Crazy busy has been the name of the game lately. Today is the first day in a while that I feel like I can finally catch my breath. I just barely opened the mail from last week. The newspapers aren't even going to be opened. The Festival of Trees ran all last week. I spent the entire week at the festival. I would arrive around 8 in the morning and return home after midnight. I believe it was time well spent. I haven’t heard the totals yet but I suspect that almost 2 million dollars was raised for the children at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Many times I found myself tearing up as I thought about Kristen and all of the other children fighting for their lives.
It was an astounding week full of many miracles.
This is the shop that I was working in.
Early one morning before the festival opened a fork lift operator took us up to
the ceiling to see the trees from a different view.
There were over 700 trees decorated, donated and then purchased.
Speaking of purchased... I could not help myself and I did buy a tree.
This beautiful tree was decorated with a music theme.
The family that donated the tree lost their little boy 12 years ago.
Every year since they have decorated a tree in honor of a family member.
This tree was decorated in honor of their grandmother who lived well into
her ninety's. She played the organ in church until the time of her death.
The tree was decorated in purple, which happens to match the pillows on my couch.
It just so happened that the girls showed up in their purple shirts, so of course
I had to take their picture.
I love my tree!