Ramadan Traditions

  Every year for Ramadan, I prepare a food for my family called pepperoni rolls. This is important to me, as I am Appalachian. Pepperoni rolls are the WV state food, and they are found in some states throughout Appalachia. Since I am living outside of my country and outside of my culture, it is…

Wedding Dress

The worst thing happened to me. My phone gave me the black screen of death. Usually this wouldn’t be a big deal thanks to the cloud, but for some reason they weren’t backed up there. It’s the thing nightmares are made of. Guys, I lost EVERYTHING. All my contacts. All my notes. But worst of…

one.

It’s so crazy to think I called off work, flew to Riyadh, and eloped one year ago.  Here’s hoping to a lifetime more.        

Wedded Bliss

I know I promised to upload some content about weddings weeks ago, but still haven’t done it. Please don’t think I’ve forgotten! Moving internationally was very time consuming, and I had some issues getting wifi into my apartment. Now things have settled down a bit so I am hoping to work on my blog more. (I’m…

Since I am still stateside and awaiting my trip back to KSA, I have decided to mix it up a bit. Soon, I will post a few blogs about weddings, as I recently had a second one here in America. Can’t wait to share all the details with you! Salaam, KC

عروس

Before I moved to KSA I sat down and really thought about what I wanted to do when I was here. I knew I wanted to make the most of my life here, I wanted to experience the rich culture of the Middle East, to experience a new culture to the fullest. In order to…

Sassin’ the Sheik

So, if you didn’t read part one, maybe head on over and do so before you read this post. M had left to find the other sheik he had spoken two. He had made two separate trips to the courthouse to speak to this man about our marriage, and he had agreed to marry us….

Marriage Mayhem

Saturday evening  I took an overpriced taxi to the airport so I could head to Riyadh. The man working at the counter recognized who I was  while I was wearing a niqab before even checking my ID, which was a neat experience. In reality he probably only reconized me because I don’t speak a single…

I don’t.

I know everything in this country is a giant pain, so you would think I wouldn’t be so surprised to find out that the marriage process is difficult. I didn’t realize that it’s senseless. Seriously. It makes no fricking sense. Dr. Mo went today to talk to someone in one of the courts to see…