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Montreal & My Green Card

I’m already looking back on our Montreal trip wistfully. It was quick – just two nights – but there was something about those couple days we had to wander about the city. Perhaps it was our small window of reclaimed freedom! Zaya stayed at home with Grandma and Grandpa, and as tough as it was to leave him, it was worth it to have those days just for the two of us. And really, I’m sure Zaya was much happier! I don’t think he would have enjoyed our 7:40am (eastern time, of course) appointment at the US Consulate – our reason for going.

The final step in my green card process was an interview and I’m thankful to stay it was a success! I received my approval right then and there, wrapping up our two year wait (which was only supposed to take nine months!). Another couple of weeks and my visa will be activated, making me an official resident of the United States. I will also be expanding my business to this side of the border, so Washington State brides (and beyond!), I’d love to hear from you!

With the rest of our time in Montreal, we set out to explore and eat (the best sandwiches at Olive & Gourmando) and drink good coffee (Lili & Oli with thanks to friend Jamie Delaine for the recommendation!). I had packed along my camera for the trip but when it came time to walk the city, I made a last minute decision to leave it in the hotel room…and simply take my iPhone. My pictures may be of less quality but it was pretty nice to travel so light.

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