I know, I know, Thanksgiving isn't even here yet, but I am so excited
for the Festival of Trees! After all, I've spent the past many months preparing.
I have had a lot of help in my preparations. In fact, my living room is half full of items that
are ready to be dropped off at the festival.
Every penny raised goes to help the children at
Primary Children's Hospital.
The hospital holds a special place in my heart as Kristen was treated there.
Kristen fought cancer for 8 of her 24 years.
All of those 8 years she was treated at Primary Children's.
After Kristen passed away I wanted to put my heart into something that I loved.
I chose to do whatever I could to help the sick children at the hospital.
I have been involved with the Festival as a committee member and
this is the second year that I have been on the executive board.
I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to serve the children.
This will be the 5th year in a row that there will be a tree at the Festival
dedicated to Kristen. In fact, there has been 2 trees for her every year.
This year is no exception, I will be donating a large tree, along with the help of my family,
and Kamie will be donating a small tree also in memory of Kristen.
Besides the trees many items are hand made and donated.
Here is a little sneak into a few of the projects we have been working on...
The pile in my living room is getting larger every day
Kim made these awesome nativity sets
Brooke has been making worry dolls. Aren't they the cutest thing you ever saw?
She even made Disney princess worry dolls.
Katy's Activity Day girls made these snowmen
(they have a pack of microwave popcorn inside)
The girls from Lonie and Katy's ward made these Pixie Stick wands
Whitney made these butterfly purses
We all helped with these babushka dolls
Kim made these amazing Santas
Janalyn made these fabulous pillows
Pam embroidered several sets of these dish cloths
Janalyn also made pillowcases
I have been working on activity bags
(Thank you to Riley Blake for donating fabric)
Kristen's tree is going to be beautiful!
It will be decorated in silver, red and green
Kristen's tree will also have these cute birds on it
These are just a few of the many items my committee has been working on.
If you are local, I have discount tickets.
Let me know if you need some.
See you at the Festival!