Friday, June 1, 2012

Emily, the Graduate

Emily in China for a summer program in 2010

My darling younger cousin Emily is graduating from Austin High School today. I've loved her from the start of course, but it was when I moved to Austin to go to St. Edward's that we became so close. She was in eighth grade at Fullmore, right down the street from St. Ed's. My first semester, I spent almost every weekend at my aunt & uncle's house, so I spent more time than I ever had with Emily. We bonded over movie and TV marathons, late night baking and awkwardness. The last few years I lived in Austin, I have truly treasured my time with Emily and how close we have become. I couldn't imagine missing her graduation, so here I am in Austin this weekend, to see my darling valedictorian baby cousin walk across that stage this afternoon. I am so, so proud of her, and I can't wait to celebrate her accomplishments! Em will be at University of Texas this fall, which is great for me, since I'll be back in Austin, so we will be able to see each other often :)

Cousins/BFF after her graduation tea yesterday afternoon :)

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