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Monday, July 18, 2011

Back from England

Hi, my darlings! We got back from England last night, after a wonderful, dreamy, windy, sunshiny week visiting our relatives in Cornwall. I keep gazing at this photo, which my cousin took while we were on a boat to the beach. I wish I could beam myself right back there. :) How was your week?

P.S. My own work/baby juggle post is coming up today. Thanks to the amazing mothers last week, and love to you all! xo
(Comic by Dagsson)

168 comments:

Dotty dot dot said...

What a beautiful photo! You all look so peaceful and completely in love with each other :)

Kate Lewis said...

lovely photo! i'm sure you will treasure that one :)

Lisa said...

Perfection.

Lindsay said...

That photo is so wonderful! Welcome back. :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

Wow - you are an amazing family! This photo is incredible! Glad you're back safe and sound :)

Tracy said...

lovely capture. welcome home. (we returned from Europe Thursday!)

Gaia• Illustration said...

Gorgeous photo and I'm glad you had a great trip!

I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed the motherhood posts. I don't have kids, but plan to soon. I work at home, and have often wondered what that would look like with kids. Thanks for introducing me to all these role models!

Diana Mieczan said...

Welcome back, Joanna! That photo is so beautiful and sweet. I can't wait to see more:) Happy Monday.

Joanna Goddard said...

tracy, don't you miss it? i'm having pangs...always so hard to come home from vacation! :)

RAENOVATE said...

greatest family photo ever.

Joanna Goddard said...

thank you for these sweet comments. and, Gaia, i'm so glad! :)

maggie said...

you are a really sweet family! i heart toby's ice cream cone. ;-)

dreamday said...

you must be so happy your cousin caught this moment. so perfect, sigh... even the ice cream cone :)

Jayda said...

This picture is so beautiful!

Courtney said...

Beautiful photo! I have so loved your motherhood posts. Really makes your admire all that moms do everyday no matter their circumstances and bringing mothers together makes me feel more peaceful and not as alone as a mother!

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Jessica Szeto said...

Hope you had a blast! I love the fam pic :)

Sonya Harris said...

I'm 21 y/o, but I absolutely adore and admire your blog. So glad you had a lovely time in the UK. The photo is just stunning. The three musketeers. :D

Joanna Goddard said...

courtney, i'm SO glad that you said it makes mothers feel less alone -- that really was the main goal behind the series. i had felt so alone at the beginning of motherhood (despite having a great husband, mom, friends, etc.) -- i found it ESSENTIAL to talk to other mothers and not just hang out in playgroups, but really TALK. i'm so, so glad you enjoyed the series. very much looking forward to doing more. xo

Joanna Goddard said...

oh, haha, sonya, that is so sweet :) thank you.

Hilary Nicole said...

That photograph speaks a thousand words! You all look like such a happy, fun family. Have a beautiful Monday!

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Anne said...

New to your blog....in love with that picture--it just oozes contentment and happiness with the ones you love most. Blessings for your re-entry into everyday life! :)

Victoria said...

wow, what a gorgeous photo. That is definitely frame-able and totally captures a moment. I love Toby's cute little bandana.

Francesca said...

when I first met Gus's nanny, (2 mornings by the way, big juggles) I asked her if she wanted a cup of tea. She said she didn't drink tea, or any hot drinks for that matter. I stared at her a little bit too long. She completely threw me! Glad you got some sunshine down in Cornwall. London is miserable :( but we do love to talk about the weather. x

Jessie said...

how was your trip to england? my inlaws are there and i have a daughter the same age as your son. i'm worried about that long of flight with her! also the posts last week were awesome, thanks so much! as a full time work at home mom with pretty much no nanny help, it's nice to hear other tips! :)

Baftani said...

Hi, I hope you next series would be on how relationships change between parents after having a baby. your photo is beatuful.
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Lara {simply irresistible blog} said...

What a gorgeous picture of your family!

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the photo of true hapiness. The one that comes straight from your hearts. You didn't have to write anything about your vacation in England, the photo speaks for itself. You are a beautiful beautiful family!

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Welcome back! That is such an amazing photo of the three of you

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Dancing Branflake said...

So sweet! I am still in England, London really, and I oh so wish I could go to Cornwall. Wonderful beaches.

G. said...

welcome home, joanna! that photo is straight out of a vogue feature or ralph lauren catalog. so much love all around! xo.

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely photograph! And the cartoon is hilarious. Welcome back, Joanna.

Sammi said...

<3 love that picture, are you going to share more?

Sidereal Day said...

What a truly lovely photo, you all look so peaceful and happy.

Channeling Contessa said...

Amazing photo, love the way you're all holding on to each other. You have such a beautiful family, Joanna!

I also wanted to tell you how much a absolutely loved all the guest posts last week, they were incredible. I'm not a mother yet, but hearing from so many incredible woman was really inspirational. Thank you so much for doing that.

Anna McGregor said...

Oh now lovely! i'm going to Fowey at the weekend with a group of girlfriends - we go every summer to Padstow and we are having a day trip to Fowey! Glad you had a great time xx

Lili said...

What a beautfil picture :-) I'm about to go on a family vacation with my parents (at 30 years old) and pictures like this make me reminisce about the vacation with them when I was little :-)
And I totally LOL'd at the cartoon ^^

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jocelyn said...

Am in love with this photo. Gorgeous...and so HAPPY!

Mama in the City said...

mmmhmm! Your life sounds so charming and nice.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite family picture yet!

nicole said...

Gorgeous family photo! Can't wait to hear more about your trip. xo.

Ashlee Dearie said...

What a lovely and natural photo of you and your family! I'm glad you had a great time! The 'juggle posts' were awesome and really enjoyed! Great series indeed! <3

Claudia said...

ah, Dagsson (the cartoon guy)! this is a very cute one...but some are totally horrible!

Joanna Goddard said...

anna, that is WONDERFUL!!! we were in polruan, where my grandmother lives, and we took the ferry over to fowey a bunch :) have a great time!!! xo

Joanna Goddard said...

claudia, thanks for his name! i didn't know who drew it, he is hilarious!!

Joanna Goddard said...

sammi, yes, will be sharing more for sure! :) just have to get them all uploaded/downloaded :)

Joanna Goddard said...

baftani, great idea! thanks for these lovely comments.

Melissa Blake said...

England is one of the places I've always wanted to go. Glad to hear you had a great trip! :)

Erica Christine said...

My week was wonderful, and it was capped off by an even better weekend since my boyfriend and I got engaged on Friday!!! I'm still floating on air!!!!!

What a wonderful picture of your family, you'll have to frame that one for sure. Glad you all had a great time!

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Such a sweet photo of the three of you. So looking forward to your "balance" post. =)

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Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Your family is quite gorgeous! So glad you guys had a great time. I think I spent close to an hour on your blog yesterday just looking at old posts! I truly heart it!

life is happy most of the time. said...

i love that photo of you guys! so much love and happiness! i hope to have a baby soon and start a little happy family too! so glad you guys had a wonderful time! lots of love!! x x x x

wildchild said...

what a beautiful photo. welcome home :)

Ilaria said...

Hello Joanna, welcome back! I can't wait to read your post: I'm a journalist and writer and I wonder how I could juggle my work and a baby, when I'll have one!

La Franglaise said...

This photo says it all. Glad to see you had an unforgetable time in the UK. Love the cartoon, hee hee. Will have to share it with my English buds. Have a good week. Hopefully Toby won't suffer too much from the jetlag, hey! Bises

Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon said...

Hello Joanna, welcome back from your trip. I absolutely love this photo and hope to someday take one just as lovely! The weekend was super hot here in KL...hopefully it is cooler over there on the other side of the world in NYC. Have a great week!
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kate said...

what a BEAUTIFUL family!

Patricia said...

beautiful photo! and glad you had a great vacay. The lil comic is cute too

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Glenda said...

Love that picture!!

Kate said...

Glad you had a lovely time over here! That cartoon is so true and as a coffee lover I'm joining in with the anarchy :)

Nikskie said...

i'm finding it hard to take my eyes off of that photo too. it's a heart-stealing photo. Toby is just sooooo cute....

Kathryn said...

I'm so inspired to see you had a great time. We're heading to the UK next month our four month old. I'm a little nervous of dealing with baby jet lag. Was that a problem for you?

jenny said...

What a GREAT family photo!! High-five cousin! (:

B. in the Know said...

Welcome back! Hope you loved your time over there!
Much love,
B

Breanna Becker said...

in love with this photo! what a beautiful family you have!

Allison said...

that photo makes my heart hurt -- in a good way, it is so sweet and genuine! beautiful <3

Micol said...

Lovely photo. Welcome back....
I read you every day...and... I have to say that i didn't like your guest post.
I don't have kids, and i believe that women lite shouldn't be so focused on them. I understand that the posts were about woman life with kids. I read some of the motherhood posts but i had to' skip most of them. A little to much for me. We all know it is possibile and like advices on how to' do it. For me it was a little to much. So, agami... Welcome back.
I am willing to read you also on other topics.

Jessica Hoareau said...

Welcome home!! Looks like you had a beautiful time! By the way, random question... but is that a different wedding band you have? xxx

Michele said...

I love how tightly your son is clutching that ice cream cone. Yum! Is his dad really holding him tightly to cover-up that he's covered in ice cream? :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is such a perfect family photo! The trip must have been a blast!!! ~Val

Miss Bibliophile said...

What a lovely photo! Probably one of the best souveniers from your trip:)

Karissa said...

Your guest posts were nice, but I definitely missed reading posts from you! Welcome home - and lovely photo.
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lynette said...

One of the most beautiful family photos I've ever seen. Love.

Danielle said...

That. photo. is. beautiful.

Sugar said...

What an amazing family photo!!! A must frame!

michelle said...

Kiss your cousin! What a gorgeous photo.

Christina Wall said...

I've really, really enjoyed your series! I don't want it to end... and can't wait to hear how you juggle! Thank you so much for putting this together...

Joanna Goddard said...

kathryn, the jet lag was ok, actually -- he stayed up a little late the first night (until about 10pm UK time) and slept a little late the next morning (until about 8am UK time). but after that, he was basically on british time. i was surprised at how quickly he adjusted his internal clock -- i think babies really respond to daylight and figure it out! or else we were just lucky on this trip, haha :) good luck!!

G. said...

Haha that little cartoon is too funny! Need to send that to my mom in law who is English and still lives in the UK. You've been lucky it was sunny there, welcome back!

Joanna Goddard said...

jessica, i'm wearing my same wedding band, but also with another little band from Catbird (a shop in brooklyn) with a little heart on it. haha, you are observant!

Joanna Goddard said...

erica, congratulations!!!!! thanks so much for these sweet comments :)

Anonymous said...

Remember when you were talking about getting nostalgic about moments that were currently happening? This is totally crazy but I feel nostalgic for you looking at this photo. It is so lovely and I hope you and your family will always know the happiness you ooze in this photo.

-LBS

marisol said...

lovely photo! we miss u :P

Jo Black said...

that is such a beautiful photo :) so adorable :) and i love Toby's little bandana! so cute!

love jojo xx

Ana Degenaar said...

Welcome back, dear! Loved this post.

Kristin Jo said...

Yep, this is a gorgeous photo. And I have been checking in with the new segment and enjoying it!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

This picture is just absolutely adorable.

Joanna Goddard said...

LBS, that is so, so sweet.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous photo! (and I love the comic) :)

Twenty's Girl said...

That is such a candid photo!! It captured the moment very nicely :) All of you look content and happy! Glad you had a fun vacation and welcome back! :)

XOXO

sarah nadine said...

what a beautiful picture ... one of those ones you'll cherish always.

thanks for sharing :)

xo

inspired winter said...

Hi Joanna,
So you were in Polruan?! That's so funny, my in-laws are on East Street and regulars at the Lugger! My husband's dad in on the council so I wonder if he knows your grandnmother? What a small world! I hope you had a good time and that England treated you well! x x x

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17 Perth said...

Aaahhh...I love this photo. So sweet, serene, and I LOVE how happy your husband looks. Sweet, sweet photo.

Elissa said...

Ahahahahah! I love the cartoon! If only anarchy was that simple in the U.S.

Kirsteen said...

What a gorgeous picture. Glad you enjoyed yourselves :)

Stella Annabelle said...

What an AMAZING family photo. Truly inspiring.

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

Very nice photo. Happy family :)

Joanna Goddard said...

inspired winter, NO WAY!!!!! my grandmother lives on West Street -- and we went to the Lugger one night, i wonder if we saw your in-laws! that is SO funny. i adore polruan more than anywhere in the world.

my grandmother's name is Mary Goddard -- how funny that would be if they knew each other! :)

Olivilla said...

love this foto!!!!! I have been in Rome!

Cath said...

Such a sweet image and awesome comic. You're the best. Really truly.

Aude said...

This photo is gorgeous and so peaceful...

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great shot :)

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Rachel Wright said...

What a great pic, you all look so relaxed and glad to be coming home! :)

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Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Cute picture!

Mandy said...

This is the most beautiful photo I have seen on your blog!!

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megan said...

That's just such a wonderful photo.

inspired winter said...

That's so funny- I just spoke to my father in law (Martin Akerman) and he just said that he knows your lovely grandmother to say hello to! Small world indeed! (Although Polruan is a pretty small community I suppose..!) I'm glad you had a good time in Cornwall and hope you visit again soon! Did you have any time to see any more of the UK?
Huge fan of your blog of course!
x x x

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jean goddard said...

I love this picture! You should frame it in your apartment. Lovely of all three of you.

cara said...

Everyone's already said it but it is worth repeating, that picture of your family is so beautiful! I hope you frame it. Can't wait to hear more about your trip to England!!

junebug said...

Are you kidding me? That picture is amazing. Welcome home! Funny cartoon. And thank you for arranging to sustain us, even in your absence. Gush, gush.

Alie said...

Welcome home! I love that cartoon! We've just moved to NYC from Scotland, and I'm not a caffeine drinker. I can't tell you how many times I had to refuse tea. Eek! When I visited a friend, her mom bought me my own fruit tea and then made sure I drank it;).

Niki @ LQM&M said...

That is a stunning photograph of the 3 of you :)

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leathergal said...

Love your photo, what a cute lil' family:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful family picture, Joanna. That's a keeper.

laurenjeanallece said...

I was just in England last week too! I'm editing photos now and it almost kills me to be home and not there anymore! That picture is perfection... You guys are the sweetest little family and it just makes my heart smile!

Anonymous said...

lovely photo! And Dagsson can be so funny and cruel! Did you know he´s icelandic? That should be your cup of tea!
Love
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Sage Crown Parker said...

the sweetest family photo ever! looks l like everyone is sitting on your lap ;)

xoxo

Sarah is here for the sandwiches said...

What a beautiful photo! You and wee Toby have the same expression on your face. So sweet.

Joanna Goddard said...

hildur, yes! he is my hero, haha! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

that is SO funny! martin akerman, i will have to ask my grandmother! hilarious!! :) we never really see any other parts of the UK, other than cornwall, dorset and bath, where our family lives. i'd love to take a longer trip sometime and really explore -- wales, too!

Dee said...

best photo ever.. im sure your family will cherish this forever :) it's that kind of photo :) Hope to hear more about your trip to england!

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Victoire said...

Most beautiful family photo ever! Time to give pinhole press some business ;)

Rachael said...

That little cartoon made me laugh. I have an English husband. Last night, while i was working on my computer, he asked me if i wanted more tea. I said no but he brought me some anyway. His English mind couldn't even register the "no to tea". So funny.

Jess said...

Welcome home! That photo is precious! Have you seen Craig Ferguson's impression of a British person getting angry? It's pretty funny (since they are always relatively calm, even when they are upset!)

Nicky said...

What a seriously gorgeous shot! :D I've never been to England...yet. Some day. We did just get back from Maya Riviera, Mexico and it was FANTASTIC! :D Happy Monday!

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the photo is perfect! :') how lovely and sweet x

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ourdreamlives said...

that photo is absolutely gorgeous! hope it was sunny for you down in Cornwall :)
Sally

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It's funny, because when I look at this photo I think about Italy, not England. I guess it's Toby's icecream, and your the clothes, I don't know... Or the look in your eyes...

Michelle Kendrick Hartney said...

Such a lovely photo of your family!

Katie*Belle said...

What a fantastic photo! It's so tender and real.

JBergum said...

Beautiful photo Joanna. Your family is lovely. :)

Nina said...

wow, gorgeous family photo. glad you had a great time and made it back safely.

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, victoire, i JUST ordered a framed shot from pinhole press :)

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these lovely comments :)

Rose said...

so cool you guys have family down south- such a beautiful, ancient part of the world, one of the places I feel most relaxed (I'm not Cornish at all, I'm from much nearer London but it's a favourite holiday place of mine)

My Traveling Troop said...

Awww! How darling! Sometimes the best family photos are not in front of landmarks where you vacation, but photos that reflect the fun you have together -- like this one!

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Libby Bates (miss lib) said...

So cute! Love the comic... I'm a definite Anglophile!

N said...

I love this photo. I think it is worthy to be framed. :)

JoAnna said...

Favorite picture I've seen of your sweet family. Especially of you. You look so content.

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that photo warms my heart.
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Marla said...

Breathtaking & beautiful!

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Oh my god Jo, this is such a cool family portrait!! I absolutely love it! You should definitively get it enlarged and printed or do a B&W moodboard at home like the one I did in our home with Japanese masking tape here

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Melissa B said...

I would like to say that we English don't actually drink that much tea. But I have at least one cup a day so I guess we do! Ooh and I was in Padstow this early summer! We try and go there as much as possible... We came close by Polruan house hunting! We would love a place in Padstow, though. So if anyone's thinking of selling ;P Glad you have a lovely time xxx

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Anna said...

Best photo ever! Not just the sweet people in it, but the whole mood, and even the composition! You must blow it up and frame it in something gorgeous.

kristi wright said...

This photo of you and your family is so precious. I'm so enjoying catching up on your blog. It's been too long!

Ally said...

Eeep! Adorable. So adorable.

Down and Out Chic said...

This is definitely a photograph to treasure. What a beautiful family!

Margaret said...

The three of you look so happy in this picture. Definitely frame-worthy!

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