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DianaM
12-11-2007, 09:19 PM
1-18-08

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

1-10-08

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

12-31-2007

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!!


12-11-07
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.

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

knitgal
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.

auburnchick
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. ;)

Lisa_H-Town
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.

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

knitncook
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? :)

DianaM
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.

Jen17
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!
Jen
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!

HollyP
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!

vaknitter
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.

DianaM
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!!

Jen17
12-12-2007, 11:37 PM
"Sponsor" that's what it was, lol!!

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

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

DianaM
12-31-2007, 02:21 PM
Bump!

First post edited for updates.

auburnchick
12-31-2007, 02:53 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

:yay:

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

Abbily
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...

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

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

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

knitncook
01-01-2008, 04:42 PM
12-31-2007

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!

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

bah
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!

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

Jan in CA
01-10-2008, 09:37 PM
1-10-08

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:

DianaM
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:

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

HollyP
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!

Jen17
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:

DianaM
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 @_@

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

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

DianaM
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. ;)

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

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

scout52
01-22-2008, 07:45 PM
Congrats!!:cheering: :cheering:

bethany
01-22-2008, 09:28 PM
congratulations!

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

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

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

msmelody
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.