A Farewell to California + Return to the Pacific Northwest
Back “home” again to Vancouver y’all. It was very hard to say goodbye to Los Angeles.
Sigh…….sigh. Le sigh. Only a week ago I was having brunch in sunny Southern California with my family at Hugo’s. Here’s Langdon enraptured with our sweet, colorful server’s daily specials spiel.
Hugo’s is super Los Angeles with an eclectic menu, super clean food + healthy eating. Langdon was very contemplative as he sipped his water. “Quinoa? Kamut flakes? Organic cane syrup? Organic tofu scramble???” he pondered.
Langdon has grown + developed + changed so much since his first arrival in Los Angeles in early December! Much of it thanks to Grandma! Grandma did the majority of looking after the baby during my stay. Here is the giant with his beloved Obaachama. Look at this mutant! He’s already half the size of his petite grandma!!!
A most fortuitous turn of events, Langdon’s daddy flew into Los Angeles for our last couple of days. Jeff had a couple of job interviews, so he was able to come down + help us travel back to Vancouver, which was a godsend!!! Langdon was elated to see his daddy again! It had been too long!
Well, sigh. I know it hasn’t been a full week since we’ve been back, but I’m already having a hard time transitioning. What’s makes it a little bit worse is that TARGET IS CLOSING ALL OF IT’S STORES IN CANADA!!!! I’m so bent out of shape about it. I can’t go into it, it’s so ridiculous. Damn you Canada – sorry I’m bitter + it had to be said.
Langdon has been having a hard time as well. He is fully aware there is no more bustling, lively household. It’s just boring old mommy + boring old daddy. He’s been upset, cranky + temperamental since we’ve returned to Vancouver. Not to mention we’ve been unpacking, cleaning + organizing (which is ALL we ever do). What is a baby to do? I’m still on the fence about it, but we’ve resorted to putting him in a playpen a couple times, which has been unsuccessful. Here’s a freaky picture of Lang in his “cage”.
Lang + I really miss my family + friends a whole awful lot. It’s so hard raising a baby away from family. Thank god the flight is only 2 1/2 hours away + that we are on the same coast!!! Now that Langdon is growing up, traveling is more difficult because the transition back + forth becomes heart wrenching. I appreciate my family for showering Langdon with so much love, affection + for teaching him new things every day!!! I love you mom, dad + Ashley!!! And to all my warm, hilarious, caring friends, I’m so lucky to have you in my life! Thank you for the most memorable visit!!!