Loved having these stickers showing up on the backs of so many in the crowds this year:
We were so grateful that our neighbors stepped up to the task of getting the thankful board painted and set up since my brother-in-law’s family had a wedding the day after Thanksgiving and they had to bow out this year.
(They rocked it…not an easy job!)
We did the traditional prep…pulling out all the gear and getting it situated before the big day.
These girls were great helpers too:
HA! Actually they were studying for Lucy’s test the next day so we’ll take it.
All the thousands of t-shirts got rolled at BrainFood:
Grace took over the “thankful” writing on the board:
…with moral support from these sisters:
(This was the day Elle arrived in town)
There’s always a big crowd helping at registration the night before:
Loved that our friends with two BBS kids were involved with us this year. It was SO awesome to have their help!
(Amy’s the one who really came up with the idea of the stickers to “run for” someone to help save their vision.)
And then, after all that prep and work and effort (mostly by Dave and his six fellow planners), that morning arrived, cloudy and chilly…perfect for a run.
And the board started to get filled as people started to file in.
(those were just a few representations of the good people who support and love Lu so much)
Our friends from China were in town from Boston and surprised us:
Of course, Bo is always a good addition as well 🙂
The Fun Run is first.
Love that Bo Jangles is ready to go right at the front:)
Oh the excitement for the canon to release them to run!
Here they go:
The 5K is next and I got to run it for the second time this year since there were so many people helping at our little Families Fighting Blindness station.
Here are my running partners:
Love them all.
This is the best we could do on a big group cousin picture this year:
On to the awards ceremony:
We have a “before” picture with our whole family, but my sis-in-law has it so for now here’s our “after,” which doesn’t include Dave who was busy with all the clean-up duties.
And then there went that wall…packed up again until next year.
…by these great friends I good a great blurry picture of to commemorate. Ha!
Oh, there’s that guy!
Love him forever.
Here’s a quick video our friends made to show the overall morning.
It was another good one for the books.