Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Festival of Trees

On Saturday, Dec. 1st I went with my mom, my grandma, my aunt, and of course Addison to the Festival of Trees. This was Addison's first year going. Every year for as long as I can remember I have attended the Festival of Trees with my mom and my grandma. I even remember going to it when it was at the Salt Palace. (wow if that isn't a blast from the past)

I love going and seeing all the beautiful and uniquely decorated trees. I also love going because it is so neat to know that so many people spend so much time and give so much to help the Primary Children's Medical Center. All the proceeds are given to provide medical care for needy children at Primary Children's. I was reading online at the Festival of trees website and found these fun facts that I wanted to share. The Festival of Trees was inspired 37 yrs ago. The first year they had 60 trees and raised $47,ooo. Now they have over 700 trees, not to mention all the other things now like wreaths, centerpieces, gingerbread houses and much more. Last year they raised a total of $1,567,525.80. (WOW that is amazing!) I would love to get involved more next year, not the usual money spent for the ticket and the money spent at the sweet shop. So if any of you want to get together next year and donate and decorate a tree let me know.

Here are a few pictures that I took.

This was the upside down tree.

I took a picture of this tree for Addison. She sure loves her bears!

I think this might be my favorite part of the Festival of Trees. I just love looking at all the Gingerbread houses, I love all the detail. I am definitely excited to decorate a gingerbread house this year, although mine won't be nearly as extravagant as the houses below. I mean seriously they are incredible.


I had so much fun going to the Festival of Trees with my mom, my grandma, and my aunt. It is such a fun tradition that I always look forward to doing every year. I am glad that Addison can now be apart of this Christmas Tradition. Here is one worn out little girl, Isn't she so sweet?!



9 comments:

The Elder Clan said...

The Festival of trees is always awesome!! Glad i got to see some pics!! But hey Kim, how did you hear of Skye Johanson?? She's my cousin, i was looking throug her site and saw some pics of Addison:). Isn't she incredible with the pictures? She does such a great job!

Tori And Ryan said...

Ryan and I are so sad we missed it this year! We love going to the festival of trees. Glad I got to see some of your pics.

Nick and Laura Nielsen said...

Looks like fun! I need to go next year. The gingerbread houses are my favorite too.

The Sampson Family said...

Kim, Addison is so cute! Mike and I used to go when we lived in Utah and really miss it. Maybe I can find something here in Minnesota. Thanks for bringing back some great memories!

Family of 7 said...

That sounds like so much fun! I love looking at decorated themed Christmas tree's! I always wish I could decorate one for every room in my house at Chrismas time.

Sorensen Family said...

I love the Festival of Trees. I haven't been for so long. I have to admit my most favorite picture is of Addison asleep sucking her thumb. Savanah sucks her thumb and I just think it is so cute!

Linsey

Katie said...

addison is so cute! you'll have to email me so we can catch up. my email is k24morty@yahoo.com we'd love to get together!

Jamie said...

So fun to see you and sweet Addie! I'm excited to finish Abby's scarf! We'll have to plan another fun get together with the guys!

call family said...

I didn't make it to the Festival of Trees this year and I am so sad. I love to go. I love that picture of Addison.