United Arab Emirates

Visiting Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm, Global Village

Before heading back to the pad, we drove out onto The Palm. Really, from the ground you can’t see much. From above it’s an...

Burj al Arab, Heritage Village, The Souks in Deira

The day started with a quick trip to the store, but there’s nowhere in Dubai where there isn’t something to gaze at. One of...

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,...

Our Day Trip to Abu Dhabi, UAE

You know, I used to think that the United Arab Emirates was a part of Saudi Arabia. Seriously. I thought it was a special...

Strolling Through Emirates Mall in Dubai

Since Nduku’s sister and brother-in-law had to work, they got us tickets for the hop on hop off Big Bus tour so we can...

Najwa Running Around After the Dubai Creek Cruise

After we debarked from the hour-long cruise in Dubai Creek, we had a little time to wait until The Big Bus came back through....

Enjoying the Grass in the Deserts of Dubai

When I finally woke up, not sure what time it was nor what time my body thought it was, I went to the bathroom...

Just Getting to Dubai Was an Adventure in Itself

It’s been years since my last international flight. Pre-9/11 actually. Back then, though, the traveling abroad was back and forth to Germany where my...

Random Day in the Life

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...

Najwa Wins Class MVP Award

Najwa wins MVP Award at DC Prep

Najwa’s First Trip To The Beach

When Najwa was 3 months old giving her a bath was like subjecting her to waterboarding. Maybe the water’s too hot? Not hot...

We’re Back at Boolean Girls

Last month was our first experience with Boolean Girls. This month we've returned and Najwa is progressing. One of the staff and...

Teaching Life Skills While in the Kitchen

Just as muscles need to be overworked until they're sore to grow, kids need failures to learn the skills to make them successful. And where better to suffer failures and successes than in the kitchen?

Labor Day Cookout with Friends

Labor Day cookout with some friends before the arrival of our little girl.

Foil Etching

When aluminum and copper sulfate come in contact, nothing happens. But then you add sodium chloride.