|big cheesing at 3 in the morning (I think I was mid-laugh)|
We were busy all week prepping for the big event, running last minute errands and making sure we had every thing we needed for a successful Relay.
|at the track Thursday afternoon hanging banner with Caroline and "Mr Relay", Steve|
|one of our new teams and their awesome "Giant Slayer's" theme and campsite|
|the AF-JROTC leads the survivor lap|
We not only had the usual entertainment of performers and dancing but also enjoyed a woman-less beauty pageant that was absolutely hilarious (and involved some twerking).
|check out those lovely "ladies"|
|my friend Lee, working hard for the money|
Our torch lap that begins our luminary ceremony where we honor survivors and those we've lost to cancer is probably the most touching ceremony and most definitely the one that makes me cry the hardest. We turn out every light in the stadium so the only light is coming from the luminaries stationed around the track (torches, white bags with candles and gold bags with candles), our candle displays on the bleachers and the big torch that is walked around the track by either the family members of the person being memorialized or the survivor being honored. We also sell giant lit balloons that are let go at the end of the ceremony.
|the luminary ceremony|
via Ashley Marie Photography
|Blurry photo from the beach lap, and hellooo baby bump|
|me and Caroline (and her daughter Haley & our friend Chad) throughout the Relay planning process|
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