Being so far from home, I tend to miss my lil Oregon a lot. But even more than my state of birth, I miss my family a lot. I've always been extra super close to my mom and dad, and growing up, my sister Maura and I were joined at the hip. Even my brother Sam and I get along crazy well. Granted, there were some epic fights when we were all in elementary, middle, and high school, but we've all sort of gone on from that point. Sam moved out when he started college, and of course, I'm no longer at home. Maura is still a junior in high school and currently the only kid left at home, but the distance has done our relationship good. This coming photo is the whole family a couple Easters ago. I'm the one in the pretty yellow vintage dress.