Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Tribute - Utah Festival Of Trees



Several days ago I was going to do a post on the 42nd annual Utah Festival
of Trees.  This event is an annual charity event where families, service groups
or just about anyone can enter a decorated tree and then all of the trees are sold
off and the proceeds are donated to Primary Children's Medical Center.  It is such
a worthy cause and many families choose to do tribute trees in honor of loved ones who have passed on.  I spoke to my friend Kaden about it last Friday after we had both been to the Festival on different nights.  Little did I know that this post would be my tribute to her as she was critically injured on Saturday morning in a violent rollover car accident.  She passed away on Monday morning...

Kaden, these trees are for you...






Pretty in pink...you loved girly girl things...





Another girly one for you...





I can just hear you commenting on this one...






You would have loved these trees for your little ones...





A snowbaby tree for your babies...you were an amazing Mother...





This entire tree is made out of crocheted pieces...you thought that it
was amazing that I taught myself how to crochet...





This would have been your favorite tree...all decked out in combs, hair brushes
and little bottles of hairspray for you were my stylist for the past 15 years and
you loved cutting hair.  I went without a haircut for almost five months once
because you were off on maternity leave...no one can cut my hair like you...





A pink cupcake tree because...you loved the good stuff...as in cupcakes!





Rest in peace my dear sweet friend...

Until we meet again.

~Stacy~

12 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh Stacy my thoughts are with you and your beautiful friend's family. What a very sad thing to happen. I bet she is in heaven looking down on you with a big smile at your wonderful tribute to her. Maybe a beautiful Christmas angel for the top of your tree would be a sweet tribute to her too. Sending you a big hug xo

Darlene said...

My heart was crushed as I read your post. We always say life is short or live for today because we never know about tomorrow but we do not think that something so tragic could happen to us and reality sets in. God bless you and God bless her family. take care, Darlene

Georgianna said...

So very, very sorry. Stacy. This is a beautiful tribute. Wishing all who knew her peace and comfort.

G

debi said...

Stacy, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and her family. Hugs, Debi

lvroftiques said...

Oh Stacy NO that's terrible! I'm so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful lady....And she had children?...Heartbreaking! Vanna

Lori Bei Durst said...

Oh Stacy, how terrible! I am so sorry to hear this and I send loving thoughts to you and her family.
I love all the trees you pictured...pure fun and inspiration.
Take care of yourself. ♥
Love, Lori

Ali said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend, Stacy. My prayers are with you and her family and friends. The pictures of the Christmas trees are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them in Kaden's honour.
PS - I know what it's like to have a great hairdresser. Once you find one, you never want to go to someone else again. I know I need a haircut, but I just can't make myself to in to a hair place until I go home again...

Glenda Quiring said...

Such a beautiful tribute, Stacy.
I am so sorry you had to write it though.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and wonderful photos.

Tutti Chic said...

beautiful beautiful post stacy....I have tears in my eyes... xoxo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Stacy, so sorry! Goodness, Kaden and I could have been great friends, I love all the trees that she loves...Oh how devastating for her family, you said she has little ones...Oh, it does not get any worse. Oh I wish her family the ability to get through this, with tons of friends and family to put their arms around them!

Carol

The Stitching Coop said...

There are no words to comfort, only beauty all around to reprise her spirit. Well done on all these trees. They represent many angels lookiing down over us.

Thank you for having me.
hugs.
Tammy

Jacqueline said...

Oh, I am shocked and stunned and crying. I am so sorry. How tragic. What a beautiful tribute. I can't believe you were just talking about it and now she is gone. Truly, I grieve with you!
Jacqueline