I’m going to go ahead and warn you – this post has some really adorable baby pictures. Like, ridiculously tiny and cute and.. well, it may just make your ovaries ache. Adam and I decided three years ago that we were not having any more babies, but this little guy is just so sweet and snuggly and it really had me thinking that maybe we should just have one more. After how the rest of the weekend went though, I was cured.. mostly.
Or at least, that’s how it feels. A killer sinus infection, followed by a lovely allergic reaction, has had me on my butt for the last few days. I’ve also been off work since December 23rd, so I think this is the first time I’ve actually turned on my computer since then. I feel like our Christmas break flew by so fast. When it started, I was so excited for two weeks of just hanging out with my family and friends without a ton of obligations, but like usual, we found things to keep us busy and then I got sick.. and here we are. I’m going to try to keep it short today and just share a few pictures of what we were up to before Christmas.
Hello, hello! It’s been a busy few days around here, I kind of want to skip eating lunch today and just go take a nap instead! I have the recap of my Disney Marathon training below but first I want to tell you about our wonderful weekend!!
1. Garth Brooks is coming to Jacksonville and I got tickets to see him!! Floor seats!! After how quickly his shows in Chicago and Atlanta sold out, I was paranoid about not being able to get tickets, especially since I was trying to get six together. I got really lucky though thanks to a tip from my cousin, Amanda! I seriously cannot wait – I was a little bit obsessed with him when I was younger (*NSYNC and Backstreet Boys had nothing on him in my teenage mind!) but the last time he was here in concert was 17 years ago and my parents thought I was too young to go (I was 15).
Every time I start to write a race recap, I want to say it’s one of my favorite races. I feel like I say that about all of the races.. perhaps I just like to run races? Who knows. Last year, I went into pretty great detail about the Bainbridge Half Marathon so I’ll spare you this year. If you’re not familiar with it though and you’re anywhere near South West Georgia, you may want to check it out. I posted lots of pictures of the course last year and it’s really pretty. Adam was running the half this year too, along with my cousins Drew and Celia. Technically I guess Celia is my cousin-in-law. She’s married to my cousin Daryl, but I like her so I claim her as my own 🙂
I kind of don’t know where to start. I have a million posts swirling around in my head, I started making a list and it’s quite long and that’s just what I came up with off the top of my head. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t blog for a month. Work has been keeping me so busy and by the time I am done (which has been in the wee hours of the morning, for the last three weeks) with work for the day, the last thing I want to do is spend a second longer sitting in front of the computer. Even if it’s to write about things I enjoy.
Y’all, my baby cousin got married.
Instead of bombarding you with a million blog posts, I’m going to compress them all into one big update on what we’ve been up to for the last month or so. We’ve been busy, busy, busy. Marathon training is exhausting. Work is crazy. It’s all just been overwhelming, so something had to go.. and writing was it.
Bainbridge will always have a very special place in my heart. I’ve never actually lived there myself, but it is the town where my parents grew up and most of my extended family lives there now. It’s the place we visited countless times throughout my childhood, and since I was a Navy Brat, it was the one place that always felt like home. A few months ago, my aunt told me that they were doing a half marathon to benefit the local hospital & nursing home, I really wanted to sign up. The hospital is where many of my family members are born, where I spent a lot of time hanging out with Mama Carra (my great-grandma), and where I said goodbye to my Papa Merk and Granny Moore. The race was also held the same weekend as my Granny’s birthday, which made it extra special. I was a bit gun-shy to sign up since I’d never run a half, but right after we returned from Orlando, where I ran the Princess Half, I signed up and couldn’t wait!
We’re were to Georgia today to celebrate Christmas with my extended family. I know we’re a week late, but there are so many of us that it just works out better for everyone if we do it the Sunday after Christmas.