Wednesday we received our home study!! I spent Thursday making sure the 9 page immigration application form was just right. Friday morning Jamie and I signed it, he prayed over it, then later Leif and I went to the bank for a money order, then to the post office to mail our home study, the I800a, a copy of our marriage license, copies of our passports, and the money order for $890! Now we wait for a notice in the mail telling us to go into Boston for our fingerprints. After that, we wait approximately 2 months for the approval, Lord willing.
Once we receive approval I can plan the first visit to visit Elsa!! This first trip will be less than a week, and should cost around $2000, so that is my current fundraising/saving goal. We really want Nikita to go with me, which will add approximately $1200 for her plane ticket.
In the meantime, life goes on. The weather is a bit chilly but beautiful today, so Jamie and I took Leif and the triplets to Old Sturbridge Village to see a display of vintage automobiles, all pre-1920.