Monday, May 11, 2009

A weekend in Chapel Hill

We had a great time in Chapel Hill this weekend visiting with Kris, Jake, Shannon and Natalie and their friends. We arrived on Friday and had dinner at one of our favorite places, Pepper's. Saturday, we went shopping and had a great dinner at The Carolina Inn. Late Saturday night, we took Jake out on the town to celebrate his turning 21 at midnight. Let's just say we REALLY celebrated. I haven't stayed up that late (or early) in years. On Sunday, we continued to celebrate Jake's birthday as well as Mother's Day. I know Lisa really enjoyed her Mother's Day having all three of her boys with her.

When we arrived home on Sunday, we received more really good news. Apparently the Advent Lutheran Men's BBQ auction went extremely well. They were raising money to donate to paws4people in Jack's name. We don't have a firm figure yet but it was much higher than expected and there could possibly be matching funds from Thrivent. We will let you know the final amount when we hear it.

I've loaded some pictures from the weekend below (in no particular order).

Kris and Shannon at the Carolina Inn

Jack with his friend at the Mother's Day picnic

Jack gets to sit in a blue Chapel Hill firetruck!

All of us outside Jake's apartment

Jake and Natalie at the Carolina Inn

Jack looking like Thing One or is it Two?