i love utah. and a winner.

by Janetha on December 24, 2010

in meals

this, my friends, is why utah is the greatest place to live in the winter.

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can’t wait to go snowboarding again soon. it’s my favorite.

i had marshall pick a number between 1 and 66 for the random giveaway winner. he said 12.

so, the winner of the eleventh giveaway of christmas is…….

#12, matt!


i think it is so ironic that his comment said that.. wow. it was meant to be :) matt, send me your info and i will mail you your veggie keepers!

thanks to everyone who entered.

i am off to do some grocery shopping for a few needy families. christmas eve tradition. i hope you are all having a great night.

be back tomorrow—merry christmas!


1. where were you born and where do you live now?

2. why do you love the city/town/state where you live now?

xo. janetha g.

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Matt December 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm

YAY! JUst emailed you!

purplebirdblog December 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Nice shots… I love all the gear. :)

1. Born in Independence, MO and live currently in Austin, TX.
2. I love pretty much everything about my city, especially how open-minded everyone is (for the most part!)


Ashley December 24, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I LOVE UTAH! Can’t wait to visit again. Gwad I want to live there.

runyogarepeat December 24, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I live in Vermont and have always lived here (except 2 years in PA for college before I transferred back to VT). I love it because of the snowboarding! Your snowboarding looks fun today! I would love to go to Utah to snowboard…I’m heading to Colorado in a few weeks to snowboard. Have you ever been to Crested Butte, CO?

janetha @ meals & moves December 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm

No! That sounds so fun!

Tw December 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Crestd Butte is wonderful!! Have fun

lindsay December 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm

I wish I could snowboard. Bruised my tailbone 2x! haha. Not coordinated at all. SO enjoy it for me. I am a professional hot chocolate drinker though, that I do well in the mountains! hehe.
Cheers and merry xmas!

sofia December 24, 2010 at 9:15 pm

um, utah looks awesome. i’m gonna be in salt lake in march. what’s a must-see sight/ activity? i know nothing, help!

i was born in manhattan. i went to undergrad in manhattan. then worked in manhattan, moved to brooklyn, and now go grad school in manhattan. the boyfriend lives in manhattan, so i kind of live there again now. basically, i am stuck in new york for life. i love it here though, so i guess i can’t complain. i also spent weekends in the catskills growing up, so that explains my love for skiing, and my understanding of how awesome the utah snow looks – as everyone says, east coast skiing pales in comparison. truly.

merry xmas, janetha :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 24, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I grew up in MN and moved to IL when I was 19, then NC, SC, CA, AZ for 9 mos, and back to San Diego. Will NEVER leave. Ever.

I love the pics of the ski day! Beautiful!!

merry xmas honey!

Nicole C December 24, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I was born in Vegas..and never left. Sad part..I don’t love it here. Its so boring!! But, on the positive side I have a great family and friends, they make it great.

Tw December 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I really, really need to wrap gifts…..2 kids in bed is a bonus!
1. where were you born and where do you live now? Born in Dermott, Arkansas/Monticello(grew up) and now after 9 major moves we live in Parker, Colorado!

2. why do you love the city/town/state where you live now
I love the views…Rocky Mtns. Pike’s Peak, snow, no humidity, hikes, small town feel to some extent and Lodo when I want a bigger city!

melissadishes December 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Gorgeous photos! Merry Christmas Janetha!

I was born in San Antonio Texas, currently live in Austin area.

I LOVE Austin. Living in the fattest state in the nation, I love living in one of the FITTEST cities. I think it made a huge difference in my life

Carbzilla December 25, 2010 at 12:28 am

I was born in Marin County, moved to Seattle at age 8, moved back to CA at 18. Moved to NYC at 32, moved back to Seattle 8 years later. It’s like I did one big circle.

I love Seattle because the mountains are so breathtaking, and the coffee is amazing. :)

Jenn (GH) December 25, 2010 at 1:33 am

I was born in Indiana in a farming community. I moved to Santa Barbara, CA when I was 18 to go to college. I don’t live in SB anymore but have stayed in Southern CA.

I love Southern CA because of the WEATHER, mountains, desert, and ocean are all within a few hours. Where I live I can lay on the beach and look at the mountains. It’s pretty dreamy!

Sara @ Nourish and Flourish December 25, 2010 at 2:27 am

I’ve moved a lot! I was born in Richmond, VA, and moved to Sacramento, CA when I was three months old. A year later, we moved to LA for 6 months, followed by Irvine (Orange County) and then Burlingame (SF Bay Area). My parents promised my brother and I that we would NEVER move again, but then, two years later, my dad decided he was tired of working for an HMO and that he wanted to open a private practice outside of California…SO we moved to BOISE (of all places!). I did my undergrad in Washington DC, then moved back to Boise for a year, and then back to DC a few months ago to start grad school.

I LOVE living in DC…there’s never a dull moment! So many interesting things to do, places to go and people to meet. :-)

Utah is gorgeous…Whenever I fly into Salt Lake, I’m awed by the beauty and magnitude of the mountains. They’re breathtaking!

Merry Christmas, Janetha! Hope it’s wonderful!

MelissaNibbles December 25, 2010 at 4:42 am

That looks like so much fun!
I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I’ve never lived anywhere else. I’d love to move to Portland, ME. That’s my favorite city in all the land….
Merry Christmas!

Susan December 25, 2010 at 7:19 am

Comments are closed on your last post but I just have to say I’m so happy to see Greyson so healthy and ADORABLE! Mygosh. I can’t wait until my little sis pops and I’m a step-aunt ;)

Merry Christmas JG!!! xoxoxo

Heather December 25, 2010 at 8:04 am

i want to come! although i’m sure i’d slow y’all down…i’ve only been out once this year and it was not super impressive ;)

merry Christmas!!!

kissmybroccoli December 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

Great pics! Looks like a lot of fun!

I was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, but have lived in Tennessee since I was three. I currently live in Clarksville, Tennessee. I don’t LOVE it, but I’m happy enough. I got a job here right out of college that I do love so I just decided to stay. It’s a military town so it’s full of all sorts of different people from all over the country. I do like that it’s only about a 45 minute drive to Nashville though!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Andrea@WellnessNotes December 25, 2010 at 9:17 am

Beautiful photos! I miss the snow…

Merry Christmas, Janetha!!!

Pure2raw twins December 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Oh wow, beautiful photos! Enjoy all that snow :)

Merry Christmas friend!

Rose December 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I was born in Mendocino County, but I live in Sunny Los Angeles now. I love that it’s warmer, but mostly I love my friends and family, who I get to see every day. Plus, I met my husband here. Whoohooo!

Jess December 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I am from Vermont and live in Virginia. Vermont is a beautiful place for sure but I don’t miss the uber long winters and the mud season! Virginia is awesome, it has everything it feels like – mountains, beach, seasonality & I love it here!!!!!

Those photos make me miss VT though. Maybe it is time for a visit : )

Vanessa December 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I live in TN now, but I lived in VA until college. I went to a college in TN two hrs from home. I got a job 7 miles from my college so I live pretty much on the college campus. I love,love home but I prayed to work at. I am a first grade teacher @ the school I did my student teaching at and prayed to get hired at. However…I am a VT Hokie Fan and Hate UT!

elise December 26, 2010 at 2:25 am

half the time thats how i choose my giveaway winners…kyles better than random.com anyways.

your pics are so cute. im reallllly behind in reading, but merry christmas and thanks for the awesome present. i have big plans for it already!!

Paige is Running Around Normal December 26, 2010 at 7:48 am

Heheh Matt’s comment is pretty funny :)
Looks like you’re havin’ a blast girl!! :)

Holly December 27, 2010 at 10:01 am

when i come visit you in Utah, i want to go snowboarding. however, i warn you, you will have to be patient with me because i’m not good.

happy Monday :)

lowandbhold December 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I was born and raised in Okie Land. I like it hear, it’s cheap and lovely in its own way but I definitely want to live elsewhere at some point.

Mary (A Merry Life) December 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm

You are making me want to go snowboarding so badly!

Debbie December 31, 2010 at 8:40 am

I was born in Utah but now live in Florida. I love the beach and sun that Florida offers. I don’t miss the snow too much.

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