Weekend at the Cottage

Yesterday we got back from 4 days at Matt’s parent’s cottage on Mason Lake, our dog’s namesake.  It was a little different this time – we took Matt’s 2 nephews up with us – not used to that!  But they were greate.  Matt’s parent’s were also there so it was the 6 of us in total.  We had lots of fun – the weather was warm, on Saturday it was super windy, and the bugs were out in full force – mosquitoes, black flies, and deer flies – and I have the bug bites to prove it!  Luckily the bears that had been spotted through the week were hiding… So I thought I would post a few pictures of our time away! 

Mason loves going for boat rides

Mason loves going for boat rides

Matt having fun in the canoe - dont worry we were being safe!

Matt having fun in the canoe - don't worry we were being safe!

 

More Canoe Fun!  A rare shot of me in the water...

More Canoe Fun! A rare shot of me in the water...

Another couple of books…

Over the weekend I was away at the cottage and found time to finally finish some books I’ve been reading.  One that was referred to me by a friend was called Digging to America by Anne Tyler.  Digging to America was actually about 2 women who meet each other at the airport – picking up their daughters from South Korea!!  The book then details how the families evolved and intertwined. Two things I found really interesting.  One was that one family instilled more Korean culture on their daughter, while the other let the child really just be herself – and the differences between the girls was quite something.  Also the difference between the children coming home after a Korean adoption and a Chinese adoption.  Unfortunately the Chinese daughter in the book was a little behind and was not bonding as well as the Korean daughter.  I think it is a nice read for anyone, especially for those who have already or are in the process of adopting from South Korea.

The second book I finished was Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich – I’m a huge fan.  Sadly while I did enjoy book 14, I wasn’t too happy in that the questions left from 13 were not answered – ie marriage?  Ranger?  Still a fun summer book!

Immigration…

Finally finished the immigration paperwork.  Turns out it wasn’t all that difficult.  The problem is is that Immigration Canada has changed their forms and our agency does not have a template on how to fill everything out yet.  So by the end of the day our Application to Sponsor and Undertaking, Financial Evaluation, Sponsorship Agreement, and all the accompanying documentation will be in the mail…  One step closer!!