I got there right as the dudes were getting their last minute instructions. I made it just by the hair of my chinny chin chin.
This is Carson. He was Ellie's first love. She still gets giddy when she sees him. He's, oh, I don't know.. about 9 years old. She picks cute ones, though, doesn't she?!
And this is Richard. He is one of Todd's best buds. He helped Todd organize the event, then entered a team with his own dad, sister, and two sons.
And this is Chris on the right. He has been facebooking lately how awesome it is to get a pedicure, as he went recently with his teenage daughter. Todd cannot BELIEVE he is publicly admitting this and gave him heck, saying, "I hope you don't break a nail at the golf tournament this weekend. That would be devastating."
I cannot fail to mention Johnny's Pizza. They were the corporate sponsors of this event. This was one of Jake's favorite places to eat, and the sole (well, maybe not "SOLE") reason the Pierces come down every year. They've already gone to eat there!!
This is Ellamee. Would you look at her cute shirt?! Her mama works at Staci's store and is the main monogrammer there. Can you tell it?!
And since Shake 4 Jake has kinda turned into a "let's see how creative I can get with my accessories" event. I LOVE that. You know I do. Sooooo... I made a lariat with clay beads I made about two years ago, then painted this year.
I mean, is this sucker cute or what?!
I have not run into hardly anyone in the past few days whose toenails aren't lime green. Oh, except MINE!! I cannot make time to get my dadgum nails done!! It just does NOT fit into my schedule!!
Ummmm.... Veronicia.... go up a size, gurl!
Uncle Eddie was there, as usual, with bells on, to help with anything that needed doing!
Todd really has good taste. He picks cool stuff to give as "ditty bag" items. Check out these tees. Aren't they neat?!
There were volunteers galore. I love it when the community comes out to show support! These girls are with First National Bank and sat in the hot sun all afternoon to help out. Thanks, gals.
Dawn and Matt are perennial supporters of the JOR Foundation. Dawn typically runs for TEAMJAKE in December as well. She will be one of the main leaders for tomorrow's Jogging for Jake 5k.
I have no idea who these dorks are. Do you know?! Let's see who reads my blog. Who can tell me their names?! hummmm??
Another hangout at the volunteer table! That dude in the left of this pic, went to high school with me. He recently had a fundraiser at his restaurant and gave a significant donation to JOR.
He also put my blog on his iphone today, so he should be checking on this tomorrow. Hey, Jason! Welcome!
Oh, and even Miss Ellamee had her toenails painted lime green!!This boy right here w0rked his hiney off!
I kept taking pics of this telling him his muscles were bulging and I couldn't look away! He HATES my taking his picture. But would someone please tell him I blog daily and he just has to deal with it. It's part of our life. Period.
This is my friend, Toni. I can't believe she didn't have me play on her team. I'll remember that Toni Bacon!