Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

2009 certainly has been a challenging year for Dave and I. With all my health problems and Dave being unemployed we certainly have had our trials. I would like to thank many of our friends and families that have supported us through these difficult times. While 2009 was challenging we are grateful for the simple things in life. A roof over our head, a car to drive, food to eat, clothes to wear and lots of good DVD's that we have to keep us entertained. We have also enjoyed the time we have spent with family and are so blessed to have so many relatives living close by. Most importantly, we are thankful for our loving Heavenly Father who has watched over us and shown his love for us in many different ways. I love all of you and am grateful to have you in my life. Happy New Year!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Festival of Tree's

Dave, Rebekah, Conan, and I all went to the Festival of Tree's. It was at the South Town Expo Center in Sandy. Finding a parking spot was a big challenge. But thanks to aggressive driving (Rebekah) and sharp eye's (Dave) we finally found a spot. The Festival of Tree's is held every year here. People donate decorated Christmas Tree's. All of the tree's are very elaborate. The tree's are then auctioned off in a private auction. Many of the tree's go for thousands and thousands of dollars. 100 % of the proceeds go to the Primary Children's Hospital. Even the cost of admission goes to them.

I'd like to thank Jethro and Staci Jones for purchasing this tree.

Just kidding, they didn't buy it. Rebekah saw the sign that said "Purchased by the Jones Family" and we thought that was cool since that is our last name (well our maiden name).

This is both mine and Dave's favorite tree. We both love Sharks! Never thought I would see a Christmas tree decorated as a "Shark Theme" but it was awesome.

As we were walking around looking at all of the tree's Dave said "I bet I could make one out of Granite" Then we turned the corner and lo and behold we saw this tree! It is out of stone and we thought it was pretty cool.

This tree is of Jack Skeleton. I kept trying to get a picture and people kept walking in front of it. I deleted all those but kept this one. It looks really cool because I think I saw that lady walking and snapped the picture, but moved my hand at the same time, so the picture of the tree looks cool. Thankfully Dave and I both had our camera's and he was able to get a good picture.

There was also a large display of Gingerbread houses. They were cool.

This is a cake! Amazing! I loved it because there are three shows I really like on the Food Network and TLC. The Food Challenge Cake Off, Ace of Cakes, and Cake Boss. They all make these totally unbelievable cakes. So seeing a cake in person that I could see one of these people making was pretty cool.
It was really hard to get pictures of the tree's because it was so packed. But there were so many that I thought were so cool that I wanted to share them with you. As you are looking at the tree's you will think we took picture's of every tree! We didn't! There were hundred's and hundred's of tree's. All different sizes... from 1 foot - 12 ft. You will have to click on each picture to enlarge it so you can see the detail. They also had wreathes and quilt's but I didn't get any pictures of those.