Appreciating Every Moment Of It Before It’s the Good Old Days

Whenever I'm adding new blog posts, I tend to pick a random post to read and revisit that moment in time. And can you believe it's already been 10 years!? As the year comes...

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Najwa and Laundry Duty

Najwa forgot to bring her clothes down in time for the laundry, so she had to figure out how to do her own laundry.

Najwa Becomes a Certified Game Developer

Najwa completes the first of several modules to earn her White Hat Jr. Game Developer Certification.

Najwa “In Class” in a Weird 2020 School Year

Well, the first half of the school year is coming to a close and it's nothing like we've ever seen before. Not in...

Appreciating Every Moment Of It Before It’s the Good Old Days

Whenever I'm adding new blog posts, I tend to pick a random post to read and revisit that moment in time. And can...

Getting COVID Tested

After our trip to Arizona to visit grandpa, we set out to get tested for coronavirus. Four separate flights; three different airports, which...

Jurassic Quest

Several years ago we got Najwa an Xbox. I read some articles about how Minecraft was pretty popular in schools and for kids...

Putting Up The Christmas Tree Already

We usually put up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend, but since we're traveling that weekend to visit my dad, we decided to put...

Taste Testing The Impossible Burger

Lately I've taken an interest in gene editing. Mostly I've been reading about CRISPR, but then I read an article about the Impossible...

Roosevelt Island

When crossing over I-66 from DC to Virginia along the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, it barely registers that you briefly cross over Roosevelt Island....

Scaled Back Birthday Celebration at Summers Farm Adventure

Since the world got turned upside down with the spread of the virus, birthday parties have essentially come to an end. There are...

Hiking Whiteoak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah Mountains

Looking for a place to visit among the mountains of the Shenandoah, I randomly picked a hiking trail that led to a waterfall. ...

White Oak Lavender Farm

Just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia, where we were staying for the weekend and the mountains of Shenandoah Valley, where were visiting for another hike in...
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Najwa Becomes a Certified Game Developer

Najwa completes the first of several modules to earn her White Hat Jr. Game Developer Certification.

Highest 4th Grade Performer in Math for the Year

Najwa wins end of year 4th grade Math Award.

Najwa Makes 1st Honors

Najwa makes the honor roll - 1st honors this time.

ANET Highest Scorer

Najwa had the highest score on the ANET test.

World’s Best GWU Mathematician

Najwa is crowned as the class mathematician.

Education

Performances

Najwa Joins the School Step Team

For Black History Month at Najwa's school they focused on the role of HBCUs in African-American history. And a big part of HBCUs...

Field Trips

Learning About Queens of Egypt with Archaeology Club

For this weekend's Archaeology Club we went to the National Geographic Museum where there's an exhibit on the queens of Egypt. In school you...

Science Experiments

Lemon Battery

Who needs batteries when you have a strip of magnesium and copper? And a lemon of course.

Events, Expos & Festivals

Travel

Bucharest is a Graffiti Artist’s Dream Canvas

I mentioned it earlier, but after a couple more days in Bucharest, I can’t reiterate enough how much graffiti there is in the city....

Africa

Asia

Europe

Visiting The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

The Hagia Sophia has always been atop of my bucket list. I finally had the chance to visit it during a one-day layover in Istanbul, Turkey.

This is America

Hiking Whiteoak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah Mountains

Looking for a place to visit among the mountains of the Shenandoah, I randomly picked a hiking trail that led to a waterfall. ...

White Oak Lavender Farm

Just outside Harrisonburg, Virginia, where we were staying for the weekend and the mountains of Shenandoah Valley, where were visiting for another hike in...

Najwa’s First College Campus Visit to James Madison University

I remember my first time attending college. I was enrolled at Fayetteville State University but a commuter student. I'd drive out to...

Celebrating Independence Day at Virginia Beach

It's funny (not really) when I'm talking to co-workers or friends and they express disbelief if not outrage at all those people going to...

Calvert marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse in Solomons, Maryland

Memorial Day weekend is usually a time when we'd plan a trip to the beach, but we toned it down a bit this weekend...

Exploring The Kalmar Nyckel Museum In Delaware

Around the corner from our visit to Fort Christina Park is a museum, featuring the Kalmar Nyckel, but also a tribute to world exploration...

Delaware Children’s Museum

It was our last day in Wilmington, Delaware, and the moment Najwa was waiting for. A visit to the Delaware Children's Museum.

The Swedes Had A Settlement In America?

Since we were only staying one night in Wilmington, Delaware, once we checked out the hotel, we had to maximize our time before heading...

Day Trip To Wilmington Delaware

Before the summer ends, and since it’s a three day weekend, we decided to get away for a couple of days. Instead of...

One Last Ocean Visit Before Heading Home From Virginia Beach

Since we were staying at the Belvedere, subject to demolition, we decided to check out its Coffee Shop & Diner for breakfast. It’s a...

South America

The Village

Uncle Devin

Ten or so days after being born, Najwa meets Devin, one of my best friends.

Health & Fitness

Getting COVID Tested

After our trip to Arizona to visit grandpa, we set out to get tested for coronavirus. Four separate flights; three different airports, which...

Food & Nutrition

Activities

Roosevelt Island

When crossing over I-66 from DC to Virginia along the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, it barely registers that you briefly cross over Roosevelt Island....