Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Weekend, Friends.












Happy weekend, friends. I'm ducking out early and calling a much-needed 4 day weekend. In the morning we're leaving for our Babymoon, one last trip together before the little lady is here.
We had planned months ago to head to the beach and camp for a few nights, but a last-minute forecast change to rain called for some new plans. So we're loading up the car and road-tripping to Austin, to see Monica, eat some of that yummy Austin food that I love, and to raid the sale racks at Anthropologie. And no trip out to Texas would be complete without a 3 hour stop at Ikea, to finish buying little items like baskets for the nursery.

I am always filled with anxiety the night before a trip. Already missing and worrying about the cats, and trying to soak in all my favorite bits of home - sunshine patches on the rugs, my bike, and the little familiar comforts that make it what is is.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm.

45 comments:

grrfeisty said...

come down a little farther to houston and i can hook you up! hahaha ;)
have fun!

Jacki said...

Have fun!!!

Monique said...

Have a lovely babymoon! I hear Austin rocks.

Sara Hoo said...

Dude, you look freaking gorgeous. Also, that photo of your lil black kitty is fabulous, what a beautiful lil fuzzball. Have a safe, fun trip!

Annie Kennedy said...

How do you do it Aura?! That first photo of you? Magical!!! :) Have an AMAZING Babymoon - can't wait to see photos!

Anna said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who gets anxious right before leaving for a trip.

Have a great time!

Jessica said...

I hope you have a terrific babymoon darling :) Soak it all in. This time before she gets here is so precious, when it's still just the two of you (well sort of considering she's with you all the time :).

The Note Ventress said...

Oh my word Aura, that first photo of you is amazingly, hauntingly beautiful! You guys are going to be such a beautiful little family! Soooo excited to see and meet her! All the best for the trip! xxx

Traveller said...

Beautiful photos - you really highlight the loveliness of life. Enjoy your pre-baby-moon..

Jon and Steph said...

Have a wonderful baby moon! Enjoy Texas and all of the yummy food ;)

Marfio said...

Enjoy your babymoon and make sure you get in lots of Aura/Michael time!

Steffanie said...

I would love to hear some of your favorite spots in Austin! We will be road tripping this summer from Key West to Seattle, Austin is one of our pit stops. My husband and i are in love with a city we have yet to visit. We can't wait! :)

Enjoy your babymoon and the trip to Ikea, I'm green with envy!

Calmly Chaotic said...

It says a lot about how happy you are at home when you have anxiety about leaving on a vacation! Have a great time!

Jessica Engel said...

Safe travels & enjoy your babymoon- my husband and I waited way too long to go on our first little trip before our baby and it made for swollen feet and an uncomfortable road trip! LOVE the first photo of you with the sun light!

Kristyn said...

Where-oh-where are those curtains from?! The green ones with the bird print mixed in. Love the shade & especially the print.

I have just begun reading your blog and I really appreciate your take on Oklahoma. My husband and I have lived here for a little over two years, coming from the North I wasn't so sure how I would like it. But, I do. We have committed to going camping this Spring and are determined to finally explore the state.

Enjoy your trip, I hear Austin is wonderful, safe travels.

Carly Anne said...

Baby-moon... That's genius. I hope you have a beautiful last get away with your hubby!


Xo
Carly

All this is Grace and Charm
http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Enjoy your babymoon and shopping!

You are seriously my photo-taking icon... I wish I could take photos half as good as you do! :)

Julie-Inspired said...

Your beach weekend is here...have a great time and I hope that it's a little warmer for you, like you said before even in the 60's is still perfect.

Enjoy!

katy love. said...

You are beautiful and so are your pictures. I love the idea of a baby-moon and definitely plan on doing one with my husband whenever we are about to have our first. Take a deep breath and soak it all in, you deserve a rest and I can't wait to see pictures. Enjoy!

superhappyjohi said...

wow Aura, the first picture is so much like a Keren Ann album cover... Have a lovely weekend! Johanna

MelissaOK said...

Have so much fun! I'm actually heading down to Austin next weekend with my best girl friends for a girls get away! Austin's such a great place. :)

DJ said...

Have fun! We live in Louisiana and have the same mantra - no trip to Texas is complete without a 3 hour trip to Ikea.

O'Melly said...

I'm loving the idea of a babymoon, I've been hearing it all over lately!

Loving your photos as always, and thank you so kindly for taking the time to comment on my blog. You are so sweet!

Enjoy your trip! I can't wait to see new photos!

Candice @ ChiaSeedMe said...

Hope you have a great trip, Aura!

Chelsea said...

have a great weekend! thank you for the beautiful and inspiring photos!


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Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I always love images of Fig. He's just too cute. I hope you have a wonderful trip! I can't wait to hear about it. A babymoon is the best idea ever! ox

Genevieve said...

Happy babymoon mamacita!!!! Have fun and be safe!

liz. said...

I have friends coming to visit me here in Austin as well! And one of my best friends works at Anthropologie, across from the Whole Foods.

Have fun!

Ashley said...

I just found your blog and love it! I've spent the last hour reading over old posts and such! I'm a fellow Oklahoman (from Edmond) and so it's great to see someone else from here! And my son is 5 months. Mommyhood is fantastic!

itsmelissy_ said...

Your pictures always leave me in awe! Stunning!

lila Braga said...

it is so normal to get anxious right before a trip...we all get like that...I think.Happy babymoon,have lots of fun and be safe okay!
hugs
lila
PS: your blog and your pictures are gorgeous!

ashley noelle said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip!

And tell me more about this camping on the beach! Where does an Oklahoma girl go to camp on the beach? This has just moved to the top of my to-do list for this year.

Taylor Yves said...

i really love that picture of you with your bike! aura, i have a question for you about editing some photos--do you have an email where i could write you

Colleen said...

Yeah! You are heading to my neck of the woods. Just wish the weather could cooperate a little better. It is supposed to rain all weekend.

Anonymous said...

god, you're photos are AMAZING. what kind of camera do you use and do you use any special lenses?

mellierose said...

Once again, beautiful pictures! Enjoy your trip!! And I amw wondering about those adorable curtains as well!!!

Sini said...

Sounds like a great long weekend, we are back from Paris too. Tired but happy. I'm again inspired of your photos, so much missing that kind of sunshine!

Baily Jones said...

I've stalked your blog while you've been away... I'm lovin' it :) Hope your weekend has been WONDERFUL!!!!

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Gaby said...

I love the photo of the cat, too cute.

Kaia said...

Hi Aura :)I've been a reader of your blog for a while and i love it. Your photography and style add light and warmth to my day.
Having a Babymoon is a wonderful idea, I'll be remembering that if i ever have another baby. Your nursery is beautiful and I can't wait to hear your journey to motherhood, its a beautiful one where you learn so much about yourself :)
Hope you guys had a great weekend and i agree- love the photo of your cat- gorgeous! xo
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Susanna said...

wow! i'm not a faithful commenter but i should be cause i'm constantly inspired by the beauty on your blog! thanks for sharing your love for life...i LOVE it!

Calmly Chaotic said...

I nominated you for a blog award. Pop on over and collect it when you get a chance!

jodi said...

can't wait to hear (and see) about your adventures. You are glowing x

jesse said...

aura - i really enjoy your blog - the way you lay out the posts' fonts, photos. it is inspiring!

p.s. i thought you'd love this artist, http://www.freya-art.com/gallery (if you haven't seen her work already!)

Aura said...

Thank you so much, every one! We had a very relaxing trip, just what we needed.

The green curtains are from Urban Outfitters, and they are even prettier in real life than on the website! I'm so glad I finally purchased them.


Liz- Monica lives one block from that Whole Foods/Anthropologie. I really think she lives in just about the most amazing spot in town. I am willing to bet your friend is gorgeous, because every one that works there is a stunner!


Ashley- About 10 hours south of here is a place called Mustang Island. I camped there on the beach in 2004, and it was wonderful. I've been trying to get back ever since!


Taylor- You can reach me here: auramobile@cox.net


Colleen- Even with the rain, the weather was still wonderful! It felt like Fall, which was a much needed break from our highs in the 20's :)


Jesse- I love that all the sweet people that read my blog know me well enough to know the art I would appreciate :) I have one of her prints picked out for the nursery, I am just waiting to make sure I have room. Since hers are more expensive than some of the other art I purchased on Etsy, I wanted to make sure that I had a place for it. Thank you for thinking of me!