Friday, July 10, 2009

Back to NoRMal...almost!

We had a great time on our vacation (Jeff's been calling it "Summer Camp") but we were glad to come home, for a number of reasons.
The MAIN reasons:

While we were gone Jeff received a letter from "Homeland Security" announcing his date for swearing in ceremony and that day was today! Since my folks were in town watching the Grandcats while we were gone they stayed to share in this special day. After 7 years of being "in process" this part has gone really quickly and EVERYONE Jeff has come in contact with has been helpful and friendly. So after only three hours of sleep we all piled in the JTD and headed out for his big event. The building was full of smiling people and the ceremony itself was quite nice.

Here my friends is our new American Citizen!

Although my folks were here for a little over 2 weeks and I'm sure they wanted to get home, they asked to stay for this special day. Not only was this a great idea but fitting, see my parents are both German born and also Naturalized Citizens, it was a great opportunity for them to re-experience this and share the time with us!

Thanks Mom & Dad for all your help and support!

On the creative home-front the week has not gone by without at least one thing being completed...a special order for Maryann:

Back to the 'ol grind, but not without a weekend first...

... thank goodness!

1 comment:

Lois said...

Awesome! I'm so glad Homeland Security waited until you guys got home to schedule Jeff's swearing in ceremony. Congratulations Jeff! Barb, I'm happy your parents got to share ... they're so sweet. Hugs to all (including Roger and Houdini, of course)!