We can’t believe 2016 is coming to a close. It was a fantastic year of travel and having family visit us in French Polynesia.
We spent the first half of 2016 in French Polynesia spending time in Moorea, Raiatea, Hauhine, Tahaa, and Bora Bora. We had Janine, Mike, Benjamin & Hailey and Evelyn visit. We then travelled to Palmerston, Cook Islands. Visited Niue, American Samoa, Western Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, and finally New Zealand. We left JOALEA in Whangarei, NZ and are so happy to be home visiting family in Vancouver & Calgary for Christmas and New Years.
We met so many wonderful people in our travels which is what gives us so much joy in our life. We miss our family so much throughout the year but meeting wonderful people makes it all worthwhile.
One of the many highs, Jessica and Jason got engaged.
Along with all the highs there were some sad moments where we lost loved ones. Our tio Silvino in particular and last night my cousin Lourdes. May God keep them in peace. When we lose loved ones it reiterates how important it is to enjoy every moment in life that we have and appreciate the people we have in our lives.
We wish for peace, faith, and happiness not only at Christmas but for the whole year.
We wish for time so we may reflect on the blessings that we have. That we express our love to those who are dear to us. That we take the time to share and thank those who have blessed us.
May you never feel lonely, because there are those who care and love you.
That you realize you are special and unique, you make a difference, not only at Christmas but all year round.
We wish for positive thoughts, that we never quit, never give up, and continue to learn.
We wish for the love and peace of God to be yours always. Have a Merry Christmas and New Year full of blessings.
WARM MEMORIES OF 2016