Podcast #43- 34 Days to Go!

Podcast #43- Click here to listen to this week’s podcast- Tree Time!!

“A Christmas Greeting”

It’s finally here!  The 2012 Festival of Trees sponsored by the Kennedy Krieger Institute.  We have been talking, planning, and preparing for the festival for months.  Back in the summer when we created our Christmas bucket lists we added sponsoring a tree for the festival.  That dream has now come true. Today’s podcast was recorded yesterday at the Cow Palace on the Maryland State Fairgrounds.  After seven hours of tree decorating we discussed the festival, the trees and people we saw, and the whole experience.  Listen to hear about zombie trees, alcohol trees, Noah’s tree, a strawberry tree, and more.  We’ll be writing all this week about the Festival and our experiences.  Check-out the Yule Log’s facebook page to see lots of pictures from our day of decorating.

“I Spy Christmas”

Be sure to make your weekend plans to include the 2012 Festival of Trees.  Our 4-foot entry is titled “A Christmas Greeting” and is decorated with all hand-made ornaments constructed out of old Christmas cards.  Our 7-foot entry is titled “I Spy Christmas” and is a puzzle tree with hidden ornaments you can find by following the clues.  You can also see hundreds of other decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, and more decorations.  There are crafts, music, a carousel, pony rides, and trains.  Santa will be there and so should you.  Order you tickets in advance and save- go to festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org.

Podcast #41- 47 Days to go!

Podcast #41- Click here to listen to this week’s podcast- Practice Trees!

Today Natalie and I hosted a small gathering to do a practice decorating of our tree entries for the Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees.  Shirley, Beth , and Shawn joined us for lunch and a “dry-run”.  Listen as we recap the weeks and share thoughts about our trees and the holidays with our guests.  Be sure to plan now to see our trees in person.  We have our 4-foot entry decorated completely with items made from recycled Christmas cards.  We also have a 7-foot tree decorated in an I-Spy theme- quite a challenge to find the hidden objects!  Check out the Festival website to order your tickets and save a little on admission.  See you at the Cow Palace!

Podcast #31- 131 Days to Go!

Podcast #31- Click here to listen to this week’s podcast- Which tree will it be?

We get back to our podcasts this week after a brief travel hiatus.  First we recap some highlights from the last couple weeks: songs, lists, crafts, and candy canes!  Most of our discussion centers on the final decision for out Festival of Trees entry.  Listen in for the ideas and help us decide.  Later this week we will have a poll for you to vote which idea we use.  The winner will be our entry in the Festival of Trees at Kennedy Krieger Institute.  Mark your calendar now to attend the event and visit our tree in person!