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In which I blog about a life (hopefully) well lived.

Graduation Day (in which I find myself one step closer to retirement)


Today’s the day.

My husband has been working for a large chunk of his life to get to this point…that is (drumroll, please): graduation day from law school.

I could not be more proud of him, so allow me to brag for just a sec.

Preemptively inserting Ken’s response to my bragging:

groom with broken bouttonniere

(That is the face of someone who is a tiny bit secretly pleased. I can tell.)

Way back in the day when Kenny was applying for law schools and I was just a wee one studying during my Junior year of college, I got a phone call from this attractive man that I was dating (spoiler alert: itwasKen).

He proceeded to inform me that he’d just received a letter informing him that he was the recipient of a FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP to go to law school.

I was positive I was being punk’d, so I kept my cool.

*Sidenote: it’s not that I think Ken is undeserving of such a scholarship. In fact, I think that he is the MOST deserving. But I also realize I am a bit biased.

“Whaaaaat?” I said, calmly/skeptically, certain I’d misheard.

“Not even joking a little,” he responded.

I am a little embarrassed to say that it took me way longer than it should have for him to convince me that he was for real. Here, I am giving you a special insight into our relationship…you can discern from my skepticism that Ken has, in the past, perhaps just once or twice, pulled the wool over my eyes. Being a trusting individual (at least before we started dating), I believed his crazy, made up stories one too many times and was not going to let him get the better of me.

Anyway, fast-forward to today. That mythical, yet entirely real, full-ride scholarship has been a HUGE blessing. My husband had worked incredibly hard to get through law school. He’s done it well, and has even picked up a few honors along the way (note: not just ones that I’ve made up).

In honor of this special occasion, I’ve taken the liberty of creating another “hey girl” meme of Ken. He loves it when I do this.

hey girl stay at home wife

That Ken’s a charmer, that’s for sure. You can see more charming “hey girl” memes of Ken here. It’s worth the click, trust me.

Anyway. I’ll spare you the sappy stuff and just reiterate that yes, I married a keeper.


20 thoughts on “Graduation Day (in which I find myself one step closer to retirement)

  1. Wooo! Go Kenny! (And Annie. Being the wife of a student is sometimes just as hard!) Proud of you both! Congratulations

  2. I remember the day he called and told you he got a full ride to Law School… haha Good times!!! Congrats Kenny and Annie! Stay at home wife… I would take that in a heartbeat! hahah I love being a teacher but to stay home and spoil the one I love every day…. priceless… Miss you girl!

  3. Yay!!!! Well done, Kenny and Annie! I hope today brings lots of academic closure and excitement for what’s next! Hurrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. YAY! He is going to ROCK that cap and gown. Praying for his preparations for the bar this summer!

  5. Holler! Go Kenny! Congrats to him on graduating 🙂 and congrats to for being there along the way! Being a stay at home wife would indeed be awesome!

  6. That is awesome! Congratulations!!

  7. You can’t be a stay-at-home wife! You need to be my stay-at-office publicist! Not that your world needs to revolve around me. But think of the rest of the office! You’re needed.

    Now, if you want to get preggers and stay home, that’s a different story. I’ve got stories and stories and stories about THAT kind of staying at home. Crikey.

    And Yay for Ken! The full ride scholarship has my frugal heart a’flutter. 🙂

  8. Congrats! We move to Texas this summer for my husband to start Law School at Baylor. Love your blog bytheway!

  9. Congratulations to both of you! Ken,of course, for working his tail off to get to this day. And YOU, of course, for being the woman behind the man. Encouraging him all the way. You both ROCK!

  10. I’m proud to say that I took that picture used for the ‘Hey Girl’ meme of Kenny. Way to go Kenneth!

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  12. Congrats! And, the images in this post are hilarious! 🙂

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