to a fabulous hotel at the Dead Sea. It was way better than the first hotel. Mom was so happy when we came to the second hotel. There were three swimming pools in the second hotel. The first pool that we went to was half beach half pool. The Dead Sea is very salty. You don't even have to swim because you just float. Now that is what I call cool.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Where In the World is Abbey?

I am in Qatar! I love it a lot and I love it a little. I live in the city of Doha. Me, my mom, and my dad are living here for a year while my dad teaches at VCUQ. In Qatar the ladies wear something that is called a shayla that covers up their heads. And what they wear for clothes is an abaya. An abaya is like a coat except it goes all the way down to your feet and you zip it up. It is usually black. The men in Qatar wear something that is called a thobe. A thobe is kind of like an abaya except it is white and it has a few buttons.

Arabs are not Christians. They are Muslims. So they don't celebrate Christmas. They celebrate Eid. When I first came to Qatar, I felt so very jet lagged. Then after a few months I started getting used to it.

What I like about Qatar is that the gas prices aren't as high as they are in Utah. And you don't have to wear coats usually.

I will write more later about my adventures here in Doha.