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Friday, October 21, 2011

Have a fun weekend.

My sweets, what are you doing this weekend? Alex and I are heading off on our first trip without Toby--just for two nights. I'm really excited for some grown-up time (and cocktails), but just hope our little bunny doesn't miss me as much as I'll miss him! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few great links from around the web...

(Good) Will Hunting has a way with words.

Bill Cunningham seems like a truly sweet person.

The perfect sweater.

What is it about white fairy lights?

Genius Halloween costume: A pinata with a black eye!

Awww, the little darlings.

Oh, baby!

Beautiful bathrooms.

How adorable are these dancing models?

Biking with no hands!

This story broke my heart. What an amazing woman.

(Photo by Arthur Leipzig)

82 comments:

Briana said...

A weekend away! How wonderful. Enjoy that 'adult time' together!

I'll be trying to get over this pneumonia that has taken over my lungs the last few days! Horrible. But I'm on the mend, I can feel it!!

Stephanie said...

Aww, I hope you and Alex have a wonderful weekend!!

I'll be selling my wares at a craft show tomorrow, then hopefully spending all day Sunday lounging around and reading. :-)

The Local Blogger said...

Cool! You guys enjoy yourselves! Toby might get in some partying himself, lol.

I got dinner planned for tomorrow night. This restaurant here in Freeport named Pisces. Can't wait.


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Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

Have a great weekend!

We'll be enjoying my son's soccer game and a beach party in Laguna...

ciao

EMILY said...

Oooof. Those baby animals get me' everytime! X

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Love a few of those unique bathrooms!

Michelle P said...

Have a good weekend!

silvia said...

sounds like a you have a great weekend ahead of you. enjoy! im enjoying my "adult time" as much as possible now before the arrival of the little one in about a month. :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Wish you and Alex a fantastic weekend away:)Hope you both have a blast! Kisses, Joanna.

Sarah said...

Have fun on your trip! Up ya that's probably the best Halloween costume ever. Right after the DIY wind up doll for a little girl. I was pretty impressed by that one too.

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Bubbs... said...

Thank you for sharing that story about the Dragon Mom...it literally brought me to tears. Although I do not have a child of my own yet...this story resonates deeply with me. Nothing is guaranteed in life...it's better just to love today.

Have a fabulous weekend away!

Bubbs...

B. in the Know said...

So fun that the two of you get to getaway and have some time alone! Do enjoy! I have a friend coming in town - so excited to get to see him!

Agusta said...

Everyone should read Emily Rapp's memoir, Poster Child. It's an amazing book. Between the challenges she went through growing up and the painful situation she's in now, this woman deserves a medal for holding it all together.

Mandy said...

Weekends away are the best! We are heding out of town as well to tailgate and go to the Iowa football game :)

Have a good one!

meet emily said...

oh, my goodness.
that article was something to read. i think the only thing to help me recover is to reread the comments about first kisses.
jeesh. that was rough to read. what a beautiful soul.

p.s. have fun!

Frozen.Sunshine said...

Ohh enjoy the precious time with Alex! :)
We will be continuing to train our newer pup, Zepp (as that is our resolution this week: http://wwwfrozensunshine.blogspot.com/2011/10/first-meat-and-next-weeks-resolution.html) and we are going to head to Fort Collins for a Zombie Crawl!!! Should be lots of laughs and fun!
HAPPY, HAPPY WEEKEND!!!

kate said...

Have the best time ever! My husband and I are headed to Sundance (maybe we'll see Robert Redford!) on Saturday night while our three year old stays home with his favorite babysitter in the world. I am so excited to see the changing leaves, drink wine and sleep until 8.00. (I know! 8.00!)

Carlen said...

Reading Emily's story about Ronan just broke my heart. My boyfriend and I are Jewish, and it's scary to think about one day having children, since we are more likely carriers of Tay-Sachs. What a dreadful disease.

Thank you for sharing the link Joanna. Have a lovely weekend with Alex!

Fleur De Moi said...

Have fun with your first weekend away with Toby! Can't wait to here about it!

Heba said...

enjoy your weekend ,Jo :)

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Jessica said...

Enjoy your alone time together! Looking forward to hearing about your little getaway.

I'm helping to throw a birthday party for my boyfriend's grandma....she's the sweetest lady, so it will be great!

PoetessWug said...

Have a good time Jo! And focus...focus...focus...on that wonderful man you married, and who you made that beautiful baby boy with! :-)

sian said...

counting my blessings after reading emily rapp's article. so, sad.

she is, indeed, an amazing woman. x

Jenny said...

Enjoy your weekend away Joanna! And thank you for sharing that article - truly heartbreaking - I cannot imagine it.

Melissa@Julia's Bookbag said...

I cried after reading that story. My heart bleeds for her. What a beautiful photo of the two of them.

anna said...

Emily Rapp's article made me realize just how much I take for granted. Tears welled up as I read it. What a strong and courageous woman.
Thanks for sharing Joanna!


Have a wonderful weekend away!

Brent, Franci, and G said...

Dragon Mom is one brave woman. And to share her story with the world...helps us all be reminded of our humanity. We take so much for granted.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time!!! Hope you share some pictures!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

white fairy lights....will always be a part of my room. and when i get to old for that, they will be a part of my kids' room.

Tish said...

lol I played with the Jcrew dancing models for a good 10 minutes yesterday.

alittlebirdytoldmeso said...

I will be spending my weekend getting the groundwork done for a charity bake sale. and sleeping of course!enjoy your weekend, and keep up the great bloggin'

http://a-little-birdy-told-me-so.blogspot.com/2011/10/wishing-on-star.html

D said...

I would love to have a drink with Bill Cunningham. He is an institution.

chanel said...

Wow, Emily's article was hard to read but also one of those things everyone should have to. (Not easy but full of truth that deserves to be heard.) What an amazing photo of her with her precious son.

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gaia said...

I have tears in my eyes after reading that article. Thank you for pointing me to it. What an amazing woman.

Cynthia said...

Oh Joanna, I didn't want to read that article but I am so glad I did. She is an amazing woman!!! The bad day I had with my son seems so ridiculous now. I wish I could go get in his crib with him and cuddle during his nap. Thank you for sharing that.

vanessa (the gal) said...

i love the white fairy lights, the pinata costumes, and the dancing models! have a GREAT weekend! oh, and have fun with your hubby and those cocktails!

xo-vanessa

http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com

Molliee said...

have a good weekend! I am off to view your links!

xoxo
molliee

Aya said...

What an article. Thank you for sharing, Joanna.

Have a great time this weekend!!
And those baby animals make such a great baby shower gift!!

LeeLee said...

Great post, have a lovely weekend!

Renata Mentor said...

Enjoy the time with your husband! Tomorrow we will celebrate my Sophia's first birthday!!! So excited!

Catherine Nolin said...

Have a great time. It's the healthy thing to do! Best Wishes, Catherine

JennySue said...

Have soooo much fun this weekend!! Relax and enjoy reading that magazine with no interruptions;-) You will come home and have a ton of patience with little Toby bc you've been away. It will make you long for more hubby/wife vaca's after you break this ice;-) Happy for you.

jennifer_NJ said...

Enjoy, time will fly by - happy mommy = happy baby!

fancyfunction said...

I love Bill Cunningham and the way he calls everyone "child". I've been fortunate to work with him on numerous occasions and I just find him fascinating. :)

Tbadee said...

Wow. how beautiful although sad. thanks for sharing that article joanna.

Anne said...

Today I heard about a little boy I know who has been diagnosed with leukemia, and now I read Emily Rapp's article... It makes me so sad for the children and their families. I wish there was something I could do, other than to keep them in my thoughts.. Enjoy your weekend Joanna, and when you get back, hold your son and be thankful. I'll be doing the same thing when my baby girl wakes up tomorrow morning.

Lauren at TwIn Style said...

I definitely need to buy some new sweaters. Even though I've been living in the Midwest (after moving from Texas) for 3 years, I think I'm still kind of in denial about it because I really only have a few cozy, casual sweaters for the weekend.

M&C said...

Have fun!!!

http://swoonhunting.blogspot.com

Anna Claire said...

I came across Emily Rapp's article earlier today - so sad and beautiful at the same time. I lost my son last year after he and his twin brother were born premature. Definitely makes you take a hard look at what it means to be a parent. Thank you for sharing these great links, as always.

gillian. said...

the photo of the kids diving is also hanging on the wall in one of the bathrooms in the link you posted! so trippy! did you do that on purpose?!!!!!!

Lauren Kent said...

This weekend is my birthday and so my family and I are going to chinatown in london for dinner :)

Enjoy your getaway!

MeganKP said...

WOW, i just read that article about that mom. That was beautiful.
I am only 19 years old and i have to say that when the time comes to raise my children i am going to strive to be like her. To just focus on loving your children, and leaving all that extra stuff out, and just giving your undivided love and attention to them. This story is a great reminder to everyone to live in the moment, and cherish each and every second. Because thats exactly what she is doing.

Thank you for sharing!
Megan

PS i love the new article series, i'll be looking forward to it every week. I thought this weeks article was also very inspiring and beautiful, and i have bookmarked it.

pve design said...

I hope you have a great weekend and completely forget all about your little darling. Oops....if you do, I bet no. 2 darling will happen :)
pve

Anonymous said...

I wanted to know, since you linked to the quote from Good Will Hunting, if you are a supporter of unschooling? Is it something you are thinking for Toby? Please do a motherhood monday post on it! I would love to know!

Blair

Catherine Masi said...

I peeked through your list of cute links and felt inspired, as usual. But the final link to the Rapp article placed things into tremendous perspective. Her words are a simple testament to life and love and, of course, the core of strength. My nephew has cystic fibrosis and, with this, his parents, his brother, his grandparents, his aunts and uncles, his friends, they are all faced with a similar grasping at any hope, but mostly an appreciation for him and his life. As he matures, how will he-emotionally- face his shorter life expectancy? No matter, like Ms. Rapp (am I remembering her name right?), we are so incredibly blessed and our lives so much more filled with purpose because of them. In the end, we are lucky to have known their full love. And I guess that is really pretty exceptional, in and of itself.
Anyhow, enjoy a lovely weekend with your husband and maybe give Toby a whole bunch of extra smooches so he can ration them throughout the weekend!

Rony @ catbird said...

I watched the Bill Cunningham movie this week - it is truly amazing. ANd sort of broke my heart,'

Bri said...

Whoa, that article was deeply touching and terrifying. That mom is truly amazing and has a heart of gold.

Elizabeth Buckler said...

I am so sensitive to the idea of losing my son for some unexplainable reason. I don't have any reason for this but don't take a minute for granted with him. This article really tore me apart. Thanks for posting.

LaLa said...

I adore twinkle lights too.

http://pinterest.com/search/?q=twinkle+lights

Laura Nelson said...

It's nice to have a weekend, just you and your sweetie :) Im flying to Texas for the weekend to see my bestest friend in the whole world! :) So excited!

Maria said...

Have a wonderful time on your trip!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

kavin hill said...

I'll be selling my wares at a craft show tomorrow, then hopefully spending all day Sunday lounging around and reading...


tantrik

Ophelia said...

Seems like a wonderful weekend!

http://cestlavieophelia.blogspot.com/

Michelle Lee said...

Happy weekend :)

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Imaging Energy said...

never would have guessed dan colen was behind the "oh baby" print!

flor said...

fun fun fun!!

happy weekend!

xo flor

Eme said...

Such great plans! i'm sure it's gonna be wonderful!
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dani press said...

white fairy lights! i know! they are just..calming and beautiful. i have them up year round around my window. hope you and alex are having a great weekend away!!

Clare Christine said...

Enjoy your weekend vacation!! I love your links of inspiration...so many clever ideas and images. Enjoy rest, relaxation, and time away! xoxo

Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

This is amazing! I love to follow your posts you're an inspiration!

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Stephanie said...

Have a great time this weekend! A friend of mine just introduced me to your blog. I think I'm in love :)

xo,
Stephanie (Big Mario Life)

Jessica Frost said...

That story was unbelievable! I have tears running down my cheeks as we speak! Thank you for sharing!

miss james said...

balling my eyes out and forgetting all of the things that don't really matter at all. my heart aches for this woman. life can be so unfair sometimes.

xeyno said...

Perfect sweater is perfectly my style... And I love the cute animal faces, these made me wanna have a baby and decorate the nursery :)

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macaca grava por cima said...

"Parenting, I’ve come to understand, is about loving my child today. Now. In fact, for any parent, anywhere, that’s all there is".

I can't get these words of my mind! What a punch in the stomach this story! couldn't help sharing it in my blog...

Hope you had a wonderfull grown up weekend, and that Toby didn't miss you and Alex that much... xo

Tamara Skinner said...

This past weekend was spent reading a new book, in a secluded cabin heated by a crackling fire on a foggy PNW beach. It was total perfection.

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Kim said...

Between the NY Times story and the baby animals, I am a wet noodle right now.

Charity said...

hope you had an amazing weekend! how did toby go without you?

the lil bee said...

That story about the little boy and his dragon mom just gutted me.

Heldine said...

OMG - that article you posted was so hard to read without crying.

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