Amal and I and her friend Shannon and her Mom Julie went to get henna. Ali is here scraping the dried henna off with a plastic spoon and plenty of water!
The is my other hand. I wanted you all to see it with the henna dried on. I chose two colors: the traditional orange-y henna and the more modern black henna. Yes, they put black dye in it.
Darn it! Amal beat me to the bathroom and got herself washed off and cleaned up before I did! I should have pulled rank! Isn't it lovely?
Here is my big ole leg! This style of henna is called 'Emirati'. The design hails from the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is one of the seven of them! Can you name the others?
Ahhh, I had my lunch and was chillin' and admiring my henna.
This should be taken outside in the light. It is just to freaking hot to do so! I love her orange skirt!
Just want to share a little bit of my husband's culture. Henna is a big thing in the Gulf states (Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar), and my daughter and I wanted to celebrate going to America with it; and to say Au Revoir to all my followers and anyone whom stumbles and reads this far! I am officially turning off my computer and our journey begins in a few hours. It will take more than 24 hours to get to my sister's house so I shall turn on my computer on the 22nd!!
Thank you, just in case you are wishing my kids and I a safe trip!
MOM, DAD here we come!!!!!