Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Sweetest Spot

We're home again. Deep sigh. I do love to travel, but there is no sweeter place than home. For the first time in three loooooooong weeks, we're all together and all alone again. Peace. Sweet, sweet peace.

Yes, our body clocks are all messed up - just look at the time stamp on this post. Yes, we have a pile of putting away to do. Yes, I have about a thousand pictures I want to share. Yes, there is a rather large pile of laundry waiting, and a trip to WalMart is definitely in order. Yes, I am dying to visit you and find out all I've been missing. Yes, I have about 23 posts bubbling in my brain. Yes, our cat is so happy we're home that she's bugging the fazoozle out of all of us. Still. It is so good to be home.

I snapped this photo about 7 minutes ago. Thought you might like a peek at Team Lawson and what we do when we should be sleeping, but can't. Just out of the frame you'll find my legs under the laptop and Jeffrey on the floor with a book and a pillow. In all the world, this place, exactly here, is the sweetest spot.

26 comments:

Kamana said...

however great a holiday may be, it is always so nice to be home.

Gigi said...

I love this post, Relyn! I know so well that coming-home feeling you describe here, and I can think of few things more wonderful. Plus, this photo makes my heart melt.
Can I tell you how much I loved your comments last night? Yesterday was a tough, tough day, and your words gave me a much-needed lift. Indeed, I think you are right; we ARE cousins! How lucky for me!
xoxo Gigi

Tracy said...

Hi, Relyn! Welcome home...great to have you back here! You were missed. :o) Enjoy getting settling in again and savoring that sweetness of home...ah, nothing like...Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Roban said...

Getting back home and into your own bed (at whatever time that finally occurs) is a wonderful ending for even the best and most-enjoyed trips.... I always look forward to that moment.

elk said...

so
true
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so
right
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home
sweet
home
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elk

beth said...

home really is an amazing sweet spot and often it takes being away to remember this...

enjoy being together and keep soaking in the summer love of your tribe !

Joanne said...

It's the most important place in the world, Home Sweet Home :)

melinda said...

So glad you are home! Lauren really missed Sloane! Let me know when you are ready for a playdate...

Jeanne said...

Welcome home
Love you
Glad you could travel.
I am happy you are home
Love Jeanne

robin bird said...

yes. home sweet home. there is nothing like it in this world. sinking into your favorite spot on the couch, the sounds you hear when the people you love are reading, the feel of your cat running his (or her? i forget.) body all along the edges of you and sloan and jeffrey. i just love the fact that home is the best place for me and that the longing to travel is a part of that and not the biggest wish of my heart. I'm looking forward to all of your thoughts, writings and images!
XO

Journey said...

Welcome home! You are right, there is no place like home - I can always feel a special warmth washing over me when I return from vacation - this is where I'm meant to be. Those are the best times - when all the family is together yet doing their own thing. Those times fly by too quickly. ENJOY!!!

Dawn (dandy) said...

What a lovely picture. And I just adore her pajamas.. I think I might actually wear those.

I can't wait to hear all about SF. And thank you for catching up on my blog, you'll never know the excitement I get from seeing your lovely comments.

Marilyn Miller said...

It is wonderful to travel, but then wonderful to return home. Now are those Hanna Andersson pj's I see in the picture?

Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart. I would so love to have tea with you the next time you are in the Portland area. I am hoping to also meet Robyn, your traveling friend. I always enjoy reading your posts.

Jeanie said...

I know that coming-home feeling well! (And I feel your pain with time zones!) Love the photo. It says it all!

Char said...

I love a trip but I love being home

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Your sweet spot is way toooo sweet when I put that picture all together! Love you dear friend! Just thought of you and had to come over and share the perfect quotation for us when we have our art/girl/Lolas/?? days ~ "Those who live within their means do not have an active imagination -Oscar Wilde. Want you to know whenever your ready to get out from under your laptop, that I am too! And we still have until the 7th or 12th, and that is a pretty decent length of time ~ don't ya think? <3 Katie

margie said...

relyn i am with you. nothing trumps home.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I am often reminded of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.."there's no place like home".

Roban said...

... so glad I found you, too. A nice advantage to being out in the summer... getting to click link after link on my friends' blogs and on their friends' blogs and on their friends' blogs and so on and so on!

Roban

elizabeth said...

welcome home! i love to travel, but there really is nothing like home.

love the photo. that is a favorite position for me. (well, atlas is too big to curl up on my lap but he is always lying beside me.)

i'm looking forward to reading all the posts in your head!

Patti said...

"There's no place like home...there's no place like home"
Love your "sweetest spot"...coziness reigns!

Thank you so much for the uplifting comments- they helped so much!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Welcome Home Relyn! Hope it was a fabulous trip!And thanks for making time to stop by!
Kirsten

spread your wings said...

yes no matter how fun and how far we go home is always the sweetest spot. can't wait to hear more and see more of your trip.

meandering pearl said...

i love those childrens clothes too! & you're right, home is the sweetest place! im having a postcard swap {thought i should let you know just in case}

have a most beauteous day!!!p.s i cannot believe you saw johnny depp...he is something of an icon in our house, according to my brother :)

Christina said...

oh sweetheart, you are all invited over, the next time I can't sleep. I want to know this type of love. ; )
If it's cold we will light a fire.
xo

Southern Drawl said...

You hit it; spot on!

The jammies, the cat, the sofa...a book, a pillow...a big comfy chair, the "puter" and all we love comfortably resting at our feet...It simply doesn't get better than this....

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