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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from (sunny!) Palm Springs. I can't wait to catch up next week, and I wanted to say a big thank-you for everything this year. It has been a pleasure having you here, and I feel so grateful and lucky to have such wonderful readers. Hope you have a fabulous holiday. Love, Joanna (and Alex and Toby) P.S. Where are you spending Christmas this year? It's so funny to have a warm California Christmas after growing up in Michigan!

97 comments:

3ate4 said...

Hope you're having a lovely day! Seems strange to see such a sunny picture when there's so much snow here!

Anonymous said...

Merry christmas for you too! Thanks for such beautiful blog, I discovered it this week and I cant stop reading.. intense blog crush!! :) (Clelia from Argentina)

the life of a teenage scrapbooker said...

Merry christmas!!!
i'm in Alberta Canada, with lots of snow here, but a very nice day out!

Hope you soak up alot of sun for us!
Megan

Jenni Austria Germany said...

how funny, i cannot imagine doing Christmas in a warm place! looks like toby is more than fine with it :)

jackiek said...

I'm from New Jersey, and every year we spend Christmas in Southern Florida! I still think it's weird spending it somewhere so warm. Weird, but a welcome change!

NYC Recessionista said...

They're forecasting a foot of snow here in NYC tomorrow so enjoy as much sun and warmth as you can while you're there!

Shan said...

Haha, that picture made my whole being smile! Lol, I love it.

Nicole Jeannette said...

Aww! What a beautiful picture :)

Jenna said...

i can't even imagine sun right now! it is snowing here in atlanta. altanta's first snow on christmas day in over a century!


enjoy the warmth!

Monica from Hola!design said...

merry Christmas, Joanna! We're expecting snow here in NJ, so I'm a little jealous of the California weather right now! enjoy! and thank you for a year of great posts!

marina esmeraldo said...

merry christmas, jo! all the best to you and yours. have fun in the sun (as someone who lives near the equator, sunny warm christmases have always been the norm for me)!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Merry Christmas to you guys too! I'm in Austin, TX...kinda cold right now but still loving it.

Sara said...

Merry Christmas!! I live in New York and we had a "White Christmas" for sure. You look so happy and warm in that photo- thanks for sending some of your sunshine our way!

Alicia Clinton said...

merry Christmas Joanna! xoxo, Alicia

Whitney said...

Snowing in Northeast Tennessee today too!! Christmas at home this year but in London next year!!

Anna said...

Merry Christmas to you & your darling family! Thanks for the wonderful posts we get to swoon over everyday. : )
xoxo

seema said...

Merry Christmas !
Toby is surely having a lot of fun on his first Christmas

Ale said...

Merry Christmas! :) :)

This is actually my first married Christmas! My husband and I had a lot of fun picking "traditions" for our new family. We're out here in Phoenix, Arizona -- a new city for us!

Kim said...

Love that picture! Merry Christmas Joanna!

courtney. said...

i'm currently enjoying one of those michigan winters at my parent's place/my childhood home :)

andrea said...

Merry Christmas to all three of you! :)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

So cuuute!
I'm working abroad at the moment in Tokyo~ missing home sweet home Christmas I must say...

~Merry Christmas guys!

Karena said...

Oh Joanna, am so grateful to you for your never ending encouragement! Wish I was in sunny Palm Springs!! A great photo!

Happiest of Holidays & All the Best in the New Year!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Amber, theAmberShow said...

Oh, isn't warm Christmas the best! We ditched Brooklyn for Puerto Rico. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous picture!

Lucy said...

Merry Christmas!
The sister and I decided to skip another Christmas in Hawaii and surprise the family here in D.C. It's been great!
Enjoy the sun! We'll be crossing our fingers here for snow :)

alethea said...

Merry Christmas to you from snowy Grand Rapids, MI :) thanks again for your lovely words and pictures. Best wishes for the new year!!-alethea

ariana said...

happy holidays joanna~and co.
I grew up in petoskey--- brrrrr.
now live in sf, not so brrrrr.
lived in melbourne, australia for 3 years...too hot!

happy to hear you are having fun...i love palm springs!

xo

Brittany said...

merry christmas joanna! i hope you had a lovely first christmas with your little man. :)

Gosia said...

Merry Christmas from Poland ! hope you'll have a lovely time with your family and enjoy the wedding :)

Rosita said...

MERRRRRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! I would die to catch the goddards on vacay in LA......i live here! xoxoxoxox

Rosita said...

MERRRRRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! I would die to catch the goddards on vacay in LA......i live here! xoxoxoxox

Miyan said...

Merry Christmas from Israel! This is such a fantastic photo, stay warm and soak up the sun for me, its so coolllddd here! Love your blog, thanks for always posting amazing, interesting posts, links!!

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

Looks wonderful....I live in Sunny Queensland, Australia. But funny enough Christmas has been wonderfully cooler due to unseasonal rain.

Lou x

Nellie said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO, FROM SNOWY SWEDEN! :)

Marcella Alyssa said...

I'm an LA girl so I've been enjoying the rainy weather (it makes it feel more wintery!) but I'm glad the Cali sun came out for you and your fam! Merry Christmas Jo!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Joanna,
Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family. We are having mild weather here in South Dakota too.

I always enjoy stopping by your blog. Happy Holidays ~Natalie

Helen said...

I just had my first Christmas away from home and in Mongolia after being born and raised in Atlanta! Definitely isn't the same!

Adela said...

My best wishes for 2011 from Madrid Joana.

Read you every day is a pleasure, thanks!

I hope you enjoy your "men" during the holidays

bss

La Franglaise said...

Joyeux Noel! We are in Fontainebleau for the holidays and had a magical white Xmas! Enjoy the Cali sunshine (stocking up on vitamine D, eh!). Thank YOU for all the great posts and for being an inspiring blogger. I'm so glad I discovered a Cup of Jo in 2010. Bisous xx

Aimée said...

Merry Christmas!Gorgeous pictureI'm spendind Christmas in my hometown, Toledo (Spain)...
Big hugs!

Connie In Michigan said...

Just the oposite here. I grew up in Sunny Southern California and am now in Snowy Michhigan! Happy either way though!

Paola said...

Such a great photo! I grew up in Santa Barbara where there was nary a snowflake in sight, but I've since relocated to the Midwest where we definitely had a white Christmas this year :)

marissa said...

toby couldn't be cuter in that photo! hop you had a merry christmas! :)

Nicole Marie said...

awww he looks so happy! merry christmas!

Erika said...

Merry Christmas! Looks fun and beautiful! We are celebrating in Athens ga-----and for the first time since 1860-something----we are celebrating a white Christmas!

r said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! I heart your blog and read it every morning... hope you have a wonderful vacation! It's snowing here in new york city now!

Elizabeth said...

I grew up in MI too! I still come back every Christmas and am here now..waiting for the predicted snow showers! Christmas is the only time snow is a requirement... :)

Happy Holidays and thanks for such a great blog!

Tournesol said...

Hi Merry Christmas! I found your blog about a month ago and have also been enjoying it very much! I'm in So. Cal and it has been raining making it feel a little more Christmasey to me. I spent a few White Christmases in Texas as a child but other than that California Christmases! I got to spend a week in NYC the week before Christmas, but we got no snow, only a bit of a flurry one evening but it was cccold!!!

Kelly said...

I had Christmas in Ohio this year, like every year...I love Ohio Christmases, snowy and full of tradition : )

Thanks for your wonderful daily posts! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Liz said...

aw this picture is amazing! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are spending our first married Christmas at home in Portland with our new puppy :) Pure bliss!!

Courtney Ann said...

haha I totally understand the cold Christmas thing.....i spent my Christmas (and the last 6) here in Michigan. My current home. Merry Christmas a day late!

Suzanne said...

hey
first I want to say that I really like your blog! then answer to your question is:
I'm spending christmas at home in the Netherlands. it has been snowing here for like 2 weeks, it's pretty but I think it's enough now. I would love to have a sunny Christmas. enjoy it!

Samantha said...

this is adorable, merry christmas and a happy new year to you and yours :)

xoxo
http://dragonfruit-samnegs.blogspot.com

Mara said...

aw what a sweet photo! I'm home in LA this weekend. I've always wanted a white Christmas though :)

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

We are spending Christmas ona sunny island in the Caribbean.

Lisa @ Lesapea.

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

merry merry xmas too:) although ive always been in cali, Central Cal hardly every has a swimmable-Christmas:) Palm Springs sounds so lovely. Happy New Year!

Carissa said...

what a darling picture! Toby looks so happy! I hope you, Alex and the little man had a wonderful Christmas!

wakako said...

Merry Christmas to you too!
I am so glad that the weather has worked out with you and your family! When I left LA last Thursday, it was raining like crazy for days...

Now we're in Hamburg enjoying the White holidays!

Enjoy the sun and the warmth:)
xo
-wakako

Gandhali said...

merry xmas from sunny new zealand! some people do celebrate christmas again in july, when it's winter here! haha...

Julie said...

Jo, hope you enjoy your holidays. Im from Michigan but moved to Europe a few yaers back (Holland) We are having a heck of a winter here, Im jealous of the sunshine I see in the picture. Julie in Holland

Bronwyn said...

Merry Christmas! We generally spend Christmas at home in Cambridge. It was reasonably sunny yesterday... and now there's a blizzard warning.

windeater.blogspot.com

A Flourishing Perspective said...

Beautiful photo, Joanna! :)

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! It looks beautiful. :)

I had a magical Christmas! Spent it with lots of family and had a wonderful time, as always. :)

Merry Christmas, dear!

xoxoxo-
Rachel

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely sunny picture. I love you happy son in front of the palm tree! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Joanna!

abigail said...

look at that sun baby!

we're socked in by snow, but loving every gingerbread house, cookie, sledding, skiing filled minute.

merry merry!

Laura said...

I am so happy to be home in NYC for Christmas this year! Don't know if I could handle a warm Christmas. I alternately go to TN for the hubby's family. It's strange when it's warm there- but no where near swimming weather! I'm happy to be snowed in and snuggled today!

http://adventuresindressingmyself.blogspot.com/

Lela said...

What a glorious photo! A late Merry Christmas to you, dear.

Lela London - Fashion Blog and Shoe Blog

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

avant garde design said...

oooh! lucky ducks, all of you! it's snowing here too! you are truly making me want to plan a sunny vacation ;) enjoy...

Anonymous said...

Where in Michigan did you grow up?? I was born in Grand Rapids, but raised in Grand Haven myself :)

Natalie said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! I've never had a warm Christmas before. We had a lot snow this weekend!!

Vanessa said...

I was in Rome this Christmas. It felt very unChristmassy because it was warm and there was no snow. It was a good thing though because it made me feel less homesick. It was my first Christmas away from home.

elisabeth said...

Merry merry Christmas, I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and I love it! Lisbeth from France

Suite Henry said...

Pretty Adorable!

very married said...

hope you're not planning on coming back today! :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Your beautiful blog is a year round treat! Both Edward and I wish you the happiest Christmas holiday. In that WARM weather!

TheBeautyFile said...

Oh, I adore this photo!! Hope you have fun!!

leslie.conner said...

Merry (late) Christmas! I love reading your blog... always one of my top picks to read on my blog list!

Jovana M. said...

Lucky bums. Look at that sunny picture! I hope your holidays are going well. :)

Elizabeth said...

Spent Christmas in a snowy Alabama...it was weird. It never snows here!

annawithlove said...

Merry Christmas! It's been so fun discovering your blog this year, hope you had a lovely holiday!

Spent Christmas at home with family and friends in Toronto! xx

http://www.annawithlove.com

the greenhorn knitter said...

I love that someone was having a "springtime" Christmas this year! I'm in Las Vegas, and it was a pleasant 62 degrees this year!

Julie said...

What an amazing pic!!

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{ Nina Designs } said...

Lovely Photo! Merry Xmas to you too! It's been a pleasure to find you blog this year, you're great inspiration.

Melanie's Randomness said...

aww Merry belated Christmas!!!! I wish I was in Palm Springs not the snow in NY!! =P Toby is too cute!!

Melanie's Randomness

Elizabeth said...

This must have been Toby's first Christmas--congrats! How did he fare? I hope Santa didn't scare him and you enjoyed some CA sunshine! Reading your blog is like having a Christmas gift that I can open again and again!

Rachel Eastin said...

I love this. I went to Amsterdam for Christmas

Constanceiscoming said...

Feliz Navidad!!!

Sandra said...

That is the cutest photo! Happy New Year!

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