my initial excuse for this trip was that my fave little sister* turning 18 at the end of march!
*maddy may technically be my cousin, but we're not big on technicalities over here. if you've lived together as long as we did, you're sisters.
it didn't work out for me to be there exactly on her big day, but that turned out to be a huge blessing.
my timing was pretty dang perfect and i'm proud of that!
we had sleepovers all week long, and her reaction to me showing up will forever be one of my favorite moments.
basically counting down the days until i get to see her again, except this time, i'll be sleeping over in her dorm room!
i have the best family ever.