Posted byLori Posted onMay 31, 2011 Comments23

You and I are given opportunities in life. Opportunities to make, break, give, take, grow, learn, run, walk, fly, drive, sing, dance, stay, or go.

I just returned from my week + vacation in Arizona. I visited Sedona with the family, then embarked on meeting not one, but two bloggers, for a hiking trip of the Grand Canyon.

Kelly, Katie, Me
Katie (in black) and I (in blue)
Kelly and I

I feel so lucky to experience new things and people. Each choice we make gives us new life and  a new way to think and feel.


My trip to Arizona (Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, and Phoenix) was incredible. The people I met, the experiences I had, and the food I ate (best part…? 😉 ), opened my horizons and let me embrace changes and exciting things. Not to mention, I was able to hang out with my family for 5 full days, pretty much completely free of bickering.

Sedona is beautiful


Me and little sister

I could be happier with the outcome of my vacation. It was a blast.

A lesson learned through my long time away (hey, a week and a half is huge for me!) was to grasp every single opportunity to grow. And grow I did.

Lori and Kelly (my love!)


Daughter and Mom

Big hugs to my new friends. I’m glad I got to meet all of you, hemp beer and all.


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  1. So very jealous. And so very happy that you had a great 5 days. Still, so very jealous. 🙂

  2. Wow you look so beautiful and happy! And the scenery is pretty nice too I would be SO happy if i could one day go on a hike in a place like that. I love the lesson you mentioned too.

  3. Holy hiking, that looks amazing! I’ve been to Arizona once, but we didn’t make it out to the scenic part. Wow.

  4. wowwww that looks so beautiful! so glad you got to go- im jealous!!! love the pics!

  5. beautiful photos! arizona looks gorgeous. i’m not sure i could live there but dang, those mountains pull at my heart strings! but any mountain will do that 😉 i’m so happy you had such a good time!

  6. Lori what a great recap of your AZ trip. Looks like it was beautiful and spectacular outside and that you had a mix of friends and family. So pretty 🙂 Funny, when I lived in AZ I never remember it looking this way. lol

  7. Love all the vacation pictures, glad you had a fun time but I am definitely happy to have you back! 🙂

  8. Looks beautiful–looking forward to hearing the rest of the story.
    Welcome home!

  9. What an amazing trip Lori! I didn’t realize before that you were going to see family too. Double whammy of a good time. So glad you got to experience that … I’m majorly jealous!

  10. Hey girly! Welcome back! Love the pics..looks like such a fabulous time. Thanks for sharing those..I think hiking is one of my favorite outside activities. So great.

  11. ahh thats awesome im so glad you had fun! im from arizona and just took my husband to sedona for the first time in november. isnt it beautiful? its such a peaceful place…phoenix is great too (my home city)! hopefully it wasnt too hot for u!

  12. I had so much with you! Our last night in Phoenix was epic! 🙂 Can’t wait to do it again with you soon! 🙂

  13. You look HAPPY and HEALTHY and GORGEOUS! And I cant imagine anything more important (than the first two)!

  14. It looks like you had so much fun!! =) Those pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

    And hey, a week and a half is a long vaca for me too!!

  15. Sounds like such a wonderful time! Gosh, those pictures are gorgeous!

  16. Hemp beer? Cool!
    I love all of your pictures, Lori! I’m happy you had a great time off.

  17. Wow! Love the landscape pictures! Looks like the weather was perfect for your trip! I just love family vacations like that–time for kicking back and being able to chillax with loved ones 🙂 glad you had a wonderful time!!

  18. Looks like so much fun!! Ive aways wanted to hike like that, backpack and all. I havent found any place close to me like that before, although I am looking toward Yosemite soon 🙂

  19. welcome home lovely lady! so glad you all had a great time! it looks breath taking. A much needed getaway for you all.

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