Americans by choice!

I said yesterday was going to be a big day. Did you guess why?

Yesterday, along with 51 other immigrants from all over the globe, Steve and I became citizens of the USA. The presiding judge talked a little about his family history and reminded us that we were all Americans by choice. I really like that idea.

There was a lot of waiting around. We tried taking a selfie while we waited… Hint, look at the screen, not at the button…

We didn’t take any friends or family with us so there were no pictures during the ceremony but we all  lined up to take pictures afterwards. The certificate details are blanked out because it makes sense.  🤔

We were all very happy!Next up, registering to vote and applying for a new passport.


  1. Melody Barksdale said:

    How wonderful and definitely a reason to celebrate with your grandchildren with whom you share a citizenship now. My Scottish son in law got his citizenship when their son was born so he could be an American with him! It is such a special day as you said.

    May 26, 2023
  2. Cindy said:

    Congratulations to you both. Such joy coming through your photos. A reminder to us just how much we have to be thankful for.

    May 26, 2023
  3. What wonderful news. Welcome from your American family! May the days ahead be filled with joy, adventures, and happy memories!

    May 27, 2023
  4. Kim Graham said:

    That is so exciting for both of you, so happy you’re one of us now!!! And glad you can now vote!!!!

    Sure hope you can teach virtually since Stitches is gone, I am so bummed I won’t be able to take your Hand Beading on Fabric class. I was really looking forward to it.

    June 1, 2023
    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks Kim!
      I’m still thinking about the options for some virtual classes… watch this space:)

      June 1, 2023
  5. Debbie said:

    Congrats on your citizenship! As someone who has attended a citizenship ceremony, I know what a joyful and special celebration it can be. Happy for both of you 🙂

    June 8, 2023

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