We had been approved!
Despite the earlier-than-anticipated approval, we decided to wait until the summer before having Jen move up. That had been the original plan, and frankly we needed the time to prepare. I had to find us a place to live. Jen had to catalogue every single item she owned for the move across the border.
Eventually July rolled around and the U-Haul got packed up. Six and a half years after that first kiss we were finally really together. No more Greyhound trips or 300 mile car rides. No more long-distance phone calls or daily emails. Together. Finally.
Jen found a job and we settled into our new life. Although happy as a couple, we knew we wanted to add to our famly. Two years after Jen moved here we started the TTC process (and I started this blog). After five IUIs Jen got pregnant with our son, The Bean, who was born January 11th, 2011. When he was just over a year old we started TTC again and after two IUIs I conceived our daughter, Sprout, born December 24th, 2012.
Our family is complete, but our story is far from over.