Christmas 2016

Whew! What a whirlwind. I’ll be the first to admit that this year, I was in a little bit of a holiday funk. For whatever reason, it just never really sunk in that it was the holidays. Regardless, our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were amazing. While none of our family was able to make it out this year, we were surrounded by friends that have become our ohana.

Christmas Eve was spent at The Modern enjoying friends, food and festive drinks. Frozen coconut mojitos, anyone?

Afterward, Dane and I had every intention of going to midnight mass, but we left at 9PM and were already exhausted. We drove around to look at Christmas lights before heading home and crawling into bed!

We woke up super early (I think 3:45) to the sound of a huge crash. The winds have been WILD here in Hawaii and knocked over a big vase of flowers in our kitchen. Needless to say, the dogs were spooked and we were all wide awake by 4:30, so we figured — let’s just go for it! Stockings, presents and lots and lots of coffee…
 We enjoyed a slow morning of present opening, but soon it was time to clean up for our Christmas Day party! We were expecting 40-50 people, so I had been prepping food all week. Our guest list did not disappoint…! The mimosa bar was flowing and people were making merry and I felt so happy and content with being able to finally host a get together in our new place.
And now? Now we rest…just kidding! We actually woke up this morning to Judy being sick all over the house after she was treated to human food yesterday 🙁 Once that was all cleaned up, we decided to just overhaul the whole house and put Christmas 2016 to bed for good. I’m left feeling refreshed and ready for 2017.
How was your holiday? What was your favorite part?


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