An Mid Week Update

Hello all my lovely readers! This week is going to be a little scattered. It has and is a big week full of stuff. Yesterday I had my naturalization interview and citizen test. It was totally easy and I passed the first 6 questions so they didn’t even have to ask me the rest of the 10. The officer was very nice. It’s just hard swearing to renounce all allegience to any other state. I know it’s not a big deal but it makes me sad to think about. I love Canada. I went to the interview with a little hidden Canadian pride. I couldn’t help myself. Right after I felt like I had to go find a coffee crisp bar or do something Canadian. Hehe


Next up was our doctors app. It was so nerve racking. We were so anxious in the waiting room. I will go into more detail tomorrow for the Baby Post, but let’s just say we couldn’t be happier and now that we know we couldn’t imagine it any other way! I will spill the beans tomorrow!! Aren’t these trees so beautiful? They were outside the doctors yesterday. So fitting to be going thru all this in the spring.


Well I am sitting on the Amtrak train right now heading to NYC. A little while ago I got invited by Lucky and Ann Taylor LOFT to fly down and come see the Fall 2010 Preview and attend their after party. How cool right? Well I don’t really need to fly so they got me a train ticket and are putting me up in a fancy hotel. I have to say I am pretty freakin’ excited!! I was super super nervous because I didn’t know anyone who was going to be there, but I found out a couple great peps are going to be there too and now I just can’t wait!! I will have a full update and pictures of my 2 days when I get back.


Have a great day!! Remember today is the last day to enter the giveaway below!

  1. When my dad married my mom, he gave up his Canadian citizenship. I always say to him that I wished he could have retained dual citizenship so that I might have had an opportunity to be both Canadian and American. Quite honestly, I don’t know much about the process of giving up citizenship to one country and obtaining it in another. Is there a way you could have chosen to be both? If so, how did you make your decision?

  2. Whoops. Forgot to include my link so that you could find out about the person asking the question if you wanted!

  3. excited for the baby post

    congrats on passing the test…though I knew you would of course! 🙂

  4. cant wait for tomorrow!!! im so happy for you guys!

    congratulations on the text!

    have a blast in NYC!

  5. TEST not text! hah! xox

  6. Ooh, am excited to find out too!
    That citizen thing sounds a bit hostile, renouncing allegiance to other states…

  7. In the US you can not have dual citizenship. You have to renounce all others, but technically Canada always sees you as a citizen so you still kinda have both, it’s just the fact that america
    makes you say you renounce all citizenship is kinda lame to me. I plan on getting our baby canadian citizenship as well when they are born. 

  8. YAY hidden Canadian pride! Yeah, the American government can be kind of lame EH?
    Kim said it best, that is hostile. It those overly arrogant people that give Americans a bad rap in other countries.

  9. Yay! You Passed!

    On pens and needles about the baby! That’s amazing. I’m loving that you and Indiana Adams are both pregnant!
    So Jealous about the LOFT Preview! Say hey to Alexa Chung for me! haha she’s so cool, love her style. Is Jessica from What I Wore going?? I’d think she would be.

    I heart Canadians!

  10. Congrats on passing the test, and welcome to US citizenship. It’s a fine life. Aside from the crime. And healthcare system. And.. well, generally it is awesome living here, as you already know. 🙂

    I must say, I LOVE the watercolor florals on the LOFT invite. LOVE them. I hope they have fabric/clothes with the print!

  11. congratulations on your citizenship and on finding out the sex of the baby (I can’t wait to read your post tomorrow)! I’m glad you wore some Canada pride, I can imagine it would be hard to “renounce” your home country, I had a hard enough time trading in my Maine license for Massachusetts!

    Have fun in NYC!

  12. That’s awesome about LOFT and I can’t wait to hear about the baby! Living vicariously through your pregnancy is so fun!

  13. I am anxiously waiting for tomorrow! Have fun at the Ann Taylor Loft party- that place is seriously one of my favs 🙂

  14. Congratulations on passing the test. I could imagine that it would be difficult to say you renounce your home country. Love that you were wearing that pin!

    OH, can’t wait to hear the news tomorrow.

    I hope you have an amazing time at the event in NYC!

    Lulu Letty

  15. Hello!
    First of all, my name is Marcella, I am from Brazil and Graphic Designer.
    I found your blog by chance and I really liked!!! !
    There are many things in common, I liked your style, I love Canada and arts!
    After, I’m going to read your blog more!!! 🙂

  16. Yay you passed and I agree that it’s lame you have to “renounce all others” That’s so American and not in a good way. I am so jealous you’re getting to go to that party, lucky duck. I cannot wait to hear what the gender is. Have fun!!!

  17. so incredibly awesome! have fun and take lots of pics for us!!!

  18. These trees look magical! Congrats on your citizen test 🙂 and I hope you have lots of fun in NYC!

  19. Awe, poor Canada. I love Anne Taylor LOFT! Have fun!

  20. You have to renounce your birth country? That’s rough!

  21. Alexa Chung will be there?! Super cool!

    Congrats on becoming an American! The US doesnt recognize dual citizenship … does Canada?

  22. hello jen!

    i had fun catching up with your adventures today! you were so sweet before to take the time to tell me that the photos are an app from your iphone but do you mind taking another moment and telling me what the app is called? thank you so much! xo miss bravo!

  23. You are still Canadian to me! I salute you with a Tim Hortons coffee (actually I don’t drink coffee but Matt drinks enough TH coffee for both of us… you get the point)…

  24. Congrats dear! Way to bring a little Canadian pride with you : ) But welcome to being an American!

    If I remember correctly, isn’t this also the day when you were going to find out the gender of your baby? I hope he or she is super healthy, and I’m excited to hear (that is if you still want to share with us)!

    Well have a great day! By the way, I switched over to blogger : ( Even though I agreed with you about wordpress being SO much better, I just felt it was a good thing that fitted everything I am looking for at the moment. But I hope this won’t stop you from stopping by every now and then!


  25. Good on you for keeping your Canadian pride! I don’t think you can ever truely leave behind the place where you grew up.

  26. Want to know the best part? Even though you’re naturalized, as long as you haven’t stood in front of a Canadian judge and forsworn your citizenship, you’re still Canadian. And, your little girl is Canadian, too. That’s what happened to me, and I love the fact that I get to claim citizenship in both countries.

  27. Hannah Malcolm •

    My husband is a dual citizen. His mom is Canadian and his dad American. They just had to fill out some paperwork and get his American citizenship when he was younger. I wonder if you could do the same for your little girl, if you have the desire too. He lived in Canada and was applying for American citizenship, but I don’t know what it would be like for you, living in America and trying to get her Canadian citizenship. I do know that being a dual citizen has been really handy for him going to college!

  28. congrats! the best part about becoming a citizen is that you can *vote*, so be sure to register! plus you can smile in your passport photo in the US 😉 best to get a US passport ASAP–I use my Canadian one to go to Canada and my US one to come back.

    it’s cool having kids with multiple citizenships. my son was born when we lived in Australia, so he’s an Australian/Canadian/American. My daughter was born here, so she’s US/Canadian. Your daughter will be a Canadian citizen at birth (assuming you were also a Canadian at birth), and a US citizen, too (if she is born here.)

  29. Oh man. I know that this is super old, but I felt the same way when I took my naturalization test! (I’m Canadian, too.) I wanted to run out and have some Timbits or something. Your words were just so familiar, I had to share, even though this is an older post.

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