Eid Il Fitr – 2011

A belated Eid Mubarak to all of my lovely readers. I pray you enjoyed those special days and shared it with family and friends.

It’s hard to believe that Ramadan passed so quickly.  My vacation this summer left me quite unprepared and I struggled to catch up the entire Ramadan.  Then Eid came and I was still in Ramadan mode.

With that being said, I think we had a pretty simple Eid this time around.  There were decorations from Ramadan, but nothing extra  put up except for our traditional “Eid Mubarak” letters  that were added to the mantel.  The girls received one gift each.  Neither of them wrapped.  I didn’t do it to be cruel and deprive them of the excitement of ripping into their gifts, but technically Jenin had picked out her gift three days prior to Eid and Maysoon got a bike.  Also in my defense, our water heater flooded our garage the day before, further throwing me off schedule as I had to dedicate an entire day for cleanup.

We headed out to Eid prayer as usual saying the Takbir part of the way.  Every time I say it I’m taken back to when I was a little girl in the back seat hearing my mom singing it from the driver’s seat.  After salah, prayer, we headed to our favorite restaurant that we only eat at during Eid.  We had a family barbecue scheduled immediately after salah, so for some reason thought we had enough time to grab a bite.

Don't worry, it's not coffee.

Being unprepared for the barbeque, I technically ended up missing it by showing up two hours late with all the things that should have been ready the night before. Stupid water heater.  Luckily we ended up snacking on the goodies I brought the rest of the day so nothing went to waste.  Also the kids enjoyed the gifts I had gotten them (more on that soon), so that saved me a little embarrassment from making the kids wait until I arrived to open their gifts.

I had planned and hoped for an organized and memorable Eid.  Unfortunately, it didn’t go as I would have liked but I’m not beating myself up for it.  Things happen, life gets in the way, and pregnancy will slow you down more than you’d like.  In the end, it was a good Eid.  We had a nice Ramadan and we are all in good health.  Alhamdulilah, all praises due to God.

But next Eid… Oooooh, it’s on!!!


  • Humaira says:

    Gosh, Jenin and Maysoon, are looking like such beautiful young ladies Mashallah! I can’t believe how grown Maysoon is, it seems only yesterday she was a baby! May Allah keep your family healthy, happy and peaceful. Ameen.

    • Amnah says:

      Thank you Humaria. Ameen! Maysoon is a baby!! Isn’t she? I’m not ready for her to move out of that phase, she was such a fun baby.

  • Tina Saib says:

    Happy Eid to you! I love the Eid Mubarak letters…great idea. Did you paint them or buy them?

    • Amnah says:

      Thank you Tina! I bought them four years ago from Walmart’s baby section. They came already painted white. I don’t think they carry them any longer, but Joanns and Michaels carry a huge assortment of unfinished letters in different fonts and sizes.

  • Mona says:

    I know, Maysoon is so big now! MashaAllah they are both adorable as are you in your mom n’ girls photo. I think you’re being hard on yourself. I bet the girls had a great and memorable Eid but I know how much you plan and put into these things. I love reading your blog, Amnah, looking forward to next Eid too. 🙂

    • Amnah says:

      Thank you Mona! I am being hard on myself. I get so many ideas that I want to do and traditions to start and when I don’t get around to it I feel like I’ve missed out on something. Alhamdulilah, the girls really enjoyed themselves so anything left out doesn’t really matter. I love your blog too! It’s always fun to catch up on the things you’ve been up to!

  • Nilly says:

    You and the girls look so cute!! Eid Sa3eed to you and yours. Relax and take it easy, you are about to get in a wild ride with 3 little ones 🙂

    • Amnah says:

      Thank you Nilly! I’m trying to give the girls as much of myself as possible before they have to share me with their new sibling. It’s going to be a wild ride indeed!

      • Nilly says:

        Nchallah, when your girls grow up you will notice how much you have affected their lives and that the traditions that we set for them at this young age will live in their hearts and mind. I had the same traditions when my 17 & 14 yrs girls were only 5 & 2. I am surprised now that they know much more than I thought I had taught them 🙂
        You are such a good mom. xoxo

        • Amnah says:

          The sweetest thing will be to see them continue the traditions with their children. It’s so amazing to the affects of parents on their children and how the kids respond.
          Thank you for your kids words Nilly.

  • Melissa says:

    Your blog is like a breath of fresh air.

    It is a wonderful place to just come by and visit.


  • Iffat says:

    Belated Eid Mubarak Amnah, your girls are so beautiful i started reading your blog about this time last year and it really has inspired me. I had to copy your letters idea as i loved how they looked, but they where so difficult to spray paint even though they were well worth the effort in the end.

    I got carried away and bought the word Ramadan as well as Eid Mubarak, which i put out on the first day of ramadan it looked so good which the candles flickring behind it during the evening !

    • Amnah says:

      So glad I was able to inspire you to get your own letters! They really are a fun touch I feel. I never spray painted mine because I like the look of the white and how it pops.

      I’ve been wanting to get something for Ramadan but don’t think I have the mantel space for “Ramadan Mubarak” lol.

  • julie gomez says:

    WAmnah im ur fun #1 i love every single story i love u so much and for me was the best eid ever remember i reserve u fothe one coming soon lets make it count once again ok ur wonderful

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