Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

August 4, 2006

And I am off.


Sitting at the Eugene airport – having my coffee + bagel + cream cheese. Gave Chris and Simon lots of hugs and kisses (getting tougher and tougher to leave each time). Told Simon I was going to bring him back a koala and a kangaroo – and that he gets to go see Grandma Pati next week – he was all good.

Starting my scrapbook on the road for this trip here in the airport. Writing about the “context” of this trip, my feelings as I leave, etc. I have been giving an amazing opportunity to travel – so very amazing. Unreal to me at times.

And like I said yesterday, life is for living and that is what I plan to do.

Peace my friends.


  • 1.
    Sandi said…

    Have a wonderful and safe trip. Your column in the September CK was great!

  • 2.
    Kelly said…

    Wow… what an amazing experience this trip will be for you. I know it must be so hard to leave, though… it’s so great that you can count on Chris and your mom to hold down the fort while you’re away.
    I hope that you have a great trip and keep us posted on all of your adventures :)

  • 3.
    Cathy said…

    Hope you have a blast Ali! I hope you check in from time to time so we can share in your excitement! Stay safe!!

  • 4.
    jessie said…

    Have a wonderful, safe trip! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • 5.
    sarah said…

    love that there is a cup of coffee in the background of your photo (the sign behind you)! :)
    Have fun….be safe!

  • 6.
    erin said…

    peace out ali. wishing you many, many moments for yourself on this journey!

  • 7.
    Colby said…

    Hope you have an awesome trip! Can’t wait to see your “scrapbook on the road!”

  • 8.
    BonnieRose said…

    have fun Ali.
    You deserve it all.
    remember that.
    You are one awesome amazing woman.

  • 9.
    Karen Geckler said…

    Have a fabulous time.
    Be safe and God Bless!

  • 10.
    Jennifer said…

    Have a fun and safe trip. I think I speak for all of us when I say we can’t wait to see your photos and layouts from this adventure! Jennifer

  • 11.
    Amy said…

    hope you have a wonderful trip. Can’t wait to see this scrapbook on the road!

  • 12.
    Katy said…

    Hope you have the most fabulous time Ali. :)

  • 13.
    ikuko said…

    Have a safe trip and ENJOY!!!

  • 14.
    Ksea said…

    Wishing you safe travels and a wonderful trip, Miss Ali! I know you’re going to have a great time!

  • 15.
    cindy said…

    Have a wonderful time!! Enjoy each moment and live it up! Peace and blessings!!

  • 16.
    jamaica said…

    I think you are going to need this shirt…
    Live Your Life on the front and a little ae on the back shoulder. : ) It’s perfectly cut for girls, nice and long and super soft.
    Have a fabulous trip!

  • 17.
    jenn shurkus said…

    have a safe trip ali :) cant wait to hear about your travels :)

  • 18.
    KelleyK said…

    Have a great time! Safe travels.

  • 19.
    Kelz said…

    rock n’roll, ali e. i like your attitude. i look forward to hearing your travel stories and new inspirations from your trip.

  • 20.
    Tammy M. said…

    Prayers for a safe and wonderful trip.

  • 21.
    PJ said…

    Have a save trip!
    Hope you enjoy every minute of your stay in in NZ!
    And thanks for sharing this experience!!!

  • 22.
    corinne delis said…

    have fun sweetie!

  • 23.
    Amanda said…

    Have a safe and wonderful trip Ali!

  • 24.

    Well you will be in Australia or in NZ our beautiful country by now. I hope you weren’t on any of the fogged out flights that were diverted to Fiji from Auckland! Hee hee. Hope you have a wonderful time here. Wellington is ab fab, I love it and I’m sure you will to. You will have to take backa kiwi for Simon, not just a kangaroo and a koala :) Ohg and pineapple lumps too (yum). Have fun! Neen in the Waikato region of New Zealand

  • 25.
    Erin Wells said…

    Be safe and enjoy the journey! Can’t wait to see your photos of the land down under. Have fun!

  • 26.
    Kip Mitchell said…

    Fly safe and sweet dreams on that long flight!

  • 27.
    AJ said…

    Have a great, and safe, time!

  • 28.
    alecia angell said…

    I am jealous! jealous! jealous!
    I hope you have a wonderful trip–though I know you have a way of looking at things that always make them wonderful!
    Be safe dear friend.

  • 29.
    Debbie said…

    Hope you have a great time. Can’t wait to hear & see about your trip!
    Stay safe!

  • 30.
    Shelly said…

    Safe travels, Ali! Have an awesome time!

  • 31.
    suetreiber said…

    beautiful picture Miss A!
    Can’t wait to hear about your adventures from the road.
    Have a great, safe trip!

  • 32.
    Kate Wishnowsky said…

    Not long to go now Ali, and you will be in our beautiful country. Looking forward to seeing you and welcoming you Kiwi-style!
    Have a great safe trip. Love Kate Wishnowsky

  • 33.
    Daphne from Ohio said…

    You and your family will be in our prayers. Have fun, enjoy the journey and cant wait to see your blog entries and travel scrapbook. Love,

  • 34.
    katie said…

    woo hoo! have a great time & can’t wait to see your on the road scrapbook!! :)

  • 35.
    Sonda said…

    Ali…I am reminded that I have my own little scrapbook/notebook sitting on my scrap table for the next time I travel somewheres. It probably won’t be for a while but it was inspired by you. I love to keep little journals like that….and then read them after the trip and add photos. so fun! Have a great time on your adventure!!

  • 36.
    Kim said…

    Have a good trip. Maybe it can be a goal of yours and your hubby’s to have a business trip include some family time? (:

  • 37.
    Audra Jensen said…

    Just stumbled across your blog. I was looking for an “info about me” page, and I don’t see one. I’ve got a 9 yr old son with HFA/hyperlexia. I recently got my M.Ed. and am completing my BCBA. The autism life takes you down a different path! But it is a glorious journey. Maybe not as glorious as the one you’re on now, but that’s OK! I suppose it lasts longer!
    Have a great trip!

  • 38.
    Lee said…

    Wooo hoooo!!! Can not wait…. doing the happy dance. Can you see me dancing. LOL.
    Girl you are gunna be dancing and singing and just doing the happy stuff when you get to Australia. You don’t need to sleep whilst you are here….LOL.
    See you in 13 days! xoxo

  • 39.
    Jody said…

    We can hardly wait till you get here!!!!!!!
    See you in Sydney (in ALL of your classes):)

  • 40.
    Karen Freeman said…

    Hi Ali
    It is so great to see you in the photo ready to head to our NZ. We are all looking forward to meeting you and learning heaps from you. I agree with my fellow Kiwi – A kiwi is a must to take back for Simon he will love it and you’ll have to get some paua it is beautiful. Can’t wait to meet you!
    Karen Freeman

  • 41.
    kah-mei said…

    Have a freaking great time, Ali!!

  • 42.
    Kristin Huntley said…

    Traveling Mercies, Ali! Savor the moments!

  • 43.
    Barbara said…

    Have a safe trip and lots of fun, New Zealand is an amazingly beautiful country. Waiting for lots of pictures !

  • 44.
    Frances Mileski said…

    I just wanted to tell you that your blog and CK columns are so uplifting! Thank you so much for the time you spend writing so thoughtfully and timely. Have a wonderful time! Blog from NZ and Australia if you can !

  • 45.
    Alicia in Asheville said…

    Hope you have a safe trip. My prayers are with you. Can’t wait to hear about your trip.

  • 46.
    Erika Martin said…

    Have a fantastic trip, Ali! I can’t wait to see pictures, updates and your scrapbook pages from this trip!
    Drink it up!
    -Erika Martin

  • 47.
    Suezi said…

    have a great trip and will be praying for safe travel fun experiences and that simon and chris enjoy theie moments together as well.

  • 48.
    Tillie said…

    Have a great time Ali! I loved Australia! Fabulous place to visit…and live!!!!

  • 49.
    monique said…

    Peace with you, travelling all over the world and inspiring not only by design but also by philosophy of life art. Enjoy it!

  • 50.
    Lisa said…

    Why is the word passport backwords? Did you take the picture in a mirror? Just curious.

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