We ARE still here
We wrote the big check out to USCIS this week. Let me just mention that the fee is almost double what it was 6 years ago, AND the form has gone from 2 pages to 10!---ahhh, our tax dollars at work.
Speaking of taxes, we got ours done Saturday. It took me longer to figure out how many trips we made to each doctor (for mileage), than it took the accountant to complete the return.
*note to self---keep better records.
We DID get to claim the medical deduction this year, a family milestone, in a twisted sort of way.
But, I learned you only get to deduct the amount OVER 7% of your income; not the whole 7%, so it was whopping $62....better than nothing.
We are happy to be getting a refund, but will still need to fundraise for Jenna and AJ's adoption expenses.
We had beautiful weekend weather, and got to play outside; FINALLY!!
We even have little pink faces from the sun.
I thought running and playing outside, such a rare winter treat, would make everyone happy. It did while we were outside, but after going inside, the day went downhill.
Waid was brave! He initiated the sliding all by himself, went up the ladder all by himself, and slid!!