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About Tater&Bugger

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  • Birthday 01/12/1985
  • Member # 82341

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    Ottawa, ION

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    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Texas Service Center
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  • Our Story
    In 2013 we planned to move to Canada with a job offer for my USC husband. Poor luck got the best of us and we decided to bring this Canuck and dual citi baby back to 'murica. This is our timeline.

    (K-1 Visa)
    04/19/2010: I-129F package sent to CSC
    04/20/2010: NOA1
    06/19/2010: ####### is finally home from Iraq
    07/01/2010: NOA2
    07/08/2010: NVC sent approved petition to Montreal
    07/08/2010: Montreal received petition (that was fast!)
    07/22/2010: Montreal mailed out packet 3...
    07/27/2010: Received packet 3
    07/28/2010: Sent completed packet 3
    08/13/2010: Received Interview/P4 notice by email.
    08/18/2010: Medical
    08/20/2010: Interview dans la belle province
    08/26/2010: Received Visa in the mail. Tore the Express Mail package open like a rabid dog.
    09/03/2010: POE @ Thousand Islands Bridge NY
    09/25/2010: Married at Casa Blanca Mansion, Alexandria Bay, NY

    10/8/2010: Mailed AOS package (including EAD and AP request) via UPS
    10/12/2010: received by 'BUSH' in Chicago, IL. Package was delayed for Thanksgiving holiday.
    10/19/2010: NOA1
    11/09/2010: Biometrics in Syracuse, NY
    11/18/2010: RFE on I-485. Need to re-send tax return docs. Thanks for wasting our time USCIS. Received official letter Nov 22.
    11/23/2010: Mailed back RFE docs to MO (received on the 24th, next day, conf receipt at National Benefits Center Nov 30).
    01/11/2011: AP approved (received Jan18)
    01/14/2011: EAD approved (received Jan 24)
    01/26/2011: Email notice confirming interview March 3rd.
    03/03/2011: Green Card Interview in Buffalo, NY - APPROVED

    08/18/2011: Travelled across the USA in a rental truck with two big dogs and a cat on the front bench with us to live in Phoenix, AZ for a few years.

    2013 = a stupid, emotional year. Long story short, we were supposed to move to Canada, had permit issues, immigration lawyer issues and a crappy employer who failed to do their job. J is working in MI, T is living in Ottawa with baby A. We miss AZ, and we're heading back, keep reading.

    07/09/2014 sent in packet for IR-1 Visa. OYE! We love us some USCIS.
    07/16/2014 NOA1
    07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS
    12/15/2014 NOA2
    12/30/2014 Case received by NVC
    03/23/2015 Received Case and Inv # from NVC after many calls and bogus excuses.
    03/24/2015 AOS payment accepted by NVC
    04/09/2015 IV payment finalized after NVC had put the wrong fee and took a few weeks to fix it.
    *more delays thanks to the agency processing our fingers prints and post office losing our mail*
    05/20/2015 Packet finally sent to NVC via UPS, eta May 28.

    06/16/2015 Baby #2 due - Home Birth in Scottsdale, AZ.

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  1. so good news is wedding dress shopping was pretty successfull. Bad news is my laptop case and all its contents including some Visa papers work and all electronic copies and photos were stolen from us on a US Army base. Over $2000 in property and items that can never be recovered. Gotta love America.

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    2. Tater&Bugger


      We do ok with the twin beds, sometimes sleep on opposite ends if it gets too cramped but we do alright. I bought my fiance the best sheets/blankets/pillows to make it better. All his friends keep asking where I get this stuff haha. And I actually found 4 dresses. Just need to decide which I want, they are all very different.

    3. Hendea3


      SORRY...that totally sucks, as for the dresses, congrats....try to think about which one or two you'd be totally bummed if you went back to the store today and you could no longer have them. Also, I found there weere some really pretty ones i liked but my MOH asked me a pretty simple questions....does it feel pretty like prom pretty or like a wedding dress important pretty? (i really liked some that had lil splashes of color...but she was right it felt more suited for a prom...)

    4. Tater&Bugger


      I've already cut one from the list... now I won't officially decide on 'the one' until we know exactly when the wedding will be because the time of year and location will affect which I chose. All 3 are very different. I was trying to avoid the typical wedding gown look that every other woman has and am very happy with my final 3.

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