Bigger and Better Things


Hello! I figured today would be as good a day as any to talk about the BIG changes I have been mentioning, but first, what have we been up to today?

We had to do our long run today because of some things going on tomorrow, so we got up and ran 8 miles. The first 6.5 felt good, but boy that last 1.5 were hot, sunny, and brutal! Come on fall! It does feel good to have it over with though and now we can just enjoy the weekend. We were supposed to keep a 12:38 pace, but that just didn’t happen. Maybe if it was 6 am, or October, but not labor day weekend at 10:00 am!! I did test out a new sweaty band and can’t wait to do my giveaway! It will be middle of next week, right before I go on vaca, so stay tuned!

After our run we went to lunch and the grocery store. I was hoping we wouldn’t have to go again before our trip, but we literally have nothing to eat so we grabbed a few things to hold us over until Wednesday.


What’s that you say? Oh, I am pretty sure that is a for sale sign in front of our house! It’s official, we are moving on out of here! Bobby officially accepted a job yesterday on the gulf coast, so we will be moving as soon as our house sells, or maybe even sooner. This had been in the works for a long while now…we have been back and forth with a few things all summer. We knew we wanted to move, especially after Bobby’s dad passed away this summer, but we were not sure where and tossed a few ideas around. When Bobby got offered this job we beat around the bush for awhile but deep down knew this was it, it just took a little while for us to come around!

It’s been amazing to see how God has orchestrated everything together to just fall into place to make this possible. We bought a lot, and will be building a house! Also, we will be close enough to my parents to drive to them for the day and so forth. Also, all my extended family will be closer (they all live in the same area) and we will be so close to the beach and closer to Disneyworld! (This is VERY important!) All in all I think it will be great for us. We have had a VERY hard summer…a lot of it I haven’t talked about on here because of legal reasons, but hopefully all can be revealed once it’s all over. We really just need a fresh start, just the two of us, away from this place. I will definitely miss my Bible study girls, my church, etc. But we will only be a couple of hours away so I am trying not to focus on the sad!

Ok so now I can say, we long ran this morning because people are coming to look at the house tomorrow at the time we are usually long running, and we need to take the dogs with us so the people can come look. Then tomorrow evening we are cleaning out more of Bobby’s dad’s house. Let me tell you…I made my parents promise to not die and leave me with a huge house full of CRAP to have to clean out and go through. Can I just say this had been the biggest nightmare, EVER!?! We just got off the phone with the guy who is going to help us fix it up (he actually built the house) and it is going to cost a LOT of money to fix it up because it was neglected for so long. (Used to be a nice house.)

Alright, so sorry for the long rambling post, I have been wanting to tell you all for so long, it’s been so hard to not talk about, but we wanted to wait until Bobby was officially offered the job and the house was on the market! Ok must go clean up, realtor coming by later to take pictures of the inside of the house for the internet!

QOTD: Have you ever uprooted and moved? Was it a good decision?

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27 Responses to Bigger and Better Things

  1. 1
    Rachel says:

    Congrats, Heather and Bobby! That is so exciting! Bryan and I are considering making a big change too. But we’re still undecided as to the location and dependent on Bryan finding a job. I’m so happy for you both!

    • 1.1

      Thanks rach! it really took me awhile to warm up to the idea, but we really feel like it’s what we are supposed to do, can’t wait to start over fresh in a new place, it’s like an adventure! GL on your decisions!

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    Sarah G says:

    Congrats! I assume you’ll be moving closer to your family then?

    Quickly — back to the bondiband post — I had ordered a camband off Ebay. Got it last night, wore it for boxing and it honestly didn’t move an inch. I was so skeptical at first but I am going to buy a ton more of these. I got a wide banded one and have since ordered a smaller version. The smaller ones will be not so fashion-ey. LOVE LOVE LOVE. They were $6.90 for the band and shipping.

    Anyway, have a great weekend and congratulations on your new adventure!!

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    Susan says:

    Congratulations on the new job and upcoming move! How exciting! My husband and I have been married 14 years and have lived in five states. We moved each time for my husband’s career. While at times it has been hard, for the most part it has been lots of fun. Have a great vacation!

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    Lisa says:

    Good luck! I hope the house sells quickly and the move is smooth!

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    jamie says:

    good luck with the move and the new endeavor!

  6. 6

    Congrats on the new move! I’m praying for you guys with the move and all of the other personal things you guys have going on. God is always good! =o)

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    Christel says:

    That is big and exciting news! Wow! Good luck on selling the house! :)

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    Ashley L. says:


    Since we just moved, I can say that it has been the best decision of our LIVES. It wasn’t a hard decision, since we knew we weren’t going to stay in Jackson, but I had no idea how wonderful it would be to come “home.” It is still taking me forever to get my house “settled,” but it’s coming together.

    How far will you be from the World? JEALOUS!!!!

    Can’t wait to hear more about the house!

    • 8.1

      thanks for the encouragement. I have no family up here, and all bobby really had/cared about was his dad, so why not at least be by my parents! we will be a little over an hour from where I grew up, and about 8-8.5 hours from Disney! (much better than 12.5!)
      we go to meet with the builders on the way to Disney on Thursday to finalize plans etc. I can’t wait to see what they came up with from what we told them we wanted!

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    Jude (JBM02) says:

    Congratulations on the job the and the decision to make the move!! We moved 4 years ago and, while it wasn’t a long distance, it took alot of soul searching. But it was sooo worth it. It means so much to be closer to family. We built out new house too – the first time we ever did that! And I love everything we chose!! You will too.
    ..running my first half in 35 days!!!

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    Megan says:

    Congrats Heather! I know what if feels like to pick up and move for your husband’s job, we just did it in June! It was a 15 hour move from Raleigh, NC down to Baton Rouge and we’ll only be here a year, and then who knows.

    Life is an adventure and we just go with it! Good luck with selling the house and with the move!

    • 10.1

      wow jut a year? thats crazy! what does your husband do? Baton rouge isnt that far from me 😛

      • 10.1.1
        Megan says:

        he’s an equine medicine and surgery intern at LSU. we hope that he gets an equine surgery residency at a vet school next year, but it won’t be LSU because they don’t have any open positions.

        maybe i’ll see you at some races this fall!


          wow thats awesome my sister would love him lol. she has been riding and owning horses since jr. high. she currently does dressage and has a website and sells dressage gear, etc. she is OBSESSED woth horses! I
          I think thats so interesting he does that!

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    d.a.r. says:

    Congrats!! It sounds like a really big decision, but definitely the right one. So excited for you!

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