Story of Us

 April 2013 A little Q&A & Us

I knew he was ‘the one’ during our first date… which was really the second date because Dustin stood me up for the first one.  In 2004, we started dating.
August 2005
In September 2006, Dustin joined the United States Marine Corps. After three months of basic training, I joined his family in Parris Island, SC for the graduation. His mother made an offhand comment that he should go ahead and marry me. So we did.
On December 27, 2006, Dustin Lee Tice and Natalie Leilani Jacobs got married at Fountain Square in downtown Chattanooga, TN. The bride wore jeans, turtleneck, and leather coat.
Key West - 2009
But as someone very wise once told me, “If there are no pictures, there is no proof.”
So we planned a fun ceremony for family and a few friends at the Williamsport Seventh Day Adventist Church in Williamsport, MD. On December 30, 2007, we said our “I do’s” again and had the wedding of my dreams. Everything was perfect down to the last detail. We joke that if we forget our real anniversary, we have a back-up date three days later.
The Marine Corps moved us to Camp Lejeune, NC. It was here that we bought our first home. After enjoying coastal Carolina we requested Germany as our next duty station. Unfortunately the timing for Dustin's job didn't work out so we got our second choice: MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. Now we are living and working in Iwakuni and finding adventures along the way! As the first entry to this blog says:

One part documentation of our overseas adventures, one part keeping in touch with friends and family. Either way, join us as we explore, dream, and discover.