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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Honeymoon Haven…

Our first night at the Doubletree Resort, and cruise to the Mexian Riviera with Carnival Cruise Lines was just that – a Haven! The first night we got a steal of a deal on a room but when we arrived it had 2 double beds. We told our “bellhop,” “What the heck, we can do […]

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Fabulous Fortunes

Our first date… Our first date began with lunch, then a video shoot for newlife youth, and resulted in a a dinner date, and time of worship, and late night conversation. One of the highlights of the evening was when we had completed our LARGE meal at The Mongolian Grill and we opened our fortune […]

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Wedded Bliss

We believe a picture truly is worth a thousand words. So here is our wedding day in 1,000 words. Engaged December 29, 2007 we wed six months later on June 14, 2008 We poured our hearts and souls into the preparation and each detail was thought out. Laterns hung, candies of all kinds, and the […]

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Before the beginning…

This first entry is a brief glimpse of life before Ben and Alex became “The Jacobsons”. Our Story in a NutshellBen and Alex met through newlife youth, and spent their first month dating “long distance” as Alex commuted from Bellingham to be a part of the newlife youth staff. We began dating in September of […]

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Dating Daze

These were taken 1 month after starting to date. We met up for Youth Retreat with newlife youth. Fort Warden was a romantic place to see each other again after a while apart. Ben had also surprised me and visited in Bellingham the week before. He just showed up with Roses in hand. Our initial […]

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