summer fun.

by Janetha on June 11, 2011

in dogs,eating out,fun with friends,random rambles

you know summer has hit when weekend activities involve  baseball games and farmers markets. i have experience both within the past 24 hours.

utah isn’t well known for baseball, but we do have a minor league team called the bees. we are the beehive state, after all.  last night, we headed out to the ballgame.

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we hadn’t had dinner, so our first item of business was snagging some food.

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now, i am not a big fan of hot dogs, but there are two occasions that i will eat one: around a campfire and at a baseball game. (oh, and at the airport in chicago, i guess.)

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a chicago style hot dog with all the fixings. i am not gonna lie.. it was good. maybe i am coming around on my hot dog stance?

marshall had an all american dog and that didn’t tame his hunger beast, so he grabbed some fries, then i grabbed a few from him.

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yes, he dips his fries in mustard. he actually hates ketchup.

turns out, baseball games are fun.. but not very intense or exciting.. so it makes a lot of sense to keep leaving your seat to get food.  right around the fifth inning, marshall got an oreo shake.

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oreo shakes are my weakness. well, any kind of ice cream is.. but oreo just so happens to be my second favorite (right after vanilla bean with fresh peaches).. so i managed to steal a bite or ten from him.

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it started raining at the tail end of the game, but we stuck it out to the very end. it was worth it, because the bees pulled ahead and ended up winning by a point! or is it by a run? are there points in baseball? don’t ask me.. i never was one to talk sports.

moving on.

today was the first day of the salt lake city downtown farmers market. finally! i love the market!

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we had the pups with us. me with randy and penny with marshall, of COURSE.

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iced coffee is a necessity on a hot day at the market.

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unfortunately, there weren’t many crops yet.. this weird weather we’ve been having has taken a toll (or so said the farmers on the news last night.) but there were a ton of rad arts and crafts!

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i ordered a custom made bag from velo city bags—they are a lot like chrome bags and perfect when biking! it’ll be ready in a few weeks and i will be sure to show it to you guys.

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marshall fell in love with this rooster painting. lucky for him, there was a smaller print of it (framed!) for only $20, so he snagged it.

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the name of this booth caught my eye–

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and his artwork cracked me up! what a creative way to utilize old silverware!

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after walking around the market for over an hour, we decided to head home. marshall was craving a waffle from bruges, so we made a pit stop. penny, randy and i waited on the bench while marshall went in and ordered.  penny was crying the whole time, wondering where marshall went. when he came back out she was SO relieved and hopped up into his lap. what a little baby.

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randy then tried to act like a lap dog and hop into MY lap.. but i had to veto that attempt. sorry, randy. you are cute, but you are huge.

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marshall had ordered a cinnamon waffle with fresh bananas, strawberries and whipped cream.

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you bet i had three bites.

we spent the rest of our day on the go.  i came home and had an egg sandwich and tackled my insanity workout (only 3 more workouts to go!) and then quickly got ready.

we had a huge family party to go to at marshall’s grandpa’s house. there were a whole lot of people there (many who i didn’t know) and i left my camera tucked away in my purse.  it was a good time! i knew there wouldn’t be much there in terms of clean eating items.. so i had a protein shake on the way there.

after the party, we went to the gateway (an outdoor mall) where i bought a pair of tom’s and marshall bought a pair of pumas. weeee.. new shoes for everyone. well, not the dogs. but dogs don’t wear shoes. at least ours don’t.

we also had dinner at jason’s deli. i had the salad bar and am confident none of you need to see another salad. it was tasty and i had a complimentary ice cream cone after my meal.

welp.. that’s all for now. off to enjoy a summer night! hope you are doing something fun with your weekend.

Qs~

1. what is your favorite sport to watch?

2. does your city or town have a farmers market? do you go?

xo. janetha g.

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Sable@SquatLikeALady June 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Oh my gosh I canNOT watch a whole baseball game either. WAY too long, not enough scoring, too many pauses. And my attention span is FAR too short for all that craziness.

Christy June 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I love watching basketball mostly because it is my favorite sport to play too.

elise June 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm

pennys love for marshall is too effing hilarious. shes so cute.

Ellie@fitforthesoul June 13, 2011 at 12:18 am

I prefer to play sports rather than watch! :P Marshall is so cool–I love mustard so much tooooo, and that is a really fun farmer’s market you went to Janetha! I love ’em b/c they’re more than just purchasing stuff–it’s like a field trip.

CH June 13, 2011 at 3:00 am

Penny is hilarious. I love how she has her own personality! Oreo shake — me wants. Now. Sadly, I don’t think they have oreo shakes in the South of France, so I’m gonna have to wait a while. :(

sarah (sarah learns) June 13, 2011 at 5:32 am

our farmers market is pretty sad right now too – the weather was so weird all spring that a lot of things aren’t ready yet. :( boo. when it’s in season, though, the madison farmers is amazing!

Hope June 13, 2011 at 6:12 am

So funny that Penny is really attached to Marshall! I like watching baseball. I think the whole experience of going to a baseball game is fun. I am secretly praying that when we are ready to have children that we will have a son that will play baseball. So cute. :)

We don’t really have very many farmer’s markets where I live. I wish we did though. They seem like they would be awesome and a lot cheaper to buy produce from.

MelissaNibbles June 13, 2011 at 7:25 am

Looks like a fun game. I hate hot dogs. I can’t even bear the smell of them.

Gillian June 13, 2011 at 9:07 am

This is summer in all it’s glory! I love farmers markets! I hit up my own (15 minutes away by foot.. I love it!) this weekend along with an art market in another part of town!

Missy June 13, 2011 at 9:17 am

What a fun busy weekend! I’m so very jealous of the Farmers Market. My small town has one, but not much to choose and they are actually very pricey. From what I see in the Blogosphere, most Farmer Markets are inexpensive compared to stores.

Those artsy items are so neat – can’t wait to see your new bag!

I love me some SEC football! College is my fave, but I love Pro too.
And yes, I love me some NASCAR too (It sounds weird, but I grew up with my Dad watching every weekend so just hearing the cars is soothing to me!)

Maura June 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

My favorite sport to watch on TV is football, but in person I love a good baseball game. Beers in the sun, cute boys everywhere, can’t complain. Oh and you know, the game going on on the field too ;)

We have a small farmer’s market in Santa Monica but I love it – my favorite thing to get there is actually fresh flowers for the week…they’re beautiful and don’t break the bank!

janae@hungryrunnergirl.com June 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

Best summer weekend ever!! I love going to bee’s games and one of these days I am coming up with you to go to the farmer’s market. I need to go to that waffle place too!! I used to HATE hot dogs but I am starting to love them more and more, and yours looks great! LOVE YOU GORGEOUS!

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