New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

Living Room

I have some amazing news! Our house sold! As spectacular as it sounds, it was also very bitter sweet. We didn’t even put it on market and a lovely family expressed their interest in our home and the rest is history. We’ve signed the papers and are just getting a few things out of the way. We should be all moved out by the end of August. I have loved this home of ours the last 6 years. It’s charm can never be replaced, the memories truly priceless! But I have peace leaving it, knowing that a wonderful family will be moving in and making even more great new memories! Not to mention, we have a photographer from LA coming the end of this week to photograph our space to be featured – which I will share more details soon. For now, you’ll have to live in suspense! It will be a nice way to remember this home for years to come and have it documented in a sense. 

Dining Room

After our home sold, we were a little worried (naturally) about where we were going to be moving. We knew we would be in Canada by the end of August / beginning of September, but buying a home is SO stressful. ESPECIALLY when you are doing it from another country. Seriously. We looked at a few online, but it’s so hard to tell what it really looks like judging just by pictures. Although there were many we were willing to purchase, there was one particular house that just felt right. It looked like the perfect home for our family of five (and room for more!), plus the extra space to allow for projects and hobbies. 

I expressed interest and of course, it was pending. I was sad, but had no choice but to move on. 

One night, Joel and I spent the last hour in bed searching property after property. I was feeling so overwhelmed and defeated. I remember just praying (and a lot of whining) asking God for his favor and grace. It has been a really emotional and stretching time for us. Family fall outs. Adoption drama. Starting new jobs. Moving out of country. And so on. I just asked for one thing to go smoothly and without a hitch. I kind of asked for a miracle that the house I couldn’t stop thinking about would some how be ours.

Breakfast Nook

Yeah, right. Or so I thought. I closed my eyes, surrendered all my fears, worries and anxiety and went to sleep. 

The next morning, I got a call from my mom telling me that there was a duplex that the realtor wanted to do a walk through via Facetime with me. I not-so-eagerly agreed to accept. I couldn’t afford to be picky, we just needed a home to live in and start this new life as a family. 

My phone rang and the realtor began the tour. I won’t forget it. Not for a moment. She opened the front door and there on my tiny iPhone screen was the house.

That house.

The house I prayed for.

The miracle house.

There had been a miscommunication, it wasn’t the duplex at all. The realtor told me that the house just went back on the market that morning. SERIOUSLY?! God, is just amazing. She said she thought of us right away and even felt that it was God making a way. WHAT?! Ok, it was just getting to be so much for me to handle. We walked through the house. I was freaking out on the other side of the world. I already knew I wanted it from the moment she opened that front door. We placed an offer that day. Then a counter offer. They accepted. And by ANOTHER miracle we were approved for a mortgage. Just like that…it was ours! 

Master Bedroom

I can’t tell this story without giving God all the glory and honor. Honestly, the timing on everything was just too perfect. It was just too impossible for me to comprehend HOW we even got this house! But I feel SO blessed that this house is ours. And you know what, this was that ONE thing that came easy. No hurdles. No hiccups. No blood, sweat and tears. 

He made it happen. 

He made a way through the impossible. 

He blessed our family with the perfect home. A home that we get to start afresh and anew. 

Thank you God for this gift – you are faithful!! 

So, not only did we finalize our adoption (still SO very happy), but we sold and bought a house….phew! I don’t know about you, but I want to sleep for a few days. My mind has had a lot of excitement and it’s taken a lot out of me! Unfortunately, there is much to do. All I can say is that this definitely takes a huge load off of our shoulders! And I’m beyond excited to make this house our next home!! It’s going to be a lot of fun! Without further ado, here are a few photos of the space.  Thanks for baring with me and letting me spill my guts this morning! (photos courtesy of Remax)

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

New Beginnings | New Home

P.S. To answer that question you might be thinking – yes, we will be doing a lot of painting! 

XOXO, Lidy

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  • Sabrina Grant

    Amazing and beautiful. Love it so much.

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Sabrina!! We are relieved we have somewhere to move into when we arrive in Canada. I know it’s going to be a nice resting place for a while, as we busily try to get the kids immigration stuff out of the way. We feel blessed, but will miss California and you all VERY much!!

      XOXO

  • Krystle Ridout

    Really excited for all God is doing in your life!

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you Krystle! We feel blessed, even though we know the hardships aren’t quite over. But we have a faithful God :)

      XOXO

  • Tan

    Ahhh I’m so excited for you! I just can’t wait to see what you do with the space. It looks so bright and airy – perfect for you!

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Tan!!! I know, it’s all so very exciting – can’t wait to move in and start fresh. I absolutely loved the bright airiness of the house too :)

      XOXO

  • Wow it all looks amazing! I’m sure you’ll love living in Canada (I do!). Xo

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Caitlin! Both my husband and I were born and raised in Canada, so it will be good to be back. We will have to get use to winters again and I’m sure at times we will miss California deeply. Nonetheless, we know we will love living there again!

      XOXO

  • I can’t believe it’s all happening so fast! But so, so happy everything is working out. Can’t wait to see what you do with the new space and what this feature is all about :)

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks Rach! It’s happening SO fast. Can hardly keep up with everything! I’m really excited to have a whole new space to design and makeover, Naturally, we are already having fun dreaming up ideas. And yes, can’t wait to tell you all about this little feature on the side – I’ll have to text you 😉

      XOXO

  • thediynurse

    I’m so happy for you- what an amazing miracle. Sometimes it just takes giving it all over to the big man 😉

    • HelloLidy

      Thanks so much friend :) I totally agree, I think once you really let go of something, that’s when good things happen. I’m one of those people that hangs on for dear life, but there was way too much happening at one time I kind of gave up. I knew I couldn’t do anything, but trust. Feeling so beyond grateful!

      XOXO

  • Congratulations! God is good all of the time! 😀

    • HelloLidy

      Thank you so much Chas!! He is indeed!

      XO

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