Sunday, June 17, 2012

Relay, Birthdays, and Father's Day...oh My!

 Sorry for the lapse in blog posts, but it's been a little busy over here.  All that excitement and preparation for the relay this past Friday night and Saturday morning put my blogging on the back burner.  But, I'm back.  

 What an experience the relay was! Check out this team photo...there are still several people missing who came out to support.  And then there are all those other people who support me daily in other ways....I've said it before, but I'll repeat myself once again.  I am blessed!!! Thanks so much to all of you who donated to our fundraiser. The Relay itself raised $97,000 to go towards the fight against cancer and our team raised $25,000...that means more than 25% of the funds raised was from Team Bosom Buddies...impressive math skills even on chemo brain huh?  My brother Jeff was the top fundraiser and I came in third.  
 My family.
Victor's family.
 Me and all my loves (oh, and roadrunner made out of balloons).
 I also need to give a shout out to my oldest nephew J who turned 11 yesterday.  It doesn't seem that long ago when I got the phone call saying "It's a boy!"  I still remember exactly where I was.  J, you are sweet, kind, helpful and compassionate.  I am one lucky aunt to have you as my nephew.  I love you very much!  xo  Thanks for still letting me hug and kiss you even though you just turned 11. Happy, Happy Birthday.
And, the other shout out goes to my younger brother who also had a birthday yesterday during the whole relay madness.  No wonder he has a son who has such qualities because he shares the same ones.  He is the person who started this whole relay rally and look (in the short time) what it became.  Thanks for sharing your big heart and putting a team together.  It was an event I will not soon forget.  I hope your birthday was a great one...I love you!!! xoxo
 Then there is my dad.  Where do I even begin?  Happy Father's Day to the best dad a girl could ever ask for and one that my children are blessed to have as their pepere.  You are the best dad.  I love the moon and back! xoxo

Last, but not least.  Happy Father's Day to my Victor.  It goes without saying that you are indeed the best match for me and such a great dad to our E and Little Miss.  We love you so much.  xoxoxo
This post has waaaayyy too much sap for I'm certain it does for you as well.  So, I'm going to stop now before we all drown in sweetness.   If you'd like to see more photos from the relay, click here.

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.

~ David Gottesman

and then one to end this sappy post with a laugh...

Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons

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