Friday, November 22, 2013

Beach Life- Winter Edition

It was literally freezing at Ocean City Beach with temperatures as low as 29 degrees. But Humble Dad was working, so we joined him. We love the beach and we will go any chance we get. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you are probably tired of hearing me say this, but it is true! Even in freezing weather, just the sounds of the waves makes me feel wonderful!

Alhumdulilah, our hotel had an indoor pool. So we still had our wet time and fulfilled our physical education credit. This picture of S Man pushing off from the pool is amazing, I don't believe I took it. If I knew of a contest to enter it in, I would, so glad I decided to upgrade my Nikon again.




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Noor Janan Youtube.

Noor Janan Homeschool wants to make more videos. Well let me make that correction, our Beloved children want to make more videos. I, personally, am not looking forward to all the editing. . . but it will be fun!

Our professor: S Man really wants to do videos on HISTORY!!! and because History is my weak subject, he did not get it from me. That is all Humble Dad's genes. S Man is really good at it, he has taught me so much, so now he is off to teach the world.
What history subjects are you interested in? He will do a video for you, maybe he could mention your child's name in it, almost like video penpal... hmmm I maybe onto something?

Big A wants to share her poems and persuasive speeches. They are so lovely, mashAllah. Z Man just wants to talk and probably do some more plays with his siblings. And our Lil A will be featured in more learning at home.

So we made our youtube page more jazzy! https://www.youtube.com/user/NoorJananHomeschool


Monday, November 18, 2013

Bilal's (ra) Adhan


I taped this for my teacher for her wonderful Companions of the Prophet Class, where we had to listen to the Adhan 5 times in one day. In the class, we were discussing Bilal (ra) and our teacher was in tears as she told us the story of Bilal's coming to visit the Prophet's (saw) grave in Medina.

Bilal's voice was a memory of the Prophet's(saw) time, so Hassan and Hussain begged Bilal to call his last Fajr Adhan. Then the people of Medina all came out of their homes when they heard Bilal's voice because Bilal's voice was a memory of good times with their Blessed Prophet salAllahu wa alaihi waSalaam.

Our Beloved Z Man was the Muezzin in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvUcec_ODVo


What's That Bird?



Common Grackle   Quiscalus quiscula
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European Starling   Starnus vulgaris
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American Crow   Corvus brachyrhynchos
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Red-winged Blackbird   Agelaius phoeniceus
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American Goldfinch   Spinus tristis
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Yellow Warbler   Setophaga  petechia
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Baltimore Oriole   Icterus galbula
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American Robin   Turdus migratorious
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Northern Cardinal   Cardinalis cardinalis
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Northern Mockingbird   Mimus polyglottos
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Rock Pigeon   Columba livia
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Mourning Dove   Zenaida macroura
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Song Sparrow   Melospiza melodia
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House Wren   Troglodytes aedon
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Purple Finch   Haemorhous purpureus
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Eastern Bluebird   Sialia sialis
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Eastern Phoebe   Sayornis phoebe
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird   Archilochus colubris
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Turkey Vulture   Cathartes aura
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Great Horned Owl   Bubo virginianus
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Red-tailed Hawk   Buteo jamaicensis
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Great Blue Heron   Sssss  ppppp
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Herring Gull   Sssss  ppppp
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Canada Goose   Sssss  ppppp
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Mallard   Sssss  ppppp
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Black-capped Chickadee   Sssss  ppppp
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Tufted Titmouse   Sssss  ppppp
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White-breasted Nuthatch   Sssss  ppppp
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Downy Woodpecker   Sssss  ppppp
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Blue Jay   Sssss  ppppp
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Tree Swallow   Sssss  ppppp
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Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology- Feeder Bird Coloring Book

Friday, November 15, 2013

Gluten Free ♥

Lil A has been gluten free since August after coming down with a severe case of eczema, so bad they wanted to admit her into the hospital. We have also cut many dairy products from her diet. We have taken steps to repair the guts of our family, with changing our diets. A great free Gluten Summit happening this week was the inspiration for this post. 


Making Gluten Free Waffles with Lil A might just become a Jummah/Friday Tradition. ♥

Monday, November 11, 2013

15 Year Anniversary ♥

MashaAllah, I sometimes don't believe we have made it this long. Only through the Grace of God, can I stand in this moment and wish Humble Dad a Happy 15 year Anniversary. And only through the Grace of God can we do something we have never done before, take a vacation together ALONE!

I blogged about our situation already in A Lesson in Patience: how we have never had a honeymoon, so this really was a huge deal for me.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Scape Park ~ Dominican Republic

Scape Park , a very fun, muy divertido place where we zip lined over the forest, rode dune buggies, and swam in a beautiful blue lagoon. These are the picture that Scape Park took of Humble Dad and I during our adventures in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for our 15 year anniversary.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Peach Cobbler & Rootbeer Floats

Happy Islamic New Year ~ Muharram

The first of Muharram is upon us and we are celebrating with some homemade peach cobbler a la mode and Rootbeer Floats. Our favorites!!!



Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Simple Reminder

I re-shared this photo on facebook, some people laughed and understood while others misunderstood and thought me to be somebody that I am not. For I am a Lover . . . of God and of people. ♥
So I wrote this verse.

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