Sunday, December 6, 2009

What a great weekend

Friday night we had the opportunity to attend the festival of trees and see the tree that was donated in honor of Lucas and Sadie Huish. It was really neat. We went with the Huish family to eat dinner before hand and had fun chatting with them. When we got to the expo center it was crazy mad crowded! We lucked out and were able to snag a parking spot in the parking lot. There was a shuttle caring people over from a different parking lot because of the traffic and crowds. Inside was full of Christmas Bliss!! The whole building smelled of cinnamon baked goods and lit up from lights all over. Music was playing and everyone was happy to be there. There were so many beautiful trees in honor of many other people, but of course we had our eyes on a very special one. It was so awesome. It was decorated in Curious George everything and Audra met us there with gifts for the kids. They each got to take home their own Curious George toy and blanket. The boys have slept with them every night. As we looked down to see the pictures on display along with their stories, they had 2 different baskets made. One of things that Sadie loved, and one for Lucas. It had Baby Einstein stuff and then I couldn't believe it but they had found the same bear that was his pall on Amazon. (I guess they are hard to find.) That blew me away. I can't thank them enough for all of the detail and time that was put into this tree. It was truly a beautiful event. Last night was our ward Christmas party and it was really neat. We were invited to come dressed like those during the time of Christ's birth and the whole cultural hall was decorated like Bethlehem. There were tent booths with food and activities for the kids and then the best part was the musical program at the end. It was a great way to enter the holiday season. Well, Tuesday is Lucas' Birthday and I know it will be a difficult day. But, Aaron and I are trying not to be sad whenever we see a picture of him or when something reminds us of him. We try to think about happy times and celebrate his life rather than dwell on his death. It's sad sometimes and I would be lying if I said that I kept it together all of the time. But really, I'm happy because Lucas is happy and what mother doesn't want that for her child? He was in so much pain when he was here physically and so I am happy he is no longer in pain. I miss him but I find that it helps to talk to him out loud as if he were right there in hopes that sometimes he can hear me. Sure it would be great if it were a two sided conversation but I know that day will come down the road. I am so grateful for my blessings and for Aaron, Kaden, and Jonas. They make me laugh everyday and I love them so much.



  1. The tree looks great! Audra & her sister-in-law did a great job!

  2. What a wonderful way to start your Christmas. I love the tree. I know that it will be a bittersweet time for you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    I mentioned this before, but I think you should look for ways to start traditions to remember Lucas. Yesterday was Carson's birthday and we ate angel food cake with whip cream in honor of him. Look at my blog on ways I have honored Carson's life. I have done some recent posts that talk of ways I have honored him. You might like to do something similar for your baby Lucas.

  3. What a great job they did on the tree! It looks amazing! The little blankets and stuffed animals are so cute. :)

  4. I wanted so badly to go to Festival this year and see your tree. Unfortunately we couldn't go..why do they make it so short?...anyway, thanks for posting pictures of the tree for all of us to enjoy. Keep your chin up...cry when you need helps. Happy Birthday to Lucas!