Last weekend, I went to Illinois to surprise my dad for his 49th birthday. 

Emily Wilson Photography Illinois

I showed up at Longhorn where my sister is a server, and I waited in the booth for my parents to arrive. Mom facilitated the surprise, and dad was thoroughly thrilled/bewildered by my presence at dinner in Illinois.

While there I got to see my sister's and my best friend's (Tori's) new places since they both moved this summer. And naturally, I took dozens of photos while home...

One of the best parts of going home was seeing my dogs, my sisters dog (pictured), and Tori's new kitten.