Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Merry Belated Christmas

From our home to yours, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas. This was our tree down in Kentucky! We did our best and we think the kids has a great Christmas.

Naturally being apart sucked - but - next Christmas will be amazing!

Keeping this short as life is keeping me busy! I just had to make sure I stopped by to let you guys all know we're doing great - just waiting patiently!

Until Next Time,

Monday, December 20, 2010

Good News Undercover!

Greetings All!

I got some good news but it's undercover for the time being. Just know I am very happy and very hopeful for my future.

What I'm not happy about is my electricity bill. It is more than double what it was last year. Considering my mortgage is going up, my pay cheque going down (due to some stupid pension thing I am required to buy into), it's going to be tough. Never mind my credit cards are ridiculous and immigration cost a fortune.

Money stresses me out.

We still have no co-sponsor. I still have no idea what to do. Hope and pray that God is going to continue watching over me.

The holidays are upon us and I'm feeling torn between two worlds. It's my last Christmas with my family here in Canada but I am kind of on the miserable side because I want so badly to be in Kentucky with my American family.

Denis and Marie (Chad's father and father's girlfriend - See Pic!) were by Chad's the other day. Marie spent a few moments chatting with me on the computer and she is just so so so sweet. They're such a lovely couple and I look forwarding to getting to know them all better!

I am however, looking forward to seeing Chad's kids and my niece open presents!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ho Ho Ho!

Same Ole Same Ole

Still not much to report. Christmas is fast approaching and preparations are being made. I really wish I could be there with him but it's not a possibility. However, knowing Chad - he'll include me to the very best of his ability!

We're still in a holding patterns for immigration. It'll be a few more months before we have any progress. I am still stressing out big time about the Co-Sponsor thing. I'm trying to be positive but it's really difficult when you want something so bad and there's a big ugly potentially devastating obstacle in your way.

On a brighter note - Christmas shopping is essentially done. I'm only buying gifts for the kids this year (Chad's, niece and sister) and my brother and his family. But don't think - for a second - that it meant I spent less. Having kids is expensive?! It feels like you spend and spend and have nothing to show for it. And considering I don't HAVE any many to spend - it's discouraging. Hopefully everyone who gets a gift from me will realize I tried my best. ha ha =(

I just want this immigration stuff to be successful and be over with. I'm feeling a bit down today so positive and happy thoughts would be most appreciated!

Until Then,

Monday, December 6, 2010

Just Checkin' In

Hello Blog World!

I just wanted to drop a note out to anyone out there who may read this thing. We're still alive ! It's been a busy and tough week. Chad was tied up with moving and I was left battling the little gift he left me (in the form of stuffy head, runny nose and a craptastic cough) But I'm getting better and he's getting settled and the holidays are fast approaching.

I'm actually not looking forward to Christmas much this year. I can only imagine how much I'll be missing Chad and the kids and the Christmas we could be having if immigration wasn't such a pain in the bottom.

The next step of the process (besides the waiting) is the scary part for me. I would like to submit a Co-Sponsor with our application but we don't really have/know/feel comfortable asking anyone. Basically, we need an American Citizen who has held a steady job for the past few years who would agree to submitting their tax information and agreeing to be a co-sponsor in the event that Chad wouldn't be able to support me. I fully intend on working, so it's not like the person would ever have to "worry" about anything. It's really a formality. But I still feel weird asking and don't really know anyone I could. =( It causes me great stress.

It can be anyone in the entire country, non-relatives welcome - so if you're out there, have an income that is mid 20's and would be willing to do that? Holla at me. LOL!

Seriously though, it's just difficult. It's not an issue of whether or not he can afford it as he's had a steady job for over a year, gotten a promotion, etc., And I will potentially have a job with the company I work for now and some side supplementary income. It's just a peace of mind.

I'm rambling... So - Anyone out there excited about the holidays? Have any plans? I believe I'll be spending Christmas day at my brothers - although, I haven't gotten an invite yet. ha ha.

Until Next Time,