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Friday, March 4, 2011

A Lil' Snowman

Last week, Paul and I headed over to the cemetery. We had the intentions of plowing the place ourselves, since the lady who is in charge of the upkeep, neglects it terribly. Paul had brought a Bobcat home from work with him, and we loaded it up and off we went.

Much to our surprise, the cemetery was PLOWED!!! We soon discovered it had only been plowed for a burial that would be taking place the very next day. But, nonetheless, it was PLOWED!

As we visited with Carly, we knew what we needed to do. Carly needed a Snowman. We made one every single year with her..well..every year that she was healthy enough (off chemo)to go outside and help.

We didn't have a hat, so we placed a bow on top.

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This Snowman isn't anywhere near as big as we normally would do for her. Paul always made gigantic Snowmen. But, this year, we thought it was just the right size. It's Carly size. A Lil' Snowman!

I think she probably loves it!
I hope so.

10 comments:

Cathie said...

I am SURE she does!

Beth said...

I love it! Carly definitely loves it!

Twilson9608 said...

What a wonderful thing to do!

Karol said...

I suspect Laynee's lovin' it too.

Kristen said...

It takes some real precious hearts like yours and Paul's to think up such an adoring idea spontaneously! That snowman is wonderful and really decorates her grave beautifully. And the bow is a perfect touch. Way better than a hat even. If I love it this much it has me wondering just how much more Carly must adore it!

Krista said...

Love it.

BlessedMom62 said...

The snowman is just precious. You did a really good job, it looks nice. I like the solar lights too. It brought tears to my eyes... I say prayers for you both daily...

Carol N. said...

I think it is the perfect snowman. I love that it is Carly-sized, and the pink bow is a most excellent idea :o)

Aimee said...

Oh I am sure she does love it!

Michelle said...

What a perfect snowman for Carly; I'm sure she's smiling at it.