Friday, July 7, 2017

evening at the dog beach

I am mixing up the blog post today and skipping outfits all together. Instead, I am inserting a real life spontaneous family outing we had yesterday! I am talking no make up, no getting ready, no camera, this is the Puckett's in real life. And to tell you the truth, these are some of my most favorite photos  (all taken on my iPhone 6) we have ever taken together!

If you have been following on Insta-stories, we are up here in Canada building our new house! Its been such an amazing experience, and yes, I have promised a home post but gathering the photos has been so much work... I'll have it soon! The temperature has been hot, really hot for this time of year so we have been starting work at 7am and trying to finish a little earlier in the day. Yesterday it hit 100 degrees, everyone was grouchy and hot and tired! Stephen and I had taken our cars in for inspection to complete the last portion of importation process. The girl at the counter had asked if we had been going to the lake since it was so hot out, we answered no.  She knew we had dogs and told us about a great dog beach only about 7 minutes from our house that we would love.  Let's go! At 5:30 we threw on our swim suits, grabbed the dogs leashes, and piled in the car.  This was going to be fun since neither dog had ever gone swimming before!

Take a look at what memories were made...

^^ this is my favorite photo of the three kids swimming (left Coors, middle Levi, right Sofia). I am debating on photoshopping myself out and framing it! ^^

We weren't exactly sure how the dogs would react to the lake. Levi hates all types of water, the bath, the creek, anything he is usually not a fan. We got to the beach and found our own little area, the Levi to our surprise, walked right in immediately and starting paddling! It was the cutest thing, he started wagging his tail back and forth and using his front paws.  We were all cheering and laughing, he was a little Canadian beaver right off the bat. 

Coors on the other hand, we knew he would walk in the water but actually swim? Not sure. He was a little scared even once he saw Levi swimming around. I walked over and grabbed his collar to guide him in with me. (side note, Coors is a mama's boy all the way, so I knew once I was in the water and guided him to me he would eventually come) And he did, BUT it wasn't as graceful as we hoped. Coors was a flailing out of control pup! We were hysterically laughing while trying to guiding him at the same time. He would stand on his back legs and flail his arms! Once I got Coors to put his big ol booty up and kick his legs he eventually got the hang of it. 

It was an amazing evening for our family. Seeing the laugher on everyones face, seeing the dogs learning new tricks, seeing Sofia smile so big her cheeks hurt, all of it made our hearts warm with love. It is memories like this that I was to remember for a lifetime. We are having so many new experiences up here, documenting them is a must.  Even if just on my iPhone! I think I should probably get a waterproof case, anxiety of dropping my phone in the water was over the top. 

I had had questions before on the pups so here is  little about them. 
Levi: Chihuahua Corgi mix (we think!) he will be 3 on August 22, male, 20lbs
Coors: purebred Blue Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog) he will be 3 on December 13, male, 63lbs (he is oversized for his breed!)

Happy Weekend Everyone!


Unknown said...

Love that you decided to share a fun family outing! That's awesome that your dogs love the water! Mine are the complete opposite. Unless they are dying of heat and we quickly dunk them they are not getting near the water.

xo, Laura

Samantha said...

Your dogs are so cute! Looks like so much fun!

Liz said...

This is too cute! What a fun beach trip!


Laura Leigh said...

Oh my gosh these photos are so fun! That first one is amazing!!

xo Laura Leigh

Client said...

This looks like such a fun family outing! The pups looked like they loved it!

Megan |

Kachet - The Lipstick Giraffe said...

To me, simple fun is the most fun, and you can tell by your faces!! Nothing like quality time. :)

Nita said...

This is such a cute post and the pictures turned out amazing! <3 Cute pups btw!!

Seersucker Sass said...

Aren't spontaneous adventures the best?! I'm so glad y'all are loving life in Canada. I love that photo of you with your little girl and one of your dogs. Too sweet!

XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

Mariam | The Petite Bijou said...

These are some beautiful photographs! So sweet! Thank you for sharing!