weekend warrior.

by Janetha on June 22, 2015

in family time,fox,fun with friends

hey! one more monday down, 47,823 to go.

let’s rewind to the weekend, because it was wonderful!

as i mentioned, i was celebrating jessica’s birthday with her on saturday. we headed up big cottonwood canyon to do the donut falls hike.

mom brain is a thing, and jess forgot her baby carrier. luckily, i had my ring sling in my car, so she was able to use that!

i wore fox in my ergo 360 and had him on my back for his first time. he wasn’t super stoked on the position, but he got used to it. it was super comfy for me and i prefer it to the front carry!

turns out, it was a long walk just to the trail head. like, at least 20 minutes! because of that, and cranky babies, we decided to only do a little bit of the hike. the walk to the trail head was so pretty, though, so it was a nice little nature walk!

once we were done, we headed back to the car. both babies needed a nap, so we decided to drive down the canyon and find somewhere to eat. we figured they could nap in the car and then be good to go. we felt kind of bad about how short the drive back to the valley was, so we decided to drive up a different canyon! haha.. we headed to park city to get some lunch.

jessica’s husband, simon, works at the canyons, so he snagged us some tickets to take the gondola up to midmountain. fox thought it was pretty cool!

there was an outdoor grill right at the top of the gondola, so we had burgers & chips for lunch. super tasty! thanks for lunch, simon!

the kiddos had puffs and food pouches.

after lunch, we headed back down the mountain in the gondola and then trekked back to the car… and that’s when i realized i didn’t have my phone! doh. like i said before.. mom brain is a thing!! we walked back to where simon was and had him radio the crew. they DID find an iphone on the gondola. i had left it in there sitting on the bench. hooray! so we waited around for 20 minutes to get the phone down the mountain. but.. guess what.. it wasn’t my phone! so then we did find my iphone, which i had no idea i even had on my phone, but luckily i did. it showed us that my phone was heading on up the mountain in the gondola, haha! just having a little adventure! so that led to lots more waiting, but i finally did get my phone back. phew!

anyway, after the canyon birthday shenanigans, i got home and hurried to get ready and head right back out the door. we had a BBQ to go to! the menu was burgers and hot dogs, but i don’t love hot dogs. so that means i had two burgers on saturday. i love them, so i am not complaining! i actually failed at photos at the BBQ, but here are a couple.


sunday was father’s day! i was so excited to give marshall his gifts. i had to wait awhile, because we let him sleep in. fox and i were up at 6, so i fed him some pancakes and an egg. once marshall was up, he opened his gifts.. what i was so excited about was fox’s first art project!

last week, jessica and i had a fingerpainting sesh with our babes! it was their very first craft and it was so much fun. we taped painter’s tape on canvas to spell out “DAD”….

…and then let the kiddos go to town with finger painting.

it was a riot. they kept trying to eat the paint and most of it ended up on the windows and walls instead of the canvas.. but in the end, it was a huge success!

we let the canvases dry overnight, and then peeled the tape off.

tada! awesome artwork for father’s day!

another gift we gave to marshall was a facial.. so we sent him on his way to go do that while fox and i grocery shopped.

later on, we headed to my parents’ place to celebrate father’s day with my dad and the rest of our fam. it was a nice day so we played outside while my dad grilled steaks and chicken.

food photo failure again, but we had steak, chicken, corn on the cob, green salad, fruit, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. it was all so good! fox wasn’t sure what to do with the corn on the cob, haha.

afterward, my dad opened gifts from us kids and from my mom. it’s always so fun to see his reaction to whatever we get him. love that man!

and i love this man, he’s such an awesome dad to fox.

i loved him a whole lot before, but seeing how amazing he is at being a father has made my love for him grow so, so much! he’s so patient and loving, and i know staying home with fox part time is not always the easiest job, but he is great at it. and fox loves him so much.

the weekend ended with some netflix and relaxing. such a fun, busy weekend! i love spending time with family and friends, and spending time outdoors. i am so happy it’s summer! and i am heading to san diego this week.. even better!

hopefully i will check in again before i go. i’ll try!


1. what is your favorite summer activity?

2. do you prefer burgers or hot dogs? or neither?

xo. janetha g.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodie June 22, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Im from mn. Land of actually 17000+ lakes so my fave activity is to walk around and hang at the lakes.



Erica June 22, 2015 at 6:37 pm

So awesome to have friends who have babies around the same age! I LOVE the canvas idea- so cute!

1. what is your favorite summer activity? Swimming or running outside :) I heart heat

2. do you prefer burgers or hot dogs? or neither? Hmmm….I think burgers


Linz @ Itz Linz June 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm

i LOVE that canvas idea!!!! i’m pretty sure william would eat the paint, too, but still super cute!!! and i’m definitely more of a burger gal!! my family is going to colardo in july and we’re going hiking so i have got to figure out a back carrier – do you love the ergo360? i only have my hand woven wrap which i love but i haven’t yet learned how to back wrap him and i want something easier anyway so my sister and mom can help wear him too haha but i’m not sure if i should look for a carrier with a tent thing on top to protect him from the sun?!


Janetha June 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

So I have never used a wrap (well I did use a stretchy one in newborn days) but never a woven.. so I can’t compare. BUT I do love the 360, we actually had the original ergo and replaced it with the 360 because it’s so versatile. I am not a big babywearer, Marshall does it usually, and I was happy with how easy the 360 was to use to get him on my back. And he likes to face front, so it’s great for that, too. It’s also not too expensive, so I think it’s a good one to have for the ease and, like you said, for other people. YAY to colorado! You will have so much fun!


Becky @ TheBexFactor June 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm

What a perfect weekend. Love your Father’s Day craft! I also love your Ray Bans.

Favourite summer activity? Yoga in the park or hanging with my family at the lake.

I prefer smokies.


Krissie J @ Philly Nerd Girl June 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

Happy Father’s Day to Marshall! You all are the cutest fam! :) I used to be a hot dog lady, but now burgers are more my jam. Dan makes them with chopped onions and peppers mixed in and they are amazing!


Sara @ Oats & Rows June 23, 2015 at 8:41 am

Haha oh my gosh, Fox’s face going up the gondola…so cute!! I definitely prefer burgers over hot dogs, and I love all activities by the water…biking to the beach, paddle boarding, swimming…you name it! Glad you all had such a great Father’s Day weekend! <3


Amanda June 24, 2015 at 5:55 am

AWWWW Fox is so cute! You’re so lucky that your best friend had a baby at the same time. That is just so cool!

This is random but: your parents are adorable. I love they pop up in your posts. Happy Fathers Day to Marshall :)


Marie-Sophie June 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Love the fingerprinting! I have to try to get Anni, my 8 month old daughter, to do it. It is unreal how similar she and Fox are, development-wise. She also will only roll from her tummy to her back, she loves to sit and explore (rather than being on her tummy) and the head shape and cheeks…. too cute! :-)


Jen@Jpabstfitness June 25, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Love the artwork!!! Having Emma on my back is a million times better than front carry. she wasn’t a fan at first, but now she loves it too :)


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