Wednesday, December 23, 2009

mele kalikimaka!

One of my favorite Christmas memories was the year we went to Hawaii for Christmas. We lived in Wisconsin at the time and my parents decided to take my brother and I there for a special Christmas holiday. It was amazing and I  hold that Christmas a little more close to my heart than most.

My mom decorated a palm tree as our 'Christmas' tree and surprised us the first morning we were there. It was the best and truly made it feel like Christmas which isn't always easy to do when you're traveling over the holiday. Plus - Santa would need to know where to leave the presents! :)


Christmas night our hotel had a Christmas luau for all the guests. I'm talking full on pig roast, luau & fire dancers, and an all around good time. It was fun to play with the other kids and finish our Christmas in style.

Hawaii is one of my favorite places in the World so spending Christmas there was as close to perfect as possible. Did you ever travel somewhere for Christmas?
images from google


7 comments:

bananas. said...

I've never traveled far for xmas. The furthest was tahoe where we had a white xmas. It was beautiful. I would LOVE to spend the holidays in hawaii...sigh. one day...

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

I usually just go home, but it would be cool to go on vacation somewhere for Christmas!

S and O said...

you went to Hawaii for Christmas, that sounds sounds sooo fun!!
My folks and I were thinking of doing a Hawaii Christmas at home, inspired by too much Jack Johnson music :D


Sarah
Happy Holidays!

Elizabeth said...

Fire dancing looks incredible! I always travel home for Christmas; nothing as exciting as Hawaii :)

~KS said...

Hawaii at Christmas.... sounds perfect. Other than Madison or Milwaukee when my grandparents were alive... and last year to Arkansas (but this I am trying to forget)... no exciting Christmas trips here.
And leave it to Dor to decorate a palm tree. Perfection. Happy night before Christmas Eve to you and Guy and Gus and the whole Schnee clan!!

OceanDreams said...

Merry Christmas sweetie! I love this song and wouldn't it be fun to have Christmas in Hawaii? That would be the best. Have a lovely holiday.

Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

I've never gotten to travel anywhere special for Christmas! Only to other places in Texas. Going to Hawaii would be so much fun, though!