Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toronto, Canada 2013/2014

Our trip this year to Canada was less of sight-seeing trip and more of being in the company of people of Noor (Light).  From our Beloved Hosts to the Scholars to our Special Friends, May the Allah bless and preserve them all. We did not stay in a hotel, we stayed in the humble home of a friend in Mississauga.

The way up to Toronto was smooth sailing. The snow on the ground didn't stop us, it made our yearning to Remember our Lord even stronger. We took a rest break for prayer and play.

We were not going to go to Reviving Islamic Spirit Conference this year as we just went last year. However, we were given an offer we couldn't refuse. And truly some of the best moments in Toronto was spent with our host. The Snow Fight!

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Name and The Named- 1st 12

I have taken another book "The Name and the Named" and made it kid-friendly. I love the applications in this book, and I wanted us to not just learn the beautiful Names of Allah, but to reflect on them. MashaAllah, this Fons Vitae Book gives practical application on how to do just that.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Beach Life- Homeschool Edition

What homeschooling on the Beach in a Hotel looks like for Noor Janan Homeschool...

We bring our laptops, portable printer, and even our laminator. We set up a spot in the hotel room with our books and supplies. The television at the hotel is rarely on, we don't have a television in our home so it is not a big deal to watch it. We have our books and the great outdoors for entertainment and relaxation.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

First Days of Snow...

Our very first day of snow this winter was the day we got snowed in on the Chesapeake Bay. We were in the middle of "wonderful-ville" with the best of people and we didn't want it to be over. So being snowed in was a blessing from the One who knows the prayers of the heart. ♥

Why fill your cooler with ice to take home food, when you have a fresh snow fall?

We did make it home after this big snow fall and my Beloveds and our neighbors, their friends, began their fort building adventures. They started off trying to use a toy brick building tool, waste of money! They quickly learned that our huge tupperware boxes made the fort building process go faster.

And of course LOTS of sledding was on the agenda.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Grateful Tree ♥

I am grateful for so many things in my life. My Beloved family is one of the most important. However, it was funny that most of the things on my list surrounded food and the BEACH... Am I that linear? All I need is my family, good food, and the Ocean to be happy. . . God, of course, is número Uno in my life, but Alhumdulilah He is everywhere and is beyond everything.

What are the things you are grateful for and do those things make happy? Beautiful Free Printable to write it down with two versions: either a verse from the Quran or the Bible. ♥

We used these wonderful watercolor pencils to create our art.

 BIGGER HEARTS for Little Hands

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