“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Good things come in 3's

Yesterday, I got TWO packages in the mail!

My mommy's day rings arrived - and they're beautiful!  
I tried to get all fancy and artsy with this picture...
I couldn't get a picture of the Avery engraving to come out, but it's on the inside of the ring with her birthstone.  Wearing stacked rings on my right hand will take some getting used to...and is impossible to take a picture of.  LOL
So this is on my left forefinger - sexy!
I think it almost looks better without the ladybug (Or maybe it's a whole too many rings issue?), which is sad because that's Avery special thing.  Maybe I'll give her the ladybug ring as a special prize when she's older?

Speaking of ladybugs - Back in January I ordered Ladybug knobs to cover the nails we used to hang Avery's letters in her room.  (the nails really bothered my husband - I'm not the only one that's crazy in this house!)  We ordered them from Sassafras Rooms.  Since it was a mom and daughter shop, and they custom painted everything, we were given a 6-8 week timeline.  In April, we realized we had a credit card charge, but no knobs.  I made a couple of attempts to contact them with no response - and their website said they were on vacation!  We assumed we were screwed, and the time for challenging the charge had passed.

Last week, I got an email from them!  They apologized and explained what happened.  Then they said they would ship them right away plus a free gift - giving me some options for the gift.  Awesome!  That package also arrived yesterday.
The wall hanging is the free gift!  It's gorgeous!
The knobs turned out great too!

The third good thing???  Last week, the Longhorn Foundation contacted us because they were going to be in town and wanted to take us to dinner.  We donate to them every year because we both went to the University of Texas and it's pretty much required to be season ticket holders.  :)

We weren't sure what to expect, but my friend Deb graciously agreed to babysit Avery.  Turns out - we had an awesome night out!  Added bonus? I dressed up in something other than running clothes and got Deb to take a picture of us when we got home!
Looking awesome!
This is the first picture, where I actually see myself as looking good!  Double-win!

Did I say three????   I forgot to mention that last week, at Diva night at my local running store Fleet Feet, I won a $25 gift card.  
And yes, they also had free wine!
As y'all can see, I dressed up that night too, and also earned 20% off.  So, I got what I've been wanting for a long time....
A pair of Newtons.
I tested them out for the first time with a 3 mile run on Monday, felt pretty good!

Not too shabby, eh?

But, no post is complete with out an Avery picture....
I'm why people read this blog Mom.
Anyone else with some good news to share??


  1. You look amazing in that picture with Mark! You can really see a difference from when I first met you! You have just transformed & you're glowing. I am so proud of you! Keep up the good work!

  2. Wow, that all sounds great! What a week! I'll forgive you the UT thing--Dan and I both went to Rice. :^)

  3. Those newtons are so pretty! I almost want to get them because they are so fun to look at.

    Avery is so freaking cute!

  4. New job starts Monday! YES! ;)


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