hi! happy wednesday!

how is your week going so far? mine has been pretty good, no complaints over here. well, aside from the fact that utah has been a balmy 100 degrees on the daily.. but luckily i spend the majority of my time indoors—either at my desk at the office or inside my house.  i should probably get out more.. but it’s ridiculously miserable to be outside for more than four minutes.

thought i would tell you a bit about my life lately!

i had my 33 week check up and all is well with the little squirmy dude inside of me. tomorrow i’ll be 34 weeks pregnant (which is about 8 months for you non-pregnant-speaking folks) and then next week i switch to weekly doctor appointments! eep! things are really getting down to the wire!

i had an amazing baby shower on saturday, thrown by a life-long family friend. all the ladies from my church group growing up (mormons call it a “ward”) came and spoiled this little baby. i am a failure and only took photos of the food. go figure. but it was so nice to catch up with so many familiar faces!

veggies on a poppy plate since we call him poppy :)

we started making randy’s homemade dog food on sunday. we had to wait for all the supplements and vitamins to get here (i ordered from three sites online to get the best deal on each one.) definitely a labor of love, folks. the food consists of lean ground beef, white rice, cottage cheese, mixed vegetables, oil, salt, and then the very precise vitamin and supplement panel. we will make a big batch every sunday—a week’s worth of food.

so far that hound dog is LOVING his new diet (obviously.. i mean.. why wouldn’t he?!) and so far penny has no idea that she’s not getting the royal treatment when it comes to feeding time. phew.

i had a date with my mom and sisters (minus the one in cali) on monday. we got pedicures (i will spare you a photo of my feet—gross) and then tried a new-to-us restaurant, spitz! ummm.. ALL utah locals MUST try this place! it was incredible! i got a chicken street car doner wrap. yum, yum, yum.

my sweet niece, nora, turned one and we went to her birthday party. it was lemonade themed! super cute. hard to believe that little lady is already one. it was just yesterday that we were praying for her to come home from the NICU. so glad she is healthy and happy and basically the cutest one year old around.

speaking of kiddos.. marshall and i got a little parenting practice last night. we headed up to my brother’s and watched greyson (well, and nora, but she was asleep) for a couple hours. it was fun to play with him, read him stories, and put him to bed. i think we will be pretty good parents.. at least i hope so! as long as our little man is anything like grey, it shouldn’t be too terribly tough ;) fingers crossed!

on the nursery front, things are really coming together! the crib is still on back order and should be here in a few weeks, but we have checked almost everything else off the list. we need random things like a sound machine (i am saving up for this one!), a laundry basket, drapes, and other odds and ends.. but nothing too pressing. we have had fun getting various prints to hang on the walls, but everything still needs to be framed (turns out they are all weird sizes!) here are some of the prints we picked:

I'll Eat You Up Digital Print Where the Wild by DaleighDesignsThe Solar System Art PrintX-Files Twin Peaks Mashup Art PrintAge of the Giants  Art PrintThe Whale  Art Print

we have also been busting out some of the baby gear to see how it works. marshall tried out the ergo carrier with a teddy bear. he’s a pro.

annnd finally, it’s our 4th wedding anniversary tomorrow! awwww.

crazy that it’s been four years already. in a way, it seems like our wedding wasn’t that long ago, but then i look back at all the things we have been through and four years sounds about right. i will say this—marriage is not a walk in the park! it has ups and downs and twists and turns and it definitely takes work. but i am so glad marshall and i have stuck together (we have been together for 7 years now, married for 4) through thick and thin. two years ago things were basically falling apart and the world was ending.. but with some communication and effort, we have turned our marriage into something much more solid, concrete, and strong. we have learned to lift each other up and help each other out in the areas where one of us may struggle. i am actually glad we have been through some crappy times early on in our marriage, because it makes me confident that we can get through anything life throws at us in the future. and i know that the counseling we went through and the communication skills we learned will be crucial in being great parents! ok.. sappy moment over, ha.

we don’t have a ton planned for our anny. we will probably go grab some dinner tomorrow and then on saturday we are going to see joe rogan (yay!) usually we go on a vacation for our anniversary (first year was tahoe, second was costa rica, third was boston & maine) but this year i am having a baby instead.. which means all time off will go towards maternity leave. yippee! haha. well worth it! we will pick back up on our trip tradition next year.

well.. that’s all for now! hope you have a fantastic rest of your week. i am sure i will pop in again soon! i have been missing this blogging thing lately, and hope to be more regular about it. :)

xo. janetha g.

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a whole lot to say about nothing!

by Janetha on July 11, 2014

in dogs,meals,oh baby

hi! happy 7-11! anyone snag a free slurpee today? or any of the other random free food that happens to be available this week? (didn’t you hear? check this article to find out.)

it’s been a minute since i published anything, hasn’t it? back in the day when i went weeks between blog posts, it was because i was OMG so busy. but now? guys, not gonna lie, my life is boring! being almost 8 months pregnant is a big snooze-fest and i really don’t have a ton to say, so i just don’t.

i do get the itch here and there to come ramble and tell you what i’ve been up to, which is exactly what i am doing now. but, for real, i take a look back at the past week and realize just how boring things really are! it’s fine, though, because i know in 7 weeks (give or take) my life is going to be turned upside down with a newborn.. so i am soaking in the boredom while i can. you can usually find me on the couch with these three yahoos…

so, a few highlights from the past week have been mister randy dogs NINTH birthday last saturday!

his favorite food is bread, so i made him a bread/honey/apple sandwich (he can’t have peanut butter anymore because nuts are high in copper and we are trying to regulate his copper levels.)

we sang to him and, of course, penny tried to steal the show. as she does.

on the randy health front, we have been given his special low copper diet recipe and we will start making the homemade food on sunday (each batch makes a week’s worth of food.) there are a bajillion different pills we have to crush up to add to the food to make it perfect for his condition.. so i spent a good chunk of his birthday packaging up the pills for easy access down the road. it was a labor of love, folks.

since this is a food and fitness blog, let me tell you about my meals & moves. as far as moves go.. well.. they really aren’t. as i have mentioned, i quit working out basically right after i got pregnant. i am the exact opposite of those #fitpregnancy folks. sorry if you come here for inspiration to stay fit while pregnant. look elsewhere! except i don’t think i am in terrible shape. i mean, taking a load off and growing a human is perfectly fine. the gym will be there when i am back to my non-pregnant self.

i have been sporadically going to prenatal water aerobics, but now that my BFF is no longer preg (she had her cute baby last week!), i don’t see myself going to the pool too much. it’s more fun with a friend, ha!

on the meals front, i have to say that it’s honestly become a chore to eat. i LOVE food, so you know how hard it must be for me to struggle to eat. i think it’s just because all my insides are crammed up my trachea and any time i take a bite of food it feels like i can’t swallow it! it’s a really weird feeling.

but, of course, i’ve still got to eat! so i do. breakfast is usually a hard boiled egg or two, some babybel cheese, and then either toast or oatmeal. (and coffee. always coffee.)

i don’t typically eat oatmeal in the scorching hot month of july, but general mills randomly sent me this box of chex oatmeal (thank you!), so i thought i would give it a go. it’s pretty tasty and convenient, except (and this may sound weird) it’s kinda salty. i don’t want my oatmeal tasting salty. but it’s not overpowering enough for me to not enjoy the oatmeal.. it’s just a tad too salty, ya know? deep thoughts, folks.

anyway..

oh! even though it sucks to eat, i have been enjoying some locally grown produce! there is nothing better than corn from skinner’s, a local produce stand, and they now have the ripest, most delicious tomatoes! we have been eating both almost every day this week!

the other day we had burgers + corn.. this one is marshall’s, he put an over-easy egg on his burger. yum.

and we also had BLTAs + corn.

i have been taking leftover ears of corn to work for lunch, too. corn on the cob may be the best summer food there is!

oh, are you wondering what that weird blob of stuff next to my chicken is? it’s hummus mixed with mustard. hummustard.

i actually learned that from HEABs, oh, a good four or five years ago, and forgot about it until just recently! it’s really a delicious combo. you should try it.

other random things..

i got my eyelashes filled yesterday! and promptly freaked out when i realized i only have two more fills before my due date. EEP!

i got a purse for christmas!

ha, yeah, christmas in july! actually the christmas gift my mom got me back in december was a jacket that didn’t fit, and i returned it and never found anything to get instead. until i found this cute purse! let’s face it, buying clothes sucks when you are pregnant, but purses are fun! so, yep, that’s a highlight of my week.

i also got some cute nursing tanks from leading lady. YOU GUYS, what is my life coming to? i just said a highlight of my week was receiving cute NURSING TANKS.

don’t mind me, i’m just over here becoming a lame mom.

well, would you look at that.. i told you my life is boring and i had nothing to blog about, but i managed to ramble for a real long time. i guess i had a lot to say about nothing!

i will leave you with this penny pic, because i love her and it and i think you will love it, too.

have a great weekend! i will be having a baby shower with the church peeps i grew up with, i am really excited for that! i also might head to a lake.. or just head to my couch. it’s up in the air. hope you have fun doing whatever you decide to do! chat sooner or later, i am sure.

Qs~

1. what was a highlight from your week?

2. what’s your FAVORITE summertime food?

xo. janetha g.

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three things thursday.

July 3, 2014

hi, guys! happy long weekend! mine kicked off nice and early at 11:30 AM, we decided to close the office early. wahoo!  marshall is off doing marshall things, so i am currently eating pace’s–bountiful’s finest little diner. i got a fried chicken sandwich and french fries with fry sauce. does it make it fancier if […]

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would you rather…

July 2, 2014

hello! happy middle of the week. but kinda not, since friday is a holiday, so it’s more like thursday instead of wednesday. hooray! i love short weeks.  i also love surverys! stole this from this girl. wahooooo. WOULD YOU RATHER…. Speak another language or get a higher degree? another language, for sure! seeing as how […]

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sunday night stuff.

June 29, 2014

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tuesday tidbits.

June 24, 2014

hi! happy tuesday. i thought i would pop in tonight because it’s 8:34 and i am really procrastinating writing my thank you notes from my baby shower. i am a pro procrastinator.  it’s so light outside still, i feel like it’s only 5 PM. i love how bright it stays in the summer! but that also […]

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baby shower!

June 22, 2014

hi! popping in this fine sunday afternoon to share the details about my baby shower, which was yesterday. you know me, if i don’t get details about an event posted soon after it happens, i will likely forget those details. and, no, that’s not a pregnancy symptom. that’s the downfall of being related to my […]

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updates.

June 20, 2014

yo! so, i came home from blend retreat thinking i would blog more often. after i typed my recap and looked at the time it took, i quickly realized that, no, i still don’t have the time nor the urge to blog very often. such is life! maybe i will get the blogging bug again […]

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