airplane timelines } kuwait to beirut, beirut to kuwait and all in between
Kuwait to Beirut. Beirut to Kuwait is missing because I did my crossword puzzles on the short flight back.
My family and I spent a lovely week in Beirut and the Lebanese mountains for my sister Yasmine’s wedding. I’ll share some moments here.
Day 2, August 2 } Lunch in the Mountains
A family lunch up at my parents’ Samqaniyeh house. Here I am with my daughter, mom and dad.
Khaldoun and Tareq Jr. on a staircase which appeared that morning!
Little T and Uncle Medi.
The Traveling Tap.
Yousef photographs the Tap from behind. He’s become quite a photography buff.
Day 3, August 3 } A Day at the Beach
A day at Bamboo Bay with the boys…
…and the girls.
Day 4, August 4 } The Wedding Night
Before the big night I have a little quiet time in the garden with Eve.
Here she soaks in the earth under Khaldouni’s Willow.
Meanwhile, up in the front lawn Khaldoun tries out the dance floor. Yep, it’s sturdy, folks!
Watching the preparations is a great build up to the main event!
It all looks so pretty!
I can’t believe I fit in my dress! It was my goal and I achieved it with Medi’s help! Thanks for the training, M!
K in his little suit, Jana glamorous as ever and the bride being photographed.
Mo, Jana and K.
What a little cut-up Tareq Jr. is!
My sister, the beautiful bride.
Tareq flanked by his sister and and his wife Nelli.
Yousef appears. He looks so debonair!
Nelli photographs the girls.
Me and my boys. Z wanted to be cropped out. Too bad :(.
The boys are photographed. It was a bit of a macho evening…
Muay Thai master Medi and his new bride.
My cousin Amina and I take a selfie.
Mom and Dad.
Jana, Mo and my cheeky Uncle Yousef.
Here are some black and white photos taken by my brother Mo. This is my brother Tareq and his family: Christina, Nelli and Michelle.
Khaled, Yousef and me.
Jana, baby T, Dad, Mom and me.
The architects: Amina and Tareq Sr.
Me and my trainer/brother-in-law.
M + Y.
Day 5, August 5 } The Day After
Eve enjoys the magical staircase before it disappears. Meanwhile, we enjoy another get-together with the newlyweds, family and friends.
All sorts of games going on.
We play frisbee and ball simultaneously. It’s not very safe.
Day 6, August 6 } A Quiet Day in Beirut
I spent most of this day alone at my parents’ apartment in Verdun. I really needed my me time.
After midnight we go in search of ice-cream (and perhaps Nutella wraps if we’re lucky). We aren’t lucky. Yasmine and her mother-in-law Hayat, who is so much fun and I miss her already.
Just outside my parents’ building.
At the Four Points hotel. Bed time.
Day 7, August 7 ) A Quiet Day on the Mountaintop and a Lunar Eclipse
The trip really winds down on this day. It was nice to have the house all to ourselves for a couple of hours.
Jana, K, T and the Traveling Tap 6.
He’s attached to her face.
Khaldoun, some dragons and an octopus.
Day 8, August 8 } Time to Go Home
T and I wind down under the willow tree.
Little footie I want to bite into!!
Tareq Sr. and Tareq Jr.