I forgot to post pictures of our trip to New Jersey for Thanksgiving! So, Murad's cousin Akilah and I have a tradition of taking pictures of the other person taking pictures. Not sure why we think it's so funny, but we do. Here's Akilah taking a picture of Mrs. Soup taking a picture of Akilah 2009. Murad and I went to a Sixers game on Friday night with his stepbrother, Colin and his girlfriend Lele. Murad is eagerly clapping the noise sticks in that picture. It was my first NBA game. I'm not going to lie. It didn't compare to a KU game! However, it was a fun experience. I enjoy being anywhere that I get to watch basketball and this was no exception! On Saturday, I got to experience my first Eid. I learned so much from going to this. My father-in-law gave me some literature to read prior to the Eid, so I was well versed. However, I was still nervous that I would mess up the greetings (Eid Mubarack, Eid Kareem). Everyone was really friendly though. I always try to focus on similarities between cultures and when attending the service I felt very welcomed and comfortable as I would at my own church. The rituals were slightly different, but the fellowship and friendship were the same. Also on Saturday we went to Murad's high school reunion. On the way back, I thought I'd take a picture of Wawa. It is the best convenient store in the nation! No seriously, they put all others to shame, even Subway restaurant can't compare to the Wawa goodness and cheap price! On Sunday afternoon, Murad, my father-in-law and I went to the Eagles game (sidenote: they played the Redskins which is the favorite team of my brother-in-law) I didn't become a football fan until marrying Murad. last year was my first NFL game and I loved it! Such an awesome experience. This year was great too. Eagles fans are one of a kind too. I loved being there and breathing in that fresh fall air while cheering on the Eagles among a packed house. I got to watch the few Redskins fans get heckled by the ever-loyal Eagles fans. Finally, I include a picture of sweet Daniel, Murad's cousin. He's such a cute and happy little boy! Our Thanksgiving was so great! I think the best part was spending all day and everyday with my husband. Our lives are so busy here, that it was nice just to be together for days.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving from the Soups!