Thursday, January 7, 2010


It's been forever since I've blogged! So much has happened that I need to record for my own sake, so here goes.
In November we started the process of getting Sophia's American Citizenship finished. It took so much time getting all the paperwork together and then I spent three hours being questioned by an immigration officer at the US Consulate. Finally our hard work paid off and today Sophia's American passport arrived!

Before that we had made plans for our Christmas. We booked our flight to Arkansas/Texas for the holidays and were to leave on December 22nd. Well lo and behold the US Consulate in Montreal decided that December 22nd was a great day for Jeff to need to be there for his immigration interview. Thankfully we were able to change our flight to the 23rd for the holidays. Poor Jeff was flying on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of the month. He was exhausted when we finally landed in Dallas!

While down south we spent a few days in Frisco, Texas house hunting. We found the perfect home for us to lease and were so excited coming back to Vancouver. We just knew we'd get the house..and then we didn't. I was so heartbroken for days. We had looked at all the homes that were contenders and none of them were available any longer. We had no idea what we were going to do. We needed a home for February 1st!

Jeff was up late one night and found a house he had bookmarked months earlier. It was a little more than what we wanted to spend but we found a way to afford (and possibly even buy it in the next 6 months!) it. It is gorgeous and huge and we cannot wait to move! We are spending the next week or so finalizing everything for our move, booking flights, immunizations for the cats, all the little things you have to do for an "international" move. We cannot wait to start our new life in the south!

2010 is going to be an amazing year and I cannot wait to see what it brings!