Thursday, January 15, 2009

Up and Up

The last few months have probably been the most trying times for Cristina and I in our almost 5 years of marriage. Our marriage has always been fine, but we never felt the crunch that so many young married couples feel with falling on hard times. Not that times were hard, just trying. Anyway, things are on the Up and Up now.
I have been studying for just over a month now to get my state insurance license. Well I took my exam on Tuesday and passed, first try. I have talked to few people about the exam and apparently passing on the first attempt is sometimes difficult. It's a 150 question test, and you are given 2 1/2 hours to take it, that's a lot of information to recall. With that, I will be starting my new job pretty quick.
As for Cristina, she has completed her nail school. A big thank you to all of those friends that were able and willing to go in and let Cristina finish up her required services on you. You did more than you might think. Now that she has finished school, all she needs to do is take her state exam, which will happen the first part of February. She is so excited about this. She has always enjoyed doing nails and I know that she is going to be amazing at it.
One thing which we forgot to do was announce the winning business name. After many votes and a finish that ended in a tie between two of them, we had to make a decision on the name we wanted between the two. Cristina has chosen "The NailSmith" as the name of her business. Again, thank you to everyone who submitted names and also all those that voted.
Cristina and I are pleased with the direction things are going for us and are thankful for such great friends and an amazing family that are looking out for us.

7 comments:

Crockett's Ohana said...

Good luck to both of you and let us know if there is anything we can do. Love ya

Quela said...

I'm so glad you picked the NailSmith. It was totally my favorite. Good luck with the new Jobs!

Cameron's Corner said...

Now you know how we've been feeling for the last 7 years.

Janet and Paul said...

Good work Adam! I'm probably not a good judge because I struggle at a lot of things but I think that test is terrible. And, Cristina that is so awesome that you are all but done. It was so much fun to come in and have you do my nails, you are such a natural and I couldn't believe how many girls were asking you for advice on stuff they were working on. That's great, good for you guys :)

momof3gr8kids said...

I'm so glad things are on the upswing. We love you guys!

The Bingham's said...

woo hoo for finishing nails school. I talked to a student there and she said you had to stop school becasue you were really sick....I think she meant someone else. Silly girl! Your going to love doing nails and getting paid for it now. Do you think your going to try and get into Color My Nails Salon just to get some what of a clientel?

Anonymous said...

I'm so far behind on reading everyone's blogs but want to leave a little comment here. I'm so happy things are on the upswing for you! Adam...that's great that you were able to pass the test on the first try. It's been so long since I had to "test" for anything, I think I would certainly fail! And Cristina...yeah!! You're done with nails! I love the name you picked out and wish I lived closer so you could have some regular customers! Cami and I would be in every week! Good luck with everything!!