Christmas Tree Time

This is probably the latest that we waited to finally put up the Christmas tree. Usually we do it Thanksgiving weekend but we...

Patiently Waiting for Christmas

We're only a week and so many days away from tearing open all those Christmas presents. And Najwa has been hovering near the...

Putting Up The Christmas Tree

One of Najwa's friends came over and helped us put up the Christmas tree.

Random Day in the Life

Najwa Makes Her Dewey Beach Debut

What to do for Labor Day weekend? Reminiscing about last year’s trip to the beach, I wasn’t so sure if I wanted to take...

Celebrating Mardi Gras at The Wharf in DC

Well, it's not quite as large as the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but down at The Wharf, we celebrated Mardi Gras.

Glowing Minerals

Add heat from solid fuel to marble and fluorite and this is what happens.

“Where the Sidewalk Ends”

At the end of the first half of the school year, DC Prep has a festival. This was Najwa's first year at the...

Building Bombs, Defusing Bombs and Meeting Bomb Techs

When my family returned from my dad's military posting in Germany back in 1991, the Rodney King video and aftermath were well underway. ...

Dinner at Reem al Bawadi; Nightcap at Shakespeare’s

Later in the evening, Stephen wanted to take us out to an Arabic restaurant for dinner. Nduku asked if it was a fancy restaurant,...

ANET Highest Scorer

Najwa had the highest score on the ANET test.