Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Steffi in Austria

 

There’s no better time than right now to share a new Quirky Penpal Ad with you! Postcrossing first connected Steffi & I… and now she’s looking for some new penpals!

 

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If you’re interested in exchanging mail with Steffi, you can email her at steffi_reichl@gmx.at.

 

Before I close, I wanted to tell you how thankful I am for all of those who have given donations to our immigration journey. We’re almost halfway to our goal… you guys are amazing! We’re still accepting donations, so we’d be especially grateful if you feel led to give and/or share our story.

 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Help me stay in the United States!

 

I’ve been rather quiet online lately, because I didn’t know if I could stay in Vermont or if I’d have to go back (temporarily or permanently) to Qu├ębec. As much as I love Canada, my life is so much better here! My wife is happier in an American environment, and I’ve already made many friends in this area.

 

Julie & Denise

 

Denise and I met with an immigration lawyer earlier this month to see what our next step had to be in order for me to get my green card and be allowed to become an official American resident, and we have some good news and some bad news.

 

The good news is that I can stay in the US if I start my immigration process now.

 

The bad news is that we need to find $6,000 now.

 

That feels both relieving and overwhelming at the same time. Unfortunately, we don’t have an extra $6,000 lying in our underwear drawer at the moment (but that sounds like a most needed addition to my long-term life goal list).

 

Some of our friends have mentioned that we should consider asking for donations. Some sort of “Keep Julie in the US” fund. I was hesitant because I don’t like feeling like I’m begging, but there’s something else that I wouldn’t like even more – to be separated from my wife.

 

Julie & Denise

 

So here I am folks, asking for money! Please only donate if you can afford to, and feel inclined to. If you know us, even just a little bit, you’ll know how much it will mean to us to be able to stay together during this process. If you don’t know us much, then you can read this post about how we met and this one about our wedding.

 

If you have a soft spot in your heart for same-sex couples or international relationships… Consider helping us out! Every dollar we receive will go to my immigration fund (medical exam, green card application, and lawyer fees). We’ll keep everyone updated on our progress right here on the blog.

 

$3,041 of $6,000 goal

 

You can send your donation through PayPal to Denise’s account below (we need to keep this separate from our business income). No amount is too low, and every donation will help. Thank you for your generosity, support, friendship and good vibes during this time!

 




 

 

Julie & Denise

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Hello!

My name is Julie and I'm 36.
I'm French Canadian and fell
in love with an American,
so I'm now living in Vermont
with my wife.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of pens and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.


This is me with my wife,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after in the
Stationery Kingdom.

Denise blogs here too and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 40 years old,
from South Dakota,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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