Saturday, June 07, 2008

Naturalization Saga, Part VII, The Letter

Today was hot, hazy, and humid. A day to have ice cream. A day to be lazy. A day to look at all the plants to be planted in the garden and say 'Tomorrow!'

Today, also was the day that I got The Letter. The Letter stating 'You are hereby notified to appear for a Naturalization Oath Ceremony on Friday, July 04, 2008.' Wow! The Letter! The ceremony will be in Portsmouth, NH.

I will have to figure out all the logistical details. Maybe we should stay overnight in a hotel. I feel tempted to spend the day in Portsmouth, and hope they have fireworks over the ocean at night. But I can work out all those details later. The big picture is that today, The Letter arrived! Woohoo! BTW, any local help on Portsmouth NH hotels or July 4th events will be appreciated.

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harri saptadi said...

why does its process take so long?

claire said...

Congratulations!!! How cool that it's on July 4. It will certainly be a holiday to remember! I am pleasantly surprised at how quickly the whole process took. I need to get cracking on my husband's paperwork so this is encouraging.

Have a great day :-)

Rebecca said...

Good for you! Is your husband going too, or has he already done this? You might have posted about this, but I don't remember. Good luck!

NannyOgg said...

harri, it takes long because they want to do 4,000 background checks and have to be sure one is of good moral character ^^

Thank you claire, and rebecca.

My husband has opted to stay dutch, he feels too attached to his dutch citizenship to become american


Kim said...

Woohooo! Congratulations!!! What a great way to celebrate the holiday. The US has certainly gained a gem.

Jody said...

Whoa!! How very cool that it will be on Independance Day!


Lillian said...

Karen, That is awesome! And on Independence Day! I don't think it could get any cooler than that.
Delurking to give you a big cross-country hug.

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