Staycation in Park City, UT

Another weekend, another quick trip! This time…Park City. I had never stayed the night there before, so I was excited to do that. Troy works so much, that whenever he decides to randomly take a Saturday off, we like to get out of town and really enjoy our time together as a family. We all love those times together, and Saylor especially loves the times when her Dad plays with her in ways that I won’t, haha.

We found a room at the Westgate Resort on VRBO. Troy booked it but I think it was slightly cheaper than going through the actual resort. This resort is tucked up against the mountain, at the base of the Canyons Village. I don’t ski or snowboard so none of that means anything to me, but the resort is surrounded by runs and lifts. There are so many restaurants and shops within a 5 minute drive. Main St. is also very close!

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Weekend Getaway to Midway, Utah

It has been too long you guys! And for that, I’m sorry. We have been so busy the last month or so, and things just get away from me. We have been having fun, though! One of the fun things we did was visit Zermatt Resort in Midway, UT. We have been there twice in the past 3 months, and Saylor asks to go back to the indoor pool just about everyday. (Yes, they have an indoor pool and it is awesome.)

The Zermatt Resort is designed like a traditional Swiss-style, actually a lot of Midway is. I don’t know anything about Midway, but it is such a cute little town. It is close to Park City, and sits in the most beautiful valley. There is a popular crater there too, that you can go swimming and diving in. It is naturally warm and I hear it is awesome.

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Pit Stop at Meadow Hot Springs

Has anyone heard of Meadow Hot Springs? Or hot springs in general? Basically they are just different sized holes in the ground, that are naturally filled with cool to hot water. At the ones we went to in Meadow, UT (aka middle of nowhere), there are 3 different ones…we only went to one, which was the hottest one. The water is so clear, it really was like a big bathtub!  For being a Saturday afternoon, I was expecting them to be a lot more busy than they were. You have to drive down a long(ish) dirt road, and then you can park about 100 yards away and walk, or go down another dirt road filled with major potholes to get closer. We braved the potholes because I’m lazy haha.

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4th of July…A Little Late

I know it’s been over a week since the 4th of July, but I had to share some pictures from a shoot Say and I did with a local photographer in Phoenix. We met Alex from @thirdavenuephoto (follow her on IG HERE) at Papago Park in Scottsdale at 6:30pm one night, and it was still 110 degrees.

         

It was pretty brutal, so we tried to make it as quick as possible. I was so glad Saylor cooperated for at least a solid 20 minutes so we could get some cute shots of her. By the end we were both looking like (literally) hot messes!

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TRYING TO BEAT THE HEAT!

Here in sunny Arizona, we are on day 2 of triple digit heat…Saturday is supposed to reach 118! My poor husband works all day in the heat and it is so hard to keep a toddler inside at home all day long, so I’ve rounded up some things and places that we like to wear and do to keep us cool. 118 is manageable, right?

#1 MUST HAVE- SUNGLASSES:

 For Saylor, from Gap.          For me, from Nordstrom.

#2 MUST HAVE- PERSONAL FAN:

 For Saylor. From Bed Bath & Beyond. Don’t forget to use a 20% off coupon!

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A Few DISNEYLAND Tips!

For those of you who follow me on IG, (@robynmeacham), you know that we LOVE Disneyland. We have annual passes and were super sad when we moved to Utah. Lucky for us, we have family in Southern California that we visit often so we are still able to use them! It has been so fun watching Saylor grow and become familiar with characters and rides, and get excited about things.

Today I’m going to talk about a few of my personal “must do’s” when going to D-Land. I am in no way a Disney expert, but I like to think I know a little more than some! 🙂

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Springtime at the Capitol

Hi guys! If you are a Utah local, I am assuming you have been to the Utah capitol building in downtown Salt Lake City in the springtime. Since we just moved here (in January), I was unaware that it was a THING.

I was lucky enough to win a mini photoshoot with the amazing photographer Kenzie D. (@kennydawn on IG), and she told us to meet her on the north side of the capitol. Boy were we in for a treat! It was a beautiful day and the trees were in full bloom.

It is funny to move somewhere where the downtown area is somewhere you actually want to go and hang out, and not feel creeped out or scared the whole time you are there (read, downtown LA). Here are a few snapshots from the day, professional & not.

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Jackson Hole Weekend Trip

Hi all! Life, like always, has been busy around here. This past weekend we spent some time in Jackson Hole, WY. Our good friends have a condo there, so we stayed with them. They are about 5 minutes past actual “downtown” Jackson Hole (you know, where the famous antler arches are), right at the base of the gorgeous Tetons. It is always so nice to get away, spend some time together as a family, and enjoy nature!

                   

We didn’t have much planned, aside from a sleigh ride through the Elk Refuge! Although we have been to Jackson Hole a few times, we have never done this before. I highly recommend it! And definitely do it when it is sunny and (warmer) out, as soon as that sun goes down the slightest bit or the wind kicks up, it gets FREEZING! Luckily they have blankets on each sleigh for everyone to use. Now when I say sleigh, its basically a large wagon pulled by 2 horses, so don’t get confused, haha! Saylor loved being able to see loads of “elks” and being pulled by horsies. On the refuge there are many different types of animals besides elk; bison, wolves, bald eagles…we only saw elk though. Tickets for this run about $20/adult, $15/child, and 4 years old and under are free!

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