|to make delicious pretty pink lemonade cupcakes of your own, visit Today's Nest :)|
IT'S MY 21ST BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! BEST DAY EVERRRRR!!!! (until my 25th birthday, that is).
|tswift rockin' the Ellen show|
|Halloween in the Penthouse. My residents and I haunted our hall for a competition.|
We placed 2nd, but ours was obviously the best :)
The girls worked really hard and the 18th floor was completely transformed.
The girls and I headed to George Mason for Lyrical Art night featuring Ammar AlShukry and Boonaa Mohammed!
It was so amazing, and we were so happy to be there. I got to see a lot of my old friends that I had grown up with (Mosque kids<3)
|Asma, Radwa, Marwa and I hanging out with George before the show.|
|The next night Samirah's friends and I surprised her with a super bridal shower/bachelorette party!|
She was bombarded with silly string the minute she walked in.
|party favors :)|
|delicious, delicious snacks. We had wayy too many and had to avoid sweets completely for the next month.|
Just kidding, there's no way I could ever completely avoid sweets.
|the greatest thing in the world that everyone should own at some point in their lives:|
|WHAT IS THE BRIDE WEARING?? the blindfold is no excuse for this fashion nightmare!|
It was so much fun; she had to wear everything that was given to her in this suitcase.
we also played Toilet-Paper Bride, Pin the Lips on the Frog, Who Knows the Bride Best, and Karaoke :)
|My sister and I made these cupcakes for my residents :) It was a penthouse cupcake factory! Deliciousss.|
|long narrow road on our way to the mountains :)|
|walking down the road to the foot of Old Rag Mountain with Kairshma|
|let the climbing begin. It was hiking all of the way, then when we got towards the top, there was a lot of climbing|
All those trips to the rock-climbing wall in our gym definitely paid off ;)
|a 5 mile hike up, my first time climbing a mountain|
we picnicked with our bagged Panera lunches on the big rocks at the top :) IT WAS SO COLD.
|Kairshma and I met this really cool guy when we got to the mountain.|
We actually hiked a lot of the way with him and he told us all these stories about his life. He's done so many things, and I think he's fulfilling all of his dreams, one at a time. He's worked so many different jobs and he's in school again to try his hand at even more!
|admiring Bri's duckface :P|
|Modern-Day American Gothic|
|Briiiii's so shady|
|coloring the children's menu :)|
|Rob always makes me laughhh|
|MANGO ICED TEA! So delicious.|
|an RA lunch|
|Torian was creeping on me when he took this picture.|
I was crossing the road back to my residence hall.
It is getting so cold outside; I could hardly stand it.
|the ghetto piano is a trademark for our hall's community room|
|floor walks with Torian. He does it in style.|
|the view from my room. miniature style.|
|a bunch of us got tickets to see Barack Obama speak at a university near our own|
then afterwards my friend Irfan and I got to speak on a local news station!
(they just asked us what the atmosphere was like and how we felt, but it was an awesome 30 seconds of on-air time)
|a weekly Holy Books Discussion led by the Baptist Collegiate Ministry|
which doubled as a Wednesday night tea party with some great friends
Raspberry Pomegranate Green Tea (my new-found love)
|Boba, or bubble tea, with my RA staff at a small lounge by campus|
before my train ride home
love them<3, love boba<3
|my friend, Thomas, waiting at the train station|
our train was delayed for an hour
but we have great stories to tell now about two new friends we made (coming soon!)
|dinner and milkshakes with my cousin, Adrienne, at a cafe on campus|
a small birthday celebration! the girl deserves it.
and these milkshakes are to die for-- Pumpkin Pie (hers) & Chocolate Hazelnut (mine).
|a real woman.|
|helping Caitlin fix her hijab on Twin Day during training :)|
|I love anyone who just wants to steal my scarves and wear them for the day :) It's always so much fun!|
[it was triplet day for us]
|I love being an RA! So many amazing people with open minds, creativity, excitement and eagerness to learn.|
At the block party during the first week of school the DJ played The Wobble just for the RAs :)
|people, let me tell you 'bout my besttt frienddd|
|I'm not quiet sure why, but this is the funniest pose to me. I always want to do it.|
|like a G.|
|We don't really look alike in these pictures, but I swear we could pass as twins most days.|