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August 30, 2013



Tell me, did you take your Christmas lights with you or were the lights already in the eating area of the vacation home?


*sigh* beautiful...

Troy Louise

Sounds fabulous. Must have been hard to leave!

Linda in Waterloo

Ha ha - I wondered the same thing as Martha in post 1.
Beautiful Botticelli Baby in the pic of her sprawled sleeping. Lucky child to be so tenderly nurtured! Thanks for taking the time to post - always a pleasure to see.


just lovely.

Don't know if you took yours, but whenever we go away I always take a strand of fairy lights with me too.


so, so beautiful. your pictures are lulling me into relaxation. but, lessons learned ... always bring more coffee than you think you may need! my wife and i had only one camping trip when we ran out of coffee and then we learned our lesson. the rough way! =)


Oh that looks lovely. It reminds me of my Grandparent's vacation place on the Washougal. You can get really sucked into living there at that pace and wanting to leave the "real world" behind.

As my Grandparents age and we have to take over more of the upkeep and visiting, it has been so fun to put our little stamp on it. Agatha Christie novels in the bookcase, needlepoint pillows in the chairs and a box of horse treats for the horses that live in the field that is practically in our front yard. Dreamy.

Kathy Balanchuk

Now that's a vacation! Alicia, your description is like poetry! I almost feel like I was there. And that little girl of yours is so lucky to have two parents who know what's really important in life.


What a wonderful way to spend a few days, so calm and soothing being beside a river. The fairy lights look great, they give everything such a beautiful patina.

Natalie, the Chickenblogger

I must thank you... your vacation, our pleasure!
This has been a lovely get away.


Sounds lovely...


I love the way you truly appreciate your life and everything in it. What a fabulous place. xx

Alicia P.

Ha! :) No, we didn't bring the fairy lights -- they were there. (Even better.)


Perfect getaway!


It sounds perfectly lovely. If those are your lights, I really admire you for bringing them. I will have to try to remember to do that sometime.


Your little girl is so looking at your photos.


so sweet. feel relaxed even though I wasn't there! great post. thank you.


These photos are so magical. What a lovely vacation.


heaven. god protect and keep the joyous.


Isn't it the best when they start "talking"?? At least *they* think they are talking and carrying on real and serious conversations! Now mine is almost a teenager and oh, how I miss the days when all she could do was babble. ;)

Your vacation looks heavenly, and I can't get enough pictures of your little cutie pie. LOVE seeing you and Andy as parents.


Any leads on the Narwhal t-shirt worn by the Uncle? I have a daughter who would LOVE one.

Penny G

You enjoy your life so much it makes me glad to share the world with you.

Lida Bondareva

Very much I love your blog and your photos! Constantly look behind the beauty ;)


Nice. I look forward to your pictures, Thanks.


I just enjoyed a few perfect moments...Getting lost in your pictures and your story telling. Thank you, Alicia. You really bring so much pleasure to so many.

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