Wednesday, April 17, 2013

There's Something About: Our Story

Hubby was an airman stationed at Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan, in 1995. He was a crew chief on F15s and loved it. I was living at home in Oceanside, CA when my dad accepted a job that moved us to Okinawa. My mother is from Okinawa and her father was sick, so my dad, who already worked for the DOD, took another job that would transfer us to Okinawa so my mom could care for her sick father.

My parents met when my dad was active duty in the Marine Corps, over 41 years ago, when he was stationed in Okinawa. Little did I know I would be "following" in their footsteps.

I met my future husband in March 1995. Several weeks later we started dating and several months later he proposed on the 4th of July. We were married almost 8 months later in January 1996. We've always said, "When you know, you know!" And we knew!

It's 1996 people!

He was transferred to Langley AFB in October 1995. Then, we PCS'd to McChord AFB, in December 1997, where he was a flight engineer for the C141, and we had our first son in December 1998. In July 2000, we came back to Long Island, NY, where hubby is from, and he joined the New York Air National Guard. He was a flight engineer for the C130, but soon finished his degree, got his commission and went to pilot training. Now, he pilots the C130. And we eventually had two more kids.

Aren't we cute?!

Love this photo of us!

We've gone through at least 5 deployments (I've lost count) and during this last one I decided to start blogging about our sometimes crazy, but never dull, life. I hope our stories can put a smile on your face.



  1. That's a great story! We are in Okinawa now and love it here!

  2. Hey there! Here from the blog hop and am following you on Twitter and Pinterest :o) Hope you'll get the chance to visit and follow back. You can find me here:



  3. I'm a new follower from the Wednesday Walkabout and thought I would drop a line! My parents met at Kadena AFB and they have very fond memories from there. I'm looking forward to reading your blog! I'm over at


  4. Awe what a lovely story!

  5. I loved this post. I love hearing how couples met and you have a beautiful story. It's definitely true: when you know, you know!

  6. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE! I love that picture of you guys at the bottom! Such a gorgeous couple!

  7. Such a great story! You guys are perfect together. :)

  8. That is so sweet that you met in the same city your parents did!
    Very cute story!

    Stopping by from the Wednesday Walkabout!

  9. What a sweet story.
    I'm stopping by and following along via the linkin' with my ladies hop.;)

  10. New follower from the blog hop! This is such a sweet story. Y'all are a cute family.

  11. Beautiful story & pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & following me. Following you on GFC now too

  12. You have a beautiful family. I feel so much love in this post and your whole blog xo

  13. What a great story. Love the names for your kids. Speaking of kids, you guys looked so young when you got married. Maybe you were because you still look young!

    I'm a new follower of yours on BlogLovin. Would love it if you linked up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop at Journeys of The Zoo (

    Looking forward to connecting further.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    Finding Humour in Everyday Life
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com