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We are home safe and sound now. It was such a privilege to travel across this magnificent country of ours last week. I took these photos of the sunrise somewhere in eastern Washington, I think, on Saturday, September 10, 2011. Thank you again so very, very much for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers these past few weeks! I can't tell you how touched we were by all of the love and support we felt as we went through each of these (long!) days.

In our absence, autumn arrived! It feels good to come home to cool weather and falling acorns. I'm spending a few days getting caught up on everything, and figuring out what to do with all of these glorious tomatoes. I also owe this sweet little corgi a week's worth of cuddles. Ahhh, it's good to be home. :-)


Rebecca Clark says: September 13, 2011 at 08:05 AM

Beautiful, Enjoy yourself. Glad you and Andy made it home safely.

As always praying for the best.


Julie G. in Iowa says: September 13, 2011 at 08:13 AM

So glad to have you back!

What beautiful pics! Glad that you are safely back home.

Susan and Bentley

I hope that your trip will give you great joy in the long run. Have fun enjoying the cooler weather.

Sunrises are the best, aren't they? Continuing to pray for all concerned :) If you run out of time, just quarter the tomatoes, freeze them free-flow, then use throughout the winter in soups, casseroles, sauces etc etc

emily hilleke says: September 13, 2011 at 08:22 AM

Overjoyed for your journey completed and the one to come - Thank you for sharing these little bits :)

Gorgeous!!! That's how I feel travelling in the motorhome; priviledged to see how beautiful this country is. You have some serious belly rubbing to do!

Glad your back! The pics are lovely. What a great blog. I wish you were my next door neighbor :)

Susie Sears Taylor says: September 13, 2011 at 08:31 AM

"there's no place like home, there's no place like home"

David Lebovitz had one of the best ideas we've tried for surplus tomatoes. It's part of his recipe for pizza but we just doubled the tomato portion and froze the results (after we ate a fourth of them like they were candy).

Welcome home! Best wishes .....

you'll never really know how often i thought of you last week....xo...

Homecomings, nothing much beats them. May the next return from far away bring all you wish for x

I missed your original post but say this, backtracked and am now sending happy thoughts and little prayers for you all.

Please give Clover Meadow a hug for me too! Still praying!

I'm so glad you guys had a good trip. I really hope everything works out just the way you hope. Best wishes!


Gorgeous pix as usual!! Hope that your return trip brings you all you have hoped and dreamt of. No two persons are more deserving than you. Have missed your wonderful posts, I check in daily.So glad that everything is looking favorable. Welcome home Paulsons!!!

Home, sweet home.
I love coming home to a new season.

XOXOXOX. Wish your train came through my neighborhood. I would have waved. :)

You definitely owe the Clover Meadow some cuddle time. Everyday that I pulled up your blog, I kept seeing the picture of Clover on the bed. Oh, how much you must have been missed. Best wishe's for what lies ahead. You and Andy truly deserve a bundle of joy.

So glad you made it back safely, Alicia - I'm sure it was good to get back home and cuddle with Clover Meadows and shower her with kisses :)

Kathy McDonald says: September 13, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Welcome home! As I thought of you often over the past couple of weeks, I must admit that Clover Meadow was also in my thoughts. I'll bet she was one happy puppers to have her people come home to her! And best wishes for the perfect outcome in your journey.

corgi cuddles are great! your pictures are beautiful as always...welcome back my bloggy friend....

Glad you guys are back safely.
I am sure your pets missed you!

Yay home, that second picture is really stunning!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.