Perhaps the best kept secret about the Mausts is the musical prowess of my late grandma Ella. She had the unique ability to hum and whistle at the same time. Yeh, you might think, “Well, I can do that, too,” but let me assure you that my grandma brought the heat long before Rahzel came […]
One of the best things about Christmastime is that all the biggest pop stars just have to sing Christmas carols. They must. And we do reap the benefits. Tonight hearing Celine Dion sing O Holy Night was quite amazing, even though with a slight Canadian tinge. A second one-of-the-best-things-about-Christmastime is the theology inescapably present in […]
Don't worry. It's all been taken care of. Emily had to make an appearance in Charlotte today to have biometric testing done. When Emily immigrated in February 2006, her green card was good for two years because she had been admitted on a conditional basis because when she immigrated, we had been married less than two years. Phew! So, two years from the second anniversary of her immigration is the beginning of next month, meaning green card expired. But, don't freak out. This is normal. We just had to apply to get the conditions removed ($545!) and now, after today's biometric testing (finger prints + picture), she will be issued a ten (or maybe its fifteen) year green card. Nonetheless, my little resident alien is here to stay.
Braving the cold and traffic of the M25 we made our way to Wales to visit Nigel's sister Pat. Boy, was that a hoot, complete with a intrafamilial talent show:
- Nigel – carols and reading The Lion and Albert
- Georgina – a dressed-up performance of Maud's Dream
- Simon – sleeping
- Sally – flute action
- Emily & Hannah – reading/singing of What Are We Gonna Get 'er Indoors
- Drew – a dramatic reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas
Check out some recordings of the festivities attached to this post, and of course, we hope that you had a very Merry Christmas!