I grew up imagining that I would go to BYU for college. It's a great school and I knew I'd have no problem getting in. I applied to three schools (BYU among them) and got accepted with scholarships to each. It kind of took me by surprise when I realized that not only would I rather go to my now-alma mater, but it was also where I felt like I should go. Idaho isn't exactly my favorite state, but I had a great college experience. Better yet, I finished in three years with no debt. Awesome.
Behind-the-scenes Update: My word, I love Thanksgiving. I made apple-pecan pie and let me tell you, it rocked the party. Better yet, there are still three days left of my vacation. Woooo!