Thursday, May 7, 2009

Big News!!!

I mentioned a while ago that Garth was pursuing ciizenship in the U.S. He was born in South Africa and lived there half his life. Well...
6 months, $700, and 2 trips downtown later and Garth has passed his citizenship exam and interview!!! Now, we just have to wait for the invitation in the mail of his court date where he will be sworn in as an official American Citizen!
Garth and I studied all week. I can tell you all you ever wanted to know about America. Did you know there are 27 amendments to the constitution? The 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th pertain to voting rights. Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House. Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star Spangled Banner." Patrick Henry said "Give me liberty or give me death." I could go on and on...But all that to say, we studied hard and Garth passed with flying colors!!! WOOHOO! We are off to celebrate!

80 comments:

Whitney said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!! Congrats!!!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Yay!! That is great! Congrats to Garth..and you :)

Liana said...

i didn't know that about your husband, very cool!! and CONGRATS!!! now you know all kinds of info you'll ever use again ;)

Erin said...

Yay for you and your hubby :)

Justine said...

Yaaaaaay!! Congratsss!! :)

Blablover5 said...

Congrats. I remember they always tried to trip us up with those Civic tests in government classes to see if we could pass citizenship. I was always one of the few who easily sailed through because I am just a nerd like that.

Elizabeth said...

I'm sure he knows more about the US than most people born here! :)

Melissa said...

Wow...congrats!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

This is a cause for celebration! :) Woo hoo!

Tasha said...

Congrats to Garth! That's awesome that you had a crash course in American history- I don't know if I could pass the exam?!

katie + bret said...

How fantastic!! Way to go Hubs!

Brittany Ann said...

Nice work Garth! And nice work Tutor Lindsey!

Newlywed Hostess said...

Congratulations! That will be exciting when he becomes a US citizen.
On a side note, I bet he had a killer accent.

Jenny.Lee said...

Good for him! Pass on congratulations!!!

a H.I.T. said...

That is so exciting. Congratulations!

Boyd Team said...

That is great news! Congrats!

Brett Alexandra said...

CONGRATTTTTTTTS!! I heard that exam is super hard! That is awesome:)

Jessica said...

Congratulations! How exciting :-)

- Sarah :-) said...

HOOORAY!! Go Garth... Go Garth... It's your birthday. Have a party!

No really, though. You guys shoudl throw a BIG welcome to American shin-dig (even though he's lived here, like, forever)!!

SassyEngineer said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you both :)

Amber said...

Congrats! How exciting!

Southern Bride To Be said...

AWESOME! Congrats! :)

Bluebird said...

Yay! Congratulations to both of you! That's awesome :)

morewineplease said...

Gave me chills! YAY Garth!

AmyT said...

CONGRATS!!!!! How exciting!

AmberDenae said...

YAY!!!!! Congratulations!

I LOVE American History. It was by far my favorite in school. It's so great to know our roots. I love Frances Scott Key and Patrick Henry but can't stand Pelosi! haha

Have fun celebrating, you guys deserve it!!! :)

Emily Jean said...

That is such an awesome thing!! We take being born here for granted!! WAY TO GO GARTH!!

Elizabeth said...

YAY!!! Way to go! Congrats!!!

Megan said...

Congratulations to our newest citizen!! hahah

Mrs. A said...

congratulations to Garth!!
That is awesome!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yaay congrats, that's great!!! celebration!!

KC said...

Congratulations Garth! I'm so happy for you two!

Mrs. J L said...

Congrats!!! :) My hubby was sworn in last last and it was the bes tto know we could now travel the world!!!

Emily said...

ahh! yeah congrats friend and what a good wifey you are.. helping him study:)

C said...

AWW~ Congrats to him! That's awesome!

Kelly said...

Congrats to Garth! How awesome. I know I couldn't pass that test! ha!

Tiffany said...

Yay, congratulations!! Have fun celebrating.

Kaitlyn said...

Congratulations -- way to go!

brown eyed girl said...

YAYAYAYAY!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Cristina said...

Yay! Congratulations :)

Christie said...

Congratulations and enjoy the celebration!

jen + ryan said...

congrats to you both!

Sara said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting. I've always heard that the new citizens know much more about America than those of us born here.

My name is Megan... said...

great news!!!! congrats :) I forgot so much history I learned in school. I prob need to refresh myself someday! haha

~K~ said...

Congrats!

Taryn said...

Congratulations! We have some friends at church trying to do this- but the money and lottery system is putting a damper on things. Congratulations to Garth!

THE Stephanie said...

Congrats!! Sounds like he deserves it!!

The Pink Potpourri said...

awesome! congrats!!!

Megan said...

SO GREAT! Congrats

Honey said...

Congratulations! I made my US History kids take the naturalization test, and sadly, some of them wouldn't pass. Have a great time celebrating!

Mrs. J L said...

Replying to your comment:

I am no hero trust me. lol. I just need to get back into shape. It's becoming tougher to get up, I get so tired during the day. :( But definitely awesome that I am still doing it.

My hubby got sworn last September exactly on our one month of being married. He is from Cuba.

LyndsAU said...

that is great news girl :) have fun celebrating!! YAY

Jordan said...

That is so exciting!! Garth now knows more about American history than 66% of natural born Americans. Ok, I just made that up. ;) Congratulations to both of you!

Following Him said...

CONGRATS Garth..this is AMAZING!
~Elyse

Aartee said...

Congratulations!! Celebration is definitely in order!

Snow White said...

Congratulations! what a blessing and a special moment!! Have fun celebrating.

Jon and Steph said...

YIPPIE! Congrats! Hope you have fun celebrating!

Dollface said...

does the shred really work?? have you changed your eating habits as well... should i get the weights?? xxooo

the future mrs Hinz said...

woo hoo! you will have to get him a little mini american flag and wave it for him as they swear him in :)

Britni and Justin said...

Congrats!!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Yay, congrats!

Mika said...

so cool! So happy for you guys!

Mrs. S. said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations!

bekah said...

YAAAAAAY!!!!!! Congratulate Garth for us all!!!!! How exciting!

amybyrd said...

awesome!! I have my 8th graders do the Citzenship test and see how well they do as it is mostly 8th grade US history and current events!

*~! megs !~* said...

That is so cool!!! Congrats Garth!!!

Jules said...

Oh Lindsey, this is such great news! I am so happy for you & Garth!! Have a great time celebrating :)

Kim said...

YIPPEE! That's awesome news.

Ricardo and Lauren said...

OH how wonderful!! Congratultions!!

Ashley said...

YAY!!!! Congrats Garth :-)

And on a different note, I love the new office as well :-)

recipes for the life said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!that is so great :D

♥ chaitra

Q. and La. said...

Yay, this IS big news! Q and I are in the middle of his citizenship as well! This is HUGE! All that paperwork and money, ahhhhhhhhhhh, it IS the home stretch!

Elizabeth said...

That is SO exciting!! Congrats to Garth! :)

Saskia said...

Congratulations!! That's great news.

Have a lovely weekend!

Saskia x

Lynsey T said...

This is great news! Congrats to Garth!

Lacey said...

Yay!!! That's awesome! Have fun celebrating!

Savvy Mode SG said...

CONGRAT!

Texan Couture said...

Congrats to Garth!!

Melissa said...

I heard that test is difficult. I heard that many American citizens might not even be able to pass it! Congrats Garth!!

Lucky in Love said...

Congrats! How exciting! Keep up updated!