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Tomorrow I turn the big 3-0. Do we ever feel like we get older? I mean life keeps changing, my kids get older, and obviously I have had life altering experiences but I don’t FEEL older. I still feel the same as when Jared and I met which is now OVER 1/2 of my lifetime ago. Seriously. That’s just…weird.

The boys took me up to Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon/Jerome for a day over the weekend. I haven’t had a chance to edit photos but thought I’d share a quick few I snapped while driving to the creek.


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


  1. libbywilko

    Washing you a Happy 30th birthday for tomorrow ! Hope you have a great day.i feel the same as you, had my 35 in june and still feel like the same person I was at 21 πŸ™‚

  2. Happy, Happy Birthday Allison! I know you've heard it said over and over again….but time really does seem to start to move faster the older you get….enjoy the now! Oh and from my perspective on the old time scale….30 is but a baby!

  3. Such gorgeous photos! Happy birthday!! I wish I still had 30 to look forward too, lol.

  4. Love those photos, can't wait to see your pics as I absolutely love doing that trip. There is so much history in all of those places!

    Also, I'm jealous you don't feel older. I feel older all the time πŸ˜‰

  5. gorgeous photos!! but OH my word!! can't believe you're only 30!!!
    but really…. I just started to feel "older" this year!
    enjoy your day tomorrow!! xoxo

  6. Allison, how is it that I didn't know you had another blog (this one)?? I don't think I've ever stopped by here before. Anyhow, Happy Birthday to YOU!!! I hope you have an absolutely amazing day tomorrow.

    Gorgeous photos! The boys and I are headed up to Page Springs/Sedona this weekend and your pictures have me even more excited now. πŸ™‚