Since the arrival mine and JP's Australian friends to Canada for the holidays, I've become more and more nostalgic for last years Christmas and New Years. This time last year JP and I were spending the holidays in Hawaii. We left a few days before Christmas and spent the first week of our vacation in Honolulu. It was absolutely amazing. We spent our days shopping, laying on the beach and dining on patios. It was a welcome break from the snow and cold back in Canada.
Boxing day we met up with our friends, S and C, from Australia. It was such an exciting day because we hadn't seen each other in two years. We spent Boxing Day at Pearl Harbor. Later we spend time swimming in the ocean, and I took C to Macy's, which she had been dying to see since reading about it as a kid in the Babysitters Club series.
JP and I went to Hawaii for the holidays because S and C were getting married on New Years Eve and JP and I were in the wedding party! The wedding was in Kona, so we took a quick plane trip from Oahu to The Big Island a few days before the wedding. We met up with another couple and shared the most amazing condo. We were right on the beach and also had a pool. The best part about staying in the condo was JP's pancake breakfasts!! Yummmm.
After the wedding reception we carried the party over to a local bar where we celebrated the new year with our friends. It was definitely a memorable Christmas and New Years.