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Visit 2012- Fattima and Abdullah

Abdullah playing dress up trying on the traditional Saudi head dress-Gutra and Igal

The first kids to make a trip back to Saudi, were Fattima (Foof) and Abdullah (little Abude). We relocated to the States in 2009 and they went back in December 2012. It was a stressful trip but very eye opening for the whole family. The next trip would be the following December with 3 more kids and that pretty much closed the door on any more trips.

 

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  1. such beautiful kids because of a beautiful momma!!!!

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    April 5, 2016
  2. Great pictures!

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    April 5, 2016
  3. koolaidmoms #

    Such beautiful pictures! I love seeing the area because it is hard for me to picture what it is actually like versus what we are shown on the news.

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    April 5, 2016
  4. Bless their hearts, they resemble mama!

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    April 5, 2016
  5. Beautiful kids and wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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    April 5, 2016
  6. Such beautiful children, Lynn. And that last picture…frame-worthy ! πŸ’•

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    April 5, 2016
  7. Nice Lynn!!!xoxo

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    April 5, 2016
  8. Beautiful youngsters. God bless them πŸ™‚

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    April 5, 2016
  9. Great kids! But I would go mad if I had to go around draped in those black robes – especially as a teenager. Ugh!

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    April 5, 2016
  10. Wonderful pictures Lynn, they are happy kids! I appreciate you sharing these. πŸ™‚

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    April 5, 2016
  11. Your children are so sweet – I especially liked the first and last pictures of the two of them πŸ™‚

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    April 5, 2016
  12. They look very supportive of each other. You did a good job raising those kids, Lynn, and I know it wasn’t easy.
    Leslie

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    April 5, 2016
  13. Great pictures and amazing kids πŸ™‚

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    April 5, 2016
  14. I love vacation pictures. I have to say, knowing so much of your history adds a lot of mystery to what was going on behind and in-between the photos! Hope you are doing well today Lynn (my adopted big sister). πŸ™‚

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    April 5, 2016
    • Thanks dear sister xxx well they went wanting to see what the heck was going on, they stayed in his new apartment with his second wife and child! So, it was very stressful, but gave them a good idea. He and the wife fought non stop, his mom was there as well. So, a weird trip but a clear idea!

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      April 5, 2016
      • Well, so, so interesting to hear that he and the new wife fought a lot. Lynn, it wasn’t you. It wasn’t. 😦

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        April 5, 2016
  15. Great pics – I agree with everyone that these (and the other pictures you post) really do give a different view of life here than we see on the news (in the rare instance that the news does bother to show anything about what life is really like).

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    April 5, 2016
  16. Great pictures Lynn!

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    April 5, 2016
  17. Beautiful photos with beautiful kids, Lynz πŸ™‚
    xoxo

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    April 5, 2016
  18. Beautiful kids ❀ imo they look a lot like you =)

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    April 5, 2016
  19. Fattima & Abdullah look great! Lovely photos πŸ™‚

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    April 5, 2016
  20. Beautiful children. I liked the picture of your daughter wearing the black robe (I forget the name) with her denim jeans sticking out from the bottom, and holding a smart phone. Contrast of cultural expectations or technology encroaches on all cultures! thanks for sharing.

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    April 5, 2016
  21. They definitely resemble your side! Awesome pics!!! πŸ™‚

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    April 5, 2016
  22. Do the kids miss it at all Lynn?

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    April 5, 2016
  23. Such nice pictures. You have such a beautiful family. Such a land of contrasts.

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    April 5, 2016
  24. Lynn,
    It is wonderful how they support you and you support them. I am amazed that you let them go back to Saudi after the harrowing time they had there- it shows you are very open minded and wanted them to experience life for themselves rather than what was told them. Love it.
    Have you been to Saudi after you left ? Would you go again ?
    I am surprised people can even fight so much and they have so much aggressiveness inside them. I mean, wouldn’t our basic instinct be to percolate towards peace and harmony- these people seem to thrive on fights.
    Does your husband have a job now and is he with his second wife or does he have another one ?
    Susie

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    April 5, 2016
    • The kids wanted to go so since they were older I said ok. It really helped them to see things in perspective! The wife left him after three years, said it was awful!

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      April 6, 2016
  25. Great photos! Why was the door closed on any more trips? Xo

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    April 5, 2016
    • He was controlling, it was the same old routine. The first visit he had his wife there, so he was nice to the kids like maybe he felt he had people backing him up and he and the wife fought non stop. The next visit she had left him, so back to his old self, controlling, got mad at my daughter for buying a mug, back to the same old stuff. My daughter said why would I go back to be treated like that, forget it!

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      April 6, 2016
  26. Nice pics Lynn πŸ™‚

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    April 6, 2016
  27. Nice pictures Lynn! πŸ™‚

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    April 6, 2016
  28. Great looking kids. Of course, I would expect no less coming from you. 🌹 🌷 🌼 🌸 πŸ’

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    April 6, 2016
  29. They look like they are enjoying their trip πŸ™‚

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    April 6, 2016
  30. Nice photos Lynz!!

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    April 6, 2016
  31. I remember seeing the one of them in their black/white outfits and you saying it was a religious festival of some kind. Would that be correct?

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    April 7, 2016
  32. Beautiful children Lynn and yes they absolutely resemble you😊

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    April 7, 2016
  33. Wonderful smiles from your children dear Lynz.. and such a lovely set of photo’s you shared.. ❀

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    April 8, 2016
  34. Beautiful photos Lynn!!

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    April 8, 2016
  35. Must have been a little bit of a culture shock for them. You have beautiful children Lynn, great photo’s.

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    April 11, 2016

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