TODAY is our 10 year anniversary of a life changing event. Mom, Ammon, Bree and I took off on an adventure that lasted four years and took us through 80 countries as a family, changing all of our lives forever. It’s incredible to look back and see how much we have accomplished individually and as a family since we took that leap of faith, left our normal lives in Vancouver, Canada and flew to China. Each step we took for the next four years was a mystery and gamble that ultimately took us to where we are today. Since then I have grown so incredibly much and become a person I would never recognize as that same teenager who left kicking and screaming ten whole years ago.
During our trip After the trip
As a family we made unforgettable memories and shared the most incredible experiences. Together we have stood in some of the highest and lowest points on earth, jumped from planes and bridges, learned to scuba dive in the Red Sea, trekked by camel back in the Sahara desert, slept under the stars in the Himalayas, walked on some of the oldest creations in the world, relaxed on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and lakes, shared meals and slept in local family’s homes throughout West Africa and Afghanistan, listened to locals’ first hand experiences of wars and ventured to Timbuktu and back again!
South Africa Dominican Republic
Sahara Desert Timbuktu
Bree has since become an incredible stunt woman in the movie industry, Ammon has become an air traffic controller and I have become an author.
After falling in love in the deep dark jungles of Africa I moved abroad and became an expat in Holland at 18, visited 100 countries and wrote two books.
I am so excited to see where else this life will take us because I know there is so much more in store for each of us! I love watching my family grow and form their lives around things they love and are passionate about.
PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sandra who greeted us on the other side in Hong Kong for the very first days of our trip. She is a big character in Book 3 so you will get to know her very soon.
Categories: Savannah Grace
A very happy anniversary to you all 🙂 Wow 10 years and I bet it still feels like yesterday.
I love all the pictures, it almost feels as though we are there with you on the journey.
THank you!!! It’s really crazy to think that ten years ago TODAY, all of our lives changed so much. I never would have guessed where it would all lead. Thanks for joining the journey with us.
What great memories, thanks for sharing Savannah
Thank you for joining 🙂
Happy 10th Anniversary Love all the photos
Congrats! What an amazing adventure and life. I kinda wish my mom had insisted on something like this when i was a totally obnoxious teenager as well 🙂
Hahha, can’t believe she put up with me. If I was her, I’d have told me to just stay home and miss out on all the fun 🙂
Great post Little Savanni! I love the pics and the depth of our story and how amazingly well we are all doing. You are a special gift to this world! Great writing.. We also floated I. The dead sea. Heehee. That was fun. I’m so excited for more and I’m enjoying the process!! Love you! Happy anniversary to the Family! I had a nice dinner with Ammon and Sasha today to celebrate! Yey
Awww that is so nice that you guys got together! Wish I was there, but we were meeting with OLD family friends Shaeme and Alysha! 🙂 Cheers to another amazing ten years!
P.s I think you and Kees are a perfect adorable sweet sweet match!
Awww me too!
Happy Anniversary Savannah! That first step changed your lives and through your experiences, enthusiasm and encouragement you help to change so many more. Thank you for making all of us part of your world.
Roberta, Thank you so much for your kind words. Encouraging and supporting others is one of the most important things in making dreams come true. If it weren’t for my family and readers like you, I don’t think I would’ve made it this far. =) I’m pretty curious how life would’ve played out differently if it weren’t for my Mom’s crazy sense of adventure…
I’m just finishing your first book and thoroughly enjoying it. Very well written and what a brave woman your mother is! Regards from Slovenia
Hi Cilka! I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Did you get a chance to follow the story with the photos? If you have an Amazon.com account I would love if you could leave a quick review 🙂 🙂 http://www.amazon.com/Sihpromatum-Boobs-China-Savannah-Grace-ebook/dp/B008YZ0184/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1405735458&sr=8-1&keywords=sihpromatum
And yes, she is certainly a brave lady!! Where in Slovenia are you from? We visited the countryside on our way to Italy and were blown away by its beauty. If you’re ever up in Holland, let me know.