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Recent Happenings

Good morning!

I took the day off because I have been running myself ragged with work and wedding planning. Not much actual running has been happening, which is part of why I have not stopped by the blog in a while.

Life has been good, but busy. Our wedding is just over 3 months away and we are on track with planning! Right now we are designing invitations, which I thought would be easy, but it’s actually really hard to find designs that fit what we need (and has a design that goes along with our theme). I also just bought my wedding ring. Next up are the cake topper and my wedding shoes, which are $$$, but will double as a (GOLDEN) birthday gift from ME to ME next month! Yes, I am turning 29 on the 29th (of May!). I’ve been waiting for this golden birthday year for FOREVER and I never thought it would come. Now, my big deal birthday is kind of overshadowed by this wedding business, haha. All I’m going to do for my birthday is get a small group together to go to Sugar Factory! I have always wanted to go 🙂

Andy and I are so grateful for the love and generosity that people have shown us already for our wedding. There are 5 women helping to plan our shower, which is so amazing to me. We’ve already received some gifts in the mail 🙂 This is definitely one of the fun parts of the wedding. I’m trying to notice the fun parts more than the negative parts, but it’s quite difficult sometimes… I’m really looking forward to all of the events leading up to the wedding, though! Especially the shower and Las Vegas bachelorette party!!

We are moving in ~3 months (a week before the wedding. OMG panic mode) to a 2 bedroom HOUSE! Andy and I have fallen in love with Bernese Mountain Dogs after I did a Wag! walk (use code MELISSA8219 for your first free walk!) for these 2 cuties a few weeks ago:

Due to some life circumstances, we will probably wait until the end of the year to bring our own Berner home, but AHHH!! I cannot wait to finally have our own little fur ball. I’ve wanted a dog for FOREVER and we will finally have a living situation that allows for it 🙂

Let’s see, what else is going on? It’s been 2 years since I left my bank job and really started my career in the mental health field. I just caught up with a former bank coworker and it’s amazing how much has changed in these 2 years. I also caught up with my internship coworkers over the weekend <3 Pretty sure I am the best at keeping up with old coworkers. Not to brag, haha! #Networking. But, seriously, I feel so lucky because I have always worked with the best people! This makes jobs really hard to leave, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m a people person 🙂

Now for the best part: RUNNING! I’m planning to run one of my favorite races: the Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate 10k in June. As I said, my running has been… not happening… since the Shamrock Shuffle a few weeks ago. I’m thinking a race coming up will help me stay on track with getting exercise in regularly.

If YOU are thinking about doing a race, what about registering for a Spartan Race?! My friends at Spartan Race contacted me to help spread the word that, if you sign up for the Marriot Rewards program, you will get 20% off Spartan races, free bag check, and $5 off Spartan gear at races! Earn hotel loyalty points AND get sweet deals for Spartan Races/products?? Sounds like a fabulous deal to me! Stay tuned for a giveaway in the near future!

So, that is my life: wedding planning, working, pining for a dog/walking dogs, and gearing up to MOVE!

What’s new with you?

Would you ever try a Spartan Race??