Happy New Year, everyone!
After the whirlwind and chaos of Christmas, the Duggs and I had a totally chill and awesome New Year’s weekend. He surprised me with plans and a dinner rez, and it was just an awesome, quiet, cozy way for us to re-set, refresh and get ready to face a brand new year.
First, we went boating! On Friday of the long weekend, we took out a Boston Whaler and went boating out on K-bay.
It was so sunny when we first went out, a totally gorgeous day.
Being out in the sun, swimming, playing with the pooch (because it was low tide and he could gallop/prance around like an antelope) – it was all so calming. I’m so ocean-oriented, that just being out on the water seems to always cure what ails me.
It was just the antithesis of Christmas-craziness, and it felt so good.
When we got home, a bouquet of flowers was waiting for me! Thank you, Duggs, you’re such a thoughtful husband.
The next night, New Year’s Eve, we went out to Roy’s in Waikiki. They had a set menu, with special fare just for New Years and it was SO. GOOD. Just amazing. We ate crab, lobster, freshly baked lavosh, I had butterfish and mahi for my entre, Duggs had lamb, and for dessert they had fresh strawberry malasadas, strawberry mochi balls with sweet basil ice cream in the middle, and ginger soda with champagne sorbet floats. I mean, it was so good. I love food.
Oh. AND they had funny hats and tiaras for everyone to wear. It was so cute! We had such a nice time on our dinner date, talking about our favorite 2011 moments.
After dinner, we headed over to The Tanner’s house, where some people were celebrating. We literally walked in the door at 11:58, and just made the countdown! I shared a happy New Year’s smooch with Duggs, and we had a toast with a ton of pals!
It was an awesome weekend. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
as always, thanks for reading! oxox, hhr