Sunday, June 15, 2014

Beach Day.

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We enjoy going to Asbury Park. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous but we love the fact that the Wonder Bar holds a Yappy Hour where you can bring your fur-baby(ies) and enjoy drinks and food. There is also a dog beach which we intend to take Izy to several more times this Spring/Summer. It's well worth the hour drive to be able to see how much Izy loves the water and is in her element when she can just run freely.

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The Wonder Bar was hosting a benefit with the ASPCA (rescued Izy from them too) to end dogfighting. Since Izabella is a pitbull this is a mission that has become close to my heart. It often baffles and angers me that a person could use a dog as sweet as Izabella and turn her into a vicious animal. It's ugly so I was glad to be able to be a part of taking a stand against dogfighting and seeing money raised going towards this mission.

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{Sean and I shared cheese fries and chicken tenders}

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After Yappy Hour, Sean and I headed back to the beach.

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There was a wedding party on the beach.
I can only imagine how beautiful their pictures turned out.

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Cute observation: Sean and Izy were playing in the water and the waves were getting higher and higher. At one point, Izy jumped up and started grabbing Sean's shirt to keep him from going farther but she still wanted to follow him to keep him safe. When she would think he was following her away from the big waves, she would turn her head and look back to make sure that he was following her. When she would see that he was staying put in the water she would turn around and go back to him. You know, keeping him safe from the big, bad wave.

Oh and since we're on the topic of Izy ... Izy has not left Sean's side since he's been home and it's the cutest thing. She loves him so much and I don't blame her. It's going to be another two weeks without seeing his face but I'm reminding myself it's not for much longer. Besides, Izy has it worst than me because she is going to wake up tomorrow not knowing that Sean will be gone again and look for him and be very disappointed when it dawns on her that he is not home. Life is just so much better with Sean around and I'm sure Izy would agree if she could talk.

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When it was time for us to decide on dinner Sean said he was in the mood for Chinese food. He says that being in Texas he's been eating so much Tex-Mex so when I suggested Mexican I was quickly vetoed and side-eyed. He put in his phone for the nearest Chinese restaurant and the closest one was 3 miles away. Sometimes going to a restaurant you do not know much about makes you anxious but we got lucky and our food was delicious! We were given rather large portions so we have plenty of leftovers which I intend to stuff my face with in a little bit.

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Some days all you need are the loves of your life, a girly read, bright blue skies, white sand and miles of ocean to be at your happy place.
When those days also include rum buckets, cheese fries and Chinese food, it's hard not to think, it doesn't get better than this.

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29 comments:

Fille au Foyer said...

wonderful pictures ! :)

Des bisous,
Clémence
http://filleaufoyer.blogspot.fr/

Chrissy + Nate said...

What a great summer spot! I love the fact that it caters to dogs too: there aren't many places like that down here! You look FAB in that dress, and "Something Blue" by Emily Giffin is SUCH a good book! Enjoy the time with your man and fur-baby: y'all are such a cute family!

Desiree Macke said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! That place looks absolutely perfect.
LOVE that you were able to help raise money (and awareness) for the ASPCA!
I hope the next two weeks pass quickly for you, and Izy!

Discovery Street said...

awww...our dog LOVES the beach...but he's never been to a beach with waves...I wish we could go on a doggy play date!

Law_Fal said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend!

SaysBright said...

Looks like you had a lovely weekend.. the sun was shinning and ur sunnies and outfit are so cute..!
_Bright
p.s one of your newest followers
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two birds said...

What a beautiful day!!! I love the pics of Sean and Izy...so sweet!

Dee D said...

What a great post. I enjoyed hearing about your day at the beach. I'm familiar with Emily Giffin, too. I read, Something Borrowed a couple of years ago and it was a really good story.

EmilyJane said...

UGH even your beach wear is cute!!

Although you are way more active then me I woulda been laid up in the sand on my towel like a beached whale. LOVE the photographs and I'm so wanting Chinese food now too.

and also I finished OITNB so we need to talk...

Angela K said...

What a beautiful day! Izy is so cute. I'm really passionate about animal rights and I think dog fighting is DISGUSTING! How nice that you were able to be at a benefit raising money to stop it!

Life with J and J said...

Love it! Beautiful pictures and beautiful couple! I love your beach dress.

Glad Izy enjoyed her outing.

K&R said...

ahhhh this place looks seriously beautiful. love these pictures.

Georgina Castellucci said...

I cannot even stand how cute Izy is with Sean! She's his little protector!!!!! Love that :)

Love a beach day, you look fantastic Faith xo

Miss.AishaLC said...

I always love your pics. Love the beach day and your Dog is so cute! My dogs name was isabel and we called her izzy :)

Looks like a great time! :)

Jess said...

These pictures are gorgeous and it looks like such a fun day! And because I can't help but comment on your outfit, I love that you wore a really cute summery dress for a day to the beach! I just think that would be absolutely perfect for feeling and looking fantastic throughout the whole day. :)

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

The views and the atmosphere are simply amazing! x

Ashley R said...

I want to pet Izy's cute little face every time I see it! I've said it before and I'll say it again, Yappy Hour is the BEST idea ever. And this beach is delightful!

Ashley R said...

I want to pet Izy's cute little face every time I see it! I've said it before and I'll say it again, Yappy Hour is the BEST idea ever. And this beach is delightful!

Cece said...

Sounds like a pretty perfect day. Hang out at the beach, eat, hang out at the beach some more!! Lovely pics. Looks like you caught a wedding or a bridal shoot. I love it when I spot brides out randomly.

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Eesh said...

First off, I am soooo jealous of your beach photos right now! It has been raining non-stop since I got back home and I'm not happy about it. I wanna beach darn it! I want to swim and lounge on the sand and not be cooped up inside whining like a spoilt kid. Le sigh. Give us...us...sun! Crap, the powers that be must have laughed at me because it just thundered *pouts*

I love love love how you guys are with Izy! We just recently adopted my cousin's dog, Mercedes and she is just so loveable. I couldn't let them put her in a shelter. Would break my heart.

And ma'am, if you don't quite with the juicy, scrumptious...tempting...mouthwatering omg oh so delicious photos I'm gonna IG a clean-eating photo & tag you =P I kid I kid! Beautiful photos sweetheart.

xoxo

Eesh said...

That should be quit =|

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Seriously these pictures were mesmirizing....glad you all including the fur babies had a great time!! Loved your outfit...and that hair seriously we are not supposed to covet but I covet your hair:-)

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Your blog posts seriously make me happy! Your pictures are so amazing! Makes me want to drive to the beach!

Pegster said...

What a beautiful easy outing. I love little trips like these that just leaves you feeling refreshed. Being able to bring Izy is a great plus.

Lauren W said...

This seriously looks like THE perfect day! I've yet to spend a day on the beach - life has just been SO busy lately. Definitely need to get on that!

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Nellie said...

Love love love all of your beach photos! They are spectacular. I went to the each on Friday for the first time in more than 2 years and it had been TOO long! I love all of emly giffin books--I am a chicklit addict!

Maria said...

Yappy Hour!! I love it!! LOL!

What a sweet day! And what a sweet, special relationship Sean and Izy have. It's so adorable that she wanted to protect him from the waves!!
Love your dress!!
Happy Tuesday, Faith!!
xoxox
maria