Thanks and Congratulations!
A big thank you to God and a big congratulations to my husband! My husband passed his lab exam yesterday! He is now a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, or CCIE. He is #20655. He called me last saying that had received the email that the test scores were ready. The only problem was that he took his blackberry with him and not his laptop so he couldn't log in and find out the test results. So, I logged into the site from home and got the results. It was kind of nice to share the moment together. I even got to make an announcement on his blog for his readers to see.
The whole family is happy and excited. It has been a long 16 months of studying and preparation, not only for the first written exam, but also for the second lab exam. There were times when all of us just wished it was over, as all of his free time was devoted to studying. In the end, it payed off, with him passing the exam the first time!
Parting Shots: A Welcome Home Gift. For a quick welcome home gift for my husband, the children and I made a t-shirt. He'll be arriving home while we're at school, but we left this for him. The front says, "not all monkeys were meant for space", which is a saying he's been rather fond of recently. The back features a rather intelligent looking monkey, of course.