This last weekend my family and I participated in the Relay for Life walk in Le Mars Iowa in memory of our grandpa.
He lost his battle with cancer in February of this year. From the time he was diagnosed to the time he made his trip home was a very short 3 months. In that time it brought us as a family very close and to realize life is just too short.
This picture of grandma and grandpa was taken about 4 weeks after he was diagnosed.
Below is a picture of grandma and grandpa and almost all of us grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Relay For Life of Plymouth County
Le Mars Community Schools Stadium
The evening kicked off with a beautiful ceremony, including a few survivor speakers.
Below is their local boy scout troop raising the flag during the opening ceremony.
We picked the color green for our team shirts because the was grandpas favorite color (well maybe not lime green LOL).
A few pics of our team in action!
Here are a couple other team areas. Very creative!!
As the sun set I snapped this beautiful picture.
And then we all lit our luminaries in memory of the loved ones lost.
Here are a few of our luminaries we decorated.
You bought the bag and then you got to decorate it however you wanted.
During the event the local radio station was there jamin some tunes to keep everyone motivated. And here we are doin some dancing to keep the gang going (about midnight or so).
This picture was taken by their local radio station KLEM 1410. My lil cousin and I are famous! LOL Well maybe not famous but not we made their website!
What a fun evening with the family. And we are all looking forward to making this an annual event we all attend together.
In Memory of our Husband, Dad, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather.
You are very loved and missed!
12/25/1939 ~to~ 2/09/2013