We first met Steve and Debbie a few months before they began their full-time adventure in 2014. We've remained friends ever since. When they come to California to visit their family for the holidays we have a fun get together. This year we spent an entertaining evening at Dave 'n Busters, a bar/restaurant/arcade for kids of all ages :-) Then we did some geocaching in the area and Steve found a micro cache.
|friends and drinks just go together|
|Debbie and Steve|
|some serious skee-ball happening here|
|Steve found a tiny surprise in the canister|
We haven't had too many family members here yet. Our daughter lives in Maryland. Our son lives in Japan. We're in California. We are planning to go to Japan in March but Roamin will have to stay behind. We're hoping to get to Maryland over the summer at some point.
We did spend Thanksgiving with my aunt and uncle. Just a few days ago their son, my cousin, came to visit them. So David came by to see us too :-)
|best cousins, he's 2 months older than me|
3. AN ENGAGEMENT
Last week our oldest child, Alex, made a life change, it's all good!! Let me tell you a little background first. Alex is one of those people who never has to study for a test, yet aces it. He is self sufficient and doesn't believe in free handouts. He says what is on his mind. He has had girlfriends in the past but none seem to have captivated him quite like Kana. She brings out the best in him! And I'm very proud to say that Alex and Kana are engaged to be married!! :-))
|awww, they're so happy!!|
Kana is a nurse. Alex has said that when they move back to the states (he goes where the Air Force sends him) that she will get her US license for nursing. She will likely be in high demand since she's fluent in both English and Japanese. Ron and I are looking forward to meeting her soon :-)
So Many things happened in 2016 for us. What about you? What are some of the best happenings in your life in 2016? Feel free to comment. I love to hear what's on your mind too.