Thursday, January 14, 2010


It's Thursday...already. Am I the only one who thinks that the weeks are flying by faster than ever? I feel like just yesterday we were celebrating the dawn of the new decade and now we're half way through January.

What better way to start the new year than planning a baby moon? If you follow my blog or twitter you may have heard by now that I'm expecting my first little one in June. We are planning a getaway for pure relaxation before his or her arrival. One of my all-time favorite activities is planning trips. Many years ago my husband and I made a list of places we wanted to see...every year the list gets shorter as we visit the places we've always dreamed of going but with every place we check off, four more are added so the list gets longer and longer. We often find ourselves on one vacation daydreaming about the next place we want explore. It's not just that we're impatient (because we are...a little) but we truly do love to travel and visit places that are new to us.

Right now we're trying to decide and that's part of the fun. In the spirit of taking long trips away, I visited my archives to look for images of vacations past...I came upon literally hundreds of images from our two-week summer-laziness-fest in East Hampton last August. We're not really the sit back and do nothing on vacation types (at least not for that many days in a row!) so this time away was a new thing for us and it was fantastic. I still haven't printed images from that trip or our trip to Italy last March so my goal is to do that before we go where ever we will end up going next month. I like having a few prints to look back on...

So here are some images from Summer 2009...I think they come just in time to warm me up on this very, very cold winter day.

These were taken on one beautiful afternoon in particular. It was so sunny and bright and then some clouds rolled in but the rain never came with them. The beach cleared out because I suppose people were afraid to get caught in a storm...but not us. We stayed there and kept reading our books and eventually I got up to take advantage of the "magic light" and glimpses of the sun that was desperately trying to break through the clouds.

Summer Sea

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Today's Soundtrack:
The Bravery - Unconditional

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valerie said...

thank you for taking me away from the cold for just a minute. a vacation sounds so nice right about now! congrats on your little one by the way! xo

anthony0358 said...

Thanks so much for sharing these beautiful photos
They really helped lift my spirits today

bigBANG studio said...

ohhhh! congrats giovanna! i am *so* thrilled for you. and these shots are SO gorgeous- what did you shoot them with? and i still think about your iphone shots of the beach in winter- those were pretty killer. and with an iphone. amazing.

you guys must be beside yourselves with excitement. big congrats, and can't wait to hear where you decide on for you babymoon.

Kristin said...

So dreamy. We seriously don't take advantage of the beach enough! And babymoon...I so wish we had taken one. Have you ever been to Jamaica? Love it!

MizzJ said...

You're so right, it just seems like yesterday that it was NYE!

Maddy said...

Congratulations on your soon to be bundle of joy :) A getaway before the baby sounds like a wonderful idea.

amber, theAmberShow said...

That wave-frozen thing is so very Monica! I was on a beach last month taking photo after photo of the sea, trying to channel you. (Eventually I concluded I need a faster shutter speed than my camera has. An excellent excuse to upgrade!)

Hanako66 said...

can't wait to see the pictures no matter where you will end up!