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Packing it in and heading home
« on: August 19, 2011, 08:48:25 AM »
After much deliberation and many heart-to-hearts, DH & I have decided to move back to the States. We simply feel that we'll be able to do more for our girls and give them more opportunities there. We just filed our initial application for permission to apply for a green card this week and are now playing the waiting game with the Embassy.

So very much to do in the meantime--house and car to sell, new jobs to find--aaargh!

I will miss many things about living here--DH's family and my job, primarily--but I'm ready to make a new start.
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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 08:58:50 AM »
Best of luck to you! :)
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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 10:24:42 AM »
So happy for you!


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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 12:41:03 PM »
Good luck with everything!
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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 01:29:21 PM »
I've been wondering how you've been with the new wee one and everything.
Good luck to you with your move!!!   :)
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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 01:32:31 PM »
Good luck.   I hope everything goes smoothly, or as smoothly as possible with kids.  ;)


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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 02:01:19 PM »
Best of luck with everything!  :)


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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 02:23:41 PM »
Good luck with everything.  All the best to you and your family.


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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 03:55:17 PM »
Wishing you lots of luck on your new adventure!  :)
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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 06:12:32 PM »
good luck Nicku! 
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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 09:42:16 PM »
Best of luck with your move!


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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2011, 01:28:47 AM »
Good luck, Niku! Life is rich and strange...


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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 03:01:28 AM »
Best of luck, lady! We might be heading out your way next summer... we'll have to keep in touch!
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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 06:01:04 AM »
Best of luck to you...my husband & I did the same thing last year. We filed in June and we got the visa in February of this year and moved the end of March. Lots of adjustment going on but, like you, we felt it was better for our daughter to go back 'home'.


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Re: Packing it in and heading home
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2011, 07:49:05 PM »
We moved back to Canada last year - it was part of a long-term plan but happened waaaay sooner than we thought it would.  It was a great decision and we're very happy, particularly now that we've had a year under our belts and are relatively settled.   

I hope things go well for you with visas, move and settling in!
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