Friday, April 8, 2011
The immigration officer was quite relaxed, which made us relax. He even tried to catch me off-guard by saying "Everything looks good except, on your record here Verity, it shows you have robbed a bank in Dunedin?!" I was hoping they weren't going to find out about that one - ha ha :) I guess everyone wants to have a bit of comic relief in their day, even if you work at the consulate!
It was a real blessing to go to this interview, as we flew up to Auckland on Thursday night and stayed with Dad/DP/Lawrence that night and got to spend some time with Reuben's sisters as well. Our interview was a real breeze, and we were finished much earlier than anticipated, which meant that we got to spend some more family time together. We enjoyed an early morning walk around the Viaduct with Dad, coffees/chai in hand! We also met up with Jillian and Kirstie (Reuben's sisters) and our youngest nephew and niece, Joshua and Briana... we all enjoyed ice cream and walk along Takapuna beach.