Where do I begin?…

Well, I’m sure by now you have been informed that the NYC Marathon was cancelled.  Carl & I still made the trip up on Thursday of the first week of November, & it became comical once they cancelled the marathon because it seriously started to feel as if anything that could go wrong, went wrong.

  • Switched flights to fly into Philly instead of LaGuardia (since it was closed just one day prior)—original flight into LaGuardia was on time, & Philly flight got delayed.
  • Traffic was bumper to bumper in Philly & the Bronx once we arrived.  Took us 4 hours to drive 120 miles.
  • Couldn’t check into our hotel early AFTER we called the day before to make sure we could…
  • Marathon got cancelled

Like I said, it became comical.  However, it wasn’t a complete bust….

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Carl proposed after we heard the marathon was cancelled 🙂  I thought he was just being sweet, consoling me about the marathon—but then he popped down on his knee & I was in shock.  I said yes in case you’re wondering.

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And my dad sent me this text while Carl & I were out to dinner post-marathon cancellation/post-proposal.  I was already emotionally unstable so this opened the flood gates of tears once more.  Happy tears, but I was definitely “that girl crying out in public” hehe.

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However, I was able to experience so much more even without running the marathon.  Got to have my first Philly cheese steak—IN Philly.  Delish.

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Got to see New York via double-decker tour bus…frigid, but fun.

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Got to pose with Johnny 🙂

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Got to pick up my would-be bib number for race day…*sniff, sniff*

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Got to ice skate at Rock Center!!

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Got to see NYC from the Empire State Building after midnight

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Got to see the finish line of the marathon.  (Made me burst into tears)

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Got to indulge in some sweets at Serendipity

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Yum!

And a ton of other things:  ride the subway, see The Lion King on Broadway, visit The Today Show, walk through Central Park, shop at Macy’s & Bloomingdales, see the city from Top of the Rock (30 Rock), walk around Times Square, & oh yeah—GOT ENGAGED!!!

All of this & life has yet to slow down!  Keeping busy at work & Lola gave us a health scare the day after we returned to Bama with a stomach virus that required her to stay a whole day & night at the hospital on I.V. 😦  It was a rough 24+ hours without my baby girl, but she is feeling much better & back to normal.  But now I am counting the days (7!) until we get to head home to KY for Thanksgiving!

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