Mike and Nicki's Storybook
This site was established to tell about the life and times of Mike and Nicki from their first date in 2001 through October 2005, when they left America's Finest City - San Diego, CA - and moved to Yokosuka, Japan.
Mike and Nicki met on a blind date on March 26, 2001. The attraction was obvious from the start for both of us, though Nicki was a little more hesitant to get into a relationship after having recently ended a previous one. But the first date went well, as did the next 40 or 50, so we eventually decided to get married.
In late 2003, we had a baby boy and named him Joshua. After that, our world changed forever, as did this website. It started out as a storybook for two, then quickly became a photo album for Master Joshua. Regardless, we love the little guy and enjoy taking pictures of him to share with family and friends all over the world.
In mid-2005, Mike got a job offer in Yokosuka, Japan, so we packed all of our worldly possessions (including Joshua) and moved half of the world away. We arrived in Japan on October 17, 2005, which marks the end of this website and the beginning of The Japan Years blog. A link to our The Japan Years blog is provided on the left for your convenience. Enjoy!