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Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. It feels like spring here! It’s hilarious because last week it was snowing and this week we’re putting on sunscreen, but I’LL TAKE IT. If only it could stay like this forever, but before we know it, it will be a scorching oven so just making the most of it for now.

It was a fun-packed weekend over here. I took a barre3 class with a friend on Friday morning, and then we got smoothies at Nekter and watched the kids run around the courtyard and played hide and seek with them. Gymboree is having a huge sale, so I picked up some shoes for the girls and some outfits for baby August. I can’t believe he’ll be here in a little over a month!

When the Pilot got off work, we headed to the Funny Foot Farm to pet all of the animals.

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We were greeted by the most enthusiastic rooster, who cockadoodled his face off the entire time we were there. Last time we were at the Funny Foot Farm was shortly before the Pilot left. It had been a while, and now they have the sweetest baby goats! It didn’t help our major goat fever. The only thing stopping us is our homeowner’s association. When we’re old and likely living somewhere else, chances are that we’ll be surrounded by goats.

Funny foot farm

We saw the pigs (who grunted at us excessively), the emus (which scared the bejeezus out of poor P), capybaras, tortoises, donkey, and porcupines. There’s something super fun about feeding a slice of sweet potato to a porcupine, I tell ya. 

P holding the baby goat

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We saw all of the animals and walked to the car, laughing and recapping the adventures, and I felt so happy in that moment to have the family together again. It still doesn’t feel real that the Pilot is home and actually lives here now. When he leaves for work in the morning, I still have to convince P that he’ll be home in the afternoon. She still asks how many days until he’ll be home.

Dinner was courtesy of the Whole Foods hot bar. It’s one of our favorite casual dinner spots because they have something for everyone. 🙂

Saturday morning, the Pilot had to work, and the girls and I took off for ballet and a trip to Coscto. My nana met us there to watch the girls while I had an eye doctor appointment, and then we walked around and picked up some essentials. (+ we snacked on copious samples.) When we got home, the girls played outside most of the afternoon, during quiet time I caught a Peloton ride, and the Pilot and I had a date night.

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We went to Flying V, which was one of our favorite spots when Kyle used to work there. Unfortunately, the food has gone wayyyy downhill. My salmon had some bizarre flavorless almost-raw beets and fennel on the side, the chips were stale, and my jalapeño prickly pear margarita looked gorgeous but tasted off. Even though the food was kind of disappointing, it didn’t really matter. We got to spend some time catching up and enjoying time with each other, and our babysitter put the kids to bed. That alone is a huge win. 

Sunday morning, I took an early Orangetheory class, and then we went to the heritage conference to check out all of the old war planes.

Our first trip to the Heritage Conference:

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And now:

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(Wearing the infamous Leith dress

We grabbed lunch at Zinburger, the Pilot took the girls to the park while I caught up on some work, and we had sushi roll bowls here at home.

Today, I have a pretty intense to-do list to crank through and I’m taking the day off from the gym.

This is random, but a friend mentioned going to a float tank here in Tucson and I’m totally intrigued. Has anyone tried it? Did you feel claustrophobic? Did you worry about drowning? I think it sounds SO peaceful, but am kind of nervous about trying it. (Apparently the salt content in the water makes you float, and it’s a dark room or little pod type thing, so you’re totally removed from sensory input. You’re supposed to feel like you’re floating through outer space and it can help with anxiety, depression, or pain. It sounds amazing and terrifying at the same time.) 

I hope you have a happy Monday and I’ll see ya in the morning with a new workout!

xo

Gina

PS. Need a laugh? Just watch this. I was cracking up the entire time. 

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208 Comments

  1. Jennifer Miron on March 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    The cutest goats!! **

    • Ellen on March 5, 2019 at 8:06 am

      ** after my AF husband was gone for training for 6 months, I still have to convince my toddlers that he is coming back, eight months later… It makes me so sad that they worry, but happy he’s home!

    • Katie on March 5, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      That dress is the best!! I have it in green, and I want it in more colors. It is so comfy!!**

      • Olviya on March 5, 2019 at 6:09 pm

        That dress looks great on you! ..And pictures in the same place years apart are my favorite!?? **

  2. Sarah on March 4, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    ** little baby goats! Too cute!

  3. Dena on March 4, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    **I do not want to try a float tank. Seems terrifying.

    • Michele on March 4, 2019 at 11:03 pm

      *family time is the best time, especially with baby goats! Also laughing at “wtf lines” I have the worst one in between my brows and could use something to help with that!! Thanks*

    • Caitlin Durkin on March 4, 2019 at 11:30 pm

      ** the girls look like they are having so much fun!!

  4. Kristina Manolovits on March 4, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    *** looks like the Funny Foot Farm was a lot of fun. The baby goat is just way to cute. ***

  5. Alyssa on March 4, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Looks Iike such a fun family outing!*

  6. Shauna G on March 4, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    I haven’t tried the float tank, but I know some people who have! They all loved it, so now I kinda want to try 🙂 **

  7. Lindsey G. on March 5, 2019 at 12:07 am

    ** I could NOT do a float tank! I’m soooo claustrophobic I literally had a panic attack on the finding Nemo ride at Disneyland!

    • Lauren R on March 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      Yes!!! I almost lost my mind on that ride. My brothers family got stuck on it one time for hours and it was like 85 degrees in it and it haunts me to think about that. My heart is racing just picturing a float tank.

  8. Julie on March 5, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I sponsor a goat named Brave Heart!

  9. Julie on March 5, 2019 at 1:24 am

    I sponsor a goat named Brave Heart!**

  10. Denise on March 5, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Yes. Tried a float tank and it was peaceful but I was done before my session was over. Also if you go wear the ear plugs. I opted out and the salt crystallizes in your ear making it difficult to hear without a trip to the doctor. I know about this.

    • Laura on March 6, 2019 at 9:06 am

      Hello! I’m so happy that you’re enjoying family time together.

      I’ve tried floating, and while it’s a relaxing experience I have found that I just can’t get into it. It’s tough for me to quiet my mind while awake. Though I can achieve that while practicing yoga or meditating, it’s just not quite the same for me while floating.

  11. Samantha Aukes on March 5, 2019 at 7:47 am

    I would be scared of the float tank, but interested to hear your experience if you do it!**

  12. Sarah Teater on March 5, 2019 at 8:48 am

    **I used to live down the road from Whole Foods and their hot bar was WAY too convenient (and wonderful!) 🙂

  13. Anna on March 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

    So cute!**

  14. Jenn on March 5, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I want a baby goat!*

  15. Cristy Romero on March 5, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Got the Leith dress a few weeks ago and it’s one of my fave dresses for this season. Can be dressed up or down*

  16. Mari on March 5, 2019 at 10:11 am

    I love taking my son to farms to pet all the different animals! It looks like you guys had a blast! *

  17. Tiffany on March 5, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I’ve never tried a float tank, but I’ve heard a lot about them from friends. Glad to hear you had a great weekend! **

  18. Lauren on March 5, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Oh my goodness! I want to hug all of those animals!

  19. mary ellen reilly on March 5, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    **Love seeing your Tucson adventures!

  20. Lesley on March 5, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Float tank sounds terrifying!**

  21. Samantha on March 5, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I am DYING to try a float tank!!** I’m really freaked out by being awake in a dark and confined space but I really want to give it a go…some people swear by it. If you do it will you please do a write up?

  22. Ali on March 5, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I highly recommend floating! I loved it. Ours has the typical pod but also some bigger more open ones too.

  23. Stephanie on March 6, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    I am claustrophobic so I would love to hear your experience in a float tank**

  24. Gloriana Krasnodemsky on March 6, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    The baby goats are so cute!**

  25. Colleen @ Frenchie Farm on March 8, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    You NEED some goats! We have 3 now and they’re the sweetest. One of our goats is pregnant and we’re currently on baby goat watch. This will be our first time delivering baby goats, so wish us luck

  26. Colleen @ Frenchie Farm on March 8, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    First comment didn’t go through ???, but you NEED some goats! We have 3 now and they’re the sweetest. One of our goats is pregnant and we’re currently on baby goat watch. This will be our first time delivering baby goats, so wish us luck

    • Fitnessista on March 8, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      ok it needs to happen

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