Saturday, July 3, 2010

Back from Vacation

We went to Indiana to visit friends! We had a wonderful time with S, J, C, M, and were thrilled to meet Baby M! I've been trying to catch up on email, facebook, blogs, etc. Right now I feel pretty disorganized so this blog post isn't going to be amazing.

I will say that Monday will be 8 weeks since fingerprinting (11 since they received our HS) and no I-171H approval. I can't say I'm surprised but I am disappointed. From what I've seen recently it seems like it's taking longer than it had been. Our agency said not to email USCIS until 9 weeks b/c we'll just hear to write back if we haven't received it by 9 weeks. Hopefully that means it will arrive this week.

Today was great. We went to a local 4th of July parade and it was so much fun. Since we're outside of DC most things are done on a grand scale but not this. Don't get me wrong, in this case that's a great thing! It was a very community oriented parade. Lots of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, churches, Little League teams, etc marching in the parade. I went early to help get things set up b/c our church was giving out water, lemonade, and flags. After the parade there was a little fair type thing (very little but lots of fun and a lot of it was free!). The kids loved it and it was perfect for families with younger kids! Just thought I'd share a bit about our 4th of July celebration (a day early).

Thinking of all of you who just traveled or are about to (or are waiting for that TC!!!). Sending up lots of prayers. Happy Independence Day! :)


  1. I totally agree--when you have small kids, you really appreciate things on a smaller, manageable scale. happy 4th!

  2. You are so kind to comment to be praying for all of us. Happy 4th of July to you and your family :)

  3. Boo on 8 weeks. :( I hope it comes this week!!!