Jem Moment : Macarons And Permanent Residency

”Twas a weekend of good things from afar.

Michiel was in Toronto for the weekend on business and I told him I expected some macarons when he came back, if that was at all possible πŸ˜‰

He came back and didn’t disappoint, having pistachio and chocolate flavours from two different stores πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ›

They were quickly tested and enjoyed and also compared to our favourites from Tout.

We decided we liked the flavour of The Dessert Room ones and the texture from the Caniche Bakery .

So together, they were pretty much perfectπŸ˜‰


Also, during his weekend away, Michiel became a permanent resident of Canada! πŸ˜„πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸŽ‰

His papers that needed signing had been in Holland for some time but then we realized they expired and would have to be mailed to us.
They were sent and we prayed they would arrive in time for his trip to Toronto, so that he could use that opportunity to cross the border and have an immigration officer sign them.

They arrived two days prior and we were ever so thankful, not really having time or funds for an unnecessary trip across a border.

He drove to Buffalo the last evening of his trip, only to be told that ‘Sorry, since June the rules changed and we only process those on Tuesdays.’


Inside, I wanted to believe that this was a test of our attitude and the Lord wouldn’t let us receive the papers in time,  just to have them refused signage, but it was hard 😬

Mike was at the border for over an hour, just waiting to see if they would do it anyways but then they said, no.

So he decided to drive further into the states and try crossing at another border.

They too said, no it wasn’t possible, but the Lord had someone listening off to the side.

That lady came up after hearing Mike explain the situation to a different agent and said that the rule was ridiculous and she would do it and take the blame if anyone was to get in trouble.

So, he’s officially done paper work and able to live and work in Canada and I got macarons to celebrate that news with… win, win πŸ˜‰πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ’•


(How photo shoots end 😜)

5 thoughts on “Jem Moment : Macarons And Permanent Residency

  1. That was so nice of the lady!! Congratulations on becoming a resident of the great north, mike πŸ˜ŽπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ photo shoot set up on point as usual πŸ‘ŒπŸ½… take down looks pretty fun too πŸ˜‰ β˜•οΈπŸ₯ž(No waffle emoji…pancakes are kinddddaaa close in the waffle family and waffles kinda look like stropwaffles πŸ€“)🍬(Also no macaroon emoji…what’s up with that, Apple)

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    1. Yep, she was our answered prayers! ☺️
      Thanks for the congratulations πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘ŒπŸ»
      The photo take down was for sure the highlight 🀀 haha!
      I can’t believe they don’t have at least a macaron emoji either πŸ™„πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ


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