we hopped on a plane bound for salt lake city just two days ago with so much pride, anticipation, and excitement for my little sister, about to graduate. 

beautiful, wise, hilarious, generous, warm, witty, and sincere. in her senior year, elia grew in tremendous ways and matured into an breathtaking woman, inside and out.  

elia formed a deep and moving bond with her horse, toby, who pushed her, challenged her, calmed her, and loved her in the most gentle way. their love is evident. 

oh the places you'll go, cowgirl!