the GOATs

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:

Fam at heritage conference

(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. Meghan on March 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    **I really want to try one of the float tanks! It seems so cool but also scary like that feeling of falling that sometimes happens when you’re going to sleep, since it’s sensory deprivation. There’s a petting zoo near us that does March Baby Bottle Feeding Madness where you get to feed the baby goats and lambs with bottles. They are so cute and I love going, even if we are the only couple who isn’t there with kids! ???

    • Jill on March 4, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      *that margarita looks delicious, so disappointing it wasn’t! (8 months pregnant, and I miss margs so much!)*

  2. Lori on March 4, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    **Cutest goats! Love it.

  3. Blake Showalter on March 4, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Glad the pilot is back home!**

  4. Janie on March 4, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    **We love goats, too! Looks like you all had a great weekend:)

    • Pamela on March 4, 2019 at 6:57 pm

      Go floating!!! I can’t recommend it enough! I did 7 floats this fall after a TBI (traumatic brain injury) kicked me off my mountain bike (and alcohol, and working full time, and sleeping, and not having headaches every second of every day…) for 3 months. The floats were life changing! It’s an experience I can only describe in words that might seem scary (you might hallucinate, you might have a crazy falling/dropping feeling, you might lose track of your own hands and feet) but it is absolutely NOT scary and so worth experiencing. Also, you seem pretty into fun and new experiences, and it is so unlike anything else that I think absolutely everyone should try it!

      • Anna on March 4, 2019 at 7:22 pm

        **The goats are adorable! I also would like to try floating!

  5. Mary Beth on March 4, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I love baby goats!!! They always make me smile:) **

  6. Liz on March 4, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    **Love the pic of P holding the baby goat! So cute!!

  7. Colleen on March 4, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    ** I’ve heard mixed reviews on the float tanks. I’m with you – not sure if I could get past the claustraphobia! Your obsession w goats cracks me up!

  8. India on March 4, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    ** You’re the best!

    • Jennifer on March 4, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      ** looks like a great time with the goats!

  9. Robin on March 4, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Love your sneakiness!**

  10. Julia on March 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    We have a petting zoo here – where they also make fresh asadero. So good. Glad you’re getting lots of family time in! **

  11. Melissa Caulfield on March 4, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    So fun! I find Ms. P looks so much like Kyle ( maybe its the eyes or smile!

  12. Renae L. on March 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Looks like a great weekend! **

  13. Kate on March 4, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    That sounds like an awesome weekend! So happy to see your family all back together again! **

  14. Tal on March 4, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    They need petting zoo in NY!! **

  15. Melissa S on March 4, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I’m from New England. I thought this post was going to be about Tom Brady 🙂 **

    • Nicole on March 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      Love the goats! **

    • Rhea on March 4, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      SAME

  16. Maggie C on March 4, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I love that your family loves goats! Glad your family is back together! **

  17. Lisa on March 4, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    *****Isn’t it always great when someone else does bedtime?! Lol
    You recently said bedtime can feel like a 5k after a marathon and that so perfectly explained my feelings about it. It’s comforting to know I’m not the only one! ??

  18. Krystal on March 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Looks like so much fun! *

  19. Tori L on March 4, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Super cute goats along with the girls holding them!**

  20. Rhea on March 4, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    yooooo I would float so hard right now. i’m pregnant and the idea of being weightless in a quiet little zen fantasy is **

  21. GeeAnn M. on March 4, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    A float place and salt cave just opened in my town, I haven’t tried it yet but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it!**

  22. Brittany H on March 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    ***Goats!!! So cute!

  23. Lora M on March 4, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    **is there anything better than baby goats?! Maybe baby goats and a margarita!

  24. Meghan B. on March 4, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Now I want a baby goat! **

  25. Caitlin H on March 4, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    ** That pic of P and the baby goat is basically the cutest thing ever!

  26. Karin on March 4, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    How was the Costco eye doctor? Was it legit or basically like what you would expect from a doctor inside a giant warehouse ***

  27. Michelle on March 4, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    **Sounds like an awesome weekend! I have a friend with goats and one just had 3 babies yesterday and I can’t wait to go visit

    • Heather peterson on March 5, 2019 at 12:10 am

      Looks like a fun weekend**

  28. Jamie on March 4, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Oooooooh I love this **

  29. Catherine on March 4, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    *Looks like a great weekend all around! Bummer that date night food wasn’t stellar but love that someone else did bedtime!

  30. Molly on March 4, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    **I’ve floated in a deprivation tank! It’s pretty cool and relaxing! The only thing that was a liiiiiitle distracting is I got salt water in my eyes towards the end ???*

  31. Heidi on March 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    **Goats are so much fun! My parents have had them since I was little and they are just like dogs and will follow you around.

  32. Anna on March 4, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    **So jealous you got to pet capybaras!!!

  33. Phoebe on March 4, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Aren’t baby goats the cutest?? My son tried for years to convince us that we needed pet goats … he never succeeded LOL *

  34. Stephanie S. on March 4, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    That margarita looks so good too bad it didn’t taste as good as it looks! I love the comparison pictures between Liv as a teeny tiny baby and your family now – how special!! **

  35. Kiki on March 4, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    **ooo Funny Foot Farm seems like another fun thing to add our Tucson Bucket List!

  36. Dominique on March 4, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    ** I had never really understood why some people love goats until now. So stinking adorable!

  37. Erin on March 4, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    **i love the samples. The sample ladies at my local grocery store know my name and I consider them my friends. We chat about lives, days, plans, and goals all while trying 95 different cheeses and wines. They’re good people.

  38. Naomi D on March 4, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    **so glad the pilot is home!

  39. Katie on March 4, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    **goats really are the best!!

  40. Heidi on March 4, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    *** I’ve always wanted to try the floating thing!! The thought of it makes me anxious for some reason, though (which is the opposite of what it’s supposed to do!???)!

    • Lacey on March 4, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      Love the then and now photos!**

  41. Crystal on March 4, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I love float tanks! I like to have the lights off and wear earplugs so it’s almost total sensory deprivation…trippy lol

  42. Karen M on March 4, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    ** I love goats too! The baby one P is holding looks tiny! My sister got me a voucher for Christmas to go to a goat farm and we got to feed the goats milk and pat them and they showed us how they make cheese. They also make goat’s milk gelato there and we got to taste a few flavours and then bought some to take home. Love seeing all four of you together again! 🙂

  43. Joanna on March 4, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    My kids love goats! A farm near us has some that we see every fall when we go for the fall festival! **

  44. Jennie on March 4, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    *While I was reading this I couldn’t stop thinking, “I’m so happy their family is back together again!”. I’m so glad you guys are getting back to a normal routine with family time and date nights ??

  45. Meg on March 4, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    **Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!! 🙂

  46. Alex on March 4, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend! All of those animals are soooo cute! **

  47. Mary on March 4, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    **what a fun weekend!

  48. Kara on March 4, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    **I’ve never tried a float tank but I have been intrigued as well!

  49. Laura on March 4, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    ** when i used to tan in the tanning bed (15 years ago before we knew how bad it was) I always thought it was so relaxing maybe the float tank is the same way?! It would be fun to try sometime!

  50. Jennifer Miron on March 4, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    The cutest goats!! Looks like a wonderful weekend **

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