Sunday, November 29, 2009

Eid al Adha

The past few days since Thanksgiving we've been celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al Adha. This commemorates Abraham's journey up the mountain to sacrifice Ishmael. In Islamic tradition families slaughter a lamb and offer the food to the poor in memory of Abraham.

I spent the Eid weekend with some of my Arab friends from the university in their home. Here are pictures!

Wish her eyes were open...

dancing in the living room...

Eating one of many fantastic meals!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. I missed my family yesterday, but I couldn't have asked for a better Thanksgiving here.

There was some pre-Thanksgiving drama, but it was all over by the actual day.

This is Kat, my roommate and co-worker who punched another co-worker in the face.

This is Austin, my co-worker who was punched in the face by another co-worker.

Here are4 of us making the pies- me, Kat, Aaron, and Luke.


The best part is relaxing after-wards! We read, slept, and watched Lord of the Rings.