I'm a big fan of Valentine's Day. I know it's a silly Hallmark holiday, but I always look foward to it.
I didn't always like Valentine's Day. When I was a Junior in high school I didn't have a boyfriend on Valentine's Day so a friend and I, who was also mourning her lack of a boyfriend on Valentine's Day, dressed in black and celebrated anti-Valentine's day, lol. And we were in the Key Club that year and they took the Key Club yearbook picture that day so every time I look at that yearbook picture of my friend and I in our black clothes it makes me giggle. I was such a dramatic teenager. Incidentally I did find myself a boyfriend a few months later and he was a yearbook photographer. Come to think of it, I wonder if he took that picture...
Anyway, I do like Valentine's Day now. It's a fun day to get all sappy and celebrate the people we love. This morning when I made Matthew's lunch I cut his peanut butter sandwich into a heart shape, I'm making pink strawberry cupcakes for the kids this afternoon and tonight Shawn and I have a hot date. :) It's shaping up to be a pretty good day.
In non-Valentine's day news, we recently got a letter in the mail letting us know that Clarissa's Certificate of Citizenship paperwork was approved and we have to go to a citizenship ceremony on Wednesday at the USCIS office to surrender her green card and pick up her COC. Technically she's already a US citizen because she was adopted by American parents but this will finally make it official.
Then all we have to do is mail a copy of the COC to our adoption agency to prove that we finished the process and change her citizenship status with the social security office and we will FINALLY be 100% finished with the adoption. From the time we first requested an application in 2007 to the time we finish the citizenship stuff this adoption will have taken almost exactly four years, start to finish. That's a long time!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!