We spent part of our Christmas break in New Mexico and it was beautiful! The snow made everything feel clean and pure as if everything were right in the world. (The snow was deep enough that we didn't have to see the yucky, muddy slushy snow--just the sparkling white stuff.) One afternoon when we were all sitting in the snow preparing to take a group picture, nine deer came down the path near our cars and cabins and walked toward us. It was a great few minutes admiring the gentle animals.
Our little cabin was perched on the side of a hill and offered a gorgeous view from the front porch. Snow skiing was great, but the sledding was a little painful on the egos. A few of us ended up with bruises in all sorts of places!
We returned home last night to find our USCIS Form I-171H in the mailbox! Hooray! I quickly got it notarized and sent off to Kate at KBS Dossiers today. Hopefully we are officially on the waiting list in the next few days.