I created this blog when my sweet little girl, Kristen, was diagnosed with cancer, for the third time. After fighting for almost 3 years Kristen was called home to that same God who gave her life. I've contemplated on many occasions rather I should quit this blog or not. Each time I am inspired that I should not. One of my favorite quotes comes from Neal A. Maxwell- "Those who "plow in hope" not only understand the law of the harvest but they also understand what growing seasons are all about. True, those with genuine hope may see their proximate circumstances shaken like a kaleidoscope at times, yet with the "Eye of faith" they still see divine design." Kristen blessed lives and continues to do so. Her light continues to shine. As for me, I continue to "plow in hope" knowing well that Kristen is mine for eternity. Families can be together forever! This I know. Our family continues to live and to love and this is our story...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

One tree down...



and four to go.

We delivered our first of 5 trees to the festival today.
This tree is called 
"Stars of Hope"
One of the responsibilities of each committee is to donate one item to the 
Festival of Trees. Our committee chose to do a small tree. 
It turned out to be one of my favorites.

Tomorrow the other 4 trees will be delivered.
The trees have taken over my family room and my life for the past few weeks.
My husband keeps walking in and stumbling upon the mess.
He asked if I thought I could clean the mess up yet. 
I told him after Monday the mess would be gone.
I love all of the trees that we are donating.
I'll post better pictures of each tree as soon as they are finished..

Here is a brief look into the mess...





and a few of my helpers




See you at the Festival


4 comments:

Rochelle said...

Love the mess, the trees are beautiful, especially the first one!

Finally got my angel tree donations made today and helped our sweet Maribel a little.

SSBenjamins said...

I need to get back to blogging now that my husband is no longer running for City Council (well he did but didn't win) =) It took up so much of my time and I am so behind. I LOVE your trees, we are doing our first tree this year in Trent's name and I am both nervous and EXCITED! I cannot wait to come and see Kristen's. Your a gem and I hope you know this. I love the saying on the first tree- did you make your tile? I love it, I am sure her and Trent are laughing and having a great time in Heaven.

Kristin said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see them in person!

cathy said...

Oh my goodness--
they are spectacular!

xoxo
cathy