12.07.2010

Christmas Decorating

Every year we decorate the house. We get the tree up and adorned. We sweep away all the regular decorations and replace them with Christmas themed things; mangers, angels, santa's, and smurfs. It is just fun to celebrate all the wonderful things about Christmas.

But this year we added a new thing. We decided to put something down by the side of the road where our car accident happened and Calvin died. We got a tree and decorated it. Then we got a plaque made to hang on the fence long term. Sunday we went down that way and took care of those things. We were lucky and got a warm day, all the snow was melted so we didn't have to traipse through feet of snow. Our fingers didn't freeze off as we arranged things. And the best part, no rattlesnakes crept up on us.


We thought it was a nice little tribute to help remember him. So if you're traveling south on I-15 and pass mile marker 204, look down. It's right next to the mile marker but down on the fence. We figured it was safe that far off the road. We miss him and hope he's enjoying Christmas with Jesus this year and getting to know Tank.

5 comments:

denverallens said...

I'm sure he's doing all that, but I'm sure he's smiling down at your "evil tsa" story! You always write the funniest things! I love the plaque and tree!

allerkins said...

That is such a beautiful memorial! Just beautiful. You guys are so amazing.

Lonita said...

I love the little Christmas tree and how it's just bursting with decorations and the plaque is beautiful. What a great way to share memories of Calvin - I'm sure he has a giant Christmas tree in heaven (but Tank and Boomer might be eating ornaments off of it...)

Krissie said...

I really like what you have done!

sally said...

I think Calvin probably has put together an dog course for the dogs. I see him setting up three couches on top of each other to see who can jump the highest. I also see him getting tables and see which dog can jump the fastest. Let's not forget that he is probably telling the little kids in heaven to pretend the love the stuffed animal in their hands and seeing which dog can run off faster with the lovies! We miss him too and I love the memorial on the road. It is truly special.