Mom, Dad, if you are reading my blog - Thank you. I know I have had some hiccups in life decisions and you hate my panic, tearful phone calls. I'm very thankful for the things you've helped me accomplish and provided; I'm thankful for the things you didn't give me and made me work for all on my own. I realize that all 3 of us kids are giving you a run for your money right now so thanks for caring, pushing us, and being there for us in your own distinct (and different) ways.
My brother Jonathan, Dad, and I on Christmas (it was a mild winter in Iowa last year)