{Ruby's 1st Day at the Beach}

Last evening my husband and I took the dogs up to Mt. Baldy so that Ruby could experience the beach for the first time!!! L.C. already loves the water and loves to go to the beach so I was hoping that she would be Ruby's inspiration!!To get to the water you can walk on a winding trail or you can walk up the HUGE dune....we chose the trail~ It was beautiful~
L.C. found a stick that was just her size!!

She chased waves~ Her favorite thing to do~
It cracked me up....everytime L.C. went running Ruby was always going the wrong way!!

Ruby had a really great time for her first time at the beach...She wasn't too sure about the waves but she loved everything else!
She especially loved the sand!! I think she ate more sand than anthing else!!!Our friends joined us too!! They rock! I know how much they love the beach and it was so nice to have them with us!!! Michelle has been in my life since 7th grade!! Now that's some history! Plus she's so darn cute!! Some people have even mentioned that we look like sisters!! She's on the left in this photo! I don't know...but I sure love her!!When it was time to leave...we chose to walk up the dune!! I thought it would help to wear out Ruby!!! L.C. had a hard time!! She's almost 7 years old and she's just not that into physical fitness anymore!!!!! But we all made it!! I even did it with my wine in hand~At the top the scenery is just incredible!! It's hard to believe that we were as high as the tree tops!! So awesome!!
I was so happy!! It was like my heart was rested and my soul was happy!! I know sometimes it takes extra work to go and do the things that truly make you happy but it is soooo important!! And I am glad we took the time to go on a Friday night!! What a fabulous start to the holiday weekend!!

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." Confucius


  1. cute family pic at beach,

    i love that you were trapsing uphill with a glass of wine,
    your my kind of girl :)

    happy holiday weekend!

  2. p.s.
    i love rubys' fat baby belly!

  3. what fun!!! a gorgeous view from the top, too...

    my hubby and I laughed at the stick!! enjoy the weekend...

  4. The dunes are absolutely amazing you have there. And I'm sure Ruby will eventually take the plunge, don't you think!?

  5. Ahhhh. That looks like it was a truly spectacular evening. How fun for the dogs and the peeps! You and your friend DO look like sisters!

    Those pups are BEAUTIFUL!! Lucky you.

    Have a wonderful week!

  6. Sounds like a great weekend. Love the pup pics!

  7. I am just catching up on you here and looking at all the beautiful pics of the backyard and everything you have done and these beach pics. All of a sudden I am getting so happy :)


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