My 25 year-old son, Ben Batz, wove the lights into the tree from a 50 foot bucket lift. John Martin and his son, Jake, engineered the light configuration.
Immediately when Justin explained his philosophy, I knew what goal I would set and how I would celebrate.
On the northeast corner of our front yard in Bloomington, Minnesota, sits a 52 foot-tall pine tree. Fifteen years ago, my son Ben asked me: “Do you think we can light that big tree someday for Christmas?” Ever since I’ve dreamed about lighting our tree. And this year we did it!
With the help of industrious friends, we designed the pattern, created a plan, and rented a 50 foot bucket lift. Then on a sunny Saturday afternoon in November, we meticulously wove more than 6,000 lights into the tree.
What are we celebrating?