Monday, May 5, 2014

6 Years... and We're in the Homestretch...

I'm a bundle of nerves this morning!  Paul's last finals and paper is due tomorrow and it's just so weird to think that after six years of graduate school this could finally be it... or at least, it for classes.  I know that it's going to be a whirlwind until the beginning of August when the bar is finally (hopefully) over and (hopefully) some semblance of normality settles back over the house.

While Paul isn't quite finished with his classes, I was feeling a little nostalgic this morning and thought I'd share these pictures from the last six years...

This first one is from the weekend when Paul interviewed at the school where he completed his Masters in Theology.  The school in the background is my alma mater, which we stopped at on the way to what would become his new university... I was 20 weeks pregnant with Sadie:

This picture was snapped a couple of months after Paul started working on his MA in San Francisco:

By the time he graduated Mae had joined the family (Sadie wouldn't hold still long enough to be in this particular picture):

Although she did slow down long enough to play with Mae for a little bit after the ceremony:

And to ride the train at the zoo the next day:

That fall we made the move down to Florida:

And the girls kept growing and growing:

Then after a summer internship at a courthouse back in California...

We moved north to Michigan and Paul began his 2L year.

In November we welcomed Patrick (aka Boomer... aka Patch... depending on who you ask...):

And time just kept on passing and everyone kept growing:

And growing... and growing...

This last year we found out our family was growing again:

And Paul studied for his last semester of law school (while we tried not to be too distracting!):

Which brings us to these last few days of finals!

We're in the homestretch!  Prayers for you Paul, during these final days!  We're so proud of you!


  1. You must be SO excited. I'm excited for you because I've watched your blog since before Mae was born.

  2. It has really been an amazing journey your family has been on. Little did I know when I started following your blog when Susi was just a few months old and Sadie was about 6 months older, that our own family would be following a similar path. It will be interesting to see where your family ends up next. Congratulations to Paul for sticking with it! We're still on the beginning stretch (at least for Leo). Only two more years left until he applies for grad school. I'm really looking forward to grad school for him, because it is so much more family-friendly than TAC has been for us. Plus a change of scene will be nice too. I haven't been able to comment on your blog (or write on my blogs for that matter!) as much as I used to because I have been busy trying to get my CS degree online, but I think of you and your beautiful family often. I hope someday we might be able to meet up. Your friend, Maria.

  3. Ah! I've been following your blog since the move to Florida was going on. I am soooo excited for y'all!!

    My hubby is in seminary and I'm finishing up my undergrad online. This is our first semester with him in school so it's been pretty crazy trying to get in the groove with our two kids. I can't imagine how you do it!

    Good luck Paul!!!

  4. You can do it! I will be keeping you all in my prayers. Good luck, Paul! (and good luck to you too, awesome mama) :)


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