Friday, January 6, 2017

Life lately {The final Cali days}

So, looking back at these pics is bringing on alllllllll the feels. Too many feels to put into words right now; I guess there's a reason I've been avoiding going through all these pics. I don't do tears well. One thing I will say though, life in California already feels like it was an eternity ago. We'd been living in limbo since our belongings were packed up into the shipping container in September, and those final weeks in the states were bittersweet. Excited for things to come, but dealing with so many goodbyes; some extremely hard to say. Brutal, in fact.

We made the most of our final days there though - getting out and about to all our favourite parks & restaurants (and food trucks), going on walks in the neighborhood to our fav coffee shop (with my fav neighbor - I miss you Marlene!), putting that white rug to good use with a million Anneke photoshoots, playdates and MNO, and even getting into some fall activities - apple picking and the pumpkin patch.

Our final week in Sunnyvale however, did NOT go according to plan. Only a few nights before we flew out, Ollie came down with the dreaded "vomit bug" that had been making the rounds in the bay area. To say I freaked out is an understatement. I'm so thankful though for all our friends who went above and beyond during that period and stepped in to help us out. From dropping lysol and towels on my doorstep at 8pm to bringing meals, watching my kids, dropping all my leftover junk to Goodwill (a minivan full!), packing and re-packing my bags and weighing my bags, cleaning my shoes for customs, and just providing so much emotional support.... Well, our move was a team effort. Girls, I miss you. I couldn't have done it without you. I hate that my last week in Cali was such a stressful one, but we made it through - AND the flight was vomit free, although Austin succumbed on day 2 down under....  More to come :-)

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1 comment:

  1. I know EXACTLY how you feel. It's almost like our time in Cali was a dream. Did I really live there? Did I do life there? It's like you and the other girls are the only proof I have I was there. Bittersweet. xoxo


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