So....it's been a LONG time since I posted anything on here but life has certainly been busy.
We were super lucky with a quick processing time out of London England and after only 103 days got the approval. We got married in August this year in the UK so my 'husband' (still get a kick out of saying that) officially landed on 16 August, 2011 when we flew back.
I know there are some horror stories out there and maybe we just got really lucky but we didn't have one problem throughout the entire process....customs people were nice when we came to Vancouver with him on a visitors permit, never gave us any grief, never had a request for more info. I know I might be one of the few but I gotta say, extremely pleased with how it all worked out!
Good luck to all who are still waiting. Only piece of advice I can give for those who are putting together applications - give everything you can, wills, phone bills, facebook print outs showing you're in a relationship, Affidavits from friends and family....
Good luck! Merry Christmas!