Category Archive: Festival of Trees

Nov 12

A Tale of Two Quilts

I have two quilts finished for donation to the annual Festival of Trees which benefits Primary Children’s Medical Center. Our family has been decorating trees since 2000 in honor of my husband’s brother Paul, who was killed in the line of duty in the Air Force in 1995. I have been on a volunteer committee …

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Dec 01

Festival of Trees 2014

Today was Decorating Day for Festival of Trees so the Carey family decorated our 15th consecutive tree in honor of Scott’s brother, Paul. He was an Air Force pilot killed in 1995 in Alabama, leaving a wife and three young children. 

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Dec 02

Festival of Trees 2013

  This year our theme is “Boys Like to Read”.  We decorate a tree benefitting Primary Children’s Medical Center in honor of Scott’s brother, Capt. Paul Carey.  Here are some pix of the wild and crazy decorators!   We did the tree in lime, chocolate, and turquoise and set in a man’s study.  There is …

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Nov 08

Paul’s quilt

Monday I finished whip-stitching the binding to the back of Paul’s quilt.  I made it for our tree space at Festival of Trees 2013 that we will decorate on December 2.  Paul is Scott’s brother and every year our extended family decorates a tree in his memory at Festival of Trees.  (You can see past …

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Sep 27

Fall is here

  It’s been raining here for a couple days and yesterday I woke up to find that the mountains right outside my living room window have snow on them.  One of the peaks was snow-free for only about 9 weeks this year.  It hasn’t gotten quite cold enough at night yet to freeze so my …

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Nov 28

Festival of Trees 2012

Monday was Decorating Day for this year’s Festival of Trees and we gathered to put together our tree and the space around it.  Our theme this year is “Sugarplum Forest” and we did lots of candy.  This was a reference to Paul being in “Hansel and Gretl” when he was in junior high and also …

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Nov 29

Festival of Trees 2011

This is the 12th year we have decorated a large tree in honor of Scott’s deceased brother, Paul, for the Festival of Trees which provides charity care for patients at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Each year we have tried to pick a theme that had something to do with his …

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Dec 21

Festival of Trees 2010

Our extended Carey family does a tree every year for the Festival of Trees that benefits Primary Childrens Medical Center.  We do it in honor of Scott’s brother, Paul, an Air Force pilot killed when his plane crashed in Alabama in 1995.  This year our Carey tree was themed “Cookies and Cream” and we did …

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