We rang in the new year by just hanging out with our neighbors. We made a "photo booth" in our front lanai (with clearance gift wrap I found at the PX) and watched the Times Square ball drop at 7pm our time. The kids ran around outside (and inside) playing with balloons, glow necklaces and whatever else they could get their hands on. The grown men played some games too, but the ladies mostly sat around chatting.
Not everyone made it to midnight, but Bryan, Marlie and I did ring in the Hawaiian new year.
On January 1, we enjoyed our traditional New Years Day meal: pork, collard greens, and black eyed peas.