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I had a bit of a life change last week and left my “day job” of 12? years. The boys and I decided to head out to visit family in CA and have a little vacation before school starts in a week and a half! Crazy I know. Thought I’d share some photos of our first night. The boys requested a trip to Balboa Island. They love taking the ferry, looking at all the houses, and of course the Balboa bars (or a banana this time). 

 You can visit Balboa Island site or blog for more info!


Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.


  1. amazing photos. hope this life change is for the beat for you. does it mean you will have more time home to scrapbook??:D

  2. GREAT pictures!!! Makes me want to pack up and go for a CA visit!!!