Category: <span>Family Stories</span>

Immigration Official
Immigration Official

It’s been more than three years now since I first sent in Winnie’s immigration paperwork. Even though she did gain a visa for entry into the US, after only 20 months, this was just a “temporary” visa, good until her permanent one was approved.

Today, we’ve finally received an appointment for her permanent visa interview.

Family Stories

Ron Charest makes his first post of the New Year of 2007 wishing everyone a great year to come.

Family Stories

Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations

Winnie and I just returned from Christmas at Mom’s house in Burlingham, New York. It was a nice Christmas, and a pleasant but quick trip.

Family Stories

Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations

Just a short post this Christmas Eve to wish all our many readers (many => more than three) a very Merry Christmas!

And now for the usual caustic commentary you all know and love, 

Family Stories

Commonwealth of Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia

Incredible as this may sound, I have now written a second letter complaining about the Dale City DMV. This time, I wrote to the Governor of the Commonweath of Virginia.

It seems that, according to the DMV, our marriage is not valid in Virginia.

Family Stories

Commonwealth of Virginia Image
Commonwealth of Virginia

It seems no matter where we live, some things are consistent. One of these is the local DMV, the dreaded faceless bureaucracy that controls our basic auto-driving American way of life.

Family Stories

Happy Thanksgiving turkey image
Happy Thanksgiving

Today is America’s Day to spend just a minute or so reflecting on the many blessing of the past year, and spend another minute or so to pray for blessings to come.

Before Winnie and I head over to Uncle Joe and Aunt Linda’s house for Thanksgiving dinner, I want to reflect on a few personal blessing of the past year.

Family Stories

Family Stories

I haven’t posted any news for a few weeks now.  We’ve been pretty busy getting settled down in our new home state of Virginia, and getting established in my new job.  It was a stressful and tiring several weeks, but once again we survived.

Family Stories

Girl and Boy Driving Car
Girl and Boy Driving Car

Winnie and I just survived the most stressful event any married couple should ever have to face. No, I’m not talking about getting married then waiting two years to be able to live together. No, I’m not talking about one person traveling half-way around the world to live in a strange country speaking a strange language. No, I’m not even talking about living through the worst natural disaster in American history.

I’ve just successfully taught Winnie to drive.

Family Stories