Sunday, April 13, 2008

I Must be Living in a Bubble...


... where everything in my world is just beautiful and harmonious and wonderful! Here we are booking a wonderful trip to Chicago with the family for our long weekend in May. Gord needs to be there for work and us girls would go to hang out... well, shop, shop, SHOP!!! But, just as we were about to hit the BUY NOW button for our airline tickets, I remembered that Alexia does not have a Canadian passport as she is not a citizen yet and we do not have a visa for her either. Stop... let's re-think this. OK, we probably could still get her a visa in the next 4 weeks (it can sometimes take long). Oh yeah... we need her permanent resident card to get a visa which of course we do not have in our possession as we mailed it back to Citizenship Canada last week in order to get her actual citizenship. END OF STORY... we cannot go to Chicago, for sure. Goodbye American Girl, goodbye Crate and Barrel, goodbye Nordstrom, goodbye Pottery Barn, goodbye Magnificent Mile! GOODBYE!

4 comments:

Mortimer's Mom said...

that sucks!
we are terrbile at doing the canadian paperwork, but we get the US visa the minute we recover from the jetlag. Both times, it allowed us to move around so much. We're leaving for Floriday next week and BB has to renew her entry card, but it's super easy. Which reminds me, must make sure we send the canadian stuff....

Made in China said...

Awww... that's too bad!!! I guess we were lucky - we got Naomi's Canadian citizenship back in January. You could call and ask them to expidite it - it worked for us.

3D said...

Suckity! Like MinC said, call to see if they can expidite.

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

Don't give up hope... Think it took less than 3 weeks from the time we sent in Gabrielle's PR card to the time we received her citizenship card.

You can then get her passport on a rush basis from the Cote Vertu office. You pay a little more but you can get it within 48 hours.

See you soon. Love my capuccino's these days!!!

Love,

CH