Thursday, August 8, 2013

Yep, We Live in Lubbock, TX

i was one month away of living in utah for 11 years.  11! we made the jump to texas for jeffrey to further his education at texas tech. so many changes are happening and i'm a little overwhelmed. lubbock is definitely very different from what i'm used to. san diego and provo. where everyone is outside year round. just in case you don't know where lubbock is:

my in-laws flew to provo, helped us pack up (wow), THEN they drove the uhaul all the way to lubbock so that jeff could be in the car with me and the kids (Wow, capital W). i still can't believe their amazing willingness to do such a selfless act. when we dropped them off at the airport, these were mama crane's words, "thanks sooo much for letting us come to lubbock! we loved it." like it was some kind of vacation or something! all they did was work work work! Thank you best in-laws i've ever had.

anyway. here's my list.

LOVE it:

  • everything is sooo close! two targets within 5 miles of my house. 
  • costco opening next month
  • grid (streets set up very much like provo)
  • texas tech university is beautiful- supposedly college football is amazing here and the town turns in to red raider lunatics...i'm excited for this
  • our humble home- so fun painting and decorating!
  • market street - a grocery store that is bit expensive, but think of sprouts, trader joes type. they walk you to your car and put your groceries in your trunk! love that when i have two kids to strap in carseats.
  • family relatively close! we are going to dallas to see my dad's sister and my cousins who i haven't seen in 15 years next week. then visiting jeff's sis in austin!

This is going to be HARD to get used to:
  • i can't go on walks with the stroller! sidewalks don't curb down and not every street has a sidewalk! this is bad bc i go on lots of walks with this kids...
  • brown, brown, brown. never knew there were so many shades of brown.
  • our humble home (humble is another word for "it's old and charming and there are so many things for poor jeff to do")
  • i don't have my mom group- this has been the hardest for me. i loved my "mom group" in provo. my age, girls nights, kids my kids ages, did everything with them.
  • ash, ceecee, and zoe. my kid's fan club. my sunday dinner family guests. my free babysitters. i'm DYING without these girls.
  • No one is outside. ever. do i even have neighbors?? so weird coming from provo where everyone is outside, on walks, running, biking, at parks (even during 100 degree summer and 10 degree winters).
pictures of our before and after house to come...


  1. I can't help with pretty much anything on your hard to get used to list except for the mom group! I know there are a few in the Lubbock area with people who aren't just members of the church. There's a really cool mom group that is pretty exclusive but they all are runners and you might like them. What ward are you in? I served in the Canyon West ward but this group pretty much is for all over Lubbock.

  2. Jackie...what a blessing your amazing little family is going to be to everyone you come in contact with there! Provo will never be the same without you!

  3. Moving is always such an adventure! I hope you have so much fun getting used to your new home for a while!
    PS. We'll be in Dallas over Christmas break, if you are in the area we'd LOVE to see you guys!!