Friday, May 20, 2011

Post Relay

I knew I wouldn't get another chance to update for a while after Relay For Life. I was beyond exhausted all day Saturday, had Jasson take the girls to my Mom's and sister's houses for the night.
Well, to recap- Friday night was a whirlwind of crazy- here, there, here, there. I feel bad that I didn't get any real quality time with anyone on the team because there were just too many people there to be able to make a minute at all. We painted faces, sold VERY few raffle tickets. That was a huge bummer for me- last year it was the biggest moneymaker and this year, well, sucked.
We DID win 3rd place for Best Cancer Control Message. I thought we'd do better at that because no one had anything about Lynch Syndrome- and LOTS of people had never heard of it. I guess the bigger picture is that we got the word out to more people about it and they took pamphlets to educate themselves.
We also had printed letters and envelopes to Gov Kasich (sp?) asking him to make the last Wednesday in March "Lynch Syndrome Heriditary Cancers Awareness Day." We had quite a few people take those. All they had to do was sign the letter, put their return address and a stamp on the envelope and mail it out. So we will call it a success. Even though I didn't get to karaoke at all... the karaoke guy didn't come because he thought it would rain. What ev.

So here are some pictures for you to have a lookie-loo.

We raised around $1,900 total. That's below that $2,500 mark we were aiming for but it's still a start. Bigger and better next year I say. Now we know what we're doing.... and I'll leave my sister in charge. That seems to be a formula for success.

Tomorrow night is Iris' preschool graduation. It will be short and sweet and I don't think I'll cry. I want to be there for stuff but I am happy to be moving.. it seems fast but as long as I can be part of it and she remembers it, hooray! She's excited to go to Kindergarten- I'm excited for her and for me. Mommy of a kindergartener.

Saturday night the girls (grown up girls) and I are heading out for a theme night of sorts. We got together and fabbed it up for dinner and to see "Sex and the City 2" and went to Red Lobster then to see Pirhana 3-D when it came out. Well- I was looking for another opportunity to do something theme-y... so the movie "Bride's Maids" is out. It came out last weekend and that would have been ideal but we were busy with Relay and recovery. So Saturday we are meeting at Olive Garden and heading to the movie. The catch- we will all be dressed in hideous bride's maids dresses. Full Monty- Bad hair, Bad accessories, bad dresses. I can't wait. I've got my dress but unfortunately I don't remember how to do my hair supre-ridiculous. I may hit up the local beauty school and let them go to town.
Here's the dress.. it cost me all of $10. Worth it.

I hope to have some good ones for you the next time I post.
I just hope to catch up on some sleep so I can go out without any dragging.

I hope you all are doing well!


  1. I have been keeping up with you on facebook, so proud of you. Your theme nights sound like so much fun, enjoy yourself Saturday.Hope Iris is feeling better tomorrow and that you enjoy her graduation. Keeping you in my heart and prayers always......:-)Hugs

  2. Preschool graduation? Don't kid yourself. You're going to cry.

  3. I got misty-eyed. No bawling. I wanted to look fab for pictures. :)

  4. Love the dress!!! And you look awesome in it!!! Still intending...

  5. Great Job with the relay. Loved your pictures. Our relay was indoors this year due to storms. Quite different than last year. You were in my prayers a lot durring our relay. FUN FUN with the bride's maid dresses and hair.