We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

It Looks Blue to Me

This past week, we took a little vacation to the Red Sea. The hotel was great and the sea was gorgeous, but it didn't look all that red where we were. We were surprised to see the hills to our north and south. There were hundreds of these big wooden umbrellas with lounge chairs under them. And since school and Ramadan had both recently started, it wasn't very crowded this week. The first three days, Lee Anna didn't want to get sand on her feet, so we spent lots of time in the swimming pool. But when we bought a set of sand toys and told her that we needed to go play in the sand with them, she went right along. Here we are building a set of sand pyramids. Actually, I built them, and Lee Anna chopped at them with her little shovel.
Most of the guests at our hotel were European, so my pasty-white self didn't stand out so bad.
When we lived in Texas, Lee Anna's friends Ty and Caiden introduced her to the "tickle spiders", and we often employ the "tickle spiders" when we need help waking her up from a nap. In the pool, however, we discovered "tickle fish." What you see here is Lee Anna "getting" Beth with the tickle fish. In the background you can see the swimming pool and the waterfall splashing into it.
Even Sawyer had a big time on this trip. He mostly stayed in the shade and grinned at us. Two mornings, Sawyer and I walked on the beach at sunrise (5:30 a.m.) while he went back to sleep. Then we all went back to bed for a three hour nap.


  1. Oh! How I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your life there in beautiful Egypt! LA is getting so big and I look forward to you coming back to ILC for stateside to meet Sawyer! Jason, I saw on our company intranet that it's your b-day today...hope it's a happy and BLESSED one! I think of you and lift you all up often!

    Ms. Marlene

  2. Great to see your Blog. Anna and I have had many laughs from your writings.

    I'm also glad to see you still sporting FSU pride (the baseball hat). Things are rough here, especially with taunting Tennessee fans.

    Miss you guys and think of you often. Thinking of your unity and how he can do it for you.