Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR


I just want to wish all my friends a wonderful and Blessed New Year!

Im very thankful to God that this year has been great to me and my family, although it wasnt as perfect as it could be but now im contented with everything that is happening to us.

GOD BLESS TO ALL OF US!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

He's home

Today December 21 my DH got home in Georgia from his deployment in Iraq, they have a homecoming ceremony then after they went to his hotel, he was very cheerful when I spoke to him he told me that he enjoyed his breakfast and was very glad to be back in the States.
Im so thankful to God that after 14 months of deployment he was able to come home safe, I could not ask for more, all I want is for us to be together as a family.

yehey 5 days to go until I can see him again.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

STUCK IN KUWAIT

Jason is stuck in Kuwait now, he got so mad because their flight going home was delayed for a few days,everybody on that flight was so frustrated, oh well at least they are somehow safe in kuwait, I know that they can go home in Georgia in a couple of days, then he can come here on te 26th.. yehey!!! I CANT WAIT..

We can spend the holidays for the FIRST time as a family, imagine that... :)
im so excited.....................

Friday, December 12, 2008

Driving lesson





I decided to enroll on a 10 hour driving lesson while im still here and today I finished it with flying colors,, LOL heheheh conceited, my instructor said that I was good already...
I know driving here and in the States is very different, hubby told me to learn how to drive manual and then the automatic cars, so that's what I did. I learn how to drive a manual car then during the last 2 hours of the course I was driving an automatic car. I already got an SP(student permit) then next month I will apply for a drivers license..
I wanted to learn so I could go to places when im there and I can also find work or something, im not gonna wait for my hubby to come home and drive me around.. yeah but I need to pass a driving test also before I can drive over there..

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

HE'S COMING HOME


YES ! hubs will be here the day after Christmas, im going to Manila to pick him up as usual, he doesn't like to go there alone..
Im so excited to see him and kiss him again! Jaden too missed his dad, last night when he was watching his dad on cam, he wants to touch the monitor of our PC as if he can reach his daddy..
Jason doesn't have internet now because he is staying in a tent, their replacement came in and took over his room,,, I couldnt be happier for him he can finally go home to the States after 14 months in Iraq.

Im so thankful and proud oh my husband!

I SURVIVED DEPLOYMENT NUMBER TWO!!!! yehey.............!!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

TWILIGHT




I watched twilight today and OMG I LOVED IT, Im going to read the book now since I feel in love with the characters.. bella and edward looked good together..
ROBERT PATTINSON I LOVE YOU!!! HAHAHAHAHA

Its a freaking awesome movie, Ive never been this KILIG in a long time...
you guy's should watch it.

Friday, December 5, 2008

its my birthday







I am celebrating my 25th Birthday today, we just went to Bigby's SM branch for a simple dinner and guess what they gave me a slice of cake and was singing a happy-day song, it was so loud that i was kinda embarrassed because other customers was looking at our table..

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Birthday pix











I know this is late, Ive been really super busy with our papers and all...
This pics are taken on Jaden's Birthday last Nov, 24...

Monday, December 1, 2008

BLOG MAKE OVER

My blog is having a new look courtesy of te gigi,, anyways guys im so lazy this past few days.. I'll be posting Jaden's Birthday pictures tomorrow,, Wheww Its finally DECEMBER, my most favorite Month of the Year... hehehe ADIOS NOVEMBER...
a few weeks to go until Jason can go home to the States for good and soon I will see him again...
Oh im going to be a year older on friday... its my Birthday...!!!!!
We are planning to go to a GAY bar with friends,, wotwohh... PARTEE

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jaden's 2nd Birthday




Today is my son's big day, oh my GOD my little boy is two years old now and he is getting cuter than ever.... heheheheh...

Its a very busy day for us, im so glad that everyone is helping me, especially my neighbors and friends....

Friday, November 21, 2008

NOA2

My MIL received our approval notice today, that means my papers is at NVC now... wow I cant believe it.. yahoooooooooooooo. ok im gonna stop jumping now.. heheheh..

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

4 days to go

Jaden's second Birthday is fast approaching, I already booked a Jollibee party for him in Limketkai Mall, I bought a DORA themes b-day cake coz he likes dora so much, ive sent out some invitation for his friends and ive invited all of his ninong ang ninang.
This is so exciting,, hehehe.. what a busy week it has been..

ilasik information

I was very excited upon hearing about this iLASIK technology not only because my husband is in the Military its also the fact that he is having some problems with his eyes. He doesn't have a 20/20 vision and have to wear eye glasses when reading a book or magazine. He get's headaches from time to time, so maybe I will talk to him about LASIK technology so that he will understand more about iLASIK procedure. I will also asked him if this kind of surgery is covered by our insurance.

For five years NASA and the U.S. Military have increased personnel performance on critical missions using laser vision correction technologies that civilians have benefited as well. The Department of Defense (DOD) has been working hand in hand with NASA to improve the vision of specialized personnel facing extreme, physically demanding conditions. According to Steven Schallhorn, M.D., today’s LASIK exceeds all established standards of safety and effectiveness, He is also the leader of clinical research done for the DOD regarding the use of LASIK.
A 100% of naval aviators having undergone the procedure would recommend the surgery to other naval aviators. During the military evaluation 95% of personnel who went through iLASIK has achieved 20/20 vision or better. This only means that ilasik is safe and very effective.

Here are some added LASIK information that will be useful to those who are in need or planning to have iLASIK procedure to improve their vision.


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Sunday, November 16, 2008

HOMECOMING BANNER



first banner



2nd



3rd banner



4th



I wanted to order a homecoming banner for my husband, I already told our FRG leader that I cant be there during their homecoming so she said I can just get him a banner and she will hung it where our soldiers can see it.

Help me out on choosing which one will i order, its free and all I have to pay is the shipping cost.

Friday, November 14, 2008

10 days from now

is my son's BIRTHDAY, he's going to be 2 years old, I cant believe how fast time flies, it seems like it was just yesterday that I held him in my arms for the first time. Two day's ago was Jason's Birthday, he spent 3 birthday's in IRAQ. :( :( :(
My B-day is on the first week of December, so we all have 2 weeks apart for our Birthday's, cool eh.. We can celebrate it all at once, LOL...
a 3in 1 Birthday if we want to ... hahahaha

Monday, November 10, 2008

friends

A good friend is someone we can count on, as well as being so much more.
A friend is someone with whom we can relax and just hang out, have fun and
share our innermost thoughts--deep dark secrets, lofty and noble goals, or
our hopes, joys, and fears. A good friend allows you a safe space to share
your deepest thoughts and needs--without worry of being judged, criticized
or made to feel silly for feeling the way you do. Friends cheer each other on,
laugh and cry together, and just plain commiserate and listen to each other.
That's why friends are friends.



I was upset this past few days because I feel betrayed by a so called friend.
This is the first time that ever happen to me or experience something like this so that's why this is a big deal to me..

Friday, November 7, 2008

GOODNEWS

this is the email that we received 2 days ago, i thought i wanted to share my excitement to all of you... yehey im so happy!!!

I received the following good news from the Vermont Service Center of USCIS. Please let me know when you hear from their office and I will continue as well to inquire with them until Ruby’s I-130 is completed. Thank you for your patience and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.



The request for expeditious handling of the I-130 petition filed by ___ on behalf of Ruby has been approved and the petitioner should be hearing shortly from this office in regards to the outcome of the actual I-130 petition.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

BORACAY





We spent our UNDAS in BORA with friends, we had so much fun, it was my first time to visit boracay and now I know why tourists keep coming back to that Island paradise.
I love the beach, the sand, the night life, food and of course the PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
There were also lots of celebrities in Bora last week..

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

my last care package



i had to change using the post office box .. new policy ..




My gift for him, I wrapped it by myself :)





Hubby told me yesterday that he got the box i sent him 3 weeks ago, hmm that was fast I thought that it will take 6 weeks to get there, he was suppose to receive in on the second week of November for his Birthday. He even open the gift inside the box because he doesn't like surprises and too excited like a little boy for his presents...
This will be my last care packages for him, that means they are really going home soon...

BORACAY

We are going to BORA yehey! me and Leila will go there and spend a few days in that Island. Were gonna take a ferry from CDO-CEBU then cebu to Iloilo.. im so excited, this trip is so unexpected,it will be my first time to step into the famous Island of BORACAY!!!!

affordable eyeglasses




Are you frustrated on how expensive an eyeglasses cost this days? worry no more because ZenniOptical.com offers a selection of prescription glasses online for as low as $8. If you are looking for a wide selection of frames, with single vision lens, sunsensor (potochromic) lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens then you must go to Zenni optical, they are very affordable because they sell only their own manufactured frames directly to the costumers thus cutting the cost of advertising and hiring a middle man that's why their eyeglasses is so much cheaper than other branded eyeglasses in the market. You can choose a variety of their collection that will suit your needs, surely you will never go wrong with having a stylish prescription eyeglasses and that is affordable too. What a good news indeed to those who needed eyeglasses now.

If you cant live with out your eyeglasses then Zenni optical will be your friend because of the quality and affordable eye wear that they are offering.

Read this article from Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/yourmoney/chi-ym-spending-0722jul22,0,2050256.story ... an eye opener article about how you can avail of cheaper eyeglasses with the same quality of those branded eyeglass on the market.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Change of plan

Hubby can come here after Christmas day and is going to stay for 30 days..
What frustrates me is that airline tickets during holiday season is way way higher than off peak season, now I think my dream wedding will still be a dream :( :( :(..
I hate the ARMY sometimes they always ruin my plan and everything

oh well maybe the dates will change again, who knows inside the aparador...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

YAY

Im so excited for this coming week, we might hear some good news about my papers from vermont, I hope they will approve it, hubby called and they said that they are going to do something about it...
Im crossing my fingers..

oh please please approve my visa fast.. :)..

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

OUR NOA1

My husband told me last night that we have our NOA1, its been more than a month since we submitted our I-130, he told me that he has been calling the military helpline for 2 hours coz the line is always busy but thankfully after talking to three different people a guy finally told him our NOA1, they would also be mailing something to my MIL's address in SC.

We also contacted a Senator from SC and we have been corresponding with a certain representative of Senator DeMINT, the last thing she told us is this:

I am still working with the National Visa Center on your wife's case. I
should hear information back from them on her current status within a
week and I will let you know as soon as I do. Thank you for your
continued patience and understanding.



If you are in the military and dealing with Immigration then you can call the helpline..

USCIS LAUNCHES TOLL-FREE MILITARY HELP LINE
1-877-CIS-4MIL Available to Help Military and Families with Immigration Questions
WASHINGTON – Members of the U.S. military and their families stationed around the world are now able to call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for help with immigration services and benefits using a dedicated, toll-free telephone help line, 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1-877-247-4645).
“Thousands of immigrant Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines have made extraordinary sacrifices for America,” said USCIS Director Emilio Gonzalez. “As such, at USCIS, we are committed to exhausting every effort to ensure that the application process for immigrant service members is convenient, quick and secure. These brave men and women, and their families, deserve this service, and we are proud to assist.”
“This hotline honors the more than 40,000 non-U.S. citizens serving in the military today. If you are willing to fight and die for America, you should be able to become an American,” said Senator Barbara Mikulski. “I will continue to work to improve this process, because service members and their families have enough to worry about.”
USCIS customer service center specialists are available to assist callers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. (CST). Callers will receive assistance with:
• Tracking their application for naturalization (Form N-400);
• Notifying USCIS of a new mailing address or duty station;
• Checking the status of an application or petition;
• Bringing a spouse, fianc√©(e) or adopted child to the United States;
• Obtaining posthumous citizenship for a deceased member of the Armed Services; and
• Submitting an application for expedited processing.
Service members and their families stationed in the United States or overseas may access the help line using the toll-free number, through their base telephone operator or using the Defense Switched Network (DSN). After hours callers will receive an e-mail address that they can use to contact USCIS for assistance. Operators will ask members of the general public to call our main customer service line: 1-800-375-5283.
USCIS is working with the Department of Defense to ensure the military community has accurate and up-to-date information about immigration services and benefits. USCIS offices and the designated point-of-contact at each military installation will receive information about the Military Help Line and other immigration-related information and resources geared specifically for the military and their families.
In addition to the help line, USCIS has developed a web page, http://www.uscis.gov/military that contains information and links to services specifically for the military and their families.
– USCIS –
www.uscis.

WEDDING???

I dont know if its ok to share this info at this early... so ok we are planning to have a church or garden wedding next year, when my husband was here I keep telling him that maybe we can have a real wedding and he said yes lol...
Im planning for a small intimate wedding with few friends and guests, as long as I can wear a wedding gown :) heheheheh...

Im very excited now, I dunno where to start but one thing is for sure Jaden will be our ring bearer... :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

JADEN'S PASSPORT and CRBA CERTIFICATE


YEHEY!!! After a month of waiting Jaden's Passport is here, Im so glad I dont have anymore problems with his papers all I have to prepare now is for my VISA.
God is so GOOD, it was worth the wait...

FINALLY APPROVED

I have heard before that my husband's deployment will end early, our FRG is always telling us not to believe because it is still a 15 month deployment, but guess what they are going home earlier than expected.. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't believe it... Jason can now go home to the states and spend Christmas with his family in SC.

Even if he cant come here on Christmas Im still happy because I know that he is safe and he can come back on February or March next year..

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Im back

I havent been blogging lately, I dunno why im so lazy now to do this I missed like 3 opps already (sigh). Im missing my husband more and more each day.
What is wrong with me??? LOL

USCIS where is our NOA1??? im getting impatient

Saturday, October 4, 2008

VIDEOS

Since I have nothing else to do while waiting for Jason to get online, I decided to upload videos of my MAG-AMA in youtube.. and here it is:




father and son having fun at the pool




This video was in LOBOC river in BOHOL, this is a must see.. why? because i said so... DUH.. seriously you will fell in love with the song, nature and my hubby.. LOL
im just kidding...!!!!! :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

IR1 Petition

Last September 8 we submitted my Immediate Relative petition through PHILPOST (EMS) , Chicago lockbox received our papers on September 16. My husband will be returning from his deployment early next year, I hope I can get my VISA by that time. I have been waiting for this moment to come, my husband did submit a previous petition in 2006 when I was still pregnant but I told him not to continue it because I know that he will be deployed soon and I want to gave birth here.

Right now I'm just waiting for our NOA1, we are going to EXPEDITE our case because of my husbands deployment, Im hoping that they will grant our request and also Ive asked hubby to contact a Senator and they responded already.
Jaden's US passport will be here anytime now.

If you are a military spouse dealing with Immigration process now you can call the USCIS MILITARY HELPLINE.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WORRIED

I'm so restless this past few days, Jason's roommate left a message on my YM that he will be gone for a 5 days mission somewhere..
This is the longest time that we haven't had any communication ever, before whenever he is gone he always find ways to tell me that he is OK and safe..
I talked to his roommate last night he said that he should be back tomorrow, well i hope so because im so worried and I miss my husband so much.

I havent been online because I had to take my CPU to a shop so they can fix it, they had to reformat my computer. Its working perfectly now... :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

BRACES

today i went to my dentist because he is going to put on my braces, I finally convinced my hubby that I want one coz i have a PANGIL although its not noticeable but it bothers me sometimes.. THANKS BABY!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thankful

























Im so glad that I am sorrounded with supportive family and friends, you guys ROCk! I appreciate every words of encouragement that Im receiving I know I can do this.
Only a few months until his deployment ends then we can be together again...
hay anyways im going to post some of our pictures in Bohol and Manila.

R&R is over



the day he has to leave



there goes my happiness... :(





Hello world, hay we missed him already... the first few days of him leaving is always the hardest part... Jaden keep running to our room and looking for his dad, he keep waking up in the middle of the night in the past 3 days, my mum said that he might be missing his dad.
Time fly so fast when your having a good time, the night before he left we were crying on each others arm, we always do that because I dont want to cry when we have to go to the airport crying like a baby, his flight was 5:10 PM and we arrived in NAIA at like 4:20 PM because he doesnt want to go early at the airport, he wanted to spend more time with us. then he told me while he was in Kuwait the he almost missed his flight and the counter was already closed.

All I do now is listen to sappy song's, Im bluer than blue

Saturday, September 6, 2008

OUR PICTURES


here are some of our pictures taken while we were in Manila..

SO CLOSE