Posted on Dec 4th, 2011 by Allison (Family/Friends, Photography, Travel)

Aloha! It’s been a very travel filled year for me. I’ve been reminded to be careful what you wish for. As I was approaching my 50th birthday I set the intention that I wanted the next phase of my life to be filled with lots more travel.

Well, the Universe answered with 2 trips to Costa Rica (3 weeks each), San Diego and Salt Lake; one trip to Los Angeles for a trade show, and another to Victoria, B.C. with my friend Jana (where we worshiped flowers and laughed a lot).

Most recently, a last minute trip to Kauai to spend a week with my family, before Brandon & Jen moved to Malaysia.

I have no idea what it is I’m doing in this photo.

There were 16 of us in all – both my kids and their families, plus my sister and her family, with a couple of significant others joining us. We had a great time together – discovered we all share similar world views, and were easy and compatible companions (which isn’t always the case when family, or even friends, travel together).

My granddaughters couldn’t get enough of each other, and Kennedy was missing her cousins 10 minutes after they left for the airport. We definitely need to do this again!

My world still feels a bit like it’s spinning around me, as I try to get my grounding again. I think I’ll stay at home for the rest of the year.

Maybe I’ll even update my blog again.

Where have you traveled this year? Where do you want to go in 2012?

(9) Comments   


Jennifer Pearce on December 5th, 2011 at 12:58 am

Loved the slideshow photos and the music. So fun to be together and in such a beautiful place. I took a look at all the orchid photos you took. Wow, they are all so beautiful. I love orchids.

Brandon Pearce on December 5th, 2011 at 1:23 am

You took so many beautiful photos that really capture the fun memories we had together! Thank you for sharing them!

Cary on December 5th, 2011 at 5:17 am

I love how good the universe is to you ~ I believe in Karma!

Michelle on December 5th, 2011 at 11:52 am

Loved the slideshow, loved the music. My goodness that is a lot of travel. Europe next?

Ashley Rae on December 6th, 2011 at 9:49 am

Great post…wonderful pictures…
That was the most memorable vacation I’ve ever had. Thanks for sharing it with me. I love you!!

Anne Heartsong on December 7th, 2011 at 9:34 am

Oh Allison, you are such a lucky Mom and Grandma! Your family is beautiful and your pictures took my breath away (as well as the amazing song!). Knowing the story of your son and his family, I can such freedom in their faces and energy. What a gift they are to the world the way they are living their lives. Thanks for sharing your adventures with all of us. Grateful!

Anne Heartsong on December 7th, 2011 at 9:35 am

…I can SEE such freedom in their faces… 🙂

paul on December 10th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

You are a lucky grandma. Actually I don’t like the word “lucky”. It’s no accident but you are fortunate. I envy your family relationships. Loved the slide show.

Kristin on December 20th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

It was such a fun trip. I really hope we can all go on another adventure together! Lovely photos; they made me happy.

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