Friday night was my team’s fifth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. I walk the track and fundraise in memory of my aunt Jill and in honor of many other friends and family. This year was a bit different – juggling team captain responsibilities and taking care of a four-month old was a challenge at times. And I didn’t get to take nearly as many pictures as I would have liked. This year we packed up around midnight rather than walking until 6 a.m. But our strong and mighty team has still raised over $3,000, and we aren’t finished yet! There’s still time to donate to the cause.
Birthdays change as you age. My dad’s low-key birthday celebration on Thursday was proof of that. We met at a casual restaurant, and my mom baked him cookies instead of a cake. Since candles don’t really stick in cookies, he just held the 6 and the 4 while we very quietly and quickly sang happy birthday, so as to not disturb other patrons.