thirty days of gratitude: day 17.
this is the beautiful house i grew up in which is the house my dad grew up in. every summer day my brother and i would play outside until we were dirty and exhausted and then sit outside around the grill with my parents. my childhood was honestly idyllic (middle and high school.. eh, not so much). i miss iowa so much (family especially), and feel lucky that so many of the values i learned there have carried over into my life here in california. californiowan for life.