Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween is primarily an American holiday, but it is also a favorite. Our house was decked early, and we tried to do things to celebrate the season. Our compound, being mostly non-American, doesn't really celebrate with trick-or-treating, but we were invited to go with some friends. They live in Education City Housing, which is predominantly American, and they have a big party. They also graciously let us borrow a costume for Leoni, which saved me from trying to throw something together. The party was fun and spirited, complete with a costume contest, which Leoni won! She received a Virgin Store gift certificate. Wow!

Leoni as a fluffy chick


My favorite costume-
Leoni's Halloween pajamas & goggles

Thursday, October 28, 2010

WTA Championships

Doha happens to have the money and now the desire to bring larger and larger sporting events here. Seeing that the weather is favorable during the Northern hemisphere's winter, this provides some entertainment for the residents. We decided to take advantage and attended the WTA Championships (Women's Tennis). We went to one of the Semi-Finals and were able to see the #1 seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. She didn't end up winning the whole tournament, but it was fun to watch.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Marvelous and Macabre

Leoni loves trying on shoes and currently seems to be partial to heels, whether they are appropriate with the outfit or not. She even likes me wearing heels with my pajamas.

Leoni's fashionable shoes
(notice that Baby Bear also has some clothing on)

She has also decided it is fun to climb into the blanket chest. I think it looks like a coffin. Being right before Halloween, we felt this was appropriate. It is perhaps displaying the Tubbs' dark humor gene, or my gene is reading it as such.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Leoni's attempt at putting on a onesie, or her developing fashion sense

Friday, October 15, 2010


Leoni chatting on the phone
(in a BYU hat)

Sunday, October 10, 2010


While the rest of the world may have been celebrating the reoccurance of numbers, we celebrated Travis' birthday. It was small (just our family) but we had good food and a little festive decor.

I thought these balloons would be fun but soon found they looked like phalli when taped to the wall. I could say more, but I won't.

Guess they were ok for a male birthday
Check out the only banner (Cars) I could find without flowers & smiley faces