So Rob and I got our immigration paperwork, and honestly? I can’t figure out why people we spoke with made it sound like a nearly impossible and horrible thing. With the paperwork was a guide for filling out each and every section, not to mention their website makes much more sense now that we’re looking at the forms. Dare I say that I think we’ll be able to do this right? 8D (famous last words??)
HERE’S THE LOW-DOWN. The ~Maybe Official~ What’s-Going-To-Happen sort-of low-down. Once we’re married, Rob and I send in our paperwork; his requests to be my sponsor and mine very nicely asks if I can please live there with him. If they determine that Robert is not an elaborate scam artist or a homicidal maniac (or something like that :P), then they’ll look at my application for a Permanent Resident card. Think of it as something like a green card here in the US. They have to make sure Rob and I are in a real relationship and I’m not using him to get into Canada, then divorce him and rack up debt and/or steal the Canadians’ jobs (people seriously do this kind of thing.) To prove our relationship, I have to describe events like our first meeting, the engagement, and the wedding. I also have to provide pictures of us, together and with each others’ families, our letters and cards, and our call and text logs. We may also have to go through separate interviews to be quizzed on things like the sides of the bed we sleep on and the color of our bathroom tile, and our answers will be compared. Or so I’ve been told, I really have no idea. XD
The application will take over a year to process, though this estimate could change at any time. While we wait, I can only stay in Canada as a visitor for up to 6 months at a time (or however long the border/CIC specifically indicates that I can.) I’ll probably be coming and going often, so we’re not really worried about that. If the immigration office grants me a PR card, I can work, study, and live in Canada. After that, I have to live in Canada for 3 out of 5 rolling years’ time before I can immigrate. But that’s a bridge we’ll cross later, if we decide to. :)
Thank you for all the prayers in this endeavor!! God’s definitely guiding us through.
I hear people whining about how they’ll never have a relationship like this, or that it’s unreal and unreachable. Instead of sighing about something so ridiculous, I’d rather do my best to have a really amazing relationship with Robert. :)
I want to start posting more of the actual projects I’m working on for the wedding, now that we’re getting into the DIY part of it all. :) These wristlets are for the girls helping in the wedding. 2 made, 4 to go! It’s not that hard, and I LOVE sewing.
The first in a series of ornaments we’re going to collect in our first 12 years of marriage. :) After seeing this, Robert and I decided to have bird-themed ornaments on our tree each year, as well as this 12 Days of Christmas set. At least, until we have children who will probably destroy them. Ah, marriage and demonic offspring. <3
Anonymous said: Every time I start looking at wedding photographer blogs for photo inspiration and ideas for you guys, it's like "Oh dang, I have to photograph Becca and Rob's wedding in like, A MONTH."
Oh man, I know RIGHT?? I keep thinking about how you guys are gonna be the photographers and how AWESOME it’s going to be! I scribbled up a photo list, by the way, I’ll be throwing it at you soon. :) THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Another song being used in the reception playlist. :)
More decor! One thing I love about a Christmas wedding: being able to reuse many of the decorations on your tree each year! Robert went nuts when he saw this stuff. XD
Some beautiful ornaments for reception decor! WalMart wins the Cutest Affordable Ornaments prize this year! Target and JoAnn’s are major let-downs this season. =/
These are actually the paper balls from this year’s ladies’ seminar at our church; we’re reusing them! :) Mrs. Denise is making more in green and gold (thank you so much!!)
The cake from the shower, a really cute sandcastle (TASTED AMAZING), and me with one of my bridesmaids and my mother … annnnnnd there’s something on my head. Shocker.