Winston-Salem State University and Hampton University in Virginia were dead last on our list of preferred places we wanted to attend school. In fact, when we were in the application process Kade said, "should I even apply to these two? They're traditionally black schools. I don't stand a chance." But they were both so cheap and living on the East coast would be an adventure... plus he'd already written the application essays... so we decided to just apply and see what happened.
April 1st came around and we'd already heard from the other 8 schools (we'd been put on 3 waitlists) and were getting antsy. We hadn't heard a peep from either WSSU or HU so we figured we'd lost out on those too. Kade started printing up a bunch of new resumes to apply for PT Aide jobs to boost his next year's application.
Then, lo and behold, two letters. Two acceptances! One on the condition that Kade get a B on his final exam (WSSU) and the other wanted us with a C or better (HU). Sweet relief! We were going to grad school! But we were still stressing because out of the two, we preferred WSSU. Not as much crime, no hurricanes (Hampton is on Virginia Beach), WSSU starts in January and HU starts in August - meaning more time with family, and Winston-Salem was ranked the nation's cheapest city to live in.
Then Kade went and got himself 100% on the final!
So we did some more in-depth research and we're sticking with Winston-Salem.
It's just crazy how it all worked out. We almost didn't apply to Winston-Salem. I had that dream we were 3rd on the waitlist. We didn't hear from them and we didn't hear from them and then BAM, it's like we were meant to go there all along!
And we just want to give a shout out to everyone that fasted with us and kept us in their prayers because by golly - it worked! Thank you, Thank you!
So, even though we don't move there for a while, stay tuned for these:
write a quick post before leaving for St George so you don't have to sit and stare at that ugly mug in my last post. Instead, feast your eyes on this:
Maybe I've showed you this before, but still... he just looks
In other news, Jonah just said "Taco" yesterday. But it was "Kaco." He's just the cutest :) He wouldn't eat the taco, but he can say taco. He does seem to be enjoying the PBJ he's eating right now, though.
I was going to write a post entitled, "Periods are the worst," but then I found that Cracked.com had already published an article like that, and they did a better job than I ever could. It's hilarious, but it gets real serious all of the sudden toward the end, and made me think wait a second...
Isn't womanhood the best?
It's such a wonderful excuse to get all irrational once a month - but then when it really does make you irrational, no one believes that you aren't just using it as an excuse. Ugh.
That Viagra part really made me mad. You still haven't read it yet? Read it.
Ok, now we can talk. Yes, its a little over-exaggerated and even a little gross - but coming from a family where the women's bodies grow ovarian cysts as effortlessly as dandelions pop up in your lawn, I can assure you there are more reasons than avoiding pregnancy to be on birth control. Let it be covered!
Anyway, I didn't intend for this post to be all political. So I'm just going to end it right here.
Have a wonderful week!
This is what mine will look like:
Just like his daddy (and mommy, lets not kid ourselves. The only reason I wasn't on my phone is because Jonah had it, haha)
This kid is getting tooooooo old!
The other Saturday, Kade was obliged to work a half day. Thank goodness! That man has been ablaze with studying. Eyes are bloodshot, red. Ears are steaming. Pages of his Physics book turning so fast they leave a cloud of smoke. Fingers scrolling through webpages like the internet is going out of style.
ugh, it's been a little miserable for all of us. He's had no time to spend with his family - until Saturday!
We went to the park, where Jonah found a friend, who I've decided to call Murduck. He seemed terrified of Jones, but for some reason followed him whenever he wasn't being chased. Glutton for punishment? Is that applicable?
This is my most recent favorite picture.
After looking at the trash filled water (guys, why? the park had tons of trash cans! ugh, makes me so mad) and duckies, we hit up the swings. Then it started to get too cold, and Jonah too tired.
Hooray for Spring! Hooray for half-days! HOORAY THAT FINALS ARE DONE IN ONE WEEK!