Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween/Chalk Festival

Today we went downtown to see the chalk festival, you know-where they draw these awesome images on the ground in chalk and they look 3D.
Saw some great art today, here is just one of the pics. You will have to click on the photo for a closer view. It's a super large picture (still can't quite figure out the settings on my new camera)

Saturday, October 30, 2010


We are going to try out Skype as we have been told it works in China.

If you have this or have used Skype, can you please give me your opinions on it?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Paperwork IN!

All paperwork is at the USCIS, we are just waiting for our I-171H before I feel all warm and fuzzy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


LAST TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have just returned from getting our last fingerprint renewal done, I say last as they are good for another 1 year and we are just month(s) away from a referral. Whew, this has been a very emotional ride for the last 4 years, 4 months and 24 days!!!!!
Bring on the referrals!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New cam pics

These are just shots from me playing around with all of the settings, I obviously don't know what I'm doing yet. These are all taken with either the 18-55mm IS lens or the 300mm zoom.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Paperwork fun

OK, the USCIS didn't receive an updated criminal background check from our agency and today our I171-H is due to expire! FYI, the USCIS want your background check to be updated every year.......That's great to know - NOW. Do you think they know your background check is only good for the time up to the day they did the check???? Can't I get a little slack-I work for the government and they would be the first to know if I got in trouble with the poepoe.

Luckily I found a wonderful person at the USCIS that is working on our case and is going to keep our file open as she knows the entire ordeal since our 1st packet was lost on arrival at their facility. I had another breakdown with her on the phone when she told me it was fine and she wouldn't close our file. I want to hug her little head for being so good to us!!!!!!

Last night (after a huge breakdown at work-and I mean huge) I sent off a check for $48.00 for the background check and OH spent $24.00 to overnite express it to the FDLE to arrive at 10am today. It should (hmmm) take 5-6 days t process it I am told.
Fingerprinting is next week so hopefully by the end of next week all will be well. Good GOD this is an emotional roller coaster ride. I had to switch to waterproof mascara! lol....Seriously!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Camera

My new Camera, should have just enough time to figure out how to use it by the time we travel to China.
I got brave and tried out the tripod, battery pack and even used the IR those were some funny pictures(deleted now).

This camera also has HD video-what a bonus! Now we don't have to buy a video camera too. The very first thing I need to learn is how to decrease the size of the pictures when transferring them to my laptop........geeez they are huge!!!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

4 years, 4 months & 5 days

Yes! Another month has passed us by BUT we are only 14 days of LIDs away from our Mia!
The word is a referral by late November early December 2010. Today I was so anxious I started looking at airline $$$ and now I am even more anxious. At around $4,500 per person R/T from FL to Hong Kong. Oh well, what can you do at this point-we kinda knew it was gonna be crazy.

Stay tuned............we will post any new info as soon as we get it.