Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Ok, I finally bought something for our future child! I have been saying:
"I don't know how big, I don't know how old, I don't know how many!"
Well I found something that won't matter! I couldn't resist... A cute little ladybug pop-up book! And it's all about the ladybug trying to find a home that's a good fit! (And it was on sale!- if you know me you know I love a good sale!)
First we waited in line outside while everyone was looked over and told to put purses and bags back in their vehicles. We had our hands and ID's looked at and we were allowed in, and then we waited in line. When we got to the head of the line our hands and ID's were looked at again along with our appointment letter from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and then we were handed a clipboard and some paperwork and pointed to a seating area to go fill out the forms. When we were done filling them out we waited in line. Then our hands and ID's were looked at again and we were given a "deli " number and pointed to another seating area where we waited (in line) for our number to show up on the deli counter. We were lucky that there weren't too many people there at that time of day. Otherwise it could have taken a long, long time (like when you go to the SS office or the DMV!)
We had our hands and ID's looked at again by the final person before they took the prints. They wipe down your hands then squish them onto glass- it made it look like I had really fat fingers! Then they did each individual finger, rolling them from one side to the other. It actually went very smoothly! Scott was talking to his fingerprinter and found out that they do approx 300 fingerprints a day. And almost all of those are people trying to become citizens! Now multiply that by 50 states!!!!!
So that's the fingerprinting process! Now all we have to do is wait for our "Golden Ticket!"
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
This square is another from the GIT's (Grandparents-in-training). Thanks Mom and Dad C.! Aren't the ladybugs adorable! Ladybugs are a goodluck symbol in China and are supposed to be especially lucky for adoptions!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
-Ancient Chinese Belief"
You Complete Our Family
I Love You
Grammy and Grampy C
This square was sent from the GIT Cloutiers. Thanks Mom and Dad C! I wish I knew what the symbols on the square mean- I'm going to have to look them up! ( I hope I didn't photo it upside down!) The card is beautiful. I love those precious little footprint cutouts! Thanks again for the 2 matching pieces of material (just in case.)
This beautiful square in my two favorite colors- bright green and bright red- was sent from Gram Stecchi. Gram, thank you so much for the heartfelt sentiment, we love you too! And again thanks for the 2 matching squares - just in case!
Thanks Mom and Dad C!
Jean and Ernie went out fabric shopping for a quilt square and couldn't resist getting more than one!
Unfortunately as I was trying to take pictures of our new squares my camera's batteries died. My back-ups, which had been sitting around a while, had lost their charge as well. So I can only post a few pictures today. Guess you'll have to check back in to see the rest of the squares!
I also started a seperate blog just for the quilt squares- I'll still list them here when they come in, but if anyone just wants to see the squares they won 't have to go digging through all the blog entries to find them. I saw that this is what a lot of the bloggers did, so I figured I'd follow their lead. It's at the top of my favorite links list!
After my camera is up and running again I'll take some pictures of the "goodies" we have been sent as well. You know what they say, "One picture is worth a thousand words!"
Thursday, August 9, 2007
We received mail today from the USCIS! Yeah! Our fingerprint appointment notice is here. Now we can go get fingerprinted for the first time- we have been told this will have to happen again due to how long it takes for the whole process. To me this is the most important time as we can't send our information that we have already collected on until this is taken care of. So now our appointment date is here: August 16th!