Monday, June 6, 2011

relay for life

the kids and i signed up on Team YMCA for the Harrison County Relay for Life. in adition to walking, i volunteered to make cupcakes for our team's bake sale. i tried out some new recipes (turtle, strawberries n cream, and vanilla cream) and made plenty of my tried and true favorites (chocolate peanut butter and cookies n cream). altogether i donated about 10 dozen cupcakes and 2 decorated layer cakes (1 chocolate peanut butter and 1 vanilla cream). my trial-run recipes turned out ok, but i know i have a few tweeks to make, and i learned that i need to ne slightly less distracted when trying to create new recipes.....

the event went well. the kids wore signs for the family members they were walking for/in memory of, which was nice as it made it more personal to them. they also got to find the luminaria bags i had purchased for their family members. the middle 2 wrote 'notes to heaven' and anxiously watched as the balloons 'delivered' them. i participated in Locks of Love (what better place to do it?!?) and left with about a foot less hair than when i arrived. i was greatful to be able to participate in such a great event for such a wonderful cause, and to share it with my family, was even better! i totally was a goober and forgot to take pics of my baked goods, but i did get some other great shots



1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you all had a good time and that the kids got to participate in such a good charitable cause. It's so important for children to learn to give back and to help others!