Photo Friday | Mele Kalikimaka

I'm still not quite adjusted back to regular time, but we're back from our honeymoon and Christmas in Hawaii. It was a pretty epic and active trip, and I'll have lots more to share in the next couple weeks, so today's Photo Friday post is mainly a teaser.

It certainly never felt like Christmas as I was wearing workout clothes, swimsuits, or shorts for the entire trip. We spent Christmas Eve afternoon at the beach, where we spotted an appropriate snowman and snow woman. I loved that the scarf and coconut bra reuse items that were found on the beach, and I hope they got properly thrown away.

Christmas morning was completely nontraditional, but we've got incredible memories and photos from our adventure. My husband, brother-in-law, and I woke up early enough to probably still see Santa's sleigh in the sky, and we ventured to the Pillbox Trail for a sunrise hike. Sitting on top of a mountain waiting for the sun to rise and light the land below was absolutely incredible.

And this was how we could tell we were out on Christmas morning.

I picked up this Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii tote bag while we were shopping, and it ended up being very useful throughout the trip. I used it during a couple shopping trips, once for a day at the beach, and as a carry-on bag for the long trip home. I'll talk more about it in another post, but Hawaii has become the first state to ban plastic bags. If you want plastic, you're charged 10 cents a bag, so most retailers have signs promoting the use of reusable cloth bags. There's still work to do, but it's great to see a state as a whole trying to tackle one of the most prevalent pieces of litter.

I hope you all are having a great holiday season and a happy new year! See y'all back here in 2017!

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