Big Updates

What a crazy summer it has been. I am not exaggerating when I say I think it was our busiest yet!

We moved to Raleigh in May. We went from around 900 sq feet in our condo in Winston Salem to 1700 in our townhome here. It is so nice to have storage space and a guest room separate from my office. I wouldn’t say that our home is fully decorated but I did spend some time on this nook and coffee bar. As a person with zero (and I mean zero) decorating skills, I was pretty impressed with myself!

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We are absolutely loving this city! We settled in to a bible study rather quickly and have already made some irreplaceable friends. Justin and I have prayed to have “couple friends” for years. Little did we know that He had them ready for us in Raleigh!

At the end of May, we celebrated a huge milestone. Justin graduated from law school!

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Unfortunately, graduating law school typically means that its time to take the bar exam. Our summer social calendar was pretty empty as Justin devoted most of time to studying for the bar. It was all worth it, because we received the news last weekend that he passed! He started work as an attorney last week.

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Justin waiting by the mailbox for his results! We were both so anxious!

 

The biggest news of the summer? Baby May is on the way!

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I am 17 weeks this Wednesday and feeling great! We find out if Baby May is a he or she this week. We cannot wait!

 

Second Semester of 2L begins

Today is a bittersweet day in the May house. Justin left this morning for the first day of his fourth semester of law school!

I am happy that he is one step closer to his law degree and to a JOB! I am also happy that classes mean he will be back on a schedule. I can’t tell you how hard his break has been on my sleep schedule. Its hard to stay up on student hours and get up on work hours.

But I am sad that classes mean back to the grind and back to Justin being insanely busy. I enjoyed getting to see him and spend a lot of time together over his break.

His break was full of lots of excitement!

We got to celebrate Justin’s 23rd birthday (twice)

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On his actual birthday we celebrated with his mom and her family. We had dinner and then went back to his Mom’s house for cake. I made a chocolate chocolate chip cake that my mom always makes for our birthdays. Justin loves it!

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While at my parents for Christmas we had a special birthday dinner for Justin. My dad grilled a special birthday steak for him since Justin is not a huge fan of the ham we were having. My sister ordered him a cookie cake, because it is one of his favorites!

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We celebrated Christmas three times. Two before with Justin’s Mom and Dad separately and then Christmas Eve and day with my family.

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The two weeks we were there were nonstop and when we got home we were exhausted, but we really enjoyed spending time with our families. I think Justin and I have both spent the last two and a half weeks recovering from our trip!

The greatest news about Justin starting his second semester of 2L year?

He is HALFWAY done! My handsome husband is halfway to being a lawyer and I could not be more proud of him!

Life as a Law School Widow

When I began this blog, my idea was to it would be a great way to keep our families and friends in Texas updated on our day to day life. I have since realized that a lot of our day to day life is not necessarily blog worth and stopped writing things down. I mean who really wants to read about how I made chicken breast in a different manner than the last 17 nights?

But then what I have realized is that this blog is necessary. It is my collection of memories, my recipe book, my photo album, my map around North Carolina and it my way of coping with struggles and celebrating joys in our day to day life. Whether zero or five thousand people read this, I am so excited to document our adventures.

And that first adventure to document is adjusting to a busy law school schedule.

I think everyone has heard the law school horror stories. This basically sums it up

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So,, for a law school wife, there leaves little time to see our husbands.

Luckily for me and my fellow law school wives, half of law school is a mental game. Everyone you know will try to scare you into thinking you are about to endure the worst three years of your life. They may very well be the worst three years for some, but not all.

As the spouse, law school has been kind to me. I see my husband way more often than I would if he had a full time job and he has a somewhat flexible schedule. Until yesterday, that is.

Yesterday began the semester of hell. The semester where Justin will, in conjuction with his CLASSES, attend Trial Team practice 3 days a week, participate on a journal and Moot Court Team and will be a teacher’s assistant for Property.

Let’s just say I need a hobby and this blog is number one on my list right now!

Any fellow law school wives out there?