H and I had our USCIS interview this morning. It went WAY better than expected! We got up at 5 and were at the courthouse by 6:30 so we would be first in line when it opened at 7. We were in and out in about 30 minutes and got approved on the spot, which we were not
expecting at all. Normally they split up the husband and wife to make sure your answers match, but for some reason they kept us together. They didn't ask any questions aside from when we met, have we met each other's parents, and asked my H some ridiculous questions like:
1. Do you have plans to overthrow the US government?
2. Are you a spy?
3. Are you a terrorist or do you plan to become a terrorist?
4. Do you have weapons training?
5. Are you a Communist?
6. Are you a polygamist?
I think it was just nerves but for some reason I could barely stop myself from giggling during these questions. We also had a MASSIVE binder (literally weighs 10 lbs) prepared with all our financials, phone records, insurance info, etc. and a 100 pg photo album. He didn't even ask to see the photo album and all he wanted from the binder was a copy of our lease and our most recent bank statement. Then he stamped approved and our lawyer turned to us and said congrats. I started crying and couldn't look at H because I knew it would make me cry even more. We won't get the card in the mail for another 3-10 days, but that's OK. We are just so grateful to have this behind us. Even though it was a remote possibility, it was scary to think about having to move overseas in the event that he did not get the GC. Now we are done with immigration until January 2018 when H has to apply for citizenship. 'MERICA!!
We got home by 8am and I changed into my Mrs. Last Name shirt from our wedding, and then we promptly popped some champagne and called our parents. We hadn't told anyone that we had the interview today so it was fun to surprise everyone! Here I am enjoying my mimosa:
The most exciting part is that this means we can finally book our HM!!! We want to go to an adults only all inclusive in Mexico or the Caribbean and I would love your recommendations! So far I have Sandals, Excellence, Secrets, Couples, El Dorado, Majestic, and Jewel. Any others I should check out or anyone here have any personal experiences with any of the resorts I mentioned (positive or negative). Also any tips/pointers for AIs would be helpful...neither of us have ever been to one.
Thanks for all the vibes LADIES!