easter weekend & some fun news!

by Janetha on March 28, 2016

in family time,fox,love life

hey! is it just me, or are mondays after holiday weekends way rougher than your average monday? i think it’s because everything is go-go-go all weekend, with not a lot of down time, then.. BAM.. monday slaps you in the face. i’m draggin.

we had a fun easter weekend, full of traditions. i don’t love when easter is so early on in the year, basically because it’s still winter weather here in utah. it was chilly and windy all weekend, which was kind of the pits, but we made the most of it!

friday afternoon, we colored eggs with cousins. fox was not exactly sure what we were doing, but once he realized he could chuck the eggs into the coloring cups… it was game on. more than a few broke, and lots of colorful splashes ended up everywhere. but he had a grand time, and that’s what matters.

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we ended up with lots of colorful eggs, perfect for deviled eggs & egg salad sandwiches on easter.


saturday we had big plans to hit up an organized easter egg hunt with our BFFs… but it was in the 30s, windy, and blah. instead of hunting for eggs, we had a lazy morning around the house. i made buttermillk pancakes & scrambled cheese eggs, and definitely took no photos. but i did put it on my snapchat, which seems to be my preferred method of keeping in touch these days… you can go ahead and add me (@janeeetha) if you want!

later that afternoon, we did some shopping at our favorite outdoor mall-type place, station park. i snagged some clothes from zumiez and bohme, and marshall got a few things from lush. all the fun stopped when we got stuck in a SNOW STORM. whomp, whomp.

we headed home and stayed inside for the rest of the afternoon, which fox hates.. but it was so dang cold. after he went to bed, i headed to target to get the last touches for his easter basket. i threw it together before hitting the hay myself.

holidays are so much more fun when you have a kid!

easter morning we had egg & goat cheese sandwiches and then let fox open his basket. he was stoked.

IMG_3406IMG_3416 he was also stoked on his first peep experience. gross, i hate them, haha.

can you believe how much he’s grown in the year? this flashback photo kills me.


so cute.

i baked the best carrot cake ever and we did a bunch of house work. we didn’t have plans until 5ish, when we headed to my parents’ place for an egg hunt and easter dinner.

dinner was delicious and, of course, no photo.. failure of a food blogger over here! but we had the staples: ham, turkey, funeral potatoes, broccoli, salad, rolls, olives, pickles, and a partridge in a pear tree. oh, no, wait.. that’s christmas. anyway, it was super good.

after dinner, we hunted for eggs. i was SO excited to see how much fox enjoyed it. i really had no idea if he would know what was going on, but egg hunting has turned out to be his jam.

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he ran around the yard trying to spot eggs to collect and put in his basket, and when he couldn’t find one, he would put his hands out in confusion and say “where go?” haha.. love that little dude.

after the hunt, we had plans to take a photo for our big news! this was marshall’s idea and i thought it turned out super cute…

IMG_3468yep! another baby is on the way, i am due in september. we are so dang excited. and i am so dang sick. i will have to do a post about what’s been up thus far with this pregnancy. it is so different than my last. in all the bad ways, ha. but i cannot wait to meet this new little baby!

after the shenanigans, it was time for cake! this was the seventh easter in a row that i made this carrot cake. it’s so, so, so good. make it.

after dessert, we lounged around for a bit before heading home and hitting the sack. fox passed out so quickly, he’d had such a fun day, and it took it out of him!

it was the perfect easter weekend, i love family time and this little (growing) family of mine.

IMG_3508i hope yours was great, too, if you celebrated!

xo. janetha g.

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Edye March 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm

Looks like a fun holiday! Congratulations on your pregnancy!! So happy for you guys <3333

Edye // Gracefulcoffee

Christy March 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Congratulations!! And I hope you feel better soon.

Jena March 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Congrats! Followed along closely through your struggles getting pregnant the last time and couldn’t be happier that you now have a second along the way!

Jessiker March 28, 2016 at 6:20 pm

I can’t wait for you to have 9 cake photos to make a perfect collage.

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List March 28, 2016 at 6:40 pm

you and the traditional carrot cake picture. gah! makes me miss you so much.

Kellie March 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Awwwwe congratulations!!! So fun watching your family grow. And that little guy of yours is adorable!

momma b March 28, 2016 at 7:29 pm

Perfect post! Love, love, love ALL of the photos! My little Fox man is so photogenic – love that I can see his dimples too! So many fun expressions – it was a wonderful Easter celebration and the cake, oh my the cake!!

I love ALL of you so much!!

Coco March 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Ahhh congratulations!!! Fox is adorable, so I know your next little one is going to be just as cute! Can’t wait to follow your journey. I don’t usually comment, but this post was too exciting not to!!! I’ve been following your blog for many many years, & I feel like I know you even though I don’t…#creeperalert haha

Anyway, congrats!!! Fox is going to be an awesome big brother!

Trisha March 28, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Congratulations to you!! I’ve been missing you here in the blogosphere but this was such a great way to catch up with your sweet fam!
Fox is such a handsome little guy- love his Easter gear right down to those shoes!
Wishing you the best!!

Andrea@WellnessNotes March 28, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Glad you had a fun Easter!

And what exciting news!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

What!!! O my goodness, congratulations!!!!!

Megan March 28, 2016 at 9:52 pm

Congratulations! My babies are 29 months apart, and while it’s hard, it’s also SO fun and they love each other so much! You will love watching Fox be a big brother!

Erica March 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm

So so excited for y’all!!

Maren March 29, 2016 at 6:10 am

YAY! I’m so excited for you! But it’s such a bummer that you’re so sick… :( Hang in there lady and keep the snaps coming! That stupid app is so addicting. Happy Easter!

Emily R March 29, 2016 at 8:33 am

So happy for you!!! :) Hope you start feeling better soon!

Katheryn March 29, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Looks like a great Easter. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Angela March 29, 2016 at 2:49 pm

Biggest congrats to you and your family lady!!! I’m so thrilled for you! I hope you start to feel better very soon. <3

Leigh March 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Deanna March 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Congratulations! So excited for you guys! You make cute kids!!! Are you finding out the gender?

Janetha March 30, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Thanks! Yes, we will find out in May.

Leslie March 29, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Congratulations!!! How exciting!! Hope you start to feel better soon though!

Sara @ Oats & Rows March 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm


Rocio March 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

Yay! Congratulations!
I’m due wth my second in September too & have also been way more sick this time around. Hope you feel better soon!

goldie March 30, 2016 at 11:05 am

Best. News. Ever.

Congrats xxx

cassy March 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm

sooo happy for you guys!!!!!!!!!!


Marie March 30, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Ahhh! Congratulations guys!! That’s so exciting! I’m so glad you keep this blog up even though you’re super busy. It’s nice to keep up with you guys still. I agree, holidays…pretty much everything is better with kids. ;) Praying for a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and baby!

Nikki March 31, 2016 at 4:29 am

I was going to say girl because of the different pregnancy you say you are having but I know more people who have completely opposite pregnancies yet had the same gender. What do you think?

Shelby March 31, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Congratulations! I love your blog, please keep it going!!

Jaimi April 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Congratulations! We are announcement buddies. I’m also due in September and made an Easter announcement. It’s funny, I’ve been following your blog for years now and I had this feeling you were expecting baby #2 and I’ve honestly been waiting for this post. Awesome news!

Janetha May 4, 2016 at 8:15 am

That is funny! And CONGRATS to you! Yay :) Hope you are feeling good! xoxoxo

Maria April 10, 2016 at 7:13 pm

What a lovely Easter! Makes me nostalgic for all the little traditions we had growing up and ones I cannot wait to pass on to my own children someday. Speaking of which…congrats! Looking forward to seeing your little family grow!

Janetha May 4, 2016 at 8:15 am

Thank you! xo

Biz April 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Hey Janetha! Just catching up with you – so excited about your news – congrats to your growing family – you son is getting so damn big already!!


Janetha May 4, 2016 at 8:15 am

Thank you, love! I know.. he’s flipping giant. Wtf. Love you!!!

Taylor April 13, 2016 at 11:25 am

Just got caught up on your big news!! how exciting!! congrats to you and your family!!!

Janetha May 4, 2016 at 8:12 am

Thank you!

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