The week before Christmas, we all went to Maui for a week. It has been a long time since we were on vacation together and I missed my summer vacation being so ill. Ryan, Erin, and Emma couldn't go since it was their year to spend Christmas with her family.
Jon, Alyssa's husband, is a go getter. He loves enjoying life to the fullest and loves to experience all life has to offer. If it was up to him, he would have gone on an adventure every day we were there, but unfortunately, the stomach flu had him down for one day.
I love watching the interaction between the two of them. They truly enjoy being together. They spent many hours out on the Lanai talking and just enjoying the amazing scenery together. Wherever he was, she was there by his side.
She went with him when they woke up at 3:30 a.m. to drive several hours up to the volcano to watch the sunset. Unfortunately, it was covered in fog so they couldn't see a thing. She went snorkeling with him, along with Steven, another day and saw the most beautiful fish. She drove the long drive to Hana to hike and see the waterfalls.
One day, they drove north to see the water spout which they could never find. She has learned to adapt to his life and she is enjoying the ride. On weekends at home, they bike ride around Balboa Island and are involved in ministries at their church. She doesn't have many dull moments since she met Jon.
When my aunt first met Jon, she exclaimed, "Oh, he has a twinkle in his eye. She'll never be bored with him!" We are very thankful that both of our children are so happily married. It is such a blessing from God since He is the giver of all good gifts.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights,
with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.