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Life Lately

I actually don’t know the last time I did a post of this kind…. other than our updates from Mexico, maybe years ago?! So I figured I’d just take this downtime during the kids nap to write a very casual post about our life these days.

Poppy & Skipper both had birthdays in January, they turned 4 & 1, and Poppy also started preschool twice a week (which she lovesss). Although I thought Skip would definitely be walking by his first birthday we’re just now, in April, starting to get some distance out of him with his steps. I think that a month from now he will finally give up crawling. Hallelujah! I’m ready to get those little hands off the floor of every public place.

We did a lot of trips in the year some for vacation and some for work which was really nice to get to spend sometime in different places.

People often ask me if we are headed back to Mexico anytime soon. We don’t have anything calendar, we cancelled a trip that we had book in February and haven’t rebooked anything yet. Although I’m starting to really miss it. Now that I’m settled back home I really do miss a lot of things about the lifestyle & pace we had there and I’m aching to get back for a visit. Along with a handful of other countries & cultures we would love to experience in the next couple years (but I mean, who wouldn’t…).

It’s a strange thing both of us being self employed and really having the freedom to be able to work from anywhere because it often tempts me to spend evenings looking at rentals in different cities (mostly warmer, sunnier cities – Any one want to house swap ;)? ) Or searching craigslist for camper vans for us to live out of down the west coast for a while. I’m still working on convincing David into that one haha, 88 square feet with toddlers…. come on, sounds fun, right?!

But I’m trying to stay patient and enjoy where we are right now. Being totally present in this season and even each day is important to me and I have to work hard at it.

I’m going to list some life lately questions below, and you are totally welcome to steal them and repost yourself or copy and paste them to answer in the comments below!

Lately I am….

Eating for breakfast: Smoothie Bowls (or just chopped up fruit) with Granola

Reading: No Compromise – The life story of Keith Green, such a good book! I love the entire 70’s California hippie vibes that it starts off with and I’m so inspired by the boldness of their fatih. Also, rereading Radical by David Platt

Eyeing up: Southern California Beach Homes

Wearing on repeat: My Levi’s, duh, and white blouses.

Inspired by: Mostly those two books I’m reading, and trying to get inspired by more old school stuff; preachers, books, music, homes. Trying to keep my mind from being Instagram & Pinterest brain washed when it comes to style, homes, etc.

Doing before bed: Loving baths and a glass of wine, journalling, Bengal Spice tea (seriously addicted to this), Fixer Upper episodes (how is this show ending?!).

Listening to: Bahamas – Earthtones, Angus & Julia Stone – Snow, The Beach Boys.

Wishing I was better at: Waking up before the kids to stretch & read.

Trying to stop: Wasting time on my phone and eating dairy. Buying the world’s largest wheel of Brie yesterday was a step in the wrong direction, but it was half price… what do you expect.



  1. April 3, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    I looove this Bethany! So nice to hear family updates!
    I’m definitely gonna do this tag for a blog post on my website soon! Love the idea!??

  2. Cassandra
    April 4, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Love the updates! You’re posts are always so good to read. My husband loooves Keith Green, he read that book couple years ago when someone gifted it to him and it shifted something inside of him..that book along with Radical are a few of our favorites. I love books that put our perspective where it should be on Eternity.

    Some other books we like are pretty much anything by John Bevere we love along with his wife Lisa. Also, I really like listening to preaching on YouTube as I go about my day at home and Christine Caine is who I’m usually listening. Love her.

    Sorry that was long! I just get super pumped about anything to do with building our faith and sharing books that’s stir us up ?

  3. April 4, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Ran across your blog while searching for Virtual sites. Such a pleasure to see others working for themselves and their homes rather it being and 88sf. footer or a Mexican lifestyle, I applaud you guys! My wife and I live in Playa Del Carmen most of the year and work virtually like you and your husband. Maybe we can collab sometime who knows. But once again, it was nice meeting you and we love your blog!

  4. April 9, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I lol’d when I read how you wanna move into 88 sq ft camper van but you’re still trying to convince your hubby because, my hubs and I are knee deep in renovating our sprinter van to go full time in it with our almost 4 yr old and almost 10 month old!! ?? I’ll test the waters for you and tell you if it’s absolutely insane but worth it, or absolutely insane and run for that beach house change of scenery haha! Love following you since our kiddos are the same age and girl- boy order ?

    • bethanymenzel
      April 9, 2018 / 1:13 pm

      Oh wow awesome good for you!!! Please share when it’s all done, I’m sure it will be so worth the experience!

  5. April 17, 2018 / 1:57 am

    I’m also obsessed with Bengal spice tea. It’s heavenly. I live in Cape Town now and still get my mom to send me some in every package and I stock up when we visit Canada. Ok now I want some.

  6. April 18, 2018 / 7:46 am

    If you ever want to house swap with a family in Orlando, FL, I got you girl. I’m dying to take my littles to Vancouver

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