Whenever I go back to Texas, I have three main goals: spend time with my family, hang out with my friends, and see Austin.
I met these girls nine years ago when we were all Resident Assistants in an all-girls dorm. We were goofy 19-year-olds who didn't have much of a clue but sure had fun figuring it all out together. I'm so grateful our friendship has gone the distance.
My dad is proudly wearing his Tona shirt I got him in Nicaragua.
I'm not sure how my mom is so much more tan than I am but I guess my diligent sunscreen application all summer has paid off.
Both of my parents are such an inspiration to me. I wish I could get back to visit them more often but the time I do have with them is so precious. I'm already counting down to Thanksgiving.