March 1, 2012

There's a Duke student in my bed.

I was going to share an outfit I wore recently today but. . . 


SOMETHING ELSE HUGE HAPPENED!



My husband got accepted to DUKE for Graduate School!

We have been anxiously awaiting this notification for weeks. It's been torture. Not really as much for me. . .more for him.

He happens to be a huge Duke fan, and has been since he and his friend Ed pretended to be Duke basketball players while shooting hoops in Ed's driveway when they were 10 years old. 

So what happened was this:
He imposed this "rule" on himself that he wouldn't purchase any official Duke clothes until he found out whether or not he'd been accepted. But he shopped. Oh, he shopped. He found the perfect black polo shirt with a classic Duke logo on it. It was going to be the shirt that he would purchase as soon as he got the acceptance letter.
But, they sold out. Like, completely. They aren't making it anymore. 
So the search for the perfect Duke shirt began again. 
And he found two others that he really liked.
But they sold out. For good.

So he'd had it. He ordered the shirt (pictured above) online as soon as he found it, so as to not be disappointed by another "shirt loss". So the plan changed and he wasn't going to open the package until he found out whether or not he had been accepted.

So it sat on the table. I returned from Blissdom, and immediately was drawn to the unopened package waiting for us on the table. 
"What surprise is waiting for us behind that plastic wrapping?" 
I grabbed the scissors and approached the package. 
"You know those are his Duke shirts right? You better not open that." My sister warned me from the couch. She was at our house watching, of all things, a Duke game.

Phew. Close one.

Last night, I was finishing up at the salon with his mom being my final client of the night. All the sudden my door swings open, and there he stands, my man in shining Duke glory, glowing Blue Devil blue, and making it very, very prominent that he was wearing his Duke shirt. He may have puffed out his chest a bit too.

And so I knew immediately what that meant. He had been accepted. And he finally got to wear his shirt.

I'm so proud of him.

So we celebrated with a Bloomin' Onion.


And chatted about how cool he was now that he"goes to Duke".

He may or may not have referenced the Duke Basketball Team as his team.

117 comments:

  1. That is so Awesome Kate !!!!! CONGRATS!!

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  2. AWWWWW Congrats to Justin!!! that is so exciting. I love how he showed up at the salon to show you. You must be so proud of him!! YAH!

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  3. Congratulations. What a wonderful accomplishment! So happy for you both!

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  4. So exciting! Congrats to him! :)

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  5. What exciting news! Congratulations and can't wait to read about the great new adventure ahead :)

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  6. Congratulations!!! :) That's awesome!! (well.. not so awesome that he had to wait forever haha) also I think you two are offically the cutest couple ever :) (don't tell my husband I said that hahahaha!) :)

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  7. That's awesome news!! Congratulations!

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  8. Congrats to the hubby. Waiting for acceptance letters from university is the most nervebreaking thing ever !

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  9. Congratulations to the both of you! And what better way to celebrate than with a Blooming Onion?! (I now want one!)
    LOVE your blog and appreciate all of your tutorials! Hoping to purchase my GHD flat iron this weekend! Woo hoo!

    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

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  10. Congrats that is so awesome

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  11. Congratulations. It is so sweet of u to show how proud u r of him. I was the same way when my husband got accepted at lasalle. Now the tough part begins with his studies. That is partly why i begam a blog. Congrats again. Stop by sometime. Beem following along with you. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  12. I am having trouble typing witj this new, phone. I can spell. Sorry. Dawn xo

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  13. Haha my husband is a HUGE Duke fan too (and 3 of my brothers went there!) Congrats!!! That's awesome! :)

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  14. Good for him!!! Congrats!!!

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  15. Yay! I graduated with a MS from Duke in 2009!!! Best years of my life...such a great school! Tell him congrats and have fun!

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  16. Congratulations! Wishing you both success and happiness in the many long nights and victories ahead!

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  17. Congrats to you both! lol... and good luck with it!

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  18. Wonderful news! What's his field?

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    1. The Engineering Management Masters program. :)

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  19. Congrats!!! My Fiancée and I are waiting to hear from his grad school as well! That’s a very exciting way to tell you :)

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  20. Yea! So exciting! What is he going to grad school to get?

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    1. The Engineering Management Masters program. :)

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  21. Congratulations! That's amazing news! Now I'm craving a bloomin' onion :-P

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  22. Congratulations!!! That is too exciting! My husband and I are waiting on his acceptance into a PhD program, so I understand the waiting game. So fun! Love the Tshirt idea!

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  23. Kate - what grad program will he be doing?

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    1. The Engineering Management Masters program.

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  24. Congratulations!!! That is such an awesome announcement! (And this is coming from a Tarheel hehe)!! Happy for you guys (especially him!)

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  25. Congrats to him! My brother in laws girlfriend, just started there in the fall for grad school. She loves it!! We have yet to go visit but they have said nothing but good things!! She's in Cancer Biology Research.

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  26. Awesome! Great news! Congrats!

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  27. That's fantastic! Congratulations!

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  28. Congrats! That is aweseom! You must be very proud!!!!!

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  29. Congrats to your hubby! That is so exciting - I love the pic. You both look so proud!

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  30. Congrats to your husband! My husband went to Duke for grad school too so my only advice to you is patience when he is stressed with schoolwork!

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  31. Ah woohoo!! Congrats to your husband that is a huge accomplishment!!

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  32. Happy to read such a fun post! Congrats to your husband!

    Leanne :)
    http://leanne-simplybeautiful.blogspot.com

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  33. CONGRATS! I knew I liked your style...and now a bloomin' onion to boot! Yum!

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  34. Congrats to your hubby! His t-shirt/acceptance story is cute.

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  35. Congratulations!!! I know you guys are super excited. Keep us posted on life and what's going on. You are a fun and eciting couple to keep up with. Too bad you didn't live closer. I'd come to you for my hair cuts. :(

    Angela

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  36. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Congratulations to your hubby! And you too! What a huge accomplishment!

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  37. hahaha i love how dramatic this is!

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  38. that's so exciting! Congrats to you guys!

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  39. OMGosh, that's SO AWESOME!! Congrats! We are HUGE Duke fans and will be there on a family vaca next month...CANNOT WAIT :)

    http://getitrightgetittightmom.blogspot.com/

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  40. Congrats to your hubby!! What program did he get into?

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  41. congrats! my husband is in graduate school as well. he'll finish at the end of the year. it's a crazy, awesome ride

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  42. Yay!! Congratulations!! There is little better than seeing your dreams turn into plans!!!

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  43. Congrats to your hubby!!! Go Duke!!! :)

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  44. What a cute story! Congratulations!

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  45. Congrats to your husband! How awesome!!!!

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  46. Aww! That's so awesome & precious. I'm happy for him!! And a blooming onion is definitely one of the best ways to celebrate such a success :) They're my absolute favorite!!!

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  47. Awesome!! Congratulations!! :)

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  48. that is so awesome, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. That's so cool! Congratulations to you both. Cute story and I'm so glad he gets to rock his Duke shirt now! :)

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  50. Awesome congrats!!

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  51. That is unbelievably precious. I almost kind of teared up a little. Congratulations!

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  52. Love the way you re-told the story! Congrats to both of you!!!

    Christina

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  53. CONGRATS!! Long time reader, but first time commenter! I couldn't pass up congratulating your husband. I definitely know that feeling. The wait IS torture.
    While I'm here, thanks for all the hair tutorials! I haven't been real adventurous yet, but incorporating just a few of your tips here and there have SAVED me!!!

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  54. Congratulations! That is such a huge achievement! Duke was my dream school. I have family in the Carolina's and I've loved Duke every since we visited the campus when I was in high school. You both should be super proud!

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  55. Congratulations! Although I am not a fan of Duke sports, I can appreciate the excitement of going to the school of a favorite team.
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  56. awesome congratulations to your husband!! having the Duke shirts on standby was an awesome idea!! yay!

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  57. Aw, what a sweet "law of attraction" story! Congratulations!

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  58. That is AWESOME!!!! Praise the Lord :)

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  59. Congratulations!

    Allyson
    http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

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  60. Thats awesome! How exciting for you both!

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  61. Congrats!! That's an adorable story. I told my boyfriend bc I thought it was so cute and he said "That is cute! Congrats to him"

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  62. Yay! Congrats to your hubs- such a cute story!

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  63. congratulations! That's wonderful!

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  64. Congrats! Such exciting news. :)

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  65. This is the cutest post ever!! You are such an awesome wife to be so supportive and excited for him! I'm excited for you both and I don't even know you!!!! Congratulations!

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  66. Yay!!! Congratulations to your hubby, that's so exciting for him (and you)!

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  67. Yay!! Congrats!! It's so wonderful and exciting! You will be even lonelier when he starts classes...sorry to break it to ya'. But...it will be worth it!

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  68. Congrats!! My husband attended there, and he loves his ratty old Duke hat!! ;) Wish I would've known about that polo, too!

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  69. I just got teary eyed reading your post! Congratulations to your hubby! You must be so proud and I KNOW he's excited! Love the way he showed up with the t-shirt on!

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  70. Congratulations to him and you of course... that's very exciting :)

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  71. Congrats!!! That is awesome!!! :-)

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  72. To Kate's Man: Congrats!! :)

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  73. Being a Canadian girl it has always fascinated me when it comes to Americans and their colleges. I wish we held as much excitement and appreciation as you folks do. A huge congrats to Hubby and here's wishing him loads of success!!

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  74. What a cute, smile-inducing story! Congrats to your hubby!

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  75. Excellent! Congratulations to you both!!!

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  76. THAT GAVE ME GOOSE BUMPS!! Hooray for your man!

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  77. Such a cute story! Congrats to him!

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  78. Congratulations! What a feat! I'm from NC and I know how hard it is to get in there. I'm sure everyone that's heard of Duke knows! Hope you have a great celebration!

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  79. Awesome story!! I love your blog and that you incorporate personal stories like this! :)

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  80. Such a wonderful story!! Congratulations to your hubby!!

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  81. Yay! That's awesome! Congrats!

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  82. Congratulations! I love how he told you ... so cute!

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  83. I am not one to usually comment on blogs, but this post made me smile! Congratulations to your husband!

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  84. Congrats to your husband! Duke is a GREAT school! I'm excited to root for them Saturday vs UNC. Go Blue Devils!!! Who's your favorite player?!

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  85. Is he going to the business school or another graduate program. My husband just got accepted to Fuqua and it would be great to know a wife in the same class. Congrats!

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    1. Sierra, it's the Masters of Engineering Management Program. It's run by the Fuqua SoB and the Pratt school of engineering.

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  86. Congrats! I've been a Duke basketball fan since I was 10 years old and always wished I could attend school there. That's a great accomplishment for your hubby!

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  87. That's awesome, congrats to him!

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  88. Congrats to your hubby!!!!

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  89. Congrats!! And welcome to graduate student camp-out :)

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  90. Many Congratulations on your new adventure and future!

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  91. this is THE cutest story!! congrats!

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  92. Congratulations to both of you! It is a major accomplishment for him, but as the wife of a medical grad student, I know how much your support and love means and that it is a huge part of your life too. I wish you both the best of luck as you begin the new journey of grad school!!

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  93. Congratulations! I have to agree with others above, this is the cutest story ever!

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  94. Congrats to your hubby! I went to Duke undergrad :)...and I was the same way - didn't buy a single Duke shirt until I was officially accepted!

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  95. I went to Duke to grad school - so congrats from an alum to your husband! I love your videos - so helpful! Keep 'em up!

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  96. Congratulations!! I am a Duke alum, and I just love seeing other Dukies!!

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