Sunday, June 26, 2011

Relay For Life 2011

Happy Sunday Everyone...I am doing a post today about the Relay For Life event my family participated in this weekend. This is your warning...I do have quite a few pics to post but hopefully you will enjoy looking at them : )

The Honor Guard from the American Legion Post 51 during the opening ceremony.
This is my daughter Kaley..we picked up my mom's Survivor shirt.

Kaley signed my mom's name on the Survivor poster..Eltha Tuomi.

The next few pics are of our "campsite" during the relay. The name of our team is Andrea's Warriors and the theme for this years relay was  Seasons of Hope so everyone decorated each corner of their area in each season. I don't think I took pics of Fall and Winter but I did get some of the summer decor we had out.

This is the scrapbook album I made for our Team Raffle.

Just turned in my silent auction's the one with the flowers & white bow.
They had themed laps every hour..Kaley didn't have anything for the toga lap so she just used her

Two of the teenagers on our team out for the Red/White/Blue

Kaley & I with our pledge flags...we made a pledge to continue participating with the RFL in support of my mom.
They had us sign the RFL banner after we stated our pledge...then we walked a lap holding our flags.

Kaley resting after doing a lot of laps. By the end of the relay she walked a total of 18 proud of her : )  She looks so squinty in all the pics due to the sun being out.

Not the best pic since I used my phone but the military did a "fly over" during the event.

They had a lot of activities for the kids too which was cool. Kaley won the scavenger hunt...just what she needed...a baggie full of candy with her

Pic of me, Andrea (the breast cancer survivor) and our good friend Ann. The Triple A's lol.

My hubby Steve : )  He was making/selling pink survivor military bracelets for all the ladies at the relay.

Steve was getting so many orders he had to put Ann and Ginger to

We had a lot of people come out and walk for our was great to have so many people come out and support Andrea and the ACS.

Another great group of ladies coming out to support the cause and join us in the walk...thanks Kim & Michelle : )

Just hangin out in between laps : )

The three amazing teens that were there the ENTIRE relay...they stayed up during the night and walked the whole night...and they dressed up for each themed lap contest...they were just awesome to hang out with.

This is the luminary I made for my mom...I tried to get a good pic w/my phone. She is the one on the left.

Here it is all lit up : )  I saved this after the luminary ceremony so I could give it to my mom since she couldn't make it there for the survivor lap.

This is during the survivor ceremony & right before the survivor lap. This is Andrea, her dad and her MIL to the far right...who is also a cancer survivor for over 35 yrs. YAY!!!

Andrea saying what type of cancer she had and how long she has been a survivor...5 years this November.YAHOOOOOOO

Andrea & her hubby during the survivor lap.

This is the medal they passed out to all the survivors. I carried my mom's during the survival lap since she couldn't be there...she is a 3 yr breast cancer survivor this coming September...I am thankful everyday to have her here and healthy : )
Ann & Kaley drumming up some business for our scrapbook raffle...we sold a lot of tickets and the lady who won~I forgot to get a picture of her w/the album~was super excited to win this and we raised even more money for RFL which was the goal : )

The next few pics are of all the RFL teams and their campsites
Steve & I won the Duck/Beaver lap. He is a die hard Oregon State Beaver fan so everyone there thought it was hilarious that we both liked different teams but were married...we were dubbed as the "House Divided" I gave my mom the cool ACS water bottle we won. I look chunky in this pic since I have shorts underneath my pj bottoms..just had to throw that out there ; )
I tried to get a shot of the luminaries that lined the entire track. I wasn't too keen on climbing the hill when it was totally

This was the table they set up as a rememberance of those who lost their battle to cancer. Each item on the table was a representation for those who have passed on and for those of us who are still here. I wish I could remember all the items & their was such a moving ceremony.

They set these luminarias up right in front of our was just beautiful to see in the darkness.

My hubby...he was SO excited to win this in the silent auction. It's a large Beaver flag signed by the entire 2011 OSU football team. He's holding the picture they took of the flag since it was all sealed up in a bag. He was just beside himself. He can't wait to put this in his Man Cave aka The Beaver

Andrea & Kaley trying to keep warm while the others were out doing their laps.

Kaley & Andrea on one of the final laps early Saturday morning.

And yes...I do have a 15yr old son...this is Tre'...he was pretty elusive of my camera most of the whoas of having a scrapbooking momma : )

I want to thank you for taking the time to read through and look at the many pictures on today's post. I know there were a lot of pictures this time...I just wanted to share my amazing weekend doing the RFL. I want to encourage all of you who don't currently participate in this event in your area to do so next year. This is such an amazing event and it helps to raise much needed funds for cancer research and to hopefully one day find a cure so no one will ever have to hear the words "you have cancer".

Thank you again friends and enjoy the rest of your weekend : )

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quick after Relay post

Hi has been a couple of days since I last posted. I have been busy participating with the 2011 Relay For Life. It was my first time to do this and I had an amazing time and a lot of money was raised...which was awesome. I will be doing a Relay post tomorrow since I am pretty wiped from being up for the Relay.

I will get back to my scrappy posts next week...I just feel that the Relay For Life is such an important event and supports a cause that affects all of us in some way or another and I want to dedicate a full post to just the Relay.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far and come back tomorrow to see a lot of pictures from the 2011 Lebanon Oregon Relay For Life event : )

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

True Blue Love book & Pink Paper Flowers

Happy Wednesday : )

Now that I have my blog looking like I want (mucho thanks to my hubby) I thought I better put some of my scrappy projects on here. This first set of pictures are of a blue Love book I made during National Scrapbooking Day when I attended the weekend crop with some of my girlfriends...I am so addicted to this hobby that I drive 4 hours to attend this particular event at my favorite scrapbook store that I just love...I will do a post about that later on. Anyway...back to the Love the crop we were all given a packet of 5 pieces of paper that we could fold partially in half to make a pocket and the ring to bind it all together...that was it. It was up to us to scrap the papers up and make it our own. We had a time frame to work on this and I didn't start mine until there was less than 2 hours left...I was working on a book for my daughter...I will post pics of this later...all of us attending the crop voted by secret ballot on whose project we liked best...I was happy and thrilled that my fellow scrapbookers voted for me and I won : )  yay

This is the front of the book...I had these stamp shaped chipboard pieces that fit perfectly on the front. I put the Love stickers on and then inked the edges...I thought they turned out pretty cute.
I inked this chipboard flower too like I did the stamps on the front.
I love the brown lace...I am racking my brain to remember where I bought this as I am almost out of it : (

I just love how this book turned out...I have it displayed in my scrapbook room...I am planning on doing a post of my room later on...I have to pick it up a bit since I have been so busy making stuff for my Relay For Life basket.

The next couple of pictures are of a pink paper flower bucket I made for my friend. She has been going through a lot lately and I wanted to give her something to cheer her up : )

Yes this is another one of the French buckets I have left over from my wedding. I just couldn't stand the thought of selling them off so I have been hanging on to them using them for gifts like this.

This was for my friend Andrea..the breast cancer survivor..she loves all things pink & flip flops so that's why you see the pink playing cards and candy flip flops. I gave it to her around Easter so I had to throw the bunny in there too : )  This was fun to make and seeing the smile on her face was awesome.

I have sooo many pics of my scrappy projects to post~which is probably why I should have listened to my hubby and created this blog two years ago~but I will try not to bombard all of you with super long posts and will be diligent about posting everyday when I can. 

I will be pretty busy the next few days due to the Relay For Life happening this weekend...I will do a post about that on Sunday.

I also have to say that I am super excited to have my first official follower~that isn't my hubby~Trish from
visited my blog today and I was like a little kid at Christmas when I saw I had my first follower...thank you Trish and I am looking forward to getting to know you in the blog world...for those who haven't checked out her blog...please do's awesome and she is having an amazing giveaway~which I will hopefully win~

Have a great evening and come back tomorrow for some more scrappy pics : )