Nellie"s Needles

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Mele Kalikimaka

Lee and I are having a wonderful holiday here in Hawaii on the BIG island. Last evening our older son's family and we decorated a tree in the condo we're renting.

I had packed origami papers and scissors with the intent of decorating some form of vegetation to serve as our Christmas tree. We had so much fun making the ornaments that we adorned the tree in the dining area, too.
We are feeling very comfortable in our lovely home for the next 2 weeks.  Lee and I have already established a routine of having our early morning coffee on a lanai outside of our bedroom overlooking the ocean to watch the world wake up. We then have a morning swim with all the family before taking off to see parts of this beautiful and fascinating island. Yesterday we purchased some plastic glasses so we can add the tradition of watching the sun set with cocktails in the pool area and another swim before dinner.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Happy Holidays, Nellie! This sounds so warm, and fun, and relaxing!!! Great tree and I made your Christmas mice and they were such a hit! I perched them on top of slices from a homemade fudge ring and it was mice on cheese ;)

Heather said...

That's a very exotic Christmas tree Nellie! In fact your whole holiday sounds exotic and most enjoyable. A very different, but lovely, way to spend Christmas.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Wow! Love the tree and sounds like a wonderful and relaxing vacation. We are still having a very mild and snowless winter. Such a big change from last year at this time. Does not bother me a bit.

Have lots of fun as I am sure you will.

Patty Ashworth said...

Lucky you! Can you take pictures of the view off the lanai! Please! I would love to be where is warm. In the low 30's this morning! Take care! See you when you get back.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Nellie. Sounds like the good life! Really liked your scrap quilt and your sample block with button embellishments--very cool!
Have a great vacation and happy new year!
best, nadia