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Today Alyssa Wilson and Jonathan Park will be Married

Later today my daughter Alyssa will marry Jonathan Park here in Ventura, California. This will be a small affair at the court house as they are both deploying soon with their respective ships.


They met during their navy training and
became a couple through A and C school. We shared a wonderful vacation with them at Disney World this last Christmas season where the became engaged. Jonathan presented a ring to Alyssa by the fountains in Epcot France and then Alyssa reciprocated with a ring before the Illuminations fireworks the following evening.


I am delighted to see my daughter so in love and proud to have a fine young man joining our family. They make a wonderful couple and have a bright future to look forward to.




We arrived in Oxnard a bit ahead of things and have had a great couple of days exploring the area and hanging out with them. Jonathan’s parents arrived last night and we’ll be meeting up with them later today before the ceremony.

Yesterday we headed over to Ventura and roamed around. This is the first time either Lorna or I have been in California so we’re enjoying the new experiences along with the chance to spend time with Lys and Jonathan.


We’ll miss both of them while they’re on deployment. Looking forward to future chances to spend time and to hearing about their adventures together and apart as they begin their lives. Proud to see both of them finding their way in the world and learning the fine art of ‘adulting’ that we all spend the balance of our existence refining and dodging at various times.




Easter Hunt…The Vanguard

They’re out and they’re hunting for treats. Each will seek and find in his or her own way.  The race goes to the swift but since this is the easter bunny we’re talking about, everyone has a path to sweet happiness…

The dragon rider leaps out of the window in an instant but pauses to appreciate the beauty of the morning along her way.

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