Iftar with Friends

Usually in Ramadan we are overwhelmed with invites to gather and spend iftar or suhoor with our friends or other families in the community. This year is a bit different though since we have been sick multiple times and have exams and other work obligations. We did get an invite we couldn’t turn down, though….

cattitude

Salaam everyone! Today I come bearing a somewhat fun story. It happened a while ago, but I still laugh when I remember it. On this particular night about two years ago, we found ourselves child-free for the evening as our daughter was visiting her family, meaning we had time to do whatever we wanted My…

Trial and error

Ramadan this year looks a little different for Mamdouh- it’s his first Ramadan outside of Saudi and away from his family. If you know me you probably already know that I am obsessed with that man, and want nothing more than for him to be happy here even though I know this is probably a…

Throwback Thursday: Saudi Surprise

When Mamdouh and I first got married, we took a short trip to Egypt. It was the first time we had visited, so we wanted to see and do everything. We booked a boat cruise on the Nile River. Mamdouh was excited because the boat we were on had the Saudi flag.

Throwback Thursday: Unaizah Edition

While looking for something to post for this weeks throwback, I ran across this photo I took when I lived in Qassim. I hadn’t thought about my life in Qassim for a long time, but something about this photo brought back so many memories. Suddenly I remembered the crosswalks to get from the mall where…

MINISO mini-haul

Salaam everyone!   As you probably already know, the VAT has increased in Saudi Arabia from 5% to 15%.This will be a financial burden to some families here. A lot of people took this as an opportunity to go on shopping sprees before the increase happened, myself included. (Although I wasn’t as extreme as my…

Exciting news

Asalaamalaikum everyone!   Hope your summer is going well. I know this hasn’t been the best summer we’ve ever experienced with the Coronavirus and whatnot. I personally have been trying to keep myself busy with a side project, studying for my classes, and, of course, parenting. Even¬† so, it has been a very boring and…

Areej

Salaam everyone!   Hope you are all doing well during this pandemic. I don’t have a lot going on personally, but I did want to write a post to say congratulations to my sister-in-law, Areej. She recently graduated from King Saud University! She worked very hard, and had an incredibly stressful senior year because of…

Office Parties

  After nearly 5 (!!!!!!) years in Saudi, I have come to appreciate many things about the culture. The food, the music, the traditional dress… and the attention to detail regarding parties and gatherings. If I am being honest, I didn’t always appreciate this.¬† My sisters-in-law used to drive me insane with how carefully and…

That one time I was almost kicked out of a mosque

Okay guys, I got a story for you. Now, y’all probably know by this point that I LOVE Bahrain. I like that it’s just small and comfortable. You’re never far from the sea. It’s just comfortable, honestly. The malls are nice, the food is delicious, the people are pleasant… I could go on and on….