Pat’s family in Ohio was so kind to host a shower for me when I went back to Columbus to defend my thesis. The food was wonderful, and the company was even better! The Fries family is getting ready to welcome not one, but two new Sara(h)’s into the family! Pat’s cousin Paul is marrying a Sarah next October. It was so fun to get to celebrate with the Ohio family I’ve had the chance to get to know over the past two years. I was also so happy my mom was able to take off to come to the shower and provide moral support for the big defense!