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Monday, July 10, 2017


Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: HM / Dress: J.Crew (old similar here, here, here, and here) / Hat: Target / Bag: Gigi New York c/o / Shoes: Kate Spade (old similar here) / Lips: Pucker & Pout - Apple Cider
Todd officially completed his first week of his Oral Surgery program, and I can already tell that this is going to be a rough year for both of us. I didn't realize that he is going to be running on absolutely no sleep for a whole year! A WHOLE YEAR!!! If I were in his shoes I would have gotten sick by day three because this girl needs her sleep EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

I feel so grateful for his dedication to his program, and that he is willing to undergo a year of hell to accomplish what he needs to do to become an oral surgeon. If there was one thing that attracted me to Todd when we first started dating it was his drive because I needed someone in my life that was as equally driven as me. 

Our days start by dropping him off at the hospital around 5-5:30 am everyday, and then me driving back home to work. Lately I've been picking up some early morning classes at the three 
Dallas PB studios, and will usually drive straight to the studio once I leave the hospital. On the nights when Todd isn't on call (36 hour shift) I'll go pick him up at work around 6:30 pm, and let him sleep while I make dinner. During the day while my sweetie is off stitching people up I've been trying to unpack our house more, and do things around the house that will make life easier for him. This year is going to be all about adapting to our new situation, and learning how to enjoy the Dallas adventure when our time together is limited. 


  1. Sounds like both of you are busy! I love your green dress with gingham shirt!

  2. Hi Jessica,

    I can see that it is a challenging new situation for you but you handle it with such graciousness and support your partner. I think Todd must be so grateful for having you in his life. And btw, I love the green dress. You look so pretty.

    P.S. I am organizing a link up. Feel free to join and share your post.

  3. School is so hard! My husband went back to nursing school this year and I had the same kind of realization...this is just going to be a really hard year. He doesn't have long shifts like that but he gets up early to work on school, goes to work and then comes home and works on school again until late. Things are just different but you know...when he does have time where he comes up for air I find that we have learned to seize those opportunities and appreciate them! It's only temporary!

    More to Mrs. E

  4. This dress! I am in love with it. The color is magnificent. And I love how you layered the gingham under it. Absolutely perfect! Good luck to both you and Todd getting through the next year. You have come this will get through it in style (tired perhaps, but always in style)!


  5. Green is such a pretty color. You looking fab in same.

  6. What an adorable outfit. I love the gingham under the jumper.



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