Life Lately

Life Lately

Life Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about life, other than what’s going on with our home makeovers and the odd DIY. Life looks a lot different for our family lately. The last 3 months we’ve adjusted smoothly and quite well overall since moving back to Canada! We had a gorgeous extended fall and spent a good amount of time walking the beautiful paths by our house. It was the most we spent outdoors in months, it was just too hot and smoggy in Bakersfield. It’s incredible what some real fresh air can do for the soul!

Life Lately

Life Lately

The kids have been the strongest in all of this. From the moment we told them we were moving away from California to Canada, they were ecstatic! We even tried to explain that it meant no more beach trips, flip flops, amazing Mexican food, exploring free museums, top-notch flea markets and thrift stores. But they didn’t seem to care. Or maybe I was just telling myself all of that….

Life Lately

Life Lately

One thing I know. Kids make you see what really matters in life. They made me realize that all those things are so superficial and while they are great in the moment, they don’t last. They don’t make life meaningful or memorable. This quote says it perfectly: 

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Life Lately

I am forever grateful for our time in California. I spent my twenties in the coolest place I could imagine. I enjoyed every adventure there and every memory made. But most of all, I met some of the most incredible people there. People I would never have known today if it wasn’t for stepping out into the unknown. Most importantly, we became a family of five in California.

Life Lately

Life Lately

And here I am in my thirties, starting fresh all over again. What a blessing! Every new place brings new experiences and new friendships. I can’t wait to see what the next few years unfold. I am excited for my kids to be near family again. To see their Opa, Oma, Uncles and Aunts as often as they like. Making new memories with loved ones.

Life Lately

So, I guess you can say that life has been wonderful. Busy, crazy, insane at times. But wonderful. And for the record, I think winter is officially here. So there’s that….

XOXO, Lidy

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  • Marisa

    This was very sweet.. The very last line made me giggle out loud.. because you lived in California, we too were able to make new memories and friends. However, it’s so wonderful to have you closer. blessed.

    • HelloLidy

      Totally! Love how we were all able to experience new things and meet great people :)

      XO

  • Sarah Hughes Botts

    So very happy for you guys. And a smidge jealous. ;). But then again, you knew that. Love you! Thanks for sharing pictures of those sweet kids of yours!

    • HelloLidy

      I wish there was a way to make our two worlds collide…obviously that was the biggest downside to leaving. Still praying for a miracle – an even greater miracle if you guys move to Canada 😉

      XO

  • CJ

    I’m one of those terrible people who hates all of the kids in the Facebook/Instagram feed, except yours. Your group has such JOY and a sense of humor. It’s hard to explain, but I’m into it. :)

    • HelloLidy

      That is so hilarious and totally sweet at the same time! Thanks so much, I am quite flattered that my kids don’t annoy you on IG and Facebook 😉 hahaha But they are truly lovable and pretty darn cute!

      XOXO

  • Sweet post :)

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks so much – I appreciate it :)

      Xo

  • Lidy, I am so happy for you and your family that the transition has been so wonderful! (And, selfishly, I am loving seeing you decorate a whole new space:))

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Grace! I am so thankful the transition has been as easy as it is. I was worried it was going to be a hard one…it is at times, but we are blessed to be together! Also, decorating a space may look like a lot of fun….but it’s A LOT of work and really stressful sometimes 😉

      XOXO

  • Oh goodness, these PICTURES! Cutest family ever. Happy to hear all is going well in Canada :)

    • HelloLidy

      Haha, aren’t those kids just squeezable?! Thanks so much friend – the change was good :) Miss you!

      XOXO

  • So glad to hear that you and your loves are doing well! I’m finally getting around to catching up on all my blogs–you have been a busy lady! Your new blog looks amazing and is filled with so many fantastic posts (as usual!). And these family photos…adorable! xoxo

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks so much friend! I’m glad you are back, been missing you here on the web!! But I completely understand there were some important matters you had to take care of…you know…getting married and all 😉 Huge congrats again!!

      XOXO

  • Christina

    I know this is an old post, but I just came across your blog today in the most random (but then again not so random) way. I love hearing your heart for adoption and seeing the reality of what adoption looks like. Your posts from a few years ago remind me of where I am today, and are such an encouragement as my husband and I are in the early stages of looking into adoption.

    Thanks for sharing! I’m excited to continue following your story (and beautiful diy/interior design ideas!!!).

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