How I feel about my trip to Florida and Hollywood… I can barely contain my excitement! ๐Ÿ™‚
hehehe ๐Ÿ™‚
I’ll be uploading photos as soon as I get back! You know I’ll take plentyy.

You’re the Most Incredible Thing

spending some time by a lake near the mountains after a great picnic with old and new friends.
I want to wear maxi dresses every day.
the view from our picnic was beautiful!
The Tea Bazaar in Charlottesville, VA. Such a cute little shop!
The workers that night were terribly rude, though!
Girls night with two of my loves, Doha and Anfal.
One of the many libraries at UVA… I loved them! Especially the ‘Harry Potter’ room!
Gelato shop with Zaneera & Kairshma after my finals week.
We covered that entire wall with mostly-pleasant chalk art.
baby shower for Zainab! ๐Ÿ™‚
Amna and Mariam made this whole party happen. Kudos to them, and congrats to the mommy!
Barbequing and making s’mores on the grill after a tough semester ๐Ÿ™‚
we’re kind of dangerous.
After three years of living on the top floor – 18th – of my residence hall,
the housing manager let a bunch of the RAs on the roof for a view of the city/campus!
Third night home, had to see my favorite friends. Lincoln being one of them ๐Ÿ˜‰
These are two of my very best friends. Don’t know where I’d be without them!
Zaid can do some serious multi-tasking!

here comes the sun

There is almost nothing better than spending the last day of my junior year in undergrad with great company and delicious Thai food (Pad See Eew, Panang Curry). Thai iced tea is my most favorite drink in the entire world.
I know nothing about basketball (Celtics Jersey), except of course for my own university’s team.
via Shiza’s iPhone ๐Ÿ™‚
I also got to spend the past few days after my finals with some of the families that I interned with. The children are so sweet and I’m so thankful to play even the smallest part in their lives. All we’ve done is paint pictures, paint faces, get in touch with their loved ones back home (central America & the Caribbean), celebrate a mother’s birthday, put together puzzles, discuss Obama’s local presence, and pamper the mothers by painting their nails, among other things. It has been so nice to relax and spend time with them before they head home to their countries, and before I head home to where I’ve left my whole heart; my family.
I feel so accomplished with all that I’ve done this past year, even though it wasn’t my favorite. I hardly spent any time with friends, but I was so involved on-campus and in the community, and I was MUCH more motivated in school somehow, and for all of that I am thankful. I’m completely determined to make this summer, and every season after it, the best times of my life;; complete with friends and family, who are the only ones who could make my seasons so.