I was born in Texas and eventually moved to Washington D.C only to settle in with a church and community that was also native Texan. I really mean it too. For instance: 3 of my direct across the street and next door neighbors all came up from Texas too and last living in the same part I was from Galveston/ Houston.
My parents would drag me to all sorts of chili cook offs and now we are dragging my kids. It is no nice to be able to continue this event that I love with my DH and now my little boys. Only to be made better by the fact that my parents are still coming too.