where I come from {an influence net link up}

I come from a place of community. A place where you take cookies to your neighbors and wave at the passing car. I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma where everyone knows everyone. There are good and bad things about that. I couldn't wait to get out of that little town, but looking back it wasn't so bad. I had a great childhood and have really wonderful memories! Edmond

Now my family and I live in Edmond, Oklahoma. We have lived here for about 2.5 years (we lived in CA and TX before that) I love this city! It's basically stay at home mom central. There's a good chance that Edmond is the "be fruitful and multiply" capital of the world. I have made some wonderful friends and it's really starting to feel like home. I love my church and being able to raise my kids in a state that makes really good sweet tea. The important things in life!

How about a flashback picture just for funsies? This is from college, I went to Oklahoma State University. Absolutely loved it!

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What I really love about Oklahoma is the people. You all know about the tornados that hit recently, and it's been amazing to watch everyone pull together to make a difference. It was absolutely heartbreaking to watch something this devastating happen to our state again. Now that I'm a mom, it was even harder for me to watch. People lost their homes, their children, everything.

Even though it's been horrific, people all over the world have seen what kind of people Okies are. Kind, generous and wonderful people.

It's an honor to be an Okie!

Where are you from?? What's something you love about where you live?