April 3, 2015

Friday Five: Goodness abounds!

This post is a really easy for me to write because it's been a week filled with goodness and happiness. So let's get to it!

1. If you follow me on Insta or are friends with me in real life, you know that last Saturday was a BIG day for me. That guy Adam who has been a fixture in my life for a while now popped the question at one of our favorite trails. I was really surprised, said yes, and smiled A LOT for the rest of the weekend. It was amazing.

It's kind of hard to think of 4 things that top that...but I'll try...

2. We received our bibs for the BAA 5k yesterday! While it isn't the big dance, I'm really excited to participate in a race during Boston Marathon weekend with Mom!

3. Kind of related to item 1, my friends and family have been tremendously supportive of our engagement. My coworkers bought me a gorgeous card with incredibly sweet, kind words...and a few jokes too. We had a happy hour planned last night that evolved into a birthday (x2) / engagement celebration. I truly love getting to spend time with my coworkers outside the office - they're good peeps.

4. I had a few exciting opportunities arise at work this week. The kind of opportunities that get me thinking outside of the box and super motivated for the future. I love feeling the rejuvenation of new opportunities at work. Since I spend a lot of time there, it's nice to feel excited.

5. We're headed to NC to enjoy Easter weekend with my parents. I'm sure there's bound to be talk of Boston Marathon and the wedding, so that's easily predictable. The weather should be nice and I'm sure Mom and I will enjoy a long run together. It should be a fantastic weekend!

As always, we love linking up with the DC Trifecta, Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia. Go check out their blogs for more Friday goodness!

Wishing you a very happy Easter! What's good in your world?
{Christine}

73 comments:

  1. Congrats Christine! So very happy for you! Have fun with your parents this weekend. Can't wait to follow along on your mom's Boston adventure! And of course your wedding plans. :)

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! It will be an exciting month for sure! :)

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  2. Congratulations again!!! I am so happy for you and Adam :) Have a fabulous Easter weekend!

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  3. Such big and excited congratulations for you both! You both look so blissfully happy (and adorable)! And yay on exciting opportunities at work! :)

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    1. Thanks April! I think it's going to be a very busy and exciting month!

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  4. Congrats. What an exciting time for you. Looking forward to following along your planning and Boston weekend too.

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    1. Thanks Julie! This is a good reminder that things just work out the way they're supposed to even if it's not the way you planned in your mind. :)

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  5. Congrats. What an exciting time for you. Looking forward to following along your planning and Boston weekend too.

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  6. Congratulations Christine-I'm so happy for you!!!

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  7. LOOK AT THOSE SMILES!!! BIG CONGRATS TO YOU!

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    1. Thanks Meridith! I think I've had a goofy grin plastered on my face this week.

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  8. Congrats to you, Adam and both your families on your engagement. You both look so happy! Don't you love how B.A.A mails you your packets? Unless they changed it, last year's program said you can pick up your shirt after the race. We were actually able to pick up our shirts ahead of the race and stick it in our bag for gear check. You will love the 5K - the energy is amazing :)

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    1. I love that they mailed the packets - so brilliant! Of course I'll be hanging out at the expo with Mom in Boston but it's nice to have that luxury of not needing to hit an expo if you don't want to. I'm really looking forward to that race and you just made me more excited. :)

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  9. Congrats. Your mom must be on cloud 9.

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  10. Congratulations Christine :). Really happy for you and I agree it's hard to find anything to top an engagement!! Good luck with the BAA 5K and supporting your mom. Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

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    1. Thanks Amy! It is definitely shaping up to be a very busy and fun month!

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  11. Congratulations on your engagement; that is AWESOME!! Hope y'all have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend as well.

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  12. Congrats again! We look forward to hearing all about your wedding planning detail! We hope you share them on the blog!

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    1. Thanks, girls! You are the sweetest :) I will probably be sharing little bits and pieces here and there. I haven't been bitten by the wedding planning bug...yet ;)

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  13. Christine, congratulations! That is so very exciting. :) Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Hope you have a wonderful Easter as well.

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  14. Congratulations on your engagement!! Have a happy Easter!

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  15. Congratulations on your engagement! You are right...hard to top that!! Ohhh I so wanted to get into that 5K but it was sold out. My husband is running the marathon. Our first time in Boston we are super stoked! That's cool that you run with your mom!! We love when our daughter runs with us! Those flowers are absolutely beautiful! Great that you work with people you like :) Have a wonderful weekend running and talking about your wedding and Boston!

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    1. Thanks fantastic, Diane! Good luck to your husband! It should be a fun weekend with all of the marathon festivities.

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  16. Congratulations on your engagement! Have a great Easter weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much! :) Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

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  17. So so happy for you Christine!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Hope you and Pam have a wonderful Easter!

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    1. You are the sweetest, thanks Mindy! :)

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  18. Congratulations again! So happy and excited for you! Have a great weekend, it sounds fabulous! (and I just have to note in your flowers pic....the door is open!!! Not quite there yet here in OH, but gives me hope!!) :)

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    1. Thanks sweet friend! Yes, this has been the first week of consistent warm weather. Hopefully you'll get some of that soon!

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  19. I'm super happy for you Christine! I'm betting your Mom is almost as excited as you. Have a wonderful time with your family this Easter weekend and enjoy that run with Pam. I am routing for her in Boston!

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    1. Yes, the family is pretty psyched...which is fabulous. :) I'm really really excited to cheer for Mom in Boston too ;)

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  20. Love that photo. So happy for you both!

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    1. I like it too. Just sent it off to the one hour photo place to put in a frame. :)

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  21. YAY! So many exciting things going on! I'm so happy for both of you!
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. Thanks girl! April is certainly shaping up to be an exciting month...for you too! ;)

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  22. Many congrats on your engagement! Enjoy the glow...it is sure to continue all the way through the wedding, and beyond! =)
    Look forward to hearing all about Boston in a few weeks! Have a wonderful weekend together!

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    1. Thanks Amanda - I certainly hope so! :) Happy Easter!

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  23. Huge congratulations to you on your engagement! Such awesome news! And what a gorgeous ring! Enjoy every minute of your B.A.A. 5K experience! I am sad to be missing the Marathon this year.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment. :) I've never experienced a Boston marathon weekend so I'm counting down the days, although not as ardently as Mom is (obviously!)

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  24. Congratulations Christine on your engagement! Such an exciting time in your life right now. I bet you are anxious to start wedding planning. How fun!-L

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  25. i'm SO excited for you and adam - and excited that now it's out there totally :) i hope you'll share some planning tidbits on the blog as well. i found i really liked doing that and reading other wedding planning related blog posts. i'm still kind of wedding obsessed even though it's coming up on a year for us. nothing tops that, you are right...but your other good things are pretty good :) have a wonderful weekend!!!

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    1. Haha thanks...I realized I never posted anything on the blog about it and was like "doh!" I'll probably share tidbits here and there and I am totally down for advice. We're thinking something pretty small and intimate. Happy Easter, Courtney!

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  26. All kinds of goodness. Yay. Congrats!

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  27. Congrats-I am SO excited for you and Adam!! and the BAA 5k also looks amazing-I think you are going to have a great Easter weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! April is shaping up to be a great month - we are definitely counting down to Boston!

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  28. Best wishes, Christine!! and Congrats to Adam!! ------------- Denise

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  29. So incredibly excited for you and Adam!! Glad you had a great week! Enjoy the visit with your mom! <3

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    1. Thanks Karen - you are too sweet! :) It was a fabulous Easter weekend. Hope you had a great holiday!

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  30. Congrats on your engagement! So exciting!

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  31. Congratulations!!! How exciting!!

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  32. Congratulations on your engagement! Our five year apwedding anniversary is coming up on the 24th!

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    1. Ooh how exciting, Victoria! I hope you have some fun plans for your milestone anniversary :)

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  33. Woohoo. So excited for you.

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    1. Thanks Abby! Sometimes I've learned that life happens on the timeline it's supposed to, not necessarily the one you want! ;)

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  34. Congrats on your engagement!!! And have fun when running in the BAA 5K!

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  35. I honestly don't remember if I commented on this one yet and there are SO many comments to scroll back through so - YAY congratulations, I am so excited for you two!

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  36. I've been absent on the blogosphere lately, but I did see the update on Instagram. Huge congratulations to you both! You two always look so happy together!

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