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. [Read more…] about Festival of Trees 2014
Every year we take a picture of the cousins present at the Bountiful cemetery where Scott’s brother, Paul, is buried, as well as his Tibbitts grandparents.
Here is the 2014 version.
L to R back row: Brian Carey, a friend, Mark Carey, Sasha Fazulyanov, Tania Greenhalgh holding Margo, Paul and Matt Greenhalgh
L to R front row: Kyra Rapp, Anya and Nika Fazulyanov, Addie Greenhalgh, Patrice and Shawn Carey, Ethan Rapp
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 a cozy fireplace with classics on tops, chair with the quilt I made, a side table with an airplane lamp and Hardy Boys books, and Curious George books under the tree.
I wrote about finishing my Kindle book a few days ago, and now, my sister, Christine, has finished her own book. Sue and I gave her feedback and comments, so we’ve had a chance to see it, and it is awesome. If you’ve ever wanted to know the tricks of creating an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind Halloween costume, or costume for any time of year, check out her Kindle book. It’s only $2.99, so I can promise that you get tons of information for that price and you’ll learn her magic formula for creating such costumes. Check some of the costumes out on her Facebook page and website, The Costume Resource.
If you don’t have a Kindle, it doesn’t matter. There are Kindle apps available for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, everything. And they are free. So head on over and get it! And please leave a rating and review if you do.
I have taken pictures of people sitting on Santa’s lap at the Carey Christmas party for the last several years and thought it would be fun to see how we’ve changed through the years. So here are some photos, organized by family.
See us sit on Santa’s lap. See us have fun. See us get older.
Disclaimer: I thought I snapped feverishly at every party and got every child every year. But when I gathered up all the pictures I found some people are missing. I can’t explain this, so nobody should infer anything or take this personally. There’s one year I don’t even have pictures of both my own children. I can’t explain this, either. If you have other shots you’d like me to include for posterity, send them along and I’ll update this post!
Click on a photo to see them all in a gallery by family.
Scott & Sue’s family
Phil & Janice’s family
Paul & Michelle’s family
Brent & Teresa’s family
Mark & Sonja’s family
Ildar & Christine’s family