Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Heart Festival of the Trees

I first went to the Festival of the Trees when I was attending BYU and I loved it. I tried to make the event a family tradition but was met with all manner of rebellion...UNTIL serendipitously Todd decided he could endure pain of boredom for promise of a cinnamon roll and/or sugar-cinnamon scone at the same time that Brent learned to look the other way on financial crisis (to him) issues of high admission and concession prices. It was a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE and we've been every year since.

This year I got an email from a friend whose mother is involved in the volunteer effort. She asked for craft donations and Kenna anted up. She helped me make 9 journal jars and 12 felt candy holders shaped like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (a specific request from the Festival, not Alec). It was lots of fun and I'm so happy to support an event we love so much! Here's Kenna with our wares:

4 comments:

Sheri said...

Now that is super cool. Great job Kenna!

Deanna Quinton Larson said...

Oh so cute! Way to get involved in the community. Festival of Trees is fantastic.

Debbie said...

I love Festival of the Trees too. They have one here in our town, but it's nothing like the one in SLC. Those journal jars look neat. I would love to read what is on the strips of paper inside.

Kenna's smile is so darling. I think she had a ton of fun working on it with you. I looked through my craft supplies closet this week and pulled out Christmas stuff. Still not sure what we're going to be making this year.

Kristen Gregson said...

That's so great that she's learning to volunteer and serve at such a young age. SHE IS ADORABLE!