Saturday, May 20, 2006

Warm and sunny weather made for a near perfect Relay For Life last night. Scrapbook Generation sponsored a team that raised over $1,000, and had lots of fun in the process.

Thanks so much to Marti Blattert, Traci Snavely, Karen Fielding, and cancer survivor Jennifer Mattix, who joined Karin, Stacey, Allison, and I in the fund raising effort. And thanks to all our customers who helped out by bidding on items in our silent auction, attending the benefit crop, making donations, and dropping money in the collection jar!

We had such a great time last night, watching Jennifer in the survivor lap, walking the track ourselves, eating (of course!), participating the candlelight ceremony of hope, and seeing other friends who were there on teams. Thousands of people were at the Hillcrest football field, all joined together for the same purpose -- fighting the disease who has robbed us all of good friends and beloved family.

My favorite part of the evening was walking around the track with grandson Andrew in a stroller. He was absolutely enthralled by all the people and noise -- and especially by the purple and white balloons.

My other favorite (I tend to have lots of favorites!) part of the evening was sitting under our canopy/tent/gazebo and talking and laughing with our group. Linda Hoover joined us for a while, and we all had lots of fun getting to know each other a little better.

We're all tired today, but it's a good tired.