Thursday, March 27, 2008

I Got Picked!

I had the best surprise waiting for me when I got home from work today! Collin had gotten the mail and he was sitting at the table going through it when I came through the door. He (knowing that I was anxiously awaiting the day that this would come in the mail) put it behind his back and says, "Guess what came in the mail today?!" I got so excited when he pulled out a jury summons for KRISTIN DAY! Yay! I'm sure this sounds crazy to most people because hardly anyone in the world wants to get jury duty, but I did. I have only been picked one other time and I was in college and couldn't do it. This is the first time I've been picked since being in the "real world". And I get to go...April 15th. I am so excited. I think I'm going to google "How to get picked to be on a jury". If you have any tips on what to do or what not to do, I'm all ears! Collin thinks I'm crazy and if you're reading this you probably do too, but it's OK because I am happy :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Collin Day, member FINRA/SIPC

I am proud to announce that Collin has passed his Series 7 licensing exam and is now a FINRA member. That basically means that he can buy/sell securities, etc. If you're like me until recently and have no idea what the Series 7 is, here's what they say about the exam:

What is the Series 7?
The Series 7 exam is probably the most well known securities exam to the general public. You have most likely heard of it before on the silver screen in such movies as Wall Street or Boiler Room. There is a good chance the Series 7 exam will be the most difficult exam you have or will ever take. The Series 7 exam is also known as the General Securities Registered Representative exam. A person who holds a Series 7 license is usually referred to as a stockbroker. The Series 7 license is the broadest securities license you can attain and will allow you to sell most all types of securities.

What content specifically does the Series 7 exam cover?
The Series 7 exam covers content such as corporate securities (stocks and bonds), municipal securities and U.S. government securities, options, direct participation programs, investment company products, variable contracts and federal securities laws.

Collin studied harder for this test than he has for anything in his life. Since I got back from Fort Worth I have hardly seen him, except to eat and when I woke in the mornings. We are very thankful and excited that we actually get to spend some time together now and celebrate our anniversary! Thank you so much to all the people who prayed for Collin during his two weeks of preparation and during the 6 hour test yesterday. We are so blessed to have such wonderful, supportive family and friends. And we give the Lord all the glory for this blessing - He is so good to us!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

We've been married for 2 years today!

Today, March 11th, is our 2 year anniversary. It's hard to believe that it's been 2 years since our wedding. Well, in some ways it's hard to believe. Sometimes I feel like the time has flown by and then other times I feel like we've been married for so much longer. I didn't think that when I said "I do" I could love Collin any more than I did that day. But I do. So much more. In so many ways. It's amazing how love grows. I am so blessed to have this amazing man to walk this life with me. I love you, Collin - Happy Two Years of Holy Matrimony! I am looking forward to a lifetime more of memories with you, my lover and very best friend.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Update on mi padre

My dad is doing LOADS better. He has been home from the hospital for a week and a half now. His white blood cell count was elevated really high while in the hospital, which apparantly meant that he had an infection somewhere in his body. They treated him with a variety of strong antibiotics and his white blood cell count went down, as did his blood sugar and his fever. They still don't know where the infection was but they were able to treat it anyway. He's still not feeling 100% but is slowly improving everyday. He still cannot see out of his left eye but saw his eye doctor last week, who says that it is normal and usually takes weeks/months for normal vision to return. I hope it returns sooner than later for his sake. Only being able to see out of one eye has to be driving him crazy! I was able to drive to Fort Worth and stay a few days with my parents. I really enjoyed getting to do some cooking for them and trying to help them out during the busy time. Thanks for all the prayers that were sent up on my dad's behalf. God answered them - He is so good!

I also got a long overdue haircut while at home. I had almost half a foot cut off and she tapered it in the front around my face. I LOVED it when she did it - the way she fixed it was adorable. It looked like my hair had just stepped out of a magazine. I was so excited. I kept walking past mirrors and catching glimpses of my short hair (it's not short to most people, but it's short to me) and being thrilled on the inside! Then I went to bed, got up the next morning and showered, and I couldn't do anything with it. I don't even own hair spray much less "paste" or anything else useful to fix this new 'do of mine. I should have made a trip to Ulta this weekend but I didn't. So, I've been wearing my cute new 'do in a ponytail. The short layers in the front fall out and I have to wear them behind my ears. But oh-well. One of these days I will get some hairspray and the "paste" that my mom graciously offered to buy from Nicholi (the lady who cuts our hair - no idea how to spell her name...she's british and has the coolest accent!) will come in the mail (we were going to buy some when she cut our hair and she was out) and I'll learn how to fix it. I wish that I wasn't a hair retard. I'll post a picture soon!