Thursday, August 04, 2011

Ramadan, via an American born, somewhat new convert

I have been married to my Muslim, Egyptian husband for ten years.  For nine of those years I have been Muslim.  When my husband first explained the basics of the religion to me, I thought it was some thing I could get behind.  Saying "there is no God but God" in front of a witness, praying five times a day, fasting during the month of Ramadan, giving to charity, and making Haj in your lifetime if you have the means.  Hey....that doesn't seem to be too difficult! ( I may have misjudged my fortitude here a little.  OK, I did misjudge my fortitude here.  ALOT.)  I converted when we started talking about having children.  We wanted to bring our kids up in a home with religious a value system.  I myself pretty much have a laissez faire attitude; having never really been religious, per se.  My approach to Islam has been not unlike some people's approach so say.... Catholicism; Which is to say, I really rock at being Muslim twice a year: at Ramadan, and Eid al Fitr.  Even now, I don't so much consider myself religious. Religion is something I struggle with however, especially during Ramadan.

Ramadan Mubarek!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Tooth Fairy is a coming!

Ayman lost his third tooth tonight.  (Well, actually I pulled it.)  The tooth Fairy personally told me that te third tooth and every tooth there after only gets one dollar.

Happy Mothers Day every one!

For my mom, I love you very much.  You are my best friend.  Happy Mothers Day.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

my blog is old says the brother.

My brother left me a comment saying my blog was old, so here is a post.

I am no longer the best blogger but this site isn't going anywhere.  I am giving up on apologizing.  Here are a couple of pics that sum things up right now.  Above:  Jennah biffed it hard on her face and had to get both front teeth removed.  In addition, the week before, she gave herself a wicked awesome haircut.  So she's got that going for her, which is nice.

Not that it is all about Jennah, but she is turning five on March 18th.  pictures of an awesome birthday cake to follow.
And finally, I have been working with the registry sporadically at different places.  I am going to leave things vague here because given the chance i would go off about certain people I have had to deal with, and that can mean nothing but trouble. *shifty eyes*

That is it.  Thanks for reading.