It's been a week since i've been back from Utah, but it feels like it's been several months. For those of you just tuning in to my blog... i was on a massive coast to coast road trip with my friends in EYES LIPS EYES and Toy Bombs. i came home for a week then headed out to Utah for a week to be with the family...
The weather was so sweet for a second i contemplated moving there.
My sister Irma
My sister Ericela and husband Angel.
For those who are friends with me on facebook or twitter probably know who the cutie below is...
If not, this is Cruz.
I usually stay with my sister in Farmington when i'm in Utah... she lives at the end of a culdesac which means her backyard is massive.
Enough room for my niece and nephews to run around.
here's Jacob, Jordan, and Jason. (yeah... it's hard to keep these names straight sometimes when i'm calling for them.)
Went to a Real Salt Lake football match with Melissa and Steve.
So the week I spent in Utah was great. There's no other word to describe the time i had with my family. the last time i went my mother wasn't there because she was in Mexico for my grandmother's funeral, and i was in town for less than 24 hours. So there wasn't enough time for me to really visit. I just showered and headed over to Salt Lake to shoot a show and left for Boulder, CO the very next morning.
The main reason for my visit to Utah was to spend a whole week with my mom before she left to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My mom was called to serve as missionary in Santiago Chile for 18 months. Not many of you know who my mother is, nor will you ever have the chance to meet her but she's a special soul. Without giving you ALL my family's history, the one word that would best describe my mother is: "Sacrifice". It was a huge sacrifice for my mom to raise my sisters and me by herself. When my oldest sister had her last child, my mom retired from her job early and left California to take care of my nephew Jason when he was just months old. So it's not out of character for my mother to leave her family, friends, and home of the past 6 years to go serve a mission in Santiago, Chile. I know each of your mother's are special so let her know if you don't already. My mom is pretty amazing and i know it's cliche to say it, but a lot of who I am today was directly influenced by my mother's sacrifice. I wish you could all meet my mom... She'd probably make you the best breakfast you'll ever have.
but for now... a couple photos will suffice.
here is my mom...
love you too much mommy! ¡Nos vemos pronto!
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