Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last taste of holiday treats ....

While walking around Waikiki, I spotted a few more holiday treats .... above is a sand creation at the Royal Hawaiian Sheraton.    

Here's a closer view of Santa's list ...

... and the menehune (mystical elves) who helped him!  

I love the detail of the Hawaiian doll! 

This bear outside Bear World is ready for Christmas!  

This bear is ready for surfing! 

This bear is ready for Gangnam style!   As we get ready to leave 2012, do you have a favorite memory from the past year?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, January 5, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 6.


Kim in Hawaii

Santa is ready for a vacation!


  1. Spending time with my daughters have to be a favorite memory.

  2. A favorite memory. Its been a pretty good year. But what comes straight to mind first is my granddaughters reaction to meeting Cinderella, Rapunzel and Aurora at Disneyworld. Oh my...memories that I will never forget. Hope your year has been as good, Kim!!
    lisakhutson at cox. net

  3. Favorite memory this year is my son's 8th birthday. His father flew in and surprised him. Just seeing how happy it made my son, priceless!

    Happy New Year!!

  4. My favorite memory this year, is having all my family together for Christmas, and then all going to my nephew's long awaited wedding.

    Happy New Year Kim to you and your family.

  5. I don't think I have a favorite memory...we've had 3 babies born into the family, we went on a wonderful south pacific vacation, my husband has decided to retire coming up in Feb, lots of stuff went on last year, and I'm looking forward to 2013!

  6. My newborn daughter! It made the last 10 months bearable!

  7. I have two favorites. One is the 4 1/2 months that I got to ride/travel with my husband; I really enjoyed spending so much time together (up close and personal!). The other is all of the beautiful items my daughter quilted/made for me; it's wonderful receiving the bounty from her learning a new craft.

  8. I would have to say it was celebrating my mom's 90th birthday and my nephew having his first baby born at the same time!

  9. Oh, meant to add Happy New Year everyone!

  10. My favorite Moment is the same as the Last 13 years a clear Mammogram . Check Your (.)(.)'s Ladies it could save your Life.
    Have a good one everyone Be safe & Have a Happy New Year.

    1. OMG those sand Creations are Stunning.

  11. My favorite memory was finding out my daughter is pregnant.

  12. I don't really have a favorite, but some great memories include my cousin's wedding and our home team won the Super Bowl. Have a Happy New Year.

  13. Happy New Year to you. The sand sculptures are amazing!

  14. family vacation
    Happy new year!

  15. Visiting g cousin in Oregon so much fun

  16. Meeting some of my wonderful Internet friends at the RT Convention ....Kim I was so excited to meet you.

  17. Thanks for the wonderful blog post. I really liked it. Holidaying is really an amazing thing to do. There are lot of people go on vacation trips by taking cheap vacation packages. Great Post..:)