Monday, June 24, 2013


So Sonja and I went to Lubbock for about 3 weeks. Our excuse? My youngest sister, Rebekah, graduating from High School! Say what??? How did she get that old???

I decided that if I was going to go, I might as well stay a while, let my family enjoy Sonja and give Sonja some exposure to more people than.. well, me and the few friends I have managed to make here in California.

I am so glad I did that. I kind of wish I had stayed forever.

Sonja and I slept in my sister, Rebekah's room. I slept in her crazily comfortable bed. I'm not sure why it was so amazing but I swear I've never slept in a bed that comfy before. Sonja slept in her pack-n-play except one night when she slept next to me cause she was fussy.

It was amazing. We didn't necessarily do anything too crazy while we were there, but just being around  my family and the people I love and watching them fall in love with Sonja and her fall in love with them... it was heaven. I feel like she grew a lot, socially. She really loved Bev and Bekah, and it was so nice to have them around to entertain her when I needed to pump. I also didn't feel overwhelmed out there, because I wasn't alone all day like I am here. It was so awesome.

While I was there, I also managed to go to crossfit with my sister, Meghan, and her boyfriend, Nick. It was also awesome. I got my butt kicked so hard both times I was destroyed for at least 2 days afterward. More like 4. Just ask Rebekah... I complained a lot.

My dad sang to Sonja when she got fussy and it always calmed her down. And, of course, Sonja still LOVES her Aunt Meghan. She and I got to spend the night over at Meghan's house when the big storm came with 80 mph winds and knocked the power out along with my dad's tree. She went from fussy and sad to instant happiness the minute she saw Aunt Meghan.

At first, Uncle Nick scared Sonja. He is a tall, broad guy and I'm sure in many ways intimidating since Sonja hadn't gotten a lot of exposure to men, other than Jeff. He won her over by the 2nd or 3rd visit and then she was in love with him too. She really took to him and it was adorable watching them interact.

Rebekah graduated, it was great. I got to watch her graduation and her IB pinning ceremony. She is going to BYU this fall and I am so proud of her. She has blossomed into a beautiful, intellegent, and very sweet-natured girl. She has the kindest heart. I really love that about her. I had so much fun getting to spend time with her and see what she has matured into.

Some of the fun activities we got to do while in Lubbock were going to the Parade of Homes, seeing a Museum, seeing family during the graduation, crossfit, and family dinners. Sonja had a rough time adjusting at first but got over it within the first 10 days or so, and I feel like she still misses everyone. Maybe I'm just projecting though.

I wish I had stayed longer. I guess there is not really a good length of time because I wouldn't have ever really wanted to leave. I just loved every minute of it. I think Sonja enjoyed most of it too.

So.. that was Lubbock.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Isn't it so hard to see how awesome life would be if you were living back around family? When we last visited Austin, it was almost overwhelming how great it felt being back.

I hope where ever you guys decide to go, it's close to more support... being across an entire country from you guys suh-hucks!