Thursday, June 17, 2010

Relay for Life 2010: Relay Eve

After dining on grasshoppers it was time to get serious about this relay thing and make some miles happen. Most of our visitors had come and gone and it was up to Team Hope Corps to keep it going. I make it sound really epic don't I?

We were making laps when I got a phone call from my Chiropractic assistant Jeannie. She was coming to relief walk for us and she brought her two nieces Jamie and Jessica whom were both youth of ours. It was so great to see them, and great to have a few extra feet on the track.

Eric was getting ready to go stay with Aquaman for the night after the luminaria ceremony, so he coaxed me on the track to do some laps together.

What an amazing amount of support this man gives me. He's such a blessing.

Mom got busy lighting the luminaria. This year the luminaria's were weighed down by a can of food. The Hope Corps collected over 50 cans of food for our luminaria's and Highline Relay gathered 660 cans to send off to the White Center Food bank.

I took pictures of each luminaria we made.... there are SO many to upload. So I just uploaded Mom's. I might have kept it to put in her scrapbook for later... maybe...

My Mom is my hero :)

We walked around and took pictures of the luminarias before the ceremony began. There were a TON!

We took over for the Bodle gals and they turned in their lap beads for the night!

Oh the bliss of relay eve!

I was helping keep Mom warm with the heat off my sunburn as we waited for the luminaria ceremony to begin; and continued to keep her warm as we waited for it to END!

Eric at least got a couple nice shots while the ceremony was taking it's sweet time...

No disrespect to the luminarias or the people they represent, but sometimes less is more!

They spelled out HOPE and CURE..
Two words that are pretty synonymous with Relay.

The glow necklaces were a big hit! Way to go Cousins for the Cure for selling them!

And then we walked... Mom, Brenda and Kathy went to sleep, Eric went home, Tacy woke up, and Alex and Lindsey showed up to give Megan and I some rest for the evening!

Not sure we would have survived the night with someone on the track at all times without these three! I couldn't even begin to thank them enough!

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