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Wow, a couple of days quickly turned into two weeks! How did that happen?

Well, honestly, its because I've been so darn busy again. This summer seems to be melting away quicker than anything I've ever experienced. Its hard to explain, but the more I dread the bar exam the faster it seems to approach. Needless to say, most of my time (and Morgan's for that matter) are spent studying for the bar exam. This week we have our last few classes, and then just about two weeks to study on our own (SCARY!). Last Thursday and Friday we took a practice bar exam, which basically has made me even more nervous about my ability to actually pass this thing. But there is no sense focusing on that, I am going to try to remain positive and hope that at least 10% of the people out there are either dumber than me, or didn't study as hard as me (hmmm, that's not sounding that positive but its the best I can do right now).

Morgan and I have been able to have some free-time over the last couple weeks. First, as most of you know, we moved! We absolutely LOVE our new house. We are pretty much unpacked, and every room is at least functional. However, we are spending the little downtime we have unpacking the few remaining boxes, hanging pictures, and stuff like that.

Also, last weekend, we were lucky enough to go up to a cabin with all of Morgan's family. The cabin is owned by a close family-friend of the Kavanaugh's, and everyone goes up each year. We always have such a blast, and we are so thankful that we were able to get a break after the practice bar exam and before these busy three weeks.

OK, my study break is over! I really don't think I'm going to have much time to blog before the bar exam, but I'll do my best. But, either way I promise that I'll get back to my normal pace after July 28.

Oh...and I'm suspending picture of the week until after the Bar. Since we are rarely leaving the house, we are finding pictures hard to come by. But I promise they will be back too!

So long for now...hopefully Ill be back at least once before the Bar (July 27-28).


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