Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


My Texas phone ringing in Doha at 1:00 in the morning always makes my stomach churn. With four kids, my mind runs the whole gamut. Who's in trouble, who's sick, oh my God, who has died?! I know, awful thoughts, but my brain travels faster than that infamous Land Cruiser driver we spoke of yesterday. This particular call....a God send.

rring, rring: Hello?!
Kayla: Mom, don't be mad at me, but I got THE job!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS to Kayla who is on her way to continuing college life after graduating next month, but this time being the payee and not the payor. Her one and only interview has landed her a position at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas as a Residence Hall Director and Kayla is crazily excited, as are we. So much, Kayla, that...
You know you make us want to SHOUT!
Kick our heels up and SHOUT!
Throw our hands up and SHOUT!
Throw our heads back and SHOUT!
...sing it with me!

Shout ~ The Isley Brothers 1959

Related post: Kayla Get(s) A Life

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  1. That is just so awesome! It's every parent's dream, the graduation and the job. It's a moment of great pride and relief that you fulfilled your job in raising your child to adulthood (and survived through it!). Kayla will be
    75 miles from me. We can do lunch!! lol

  2. Congrats to you and Kayla! Wonderful opportunity, first job out of the chute, especially in today's economy.


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