Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Swimming Lessons for Toby

Toby is not the biggest fan of water, but yesterday at the dog beach, he ran into the waves the second we arrived. If that isn't a testament to how hot it's been lately, then I don't know what is.

That picture where Toby is sticking his tongue out had me cracking up for hours. In fact, I still can't look at it without laughing. It looks like he's taunting us from the water or something!

In case you didn't get your Toby fix from the pictures, here are a few videos that we took of his "swimming lessons". He was less annoyed about them than he usually is. Maybe he will learn to love water one day...? Haha I'm not gonna hold my breath on that one though.



I was telling my family at dinner last night, I really think one of the best feelings in the world is coming home after a day at the beach or after swimming. You were working hard, in the heat, and getting dirty all day.. and then you come home, have a shower, put on your stretchy pants, and lay on the couch. And just going from being hot to cool, active to lazy, and dirty to clean makes it one of the most comfortable things in the world, right? I don't know, maybe it's just me... but I've thought so ever since I was a kid and I'm stickin' with it.

Also, I convinced my brother to watch LOST with me last night! It'll be his first time watching the series and my second time. I just watched it last summer and have been dying to watch it all over again. One of the best shows I've ever seen! I hope Nolan likes it as much as I did!

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  1. You're so right, about coming home after a day of swimming/beach time. My favorite thing as a kid was spending all day at the pool, then coming home, putting on PJs and eating peanut butter and honey sandwich. I don't know what it is, but you're right. One of the best feelings ever.

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    1. Yes!! Glad I'm not alone on that one!

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  2. Awww Toby is the best! i tried once with my Kenji go to the beach, he spent all the time on my legs, not a big fan of the water or the sand! :)

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    1. Haha, that's usually the kind of experience we have with Toby! It must've been a very special occasion.. maybe one day you and your dog can try again :)

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  3. you always have THE cutest swimsuits! LOST!!!!! suuuuch a good show!

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    1. Thank you! That one is from H&M. And yeah, definitely super into it all over again. Not complaining, either.

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  4. Those pictures are pure happiness if you ask me!! I'm dying to take a trip to the beach!!

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  5. These photographs are absolutely gorgeous! And I love your swimsuit, super cute :)

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  6. Love the photographs! Awwww, seeing Toby is making me long for a dog of my own! I'll be living vicariously through you though I guess, because sadly I must settle for a cat lol. But he is too cute! And I get what you mean about coming home after the beach. Back when I lived in SC, I visited it all the time. It's such an amazingly thrilling feeling. And Lost is the bomb.com. One of my favorite shows of all time by far! Now that you mention it, I should go watch it a second time too ;)

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    1. I'm really glad I'm not on my own with this whole coming-home-from-the-beach-coziness thing. My family kind of looked at me like I was crazy when I mentioned it, but now I've got backup! :) Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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  7. I love these photographs! What a great part of the blogging world I have just stumbled into! :)

    Lucy xo

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy to have you here!

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  8. Haha, your pup is too cute!! I do love that shot with his tongue sticking out :) What a beautiful beach day! I still have not watched LOST, need to. I tried to watch it awhile ago, but my kids were around and it freaked them, so I stopped watching it. But, it did catch my interest, the next time it will have to be after bed time when I watch it ;)

    xo,
    Shio

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    1. Yeah, if you can find the time I highly recommend it! It took me about halfway into the season to really get hooked, but it's a little dangerous once you're invested in it because it gets a little hard to turn off when it's time to sleep!

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  9. Looks like such a great day! your dog is adorable. And I totally agree, hopping into the shower post beach trip and stretching out on the couch is just glorious.

    Little Blue Backpack

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  10. Ah, Lost is so good. I can't see how Nolan won't love it. My boyfriend wants to watch it a second time, but we agreed to wait until we buy a house, as motivation to actually start looking at houses. xD

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    1. How exciting for you two! Hope you're able to find something soon!

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  11. This is ridiculously cute! Love the colours and happiness in each shot :)

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  12. This set of photographs is so beautiful - so clean and straightforward. :) Toby is beyond adorable :D

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  13. these photos epitomize summer... so very lovely!
    xx

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  14. Ugh I love these pictures. It looks like you had such a fun day at the beach.
    And I totalllllly agree!! After a long day at the beach and a long shower, stretchy pants have never felt better! Being out in the sun is exhausting haha!

    So glad I discovered your blog...gladly followed on Bloglovin :)

    <3 Kelly | The Patch Diaries

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy to have you here! :)

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  15. I've only just discovered your blog and I'm already in love! <3

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  16. These photos are all absolutely stunning. Is there anything cuter than a puppy in the water! Looks like a lovely day. x E

    http://www.elizabethvictoriaclark.com

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  17. I really love the photograph of the little paw prints in the sand. So simple but so sweet!
    www.adventuresinanalog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It's one of my favorite parts of the dog beach as well. So cute!

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  18. I totally agree - I think coming home after any long day and putting on your softest, oldest pair of sweats is one of the greatest feelings in the world. These photos are so precious - what an adorable pup :) Loving your blog & photography!

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you understand that comfortable feeling! Nothing better. :)

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  19. The boyfriend and I are planning on re-watching LOST this summer. It'll be our third time I think. We are huge fans! Lovely photos,and your doggy, Toby, is adorable! Cute blog ♥

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    1. How awesome! I'm sure you'll enjoy it just as much the third time around. I'm already finding things this time that I didn't understand or notice the first time. Such a brilliant show! Thank you!

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  20. i love love love your dog and these picture are so beautiful. we took our dog to virginia beach not too long ago and we loved it (i think our dog did, too -- heehee)

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  21. I adore these photos! The moment is captured so well in each of them. And I completely agree with you on that after-beach feeling! When I was younger, I remember coming home from either the beach or swimming, and enjoying a nice bowl of ice cream while magically turning into a couch potato. It's the best!

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