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12-11-2007, 09:19 PM

We are now Mr and Mrs Q (http://www.cafenox.net/blog/?p=219) :heart:


Well, we met with the pastor today and we're getting married next week. January 18th at 9:30 am :heart:


So, updates. It's a three year transfer and yes, he wants me to go with him. He proposed to me Saturday night :woot:

Our mothers are already planning, plotting and possibly scheming a wedding O_O. They are resourceful ladies hahahahahaha.

Happy New Year to all!!

My boyfriend's in the Air Force. Has been in for about 8-9 years.

Last night he calls me and tells me that there's a big chance that they're gonna transfer him in September 2008.

To Okinawa :shock:

So I might be moving in the very near future. Kinda shocked, kinda scared, kind of excited too. It's a big oportunity.

12-11-2007, 10:03 PM
Wow! That would be quite a change. Keep us posted on your decision-making.
good luck!

12-11-2007, 10:25 PM
Moving is always scary/exciting/horrible/wonderful! Think of it as an adventure and you'll be fine! Let us know what happens.

12-12-2007, 12:28 AM
I think that sounds -- like -- WOW!!!!! How cool is that???? :cheering:

And I thought living in Miami was cool...:teehee:. Now that was an adventure! Glad I had the opportunity...glad I'm not there anymore. ;)

12-12-2007, 12:38 AM
Too cool... your gonna be one of those people that can say... "ahh, yes, I remember when I lived in Okinawa and......":thumbsup: I am so jealous.

12-12-2007, 12:48 AM
I have family stationed in Okinawa--it's supposed to be absolutely beautiful.

12-12-2007, 10:53 AM
List of things you have to do:
1. Find a way there (I'm presuming marriage is in the works so the military can pay for your move?)
2. Learn Japanese. While you can sort of get around not learning it, your life will be SO much easier if you do have at least a grasp of how the language works and some knowledge of hiragana/katakana (written language) Look at your community college. Our uni offers an intensive class each summer.

3. Learn to read Japanese knitting patterns. It is totally different! Drives me up the wall trying to make it all make sense. But it's important, right? :)

12-12-2007, 12:03 PM
Thanks ^_^

Yes, marriage is probably in the way.
I've always wanted to travel more, so this is one heck of a chance.
And I've already bought a couple of Japanese courses to at least get a smathering of it.
There's a university on base that has Japanese classes too, it'll help.

12-12-2007, 12:19 PM
My daughter and son in law (he's in the Marine's 13 years and 3 children just got stationed there in July.
One word of advise, make sure that he gets a good welcome person. I can't think of what they are really called..aggh..it will come to me later, but each family has another person/family that welcomes and show's them around, helps with getting settled in, things like that. The person that was suppose to do that for my daughter was no help at all...but, she has a friend there that they were stationed with on Camp Pendleton that helped them out big time.
What an adventure, have fun!
P.S. I know it's 10 months away, but I will give you my daughter's contact info and she is the type that would love to help you out when you get there, if you like! Just a thought!

12-12-2007, 12:33 PM
Good luck with desicion making process! My Dad was in the Air Force and a lot of our family friends were stationed in Okinawa. They all loved it!

12-12-2007, 12:48 PM
Congratulations !! and coming from a military background I second the person who said get married before the move so that the military pays your travel, housing and you don't have to worry about medical insurance etc. 36yrs ago my parents got engaged and married within 33 days for that very reason.

12-12-2007, 01:19 PM
Jen17: A sponsor? I know that the email they sent him said something about that.
And thank you very much for the contact ^_^

There's a group on Ravelry for Military spouses and there's a couple of them who're at Okinawa or were there at some point. I'm going to get information from them too.

Much planning much planning!!

12-12-2007, 11:37 PM
"Sponsor" that's what it was, lol!!

12-13-2007, 05:29 AM
What an opportunity you have got. Keep us posted.

12-13-2007, 09:52 AM
:happydance: How exciting!!

12-31-2007, 02:21 PM

First post edited for updates.

12-31-2007, 02:53 PM


12-31-2007, 04:10 PM
Sounds exciting. Congratulations. :)

12-31-2007, 04:30 PM
Congratulations! :) My uncle lived in Okinawa for a while and he really liked it... but that was years ago...

12-31-2007, 06:43 PM
Congratulations! Wow, a whole new exciting life awaits you! Great way to start the New Year!!!:happydance:

12-31-2007, 07:34 PM
Congratulations!! Good luck with the wedding planning and the Moms!

01-01-2008, 02:20 PM
:cheering: :yay: :woohoo: :happydance: :muah: :heart: :grphug: :woot: cloud9 :sun: Congratulations!!!!!!!

01-01-2008, 04:42 PM

So, updates. It's a three year transfer and yes, he wants me to go with him. He proposed to me Saturday night :woot:

:woohoo: Congratulations. Let me know if you need a translator and I'll send my dd with you! Keep us posted about wedding plans!

01-02-2008, 02:28 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

01-02-2008, 11:35 PM
Congrats. My husband is in the Navy and we're in mainland Japan about a half an hour from Yokohama. We've been here for 2 years and have 1 more or so left in our tour. If you have any questions I've travelled to Oki many times for work and pleasure (will be going down again next month) or about Japan/Japanese please let me know. And of course if you ever want to travel up to the mainland give me a shout. :) Have fun planning the wedding!

01-10-2008, 06:25 PM
Short edit to first post *bump*

Jan in CA
01-10-2008, 09:37 PM

Well, we met with the pastor today and we're getting married next week. January 18th at 9:30 am :heart:

Oh my goodness! That is fast! Congratulations! :yay:

01-10-2008, 10:03 PM
Oh my goodness! That is fast! Congratulations! :yay:

Yup, it's fast O_O
But that way we can comply with everything that the AF requires in terms of paperwork and cartwheels :teehee:

01-10-2008, 11:32 PM
Congratulations! So when will the move take place?

01-10-2008, 11:51 PM
:woot:Congratulations! How did you plan a wedding so quickly? I am amazed! Good luck with all the cartwheels and hoopla involved!

01-11-2008, 12:12 AM
Congrats to you both:cheering: :woohoo:
I wrote to you before and told you my dd is on Okinowa, the offer still stands, if you need any help when you get there e-mail me and I will get you in contact with her!! She just learned to knit 2 months ago. She had to have surgery from a preexisting condition (she is fine now) and they had to send her to San Deigo to have surgery. I flew from RI to San Diego, met her there, stayed for the surgery and 2 and 1/2 recoup time and then she flew back to Okinowa and I flew home to RI. I taught her how to knit when I was with her and she made a beautiful purse on the way home and then felted it and now is trying to make socks!!

I wish you a life time of love and happiness!cloud9

Jen:knitting: :muah:

01-11-2008, 12:24 AM
Thank you for all your good wishes ^_^ *hugs*

jen17: I will definitely take you up on that as the move approaches.

We won't be moving to Okinawa until the end of August or mid-September, so it's a little while away, but with all the paperwork and stuff we had to get things going as soon as possible.

We didn't really plan a major wedding for next week. It'll be just us, two witnesses and the pastor. We're very excited about it and I promised the pastor that I would cook him some mexican food.
We'll be redoing our vows in front of our family in the summer and that will be the planning that will drive me crazy @_@

01-18-2008, 10:25 PM
*one more bump*

01-19-2008, 02:00 PM
Congrats! :hug: You will need to change your name to "DianaQ" now ;)

01-22-2008, 06:18 PM
Congrats! :hugt: You will need to change your name to "DianaQ" now ;)

Thanks! And yes, I just might have to ^_^

Jan in CA
01-22-2008, 06:26 PM
Congratulations! :yay:

If you do want your name changed let me know and I can tell Sheldon to do it for you. ;)

01-22-2008, 06:44 PM
Congratulations!! :cheering:

2008 is/will be quite a year for you!! Wow!

01-22-2008, 07:45 PM
Congrats!!:cheering: :cheering:

01-22-2008, 09:28 PM

sue in canada
01-22-2008, 09:52 PM

01-23-2008, 08:10 AM
Congratulations :woot:

01-23-2008, 09:53 AM
:woot: Congrats!!!:woot:

01-23-2008, 07:26 PM
Congrats. :cheering: :woot: But it is not just cartwheels, its more paperwork then you will ever want to see again, crawling through hoops, and praying that you do not get a pain in the butt as the person who approves you going. Ask me how I know all this. Welcome to the wonderful world of military life, there is nothing like it.