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Last week was really busy. I’m just now able to gather my thoughts because everything just flew by. Because we are nearing the end of the semester, Taylor has been especially busy with his dissertation. We were down to the wire and it needed to get finished. He was working on it in every spare minute he had, and sometimes even when he didn’t have a spare minute. In fact, he had many really, really late nights. On top of that, I had rehearsals and concerts every night last week. One night I even got a babysitter, just so he could stay later at work and continue to write. It has been a long road. 

Because of his constant writing, the last month or so the kids and I have stayed out of the house on Saturdays. We have done all sorts of fun things, but we’ve really missed doing them with Taylor. 

Sunday night I went to sleep alone again. I left Taylor to stay up and work. When I woke up the next morning, I had an email with his attached, FINISHED dissertation! I can’t even begin to explain how happy this made me. He still has to defend it (which will hopefully happen sooner rather than later), but the writing is finished! I’m so excited for this summer; our first summer of not staying busy and out of the house for Taylor to work. It’s been more than six years since he took his qualifying exams. We’re definitely ready to celebrate!

It was Taylor's birthday last week, so I made him this shirt, but he couldn't wear it until Monday because he would have been lying.

It was Taylor's birthday last week, so I made him this shirt, but he couldn't wear it until Monday because he would have been lying.