Right away, we headed out for the beach. It was a tight squeeze to fit everyone in our car, but we made it happen.
We took them to Makua Beach to watch the last sunset of the year. What a great way to spend New Year's Eve. Yes please.
A few more friends met up with us too, and we practically had the beach to ourselves. So beautiful.
Lullaby tried out her NEW mermaid swimsuit, which Ash and Ranger call "togs". They thought us all sorts of weirdy words they use in New Zealand.
As the sun started setting, it got cooler, and at 76 degrees, Kara was frozen. We laughed as we all thought of colder places we had lived, since 76 is actually not that cold.
Paul took Ash and Ranger out to snorkel a bit by the reef.
Ash took these great family photos of us, probably my favorite of all time.
I got one of the two of them jumping, kind of classic Ashley.
We redid a picture that we had done together in New York City on New Year's Eve when we had gone on a massive road trip together once in 2004. I love that we're still great friends this many years later.
Pictures of my favorite guy. Paul set up this whole surprise with Ashley and KEPT the secret. I was shocked at how good he is getting at this. I love you hubby.
There it is, the last sunset of 2016. It was perfect.