Tuesday, December 16, 2008

COMING TO CALI

I am so excited to see everyone tomorrow!!! =D I doubt I'll be able to sleep tonight.... scratch that, I will be able to, I'm already so tired! Today has been so stressfull! hehe
Well, I just wanted to anounce that I for sure got the JOB at the developmental center!!!! yay I start the day I get back *literaly!*
I know this is short, just wanted to say YAY for coming to California! =)
See you all soon!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas songs!!!

So I've been playing my guitar, that I got last Christmas(THANKS POPS!!), a lot theses day. Playing makes time go by fast!!! And I've learned a few Chrsitmas songs! I've been sending some to Shane, so I figured I'll post them!!! The first one is "Santa Baby" and then my favorite since I was little, "I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" =D


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Sunday, December 7, 2008

From Iraq

Hello everyone i finally found out how use this, just want to give you an update. I have over 25 combat missions and over 100 flying hours. Have'nt seen much of anything so i guess thats a good thing. Ill be home soon so keep me in your prayers. Love you all.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So I was looking through pictures and found these =) I thought they were adorable..

Also! I have yet another job interview at the developmental Center! this time for a specific house. At this place there are four house each with 16 residents.. You usually get assigned to one house. But I thought I was just going to be an on call person, meaning I would work all the houses whenever needed. But maybe this means something else! =D We'll have to wait and see!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

So.... my Job interview went great!! I have another one with the same company this Monday!! :) This time they are taking me on a tour of the place which is very exciting :) I'll keep everyone posted!
here are some pics Shane wanted me to share with everyone! and he really wants everyone to see the video.. hoesntly you can hardly tell what they guy says.. i think it was the guy taking the video.. cuz It wasn't shane. :)
so enjoy, once again :)





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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

THE VIDEO

So I posted the video... but realized there was a bit of language at the end.... you can hardly tell what they say.. but I didn't wanna offend people!!
Sorry!

More randomness

Well, to start off. My Job Interview went very well! There are a lot more steps in the hiring process though. I am getting set up for another interview to take a tour of the facility. And then they have back ground checks... drug tests... and a physical I need to g through before I am eligible to hire. So She said I wouldn't probably have Orientation till December.. And then I leave two weeks later. She did say me leaving would not be an issue because they don't have real positions open. I would be on call.
So seeing as I am bored, and could use some cash.. :) I am going to the mall today and gonna try and get a job.. haha :) even if it is just for a month. :)
Anyhoo! Shane is doing good! I have some pictures and a video to share with everyone :) The video is typical Shane.. bored on the plane and dancing haha
enjoy!!


Monday, November 3, 2008

Random Pictures!


Proving To Shane I can fit in his bags

My Halloween Picture I sent to Shane :)

Snow white and CaveMan (Payton Reid..one of the boys of the family I hang out with)

Snow White and Cinderella

Trying to say goodbye

It wasn't working

Mom, Shane, Danny

Kisses :)

SOOO many bags

Shane Takin, Mom for a ride on our bike :)


I miss my Husband :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

It's been a while!

Hey Everyone, sorry for the pause in the blog! These past few weeks have been busy.
So here's the catch up!!

Since I got my CNA license, I have still had no luck in finding a job. None of the hospitals around here are hiring CNAs right now. Which is a real bummer because I am really trying to stay busy while Shane is gone.
Which leads me into.... Shane left for Iraq last Saturday (25, i believe) He made it there safely and is trying to adapt to the lifestyle of sleeping during the day and working at night. I can't say too much more about him, mostly cuz I don't know much more!! :)
He's been able to call me twice so far, and he said he'd try and call me tonight but i dunno if it'll happen :) I'll keep my fingers crossed!!
Other than that really not much more as been going on! It's starting to cool off here. Gets down to 30 degrees at night!!!
While shanes gone, I've been hanging out with a Church family a lot! A family that Shane hung out with a lot before I got here. :) They are the sweetest family in the world, and are takin good care of me :)

OH! I bought my tickets to come back to CA! I'll be there the afternoon of Dec 17th!! And I'll leave Jan. 5th EAAARRLLY in the morning :)
Oh and I have Shanes address! If anyone wants it e-mail me or call me and I'll get it to you. I don't wanna put in on the internet where other ppl can see it so give me a call :)
I'll try to keep this updated more often!!!
See everyone soon!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

TWO WORDS

I PASSED!!!!!!!!!

Thats right everyone! I passed my CNA exam!!!! i am beyond words :) It was nerve raking and I know it wasn't possible without the prayers of EVERYONE!! :)
gahhhhhhhh i am so excited :)

PLUS
Shane got an exellent flight in last week. It was justt what he needed to boost his nerves :) He did amazing on his flight and shot so much it was like they were in war :)

thanks for all the prayers everyone!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Nerves!

Sorry its been so long!

well... Ive got lots to say so lets start with the oldest that ive been saying i'll post... PICTURES! we redid our house and it looks SOOO much better




So theres our house.....
Heres my tattoo :)


I think thats all the pictures I got for ya :)
NOW some chit chat :)
The nerves are starting to set in for both shane and me! Shane is now realizing how soon he leaves and is nervous because he is like the only "new kid" on his flight crew. I know he'll be awesome, hes just got the butterflies :) He found out that he will be stationed in iraq. Don't know the address yet or how we'll be able to stay in contact with him, but I will for sure give everyone that info.
As for my nerves....ive had TONS of school this week and next week. I had a huge take home history test (hardest ive ever had) due yesterday, i had a micro test today, and two papers due next week. and NOW another thing has been added on.... BUT we gotta start from the begining for this one :)
SO we we all know i need a job and have had NOOOOOO luck. well I've figured it out. Last semester I took my CNA exam and failed by one point and I was COMPLETELY bummed out and kinda gave up on it. Well, the other day Shane and I went into the hospital to look for random jobs and they said they really need CNAs SO I applied for my test out here! I did that last week and still haven't heard from them, however, I caleld them yesterday and they said.. "oh yeah your test is OCT. 8th" haha wow.. SOO i am excited but totally nervous. It seems God is making me suck up my previous "failure" and keep going! I am very excited to start working in a hospital :)
anyhooooo.. Life out here is amazing, the weather is kinda starting to cool down and I can't wait for winter!! Its not humid anymore which is awesome :)
WELL THEN. i will keep ya posted on how everything turns out!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

life in the Military

So as most of you have heard, I'm sure. Shanes deployment date was majorly moved up! Instead of leaving February he now leaves next month! I believe the actual date is October 28, but i'm not certain. It's a total bummer, he won't be able to come out for Christmas or Matty's wedding which he was really looking forward to. :( It's even worse because he is supposed to be back January 5th!! two days after the wedding!!! so close!! But there's nothing we can do, thats the life of the military! You never know when it can change! :)
So keep him in your prayers, hes pretty nervous! Hes only been out of school for a month and they usually give them a few months to get used to it and to in process and out process. But Shane did that very quickly. His commander even recognized how fast he works and said he was looking forward to having him. So again, prayers are good :) And for me too, I have friends and a Church family that I know will take good care of me, but still....
On another thought. I am STILL searching for a job! I have found nowhere to hire me!! I'm applying everywhere! From restaurants to hotel front desk jobs! I've even gone to the mall and applied all around the shops! I have not heard back from a single one! I really wanna get a job before Shane leaves to keep me busy! So keep that in your prayers too!!
For some GOOD news! I went to the RN counselor and found out Im taking WAY to many classes! haha another lady put me on track for my AA emphasizing nursing, where all i really need to right is my AS RN :) So instead of having a fulll semester in spring and doing summer classes. I only have 3 classes left :) AND if I keep my GPA up I have ALL 100 points to get into the program! The college does the nuring program by a point system and they take 54 students so lets pray there aren't wayyy over 54 students with 100 points or else it jsut goes to a lotery!
I'm very excited! if everything goes well, this time next year I'll be in the Nursing program!!
Well, I'm off to microbiology now! (I just had a test and I got a B! woohoo, its way easier than A and P so I know I can get better :))

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sorry this has taken so long!!!!
here are some pictures of the storm! I don't think the pictures do the waves justice but oh well!!
The storm really wasn't bad at all, just a lot of wind and rain for us!


As you can see the waves started breaking a LONG way back and just kept going. it was really cool, and REEAALLY windy, allmost knocked me over once!
This is where we normally play volley ball.. oops hehe the water actually at one point went all teh way up to the reastruant that are just out of this picture.

I wanted to walk on the pier but i didn't have cash with me :( At some points the water would crash and splash up onto the pier
So those didn't do much justice... I'll try a video


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Monday, September 1, 2008

Gustav

I know some of you are worried, but don't be!!
All we are getting is rain and wind so far. Shane left yesterday morning around 4am. All the planes flew to Jacksonville FL. He has so clue when he'll come home, but they told him possibly tomorrow sometime. It just depends on the weather.
As for me, I'm here at home! Waitin out the rain. I wanna go to the beach simply to see the water. I heard the whole beach was closed cuz the water was up 3 feet more than it usually is. I wanna see SOO bad! :) Shane says I can't though! hehe
Im trying to get on my school website to see if its open tomorrow, but i can't get there for some reason, so I'll have to trying!
Thats about it for now! I'll try and get some good videos of the wind and rain!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

ITS ONLY THE BEGINING!!!!!!

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My Cam Bam

This is Camry, She is my sisters little guide dog puppy in training. Well, this was her many moons ago(June 7, 2007), when she was a teeny tiny puppy. The moment I laid on on the tiny girl I fell for her! She is by far my favorite pup Joj has ever trained (no offense to the others) Camry and I had an intense connection. No one really knows why we just clicked right away. When Cam was about this age (tiny baby), I would lay on the ground and have her lay on top of me and we'd wrestle and cuddle.
well....that tradition went on even after she was full grown. if I laid on the ground no matter what, she would come lay on me. and nuzzle her head on my chest and neck. Most of the time we would wrestle around :)

Well, now my sweet sweet girl is going to be a Mama!!1 Joj and cam just heard the news last week! I about cried when she told me cuz this means I get to see her again when I come home!!!!!!

I am so proud of Cam Bam to the Bam cam and I can't help but smile when I think about her! I miss Camry so much, and I've heard that she misses me too!!! and I've heard that other people try to get her to lay on them, but she won't :D that makes me happy for some reason! :)
Anyway!

Camry, my hats off to you! Congrats on being such an amazing pooch and good luck on the puppies!!!! You are gonna make an incredible mama!!
I love you Cam and I miss you!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

What a storm

We spent a very relaxing Sunday afternoon at the beach =)
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Here we Go again...

This video is actually from last night (sat.)

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Weather Girl Ali

Allllrighty....no making fun!!!! Actually you can laugh all you want, we did!!!!! hahaha
enjoy We will keep you updated!!!


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My insanely genius husband showed you the wrong side of the sky. He went West and the storm is to the east.... so thats why it looks to loverly up in the sky.. haha
Oh and another thing,....I sincerly apologize for his belch in the middle of the video....

My College!

here are some pictures of my college and the drive there! Its about the distance from Camarillo to Ventura but WAY prettier!!!! i love it =>







Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Military Wife

This is something I just found and I loved it :)

How to identify a Military Girlfriend/Fiance/Wife.....

1. We own at least one article of clothing that says our man's Military Branch on it and wear it at least once a week
2. Our AOL/ Yahoo/Myspace/Xanga ect. profiles have something to do with military or have song lyrics in them
3. We know what the terms Head, Rack, Field Day and PT mean and have no trouble using them on a daily basis
4. We know the difference between a Recruit, Enlisted, Officer and know the rank structure like the back of our hand
5. We feel every note of the songs "I'm Already There", "When I'm Gone", "Here Without You", "Proud to be an American" and "The National Anthem" (it is usually one of these songs whose lyrics can be found in our profile, LOL!!!)
6. We watch the news and cry hysterically for fallen Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors and no one seems to understand why
7. We just cry.... and cry.... and cry... and cry for no reason at all and we are fine with that!! (It's normal isn't it?)
8. We have at least one (but probably more) family member or friend that doesn't approve or understand our long distance relationship
9. At the ages 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; we have no problem saying YES to a marriage proposal
10. Every time there's a bulletin on Myspace having to do with military they forward it on
11. They smile when they see a soldier in public dressed in his uniform
12. They get a little teary eyed when the Star Spangled Banner is sung at sporting events and watching the flag blow in the wind
and the 13th way to identify a US Military girlfriend, fiance' or wife....
13. They will post this on their myspace or somewhere for everyone to see

Most of it is sooo true!! :) I love my Airman

Ghostrider

HIP HIP HOORAY!!! Shane finally did it!!! He is officially done with Training!!! Last night as most of you know from my text message, Shane went on his check flight last night. It's pretty much a normal flight but someone follows him around checking him off on all the different things necessary. After being in the air for about 6 or more hours they were done!! The guy looked at him and said good job.
The guy checking him *the big dog* looked at him, the 4th (the squadron hes going to) is looking forward to having him and that Shane will be a great asset to the squadron. Saying that made Shane just like light up inside. He said thats one of the best
things he could have said to Shane. Needless to say Shane was extremely excited!
So to prove to others hes out of the 19th (the training squadron) he gets a new patch on his flight suit.

There is it! haha On his shoulder that is the ghostrider 4th SOS patch!! here is a closer look at it =D He is so proud of that little thing. he says the best thing about it is, When his commander told him he had passed and was a part of the 4th now he took his own patch of his shoulder and slapped it on Shane's shoulder. Shane said it was a pretty cool gesture.
We are still trying to figure out why the ghost is so fat. Shane says that just shows off the Air force. hahaha

We are SOOO excited that he's finally out of training!! Its normally about 2 months after the check until they get deployed. So we are expecting that. but lucky me his deployments are only 2-3 months so HOPEFULLY he will be home in time for Matt and Kayties wedding, but it'll be pushing it!
As for other news. I start school tomorrow! I am very excited to get out of the house! and to start back on track to Nursing! we are still working on the financial aid stuff. But we are doing just fine!
As for my job interview.. *sorry I left you hanging* It was quite the disappointment! I got there and the manager asked me if I had ever bar tended. I said "no I'm too young". he then went on to say he didn't know what he needed and would call me in the future. I thought it was pretty strange how he handled the interview and that he even needed an interview to tell me what he did. So I am still on the search for a job! This is the worst time to look for a job because everyone is full from hiring on summer help. So we'll see where i end up!
No other news so far. Tropical Storm Fay looks like it won't end up over us. but its very unpredictable. They are guessing that it will die off by Friday/Saturday because it'll have been over land too long. So we are praying thats what happens. As for the weather here.. it's beautiful! the storms has swept away our clouds and its bright and sunny and beautiful! But we will for sure keep you updated on the storm!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The wonderful thing about blogs




Joj Was getting upset that we haven't updated in so long. I told her there just wasn't too much going on right now! She said "that's the wonder thing about blogs, you can write about anything!"

So I'm here to ramble.
First I actually do have some news! I have a job interview tomorrow
!! woohoo! It's at a restaurant called Longhorns Steak House, it seems to be a lot like Wood Ranch so I'm pretty excited! I've talked to the GM and he seems pretty nice and I'm very excited to sit down with him tomorrow! I'm praying they'll take me on as a server, I really don't want to start from the bottom again! :)
Anyway, School starts next thursday! I'm actually really excited about that! I love school. The hardest class I'm taking is Microbiology (so Molly be prepared for some phone calls ;) ) I've heard the teacher I have isn't very hard, so thats good.

Shane has gotten in two of the four flights he needs. he had a flight last night but it got canceled (whats new) So he's got one more flight and then his final flight! We are praying he gets them done soon so he can get deployed and be back in time for Matt and Kayties wedding!!
Hummmm What else. I guess I'll just tell a funny story that happened a few Sundays ago. First a picture =D
The other two peoples in there are Justin and Joann, Justin and Shane became friends like the moment Shane started attended our Church. he's an awesome guy, and Joann is his new girlfriend, We hit it off great. The funny story is..... The first time I went to Choir practice, I walked in with Justin and he introduced me to the director. I guess when I walked away the Director started asking Justin all sorts a questions about me and he was just like. "I'm not sure.. I don't know" So about half way through practice we began learning a song called "you are my world" And the Director looks at me and says "Ali, is Justin your world?" and I was jsut like "Excuse Me? I'm married, to the guy sitting down there! I didn't know I could have a boyfriend too!!" Everyone started cracking up, and the director turned bright red. it was hillarious. And now that Justin and I sing in the choir Shane and Joann always sit in the pews waiting for us, so its like out big joke that we switch on and off. I swear the Church gets so confused. =D So we thought that picture was funny because I'm next to Justin and Joann is next to Shane. They even played a Church slide show and showed it =D we all laughed really hard.
There you go Joj, randomness that probably no one will find funny =D hehe



Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Newest member of the family.....

Scare you?? haha not a baby!!!!!


Shane and I need another form of transportation and we've decided to a smaller more gas mileage efficient type of transportation......A motorcycle. We have been thinking about it and praying about it for a long time. Asking God if we should buy a car or a motorcycle, pretty much asking him how we can both get from point A to point B at the same time going separate directions. It came down to a bike. We cant afford a car right now and we both feel very at ease with buying a bike!
We've done a lot of looking around and today we got approved for our loan which was nerve raking but exciting at the same time!
As we walked out the door to go lookin at the bike we liked we decided to take one more trip to some other stores JUST to see if anything else came in =D needless to say that just caused trouble!! (way more expensive)
so we ended up back at our original location to check out the bike we had chosen in the first place.. Annnnnnnnnnnnd it was GONE!!! But we talked to the guys there and they told us there was another one in the back only difference was color.. its gone from black to dark blue =D
(I for one am lovin the dark blue color)
We didn't buy it today but we are going back tomorrow to get it! here is a picture of our baby! =D

Sunday, August 3, 2008

LOVE


I LOVE MY HUSBAND MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WOLRD..
Who thought that I'd be falling more in love with him more and more even after being married. But I swear I wake up everyday and feel like I love him more.. it's an amazing feeling!! =D

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Updates

Dont you love when life seems to fall into place!!
Life is so hectic right now, trying to figure out my college situation, how to pay for college, Shane is desperately trying to finish up his training, we are trying to adapt to paying bills, trying to figure out another form of transportation. Life is just complicated and hectic as it should be a month after you get married!

However, don't you LOVE when in ONE day some of those things fall into place. I went to Shane's base today and talked to a college counselor (the base has tons of the local colleges classes available on base) While I was there I figured out that ALL my classes from Ventura transferred, and picked all the classes I need to take to get my AA. we even talked about how to sign up for the nursing program.

Also I randomly heard about this thing called TA (tuition assistance). Hurlburt Base JUST started it up. As far as I know they pay for practically everything for airmen's spouses!! I was so excited to hear about it! it's exactly what we needed!! I am going to a briefing about it on Tuesday to help me figure everything out about it!!

so now all we need is for Shane to finish his training!!!! =D He has been scheduled to fly four times and each time they have been cancelled either due to weather or the plane breaking. He'll show up for his flight around 1:30pm and cal me around 10:00pm saying "it's can canceled".
So keep Shane and his flights in your prayers he's so close to finishing his training, the only thing keeping him from that are the planes not working!!

Other than that, we are getting used to life out here and together and it's wonderful! =D

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wedding Pictures!!!!

Okay so they are all randomly scattered because they weren't cooperating to get in order! Enjoy ! i'll try to post some more but they are big so they're taking forever!

Father Daughter Dance
His Family
My Family
The Siblings!

Before=] After


*Kiss*

Happy Couple

Me and You

Priceless



oh Joj

Remember how hot it was??





The end

So there are just a FEW of MANY photos taken!!!
I'm hoping to send the whole CD out to Dad and He'll be able to Share it with everyone!!