This is my Tia Ivette (fyi, "tia" is aunt in Spanish). Of all three, she definitely has played the biggest impact on who I am today. For starters, she is only nine years older than me.
She also lived with my family for a year. When I was younger I worshipped the ground she walked on. She would curl my hair and allow me the chance to explore her enormous pink Caboodle filled with makeup. Even when I was a fourth grader with a mad crush on Nathan Bowers, she would patiently listen to my stories of how wonderful a kickball player he was and then advise me on how best to get his attention. Together we baked cookies and cheated at UNO. And, it is because of her that I can draw a whole salon of cartoon faces.
Did I also mention that my love for Hello Kitty stemmed from her obsession?