First, let's take a look at a few of the tablescapes. Shall we?
As you know, for years now, we have used Jake's favorite toys/ themes/ pasttimes to remember him at the Shake. Heck, we had to have something for centerpieces. So, naturally, we wanted it to be a reflection of his little life.
And each table has a plaquard (is that right?), that has a description for the goodies on the respective table.
Welllll, havent' done this in a while! SOrry. Turn your head to the left and keep reading!
Then, of course, there are the other kids who have received assistance from the JOR Foundation. Some of their parents have send us pictures of their children and their stories.
We, naturally, wanted to let our guests know how their money/ donations will be benefitting the children with cancer.
This is a fun memory!
New Year's Eve is always celebrated at our house because that is this big man's birthday!
Awww... do y'all remember that Rebel pillow? Our little redneck! And this was when we diapered a Sponge Bob pinata. Whatever made him smile!
Oh, man, don't I remember those four wheeler rides! Remember Jake's trick, the "neck neck"?
I pass his old house every day, as they live on my street where my LAH is now. I reminisce about playing in the front yard and use this one oak tree to realize how long has passed since we played like that, as it continues to shoot to the sky. Time keeps on rolling.
Oh, the hairplanes!
I so remember that day! We were at the Memphis Zoo and had a ball! Sick from chemo and all.
Here's another little story:
Another sweet kiddo.
JOR Foundation helped little Emilio.
This is one of Veronicia's favorite little boys, even though she has never met him! He is a sweet little thing!
Man, can you remember this crazy day? First Halloween at the Jude. They KNEW the Raborn family!
Hey, Nena Beth... see, I got your note! Thanks!
This is Little Miss Molly. She had the same kind of cancer as ol' Jake man! She lives in Wisconsin, and during one of our summer adventures, I went to her house to meet her and her mom.
Here's a little about her.