Day 4 in Boston

August 11, 2012

I have a lot to catch up on. So many things happened in Lubbock that I want to blog about, but I also want to share about our time in Boston so far, while it’s fresh on my mind.

We’re still reppin’ Tech (and pointing at a random cyclist’s booty, apparently)


Okay, now Get ready to read, people.

When we flew here last Tuesday, everything started out great – sweet Casey AND Aric woke up at the crack of dawn to take Amy, Coop and I to the airport, and the first two flights were great. Then the plane took off from St. Louis to Boston… Coop hadn’t taken a nap, and that kid fights sleep like no other. I mean, FIGHTS it. So we basically wrestled on the plane for nearly an hour – crying, rolling around, FLAILING around, pulling my hair… Poor kid. He was just so tired. And sweet Amy was there doing damage control, handing me wipes when he squeezed his fruit pouch every where, wrestling him for a bit while I readjusted myself so I wasn’t flashing the world, etc. I didn’t know what else to do, so I asked Amy if she would try walking with him for a little bit (they already asked me to sit down when I attempted…) So she started unbuckling, and then Cooper rolled over onto me and just crashed. He wasn’t asleep yet, but Amy and I instantly started praying. Pleeeease give him rest, Lord!! Then I had the thought, “I’m just so glad we aren’t hopping back on the plane in a few days to go back to Lubbock.” Then it hit me. I’m on a ONE WAY flight to Boston. What the heck are we doing. Then I started crying.

So, imagine with me… This sad, pathetic sight. Coop has tears all down his face from crying for an hour, I’m disheveled, and now I’m bawling on the plane with my precious sleeping baby on my chest. I mean, no doubt I was emotional about moving, but it’s a crazy thing how a crying baby will heighten ANY emotion you might have. Holy cow. It’s also a crazy thing how a peaceful, sleeping baby will calm you down, too. So that worked out well :)


Anyhow, Jordan had spent three previous days driving the Tahoe filled with some necessities THIRTY-FOUR HOURS, PEOPLE!! All by himself. What an amazing man. He picked us up from the airport and we headed to our new home. I had never seen it before, and all Jordan said was, “it’s quite small.” So we walked in with our hands full, and unloaded everything into the living room. And then our living room was full. Haha. Really though, I love our place. It’s taken me a few days to warm up to it, but I like it a lot. I’ll like it even more when our movers arrive with our stuff. Which I think will be sometime next week… Woohoo!

So, this is funny… We haven’t met many of our neighbors yet, but all I know is that they have a piano and they are sure to play it multiple times a day. Maybe they will improve over the next two years, and it’ll be fun to listen to eventually :) They also cook food that has a very pungent smell. I have a feeling that won’t improve over the next two years.

I’m going to get used to NOT having quick trips to the car or the mailbox, and doing our laundry with lots of friends, and while walking past people, I shouldn’t expect for them to make eye contact or smile. But really, I’ve been surprised by the kindness of a lot of people. I think I was expecting the worst, so maybe it helped to have some low expectations in that area :)

I had the “we’re gonna be okay” moment when we drove up to Target, which is right down the street. It’s just a normal Target, with a big parking lot and everything. And Jordan had his “we’re gonna be okay” moment when he opened his birthday present and saw his new Harvard Under Armor clothes. The guy loves some Under Armor, and has a bajillion Texas Tech shirts… So I’m easing him into the whole Crimson (NOT maroon!) colored things. So funny.


There is so much more to come – pictures from our trip to Marblehead, a tribute to Amy (the bestest friend in the world), and our new apartment. I can’t wait to share more about our new adventure! All that remains to be true and always will be is that God is so so good, and I know we are living this new stage of life for our good and for His glory. That is some good truth I can rest in.

Daniel Holman posted the following on August 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm.

I am excited for you guys and this life change. I know you guys will love the Northeast. Your going to die when you see the fall colors up there. :-)

Laura posted the following on August 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm.

Yay! You made it! So thankful for a baby who rested and that Amy was there with you. Enjoy getting to know your new city and all the adventures it has for you!

Anna Vayda posted the following on August 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm.

So glad to hear you are there safe and sound. And just remember, home is where the three of you are. Your new adventure will be what you make it! Best to you!

Cristina McElwee posted the following on August 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm.

Glad ya’ll are settling in. I look forward to reading more!;)

Laura posted the following on August 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm.

I can relate to this post in several ways! I recently flew with Reese (who also screamed for a large portion if the flight) on a one way to rapid city…. It is weird
Moving across the country but also such an adventure. I wish you guys the best time :)

Angie posted the following on August 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm.


I’m so sorry I missed saying goodbye to you and the Coop dawg at the GC shindig. Glad to hear you made it ok and I look forward to keeping up with you guys via the blog world. Praying for you today!


Kristin posted the following on August 12, 2012 at 7:23 am.

I’m praying for you and your little family right now. I had a similar flying experience with Summer Zoe (minus the Amy) when she was Coop’s age. I even stood up and asked for a parachute. I did. Not lying.

I’m thankful God gave you Amy and am very excited for Boston to have a little bit of you guys there! You will bless the place for sure!

Hang in there! Boston folks aren’t much different than Lubbock folks. You just have to dig a bit deeper in each one to find it.

Love does,

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