The Big Fat North Carolina Post

It may be in part because every time I go to North Carolina it’s for vacation, but I truly believe that state has a certain calming quality about it. There’s something about life by the ocean that helps put everything in perspective. Waking up to a light filled room, stepping out onto a private balcony and watching blue herons land in the marsh — a girl could get used to that.

Despite the drama of Moose deciding to go skinny dipping when it was pitch black out (anyone know ways to help with doggie anxiety???), we filled our Cup’O’Life to the freakin’ brim this weekend by way of cocktail cruises and beaching boats on private islands…

Picnic lunches on the beach, dipping toes into warm ocean water and endless games of fetch with four big labs…

And what better way to balance the Beach than with the Barn, so we took a visit to the stables where our friend’s keep their horse. I should have taken a look at their job board while I was there…

We said goodbye with happy hearts and left relaxed, content and with farmer’s tans sun-kissed.

Riggo and Moose on the other hand left comatose…

24+ hours later and they’re still nursing their fun-hangover. Girl could get used to that too 🙂

Life’s a Beach

The colors of the Caribbean never cease to blow my mind. Have you ever seen so many shades of blue and green in one place? Each shade vying for the title of Most Awesome Color Ever.

And the sky just continues where the sea leaves off. It’s the kind of scenery that makes you remember how tiny you are, and how much bigger It all is. It definitely puts life’s little (and big) worries in their place. I guess that’s why vacations by the sea are so relaxing – mind, body and soul.

And somehow it’s all so metaphoric if you allow it to be. It reminds you that in life, storms blow in out of nowhere…

But just hang in there and weather the tides because inevitably there will be sunshine, baby!

Life’s a beach.