Spring 2009

This Spring we did a photoshoot of the Jacobson kids in downtown Poulsbo. It was really special for Alex to be included in this time. The Jacobson four! Pyramind attempt #1 – this was a self timed photo. Pyramind attempt #2 – again self-timed. What blast! I’m lucky to have such great siblings. We celebrated […]

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Miss Northwest 2009

Tonie was chosen Miss Northwest 2009 as a part of the Sweeper pageant this year. Because she was Miss Pierce County’s first runner up she was eligible for this pageant just a short while later. We were so proud when they announced her as the new Miss Northwest 2009. She’ll be competing for the title […]

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Diabetes Diagnosis – March 23rd 2009

Ben was diagnosed, at age 20, on March 23 with diabetes. He had to go the emergency room on March 22; In the E.R. where he was diagnosed with diabetes. It felt like a very scary diagnosis and we still were not sure if it was Type 1 or 2. Later in early April he […]

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Dance Through The Decades – fundraiser for CMN

Tonie, our sister, is competing in the Miss America Scholarship Organization this year and her community service platform is Children’s Miracle Network. The event raised over $3,000 far exceeding Tonie’s goal. She was so overwhelmed. Ben and I raised the second most money, only second to the Seattle University Baseball Team boys. Here Tonie is […]

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Our First Married Valentines Day!

Ben’s gift this year was a giant candy card. It read… “All SNICKERS aside, I know we are a couple of NERDS but HUBBA BUBBA you are one HOT TAMALE. Truly my LIFESAVER, you make my STARBURST! No SOUR PATCHES for us, I SKOR’d big . When PAYDAY rolls around you provide GOOD AND PLENTY. […]

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Geocaching Adventures

We love to geocache! Below are some adventures we have had with family. For those of you who have yet to experience geocaching yourself – I explain it has “high tech treasure hunting.” You use clues and coordinates (on a GPS device) to find caches that are planted all over the world. When you find […]

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New Digital Camera! And a date to celebrate.

Just before we went to Miss America in January we got a new digital camera so we could document our trip. The camera was our Valentine’s Day gift to each other so on Valentine’s Day we also went geocaching (blog ot come soon) to remind ourselves (by using our camera that day) of what we […]

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Our Journey with Janet to Miss America.

I was lucky enough to attend Janet’s send off from the airport! What a turnout there was. We were able to attend the 2009 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, at the Planet Hollywood. It was incredible to see the pageant so promoted, Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008’s, face was everywhere as were all 52 […]

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First Holiday Season Together

Off we went with sister, Emily and friend Brandon to the Roloff Farm in Oregon for our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch. For our first Thanksgiving we had the Rich Jacobson family and the Duchemin family over for dinner. It was so special to cook for everyone and then sit around a table and […]

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Kung Fu meets Karate Kid – Happy Birthday to Ben!

Surprise! October brought Ben’s birthday with friends and neighbors. It was a a “Kung Fu” meets “Karate Kid” themed gig and what fun we had. He celebrated with friend Erik Martin who was also born on Halloween. They were surprised by friends from all over. They didn’t know it until just prior to party time, […]

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