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Friday, June 2, 2017

Home is Canada!

Oh gosh, what a whirlwind the last few weeks have been! I apologize for the lack in posts, we are finally starting to get settled here in our new town. If you have been following on instagram, you know we have moved from Arizona to British Columbia, Canada last week! (if you missed the announcement post, you can read it here). 

I haven't taken the time to talk much about my personal life lately so I thought with all the down time, and lack of outfits I have been able to shoot, I would take this Friday to give the new readers and my old ones a little background on what has been going on with me. Life has sure been crazy the last few years, first off I can't believe how fast time is passing... June 2017, really?

If you are a loyal reader from the start you know I started Classic & Bubbly as an outlet from my then day job. During the 6 years I have had C&B I've been able to start my own Photography company, Stesha Jordan Photography and take Classic & Bubbly on full time. It has seriously been a dream! Being behind the lens and in front, I have loved every minute. C&B turned more fashion and beauty related as I continued through the years. 3 years ago, I met Stephen who had a beautiful 4 year old daughter, Sofia. Fast forward to now, we are married (celebrated our 1st anniversary in April!) and now have recently moved, the three of us and our pups, to British Columbia, Canada. 

Hoping to keep up with C&B as much as I used too as a single gal has been more of a struggle than I was expecting. With an active 7 year old full time and two pups running the house, high heels and purses have had to take a bit of a back burner. I am hoping to bring more lifestyle and the family to C&B to share as much as possible, or as much as Stephen and I think is appropriate. Life has changed here for me, A LOT, so naturally to keep authentic the blog has and will be changing too!

We decided to make the move back to my hometown in the Okanagan Valley in BC as soon as we got married. Wanting to give our children the BEST childhood possible which was just not happening in Arizona. The stars alined for us in so many ways, honestly our dream we spoke about each night never really seemed to be possible. Until it was! Then, everything moved fast, 4.5 months fast. From the date we sent in our application to the residency visa's in hand for both Stephen and Sofia. Life as we knew it was about to get good, real good!

We landed in the Okanagan on May 24th, the best day ever! We drove to The Farm, where I grew up as a child and where my grandfather (who has now passed it down to my father) still owns 20 acres. It was such an amazing day with laughter, photos, fun, excitement, and love. I will never forget that day! (photos at bottom from the arrival day. I am not sure who is happier on The Farm...Sofia, Levi or Coors.... all of them just run until they drop!)

Other exciting news that I am going to be incorporating into my posts is.... we are building a house!  You guessed it, on The Farm! If you follow on snap (SteshJordan) you have probably seen the updates. We are SO so excited to have our own little country farm house on an old dirt road. Until the house is ready we are staying with my mom (insert craziness) but we wouldn't have it any other way!

So there you have it, HOME is Canada! We are so excited to be here. As we walk the fields daily  we think how lucky we are to have it. I will keep these updates coming, I know lots is changing around here but all for the BEST! 

ps. this sweatshirt was a gift from my soul sister and cousin when we arrived home as a welcome home gift. It is Canadian made by a company called Peace Collective!


Janelle said...

That is so exciting! Canada is so beautiful!

Shannon Rice said...

So happy for you Stesha! Sofia looks like she is having so much fun. You will definitely be missed here though! XOXO

Sara Sabaliauskas said...

I'm so happy for you guys! Such an exciting move and life change!

xo, Sara

Laura Bain said...

So exciting! Congratulations to you all. Sofia looks like she's having a blast.

xo Laura Leigh

Katy Schroeder said...

I will always treasure playing in those fields with you and Jess. So special that you are going to build your very own home on the same land. xoxo

Nita said...

Oh my gosh!! That's so exciting babe congratulations to you and the family! <3

Kasey Goedeker said...

I loved this post! It's amazing to see how much our lives and blogs change aw we grow in lives. We are truly connecte to our craft!

Liz H. said...

That's so exciting! Congrats to you!


Amanda Nicole Walker said...

How fun! I need one that says "Home is South Carolina!"

SimplyxClassic said...

what a fun move! excited for your new life and adventure!

Sarah Tripp said...

Such an exciting time in your life! Love your cute sweatshirt!

Maggie said...

aww I loved reading this! So glad everything is working out perfectly! XO

Kathleen Ensign said...

Loved reading this! Congrats!