Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Permanent Residency Visa Accomplished!!!

Exciting news for us here at Knitted Bliss- my husband G, that charming, affable British guy who came into my world and then decided to never leave, was officially made a permanent resident of Canada yesterday; shortly before midnight. We got the visa during the day, and then got so excited we decided to drive to Buffalo and back that night, to validate it. They don't allow photos at Port of Entry Authority, so we took photos in that most Canadian of institutions- the nearest Tim Horton's. Here's G looking super happy:
Here's us being super smoochy:
And okay, I'll admit it- I cried. It started while actually in the Port of Entry office at the Canadian border. They signed off on his visa, handed it back to G and said, 'welcome to Canada.' I pretty much lost it right then and there. Couldn't stop crying for about ten minutes! And it kicked off again in the Tim Horton's, and when I called my mother, etc. We're exhausted, giddy, and so, so happy. We've been in the process for a year now, and this is what we've been waiting for. Now we can look ahead to a rosy future- we can begin to make plans for buying a home, starting a family, and making all our dreams come true.

48 comments:

Clumsy Knitter said...

Aw, that's so sweet. Congratulations! We just finalized my Canadian husband's permanent residency in the U.S. in January, so I know how you feel. I wish we had thought to drive down to Tijuana and back just to make it super-official. What a great idea! :D

Rainy Daisy said...

Hooray! Congratulations! Nothing like getting bureaucracy out of the way to make your dreams come true. Wishing you two all the happiness and adventure in the world :)

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

Wow!
Congratulations!

You are such a blessing to me. I call the U.S. my home and my boyfriend is from Canada. So..in a couple years we're going to be starting this process!

I'm so happy for you guys!

Delia said...

Congrats to you and G! Can't wait to see what the future holds for you two.

kingshearte said...

Yay! Congratulations! I can't imagine what a relief this must be for you two.

WingedStrategos said...

Congrats on the new citizenship! Have fun together!

yarnandyarns said...

What a contagiously happy post. Wishing you a future happiness for each mile you drove!

Susan said...

Congratulations! That is amazing news. Here's to even happier moments in the future.

Kara said...

Congratulations to you both! What a great outcome.

SugarMaple said...

Congratulations! My journey to UK citizenship was a long and winding road and so satisfying when I eventually saw my picture inside a British passport. Wishing you both all good things for the future!

wmcurella said...

congratulations!!!! that's so exciting. yay!!!

Aesderina said...

ahh! Congratulations! I love that you guys celebrated at tim hortons :) true Canadian!!

CanarySanctuary said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you :) Hortons is totally the best place to celebrate/consummate one's Canadianess.

Christine said...

Congratulations!

Firefly said...

Oh, sweet -- many congratulations!
I lived in Toronto years ago and love Canada. We've gone back for visits in recent years and the first place I want to stop is Tim Horton's -- so good!

Tanis said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you two! You deserve all the happiness in the world. It's so fun to actually be able to start working towards making all those dreams come true instead of just wishing about them and talking about doing it all "one day". Congrats on the beginning of the next phase of your lives!

Rebecca said...

oh julie thats wonderful!! i'm so happy for you. i can't wait to watch the story of your lives together unfold, you really deserve it. heres to a happy future x

Penny said...

congrats!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

That is so sweet! Congrats!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Yay! So glad to hear that long process is finally over for you guys! And who better than Tim Horton to help celebrate?!

knittyornice said...

omg! congrats! this all very much reminds me that i need to get my citizenship! parents never made a canadian citizen so i wouldnt lose lose my EU citizenship... then i kept forgetting :) wow... congrats again! has he learned to say "eh" yet?! ;)

Salihan said...

A huge congratulations to you both! I know how you feel! It took me 3 years to be a PR in Australia so I totally understand the anxiety and the wait. So very happy for you and now your life starts like new again. Beautiful day, isn't it! :)

jen said...

oh my gosh congratulations!!!!!

Leah said...

Congratulations to you both! How exciting.

Chantal B said...

Congratulation!! From a french canadien!

Monique said...

You're so cute! I'm happy for you guys. Both of you!

yoel said...

Hoorah! Best wishes for many adventures together!

monikita said...

Congratulations! I would have bawled, too. :)

angelknits said...

Congratulations! Very touching and I am happy for the two of you.

I have been following your blog since the engagement to wedding to the PR status....it is just so sweet.

Wish you and G will have a bright future together and enjoy life!

angel

Knit 1 LA said...

Great news! Congratulations! You'll love knitting for babies, a much quicker knit! ;)

Sophie said...

Congrats to both of you !!! Currently posting the whole thing myself for my french love Nicolas and will be waiting wishing for the good news then... I am so happy for you both :)Welcome to Canada G.

Sophie

Phoe said...

Congrats again.

Hilary said...

How exciting! Congratulations to you and G!!

Sarah / Blue Garter said...

What great news! Congratulations, Julie and G.! Here's to your next steps together.

Cassy said...

Congratulations! I think I was at that same Tim Hortons when I visited Canada last year! Ha.

sandra said...

big congrats ...

Michele said...

Congratulations! I am so very happy for the both of you! May all of your sweet dreams come true.

xoxo

S. said...

Congratulations! I don't even know you but it brings tears to my eyes. Such an exciting time!

I'm not in the habit of leaving comments so while I'm at it I would just like to say how much I enjoy your blog. I had not knit in years and suddenly I've have started & actually completed many projects. So many exciting patterns & yarns around now.

caknitter said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Maryse said...

Congratulations! Lots of Canadian happiness! From another French Canadian ;-)

Illusioknits said...

Oh Julie, congrats!
My eyes became watery while reading your happy post. :o)
Your love is straight out of a fairytale, I hope it'll never change!

crystal said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That must have felt so wonderful. While I live in America, I am also Canadian and dating a Brit (Englishman)! I wish you two all the best. Timmies is a great way to celebrate, I am totally dying for a sour cream glazed!

erica-knits said...

Congratulations!! G is certainly the best new Canadian I know! Yay! for you two, Yay! for Canada for adopting a good one, yay! for moving forward and living happily ever after. Lots of Love.

pymette said...

That's great news! I love the Tim Hortons photo shoot :)

leanna x

Julie said...

Congratulations to you both. My son-in-law applied 18 months ago and is still waiting. Hopefully this summer he and my daughter can do the border crossing like you did (only on the West Coast) and celebrate at Tim Horton's. That is so cute!

weezalana said...

Congratulations! I would've cried, too. ;)

Ashley said...

Congratulations! That's great news! How exciting!

anna said...

i am so happy for you!! congrats on having everything finally finished and together! i understand how stressful the temporary visas can be. i secretly once looked in french residency visas and as you know, they are such a hassle to obtain! congrats again, now you can begin the rest of your life!

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