Sunday, December 20, 2009

Year in Review: Trips of 2009

It's that time of the year when we can reflect on the past year and look forward to see what the next year holds for us. Throughout this month I am going to be posting some of my favorite things of the past year.
The following is the vacations and weekend trips we took this past year. I am Very lucky to live in an area where there is so much to do and see near by.
December: Napa-Graduation Celebration
August: 3rd Anniversary in Maui

September: Annual Labor Day Tahoe TripJuly: Girls trip to LA at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, at which no pictures were taken.June: Our Most Epic Trip of 2009. My 27th Birthday in Beijing, China. Four of us went to visit an old High School friend and his wife in China.

And because everyone always loves this picture...the public toilets in Beijing. May: Girls bacholorette party at a Beach house and Wine tasting in Santa Cruz

February: Monteray and Carmel. After-hours dinner at the aquarium for Casey's work dinner.

I am excited to see where 2010 will take me....


  1. Gorgeous photos, thanks for sharing them with us! As a fellow globe trotter I can tell you that these shots brought back more than a few memories for me, I really appreciate that. Lovely blog!

  2. And your jealous of all the trips we took this year... Not even close to all the cool places you went!

  3. so much fun! what a great thing to recap! i'm curious to hear what your thoughts were about beijing. hubby and i went in aug 07...we liked all the sights (ie. great wall, forbidden palace, etc.), but we weren't impressed with the food.

  4. Thanks so much The Voracious Vegan! Looks like you are quite the traveler!

    Jacki-LOL! Your family sure racks up those FF miles =)

    Tam Pham- I agree we liked all the sights but yes the food.....Yeah hadn't eaten meat for awhile prior to and I did there. I got SO sick. By day 8 we broke down and had McDonald Hamburgers!!

  5. amber- i'm kinda glad that you felt the same way- i thought maybe we were crazy for not liking the "authentic" chinese food. i swear we ate stuff that we STILL don't know what it was! it made me appreciate Pei Wei even more LOL!

  6. LOL Tam Pham our whole group totally felt the same way LOL