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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Daydreaming

This weekend, we joined some friends at a lakefront cabin, an hour north of Manhattan. Every evening, after Toby fell asleep, Alex and I would sit on the dock, drinking white wine (my favorite) and chatting about nothing in particular. It was so beautiful and peaceful. I want to beam myself back there right now. xo

How was your Fourth? Hope you had a good one.

134 comments:

Liz said...

amazing! I can feel the quiet. Must've had some great chats :)

Vanesa said...

Wow. Those photos are gorgeously serene. Looks like you guys had a great Fourth of July! :)

Annalise said...

You both look so happy and at peace. Seems like it was perfect bliss.

I have a long layover in Newark on Thursday (8 hours!) - any recommendations on what to do?

Marty J. Christopher said...

This is awesome. It reminds me of a vacation I took with my now husband to the Smoky Mountains. Sigh. I, too, wish I could beam myself back there. I think I need a friend with a lake cabin STAT. : O )

reckless daughter said...

wow, such beautiful photos. Looks like the perfect 4th!

wildchild said...

my goodness, those pictures are beautiful. i thought they were from a magazine or something until the one with your faces. ha.those are ones to frame on the wall :) it looks magical there.

Shokoofeh said...

wow who took these gorgeous photos of you?! So beautiful, Joanna!

Giulia Doyle said...

ahhh, you guys look so cute. What a lovely dock at the lake.

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these sweet comments! our friend danny took them :)

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, marty, everyone should have a friend with a cabin! :)

Turbo said...

Wow. I love the reflection of the sky in the water. Makes me want to get out to the country.

agnes szucs said...

how serene! it's so good to see what a lovely, normal couple you are. you look sweet.
xoxo
agnes
:)

The Girlie Blog said...

What a beautiful place and a fabulous weekend!

Joanna Goddard said...

Annalise, the weather is supposed to be gorgeous on thursday -- 85 and sunny! i would take the train into manhattan, and then go to the Highline and get ice cream, sit outside and read a book, go to chelsea market and get a lobster roll or yummy sandwich, walk by the water, etc. :) there are also pretty shops on 9th avenue (little french home shops, lovely bookstores, etc.) OR you could go to the Museum of Modern Art, which is amazing, and has a fantastic cafe for lunch, and a sculpture garden where you can chill out and read a book. xoxoxo

Mal said...

These photos are so lovely! What a wonderful way to spend a weekend. I am counting the days until my lakeside vacation later this summer. These pictures make me even more excited for it.

Ashlee Dearie said...

What a lovely way to spend the 4th! I spent my fourth alone with my bestfriend shooting off bottle rockets, playing with sparklers, grabbing sonic, and taking pictures. It was pretty easy-going all around! (;

Anonymous said...

This looks like the perfect summer weekend.

katie [the bright life] said...

how very dreamy! what a wonderful way to enjoy summer, the sunset and each other. lovely. xo, katie

Hollie said...

these pictures are perfect!

Hilary Nicole said...

This looks wonderful! We went to our local lake and spent the day there. I love being by the water.. no matter what, ocean, lake, river.. I will be a happy camper.

XO Hilary Nicole
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A Girl, A Style said...

These photos are so spectacular, and yet so simple and personal. It looks like the most wonderful memories-are-made-of-this weekend!

Briony xx

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marisol said...

that looks beautiful! like a dream. :) i love ur blog. Joanna, do u have any suggestions of radio stations to go the office work day go smooth and interesting :P

Heba said...

wow that's magical

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Jaimie said...

that looks heavenly. My hubby wants to live up north someday (Alaska, actually) and our dream home is a log cabin in the woods. Perhaps someday we'll be doing the same thing! Glad you had such a lovely weekend :)

Hubby and I spent the day with friends and family. And got one of those old-fashioned portraits taken. Our town is "America's Fourth of July City" so they go all out! :)

Bronwyn said...

You look so relaxed and lovely! And your pictures are American summer at its best :)
My family and I escaped from Paris to Burgundy...

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sheena said...

what a beautiful post!

Anonymous said...

That looks absolutely magical! I'm glad you had a chance to do that.

Melissa Blake said...

Your weekend looks wonderful! I took a lovely picnic and enjoyed nature! It is so peaceful to be away from the hectic pace of life for awhile! :)

Annalise said...

Thanks Joanna! Sounds fantastic!

Sarah said...

So lovely! Reminds me of this from last week: http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2011/06/wanderlust.html

Life imitating art :)

Nikkie said...

Even watching those pictures makes me feel totally relaxed and at ease with myself. Very beautiful, Joanna!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Such ana amzing photos! Looks like you had a perfect weekend :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Kerri Lynne said...

these pictures are so dreamy! :) long weekends are just never long enough, are they?!

Anna said...

awww you guys are so cute. I love couples who dispel the theory that you can still be lovey dovey and romantic AFTER having a kid!

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Stephanie said...

Those pictures are so ridiculously cute!!!

I spent the 4th buying a new computer (yay!!), then my husband and I took our dog to "Yappy Hour" (like happy hour, but dogs are allowed to attend!) at a local bar, and we topped the evening off with dinner at my parents' house with my nieces from Colorado - they're out here to visit for the week and I haven't seen them in 3 years! Sooo excited to spend the week catching up with them!! :-)

Taylor @ TheProposalEnthusiast said...

What special pictures. So cute!

yelizabeta said...

amazing. i'd take a lakefront cabin visit any day. we live in sacramento, so we put up a wading pool to beat the scorching heat. ghetto, but fun with glasses of wine, great food, and awesome company :)

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

its so nice to get away from the city sometimes. you can hear your thoughts and feel the peace all around you! these photos are so beautiful! xx

Joanna Goddard said...

omg, sarah, you're so right!

Joanna Goddard said...

marisol, here are a bunch of recommendations of radio shows, i hope this helps!! :)
http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2011/03/radio-shows.html

chanstand said...

looks very romantic! sometimes quiet time together...sitting together.. just 'being' is the BEST!

Aya said...

you and alex make me sigh. How idyllic, sweet and peaceful.

Maryam said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome time!! YAY for breaks!!

xoxo,
Maryam

http://athomewithmaryam.blogspot.com

megan said...

Oooooh. This looks lovely! I want to go to there. I'm dying to know where this magical place is an hour from the City!

marissa at the boot said...

that looks so relaxing and beautiful. my mom calls quiet time by water "soul searching" and we always used to make fun of her for it, but nw i cherish those types of moments!
(i'm a white drinker too! i love a good tangy sauvignon blanc!)

Joanna Goddard said...

marissa, i know, white wine is the best! i love sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc and vermentino and...all of them really :)

marci said...

This looks so relaxing. I could definitely use some quiet time like that right now. :)

Joanna Goddard said...

megan, it's in brewster -- a little lake called Lost Lake. xo

Kim said...

ahhh, i am going on vacation to lake huron next week and i'm hoping that my nights look just like this.

s + b said...

sounds wonderful. i love the photos.

shu84 said...

it's so romantic:)

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Mighty Burns said...

these pictures are just lovely! I love the images reflected in the water of the sky! I mostly napped in doors while it was a roasting 115 outside this weekend. yuck. iven our pool water felt more like Bridgette Soup then a refreshing dip

PJ | Home and Garden Decor said...

A beautiful place, a beautiful couple and lots of love...
That's so romantic.
I can tell you guys had a great 4th of July weekend.

Paislea Elyse said...

gorgeous pictures!!

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Carly said...

Ahh! Jealous, that looks so pretty!

-Carly
www.createliveblog.com

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

you two look so relaxed! what a dream :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Tatiane Ribas said...

owmm, very very romantic... love it!
xx

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La Franglaise said...

This moment looks so peaceful and romantic. Exactly what you need after a day running after a toddler. I wish I had a friend with a cabin!
ps: the photos are great and I agree with Sarah that it immediately reminded me of your wonderlust post from last week. Without realising you made it come true! ;)

Mandy said...

These photo's looks so romantic! You guys are really made for each other, so sweet!! Heart warming! :-) X Mandy

Meg Trainer said...

bliss...you deserve all of that beauty and simplicity, Joanne!

carina said...

Simple pleasures are the best!

Tricia said...

Wow! Looks like the perfect place to spend an evening! Great pics!

The Nowhere Years said...

These pictures are adorable. So serene.

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Self-indulgent geek said...

you guys are so cute! x

The Hidden List said...

What precious photos and lasting memories! I had a memorable 4th with my best friend who came to visit from Houston. We found the best spot in Dallas to take in all of the fireworks with the skyline as a backdrop and watched 5 fireworks shows at the same time. Beautiful!

Sobrina Tung said...

I love that dock! How serene :)

p.s. who took these photos--they're really great.

Robyn said...

how lovely-and only an hour away from the city-wow!

Sobrina Tung said...

never mind -- just saw a previous comment you posted!

Gina Michele said...

What great pics! So romantic!

♥ Gina Michele
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Mandee said...

that scene looks divine. My love and I went boating, BBQ'ing and to a pool party. I took some snaps too but nothing as great as these!

JessB_Martin said...

these pictures are absolutely amazing (: !!!

Eliza Jane said...

These pictures of the two of you are just beautiful.

Mrs. C said...

Perfection! Romance! Love it!


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mary said...

uau, that is lovely... hope to live a life like that "when I grow up!"
I'm a reader from Portugal and I just love your blog :)
Thanks for sharing so much hapiness!

laura_d_f said...

For my Canada day we watched fireworks over a lake and went for a long hike. Those pictures are gorgeous!

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Anonymous said...

It's nice to see two people with a baby still making time to talk with each other.

The Remarkable Redhead said...

I flew into NYC to visit with my boyfriend for the next week or so. We watched the fireworks over the Hudson and listened to all the musicians in Central Park.

Thea said...

I love that you two are so sweet together and you are so willing to share with the rest of us...Happy 4th to you, too!

Orchid Grey said...

this looks like an incredible way to spend the 4th, complete bliss! my 4th was very busy, but lovely just the same! xo

naomi: said...

wow, that looks so beautiful & perfect :)

Sal said...

These photos look positively dreamy! You have to love long weekends!

Sal x

http://danielandi.blogspot.com/

kate said...

Oh this is so dreamy and relaxing! I cannot wait until Summer here in Australia, your photo's are making this winter unbearable! :)

abigail said...

wow, who took the pictures!? they are just lovely, those clouds reflected behind you are stunning- you two are cute too ; )

looks like a lovely weekend!!

stephanie j said...

that looks absolutely dreamy :)

Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon said...

That looks so lovely Joanna...I'm so missing the States, especially over Fourth of July weekend! My husband tried to make it special for us by buying a grill and tracking down US meat to make hamburgers...it was quite a story! This place you visited looks beautiful and we hope to get back to that part of the world someday soon! Thanks for your pictures...they are calming just looking at them.
- Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon
www.wrinkledchiffon.com

Nancy said...

oh, first jenna, and now you! i can't stop being jealous of lakefront cabins! (you must've been in the same area as jenna.) and i agree with everybody--totally adorable photos!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

this looks perfect!

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Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for these sweet comments! our friend danny took the photos. and nancy, yes! we were in the same town as jenna, a couple lakes over! :)

woolies said...

Looks just idyllic; I have to admit to experiencing envy!

Sydney said...

so peacefully and quiet. love the lake! xx

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Callie Grayson said...

Great photos... Looks completely perfect! I can see why you want to go back, sunset, wine, awesome time with hubby!

Xx Callie

kati said...

omg, joanna. blow these up big, 20x30 on canvas and put these calm magic photos on your walls. for real.

Lindsay Beck Photography said...

sounds pretty idyllic! i love the dreamy clouds in the water with the soft light. yum yum.

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Gorgeous Joanna! We actually went to a cabin too, wish we would have thought to capture it in great photos. Looks like you had an amazing time! xo

CheekyPinkTulip said...

How wonderful! You are so lucky to have this place only an hour away from you!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Sara B said...

These pictures are so amazingly beautiful and peaceful. What a special time together! Nothing betting in life :)

Catherine said...

What a perfect setting! And what a perfect couple!!

glp said...

you are so lucky that your son falls asleep! our toddler hasn't let us have a gorgeous and relaxing evening like this since the say she was born. lucky lucky lucky :)

BizzieLizzie said...

Love sharing some quiet time. Yours looked extra nice! Lovely post!

Mary said...

These pics are great. look so like the wanderlust photos you posted last week. before you mentioned you were looking for a calm and peaceful pic for your new bedroom -perhaps frame one of these? they are so lovely!

Vicki... not Victoria... said...

That dock is amazing! Does part of it fold up to make the seat you and hubby were leaning against?

erin said...

the golden hour! i love these shots of the two of you. my favorite part? the reflection of those clouds in the water.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this is exactly what i thought of when i saw this!

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2011/06/wanderlust.html

i see someone else said that too. funny.

shoegirl said...

This looks so beautiful and peaceful. Gorgeous photos, too! Thanks for sharing.

Joanna Goddard said...

vicki, yes! it's so cool, there's a little fold-up bench :)

Joanna Goddard said...

mary, kati and wildchild, thanks for the idea to frame one of these -- maybe one would look great above our bed. that would definitely be soothing :)

Benjamin H. King said...

Such beautiful photos! My husband has a family cabin and it's our favorite place - beautiful and relaxing. Now, I'm wishing I were there :)

marisol said...

AWESOME!! Thanks Joanna, i'll check it out right now! :):) have a great day everyone !!

Katie*Belle said...

This sounds -- and looks -- so lovely! I'm glad you had a nice weekend.

Chelsea said...

This looks like a dream!

Patricia said...

sounds like an amazing time!!

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natalie said...

I was about an hour and a half north in Wappingers Falls! So lovely upstate, I had no idea...

Sage Crown Parker said...

so very lovely! I wish i was there right now too...
there is something so peaceful about a lake that the is so different then the ocean.
xoxo

Cath said...

How idyllic! It's so beautiful to see how much you enjoy your life...

jones said...

gorgeous photos of some sweet moments.

domestikate said...

These photos are beautiful. Sounds wonderful!

Caitlin said...

Beautiful photos, can actually feel the quiet and stillness.

megan said...

Beautiful pictures! WOW! How are you so skinny already!

Ainsley said...

wow, how pretty! i'm so jealous of you right now...

kristin said...

beautiful photos!

Stu said...

I miss sitting on the dock and soaking up the sun, so jealous of your perfect life x

Quenny said...

J'aime ces photos..

Bise de France

Queeny.

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jenny said...

Hello Joanna,

You have the same name as my sister whom I am very close with.

Your photos are fun. I'm actually very stressed out lately and I've thinking about vacation for like two days now. Seeing your photos made me wish I'm in a beach right now. There are lots of beautiful, really beautiful beaches here in the Philippines and I, tool, wanna beam myself in any of them right now. :)

jenny
www.mannaforjenny.tumblr.com

theappletea said...

Hi Joanna,

I have 3 years' old doughter and to be honest I miss this kind of moment! I am happy though to see that you had these moments :) GREAT!

Also I think that is only you and this person who is for you to care for those moments - I know I can only do something about it - just arrange things to make it happens. Isn't it?

Cheers!
Ola

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The two of you look more in love than ever.

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