Friday’s Five

1. This Happy in Memphis video that makes me…Happy!

2. Getting into the TCS NYC Marathon.

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You can read all about it here.

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I still can’t believe it’s really happening.

3. Partnering up with Nuun to review their newly released Nuun energy. I can’t wait to try it!!

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4. Our home for the last week:

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As many of you know we sold our house. You can read about it here. The home selling process was a breeze. Lucky us! The home buying process has been close to a nightmare. We are moving to a very competing and sought after area of town. We have had offers and contracts on 3 different houses. We are finally set to close on our fingers and toes crossed new home next Wednesday. Needless to say we will walk away from this a much closer family. Literally and figuratively. 5 people, 1 room. Memories.

5. A blessing in disguise…

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Even though I’ve had my fair share of complaints about our current living situation, I am so grateful for these precious moments we are getting as a family. Love.

XOXO,
Paige

That time I cried at Chick-Fil-A…

Hi! My name is Paige, and I’m a dreamer. If you don’t believe me just ask my parents. I’ve been coming up with crazy stuff since 1988, y’all. I am the first to admit that I set crazy high some may say unrealistic expectations for myself. Oh well. Let me get corny for a second.. What’s that quote?

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Yup, that’s me!

Anyway… back to crying in Chick-Fil-A. If you’ve been following sanity amongst chaos for a while, then you’ve more than likely read my running story. I sat on my couch 7 months pregnant when I wrote that I wanted to run a full marathon in 2014. There she goes again, dreamin’. Well as if training and running a full marathon isn’t enough let’s just set that goal a little higher. I want to run the New York City Marathon. Ha! Silly girl, that’s reaching for the moon. After doing lots of research I knew I would never qualify. I’m a mediocre runner. I know that. I did find out that if you enter into the lottery 4 years in a row then you are guaranteed a spot the 5th year. Awesome.. That seems reasonable enough, right? So 4 MONTHS (December 2013) ago I sat at my computer and put my name in the lottery. They charged my card $5 and that was that. Fast forward to last night. Me, the husband and the kiddos were sitting down at chick-fil-a for dinner. Letting the kids play out their last bit of energy for the day and enjoying our time together. Will got up to take #2 to the restroom so I decided to check my email. And low and behold…

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Holy crap! Jaw drop to floor… Does that say that I just got into the New York City Marathon on my FIRST try!!! Cue waterworks. Will gets back to the table all but thinking someone had died for me to push my phone over to him for him to see it for himself! I think we both kind of freaked out a little. For ANY runner this is a huge deal.. But for us mediocre runners, this is once in a lifetime! I am so excited!!! I often wear many hats.. Will’s Wife, Hayden, Kash and Dixie’s Mom, so and so’s friend etc… But this is my hat. Paige, NYC Marathoner. Has a nice ring to it, right??! Now don’t get be wrong.. I may be crawling across that finish line. But I will be there. This small town girl originally from Mississippi will be a NYC Marathon Finisher. Wow!!

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(and not to mention I have really cool friends that show up to bootcamp the day after with awesome shirts like this.)

So… I hope you will join me on this journey. I will be blogging my way to and through the NYC Marathon as I train and countdown to November 2nd.

I can’t wait!!

As one of my favorite Brooks T-shirt says… Run Happy!

XOXO,
Paige

Big Changes Around Here!

Well looky here… I am still hanging on by a thread alive! Long time no see my blogger friends. The blog has been getting crazy traffic lately and I have been virtually non existent. Boooooo!! Just wanted to do a quick update/check in and fingers and toes crossed I’ll be back to more regular posting soon!

Our little/big family has had some big changes lately! We put our house on the market in January.

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and…. It SOLD in 11 days!! Wowzers. Such a blessing/holy freak out mode all in one emotion. Here are more pictures of our first home.

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I’m so excited about a new chapter in a wonderful neighborhood close to most of our friends. But, I am so sad to leave a house turned our home that we have had so many firsts and memories in.

In more BIG news the hubster just took a new job/promotion at work that has him traveling 75% of the time.

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In all seriousness, I am so very proud of him and this opportunity. This is a job that we asked for and prayed over for close to 2 years. He never ceases to amaze me at his ability to achieve what he puts his mind to. I am so thankful for him.

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We close on our house in less than 10 days. If you need me you can find me using the backyard and TV as a babysitter while I hide under a pile of boxes. I can’t wait to show you our new house. I am excited about the many possibilities. A quick side note… buying and selling a house is something I NEVER want to do again. Sometimes being a homeowner/grown up is OVERRATED. Who am I kidding, MOST OF THE TIME it is overrated. I just want to be Spring Breaking on the beach.

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Here’s to a stressfree successful move!

XOXO,

Paige