Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A weekend in the mountains.....

We couldn't have picked a more beautiful weekend to spend in the North Carolina mountains. Thanks to the generosity of Mark and Pam Hofer from Advent Lutheran we had a wonderful time. They have a brand new 3 bedroom cabin in McDowell County and the leaves were at their peak this past weekend. We had a little rain on Friday but that didn't stop us from building a roaring campfire and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows to make smores. The sun was out on Saturday and Sunday and the view off the back deck was tremendous. Lots of pictures below.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A day at the track

We spent a good part of Saturday with Lisa's sister Jolene and her boyfriend Lonnie at Lowe's Motor Speedway, which is about 15 minutes from our house. It was cold but we had fun walking around and seeing all the different vendors and all the souvenirs and sampling the food. (Not me of course.) Jack had a great time seeing the race cars up close and one man even gave him a lug nut off one of the race cars as a sourvenir. Jo and Lonnie spoiled him as usual by buying him toys.

We also spent some time in their RV with their 3 dogs. That was really enjoyable despite being parked right next to some Michigan fans. And when we learned that Ohio State had lost to Purdue, of all teams, they actually didn't rub it in too much. Of course, they knew that I could always play the "App State card" at any time. There were lots of OSU fans at the track all lamenting the impending loss as the game was winding down.

But, other than that, we had a great time. We are planning a trip to Columbus for New Year's to visit them. Enjoy the pictures below.....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Over $1100 raised for paws4people!!

The fundraiser at Advent this past Saturday was a huge success thanks in part to all the vendors and customers. Approximately 15 vendors donated a portion of their proceeds to paws4people in Jack's name. There was good turnout and quite a variety of gifts available for early Christmas shoppers. One of the paws4people dogs, Nikki, was also present (thanks Sharon). We are happy to announce that over $1100 was raised! A special thanks to Mona and Betsy for organizing this event. A few pictures below...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

paws4people fundraiser this weekend

Advent Lutheran Church in Charlotte, NC is hosting a fundraiser for paws4people this Saturday, October 10th from 1-5pm. Sixteen vendors, including Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Spirit Glass (Lisa's jewelry), Southern Living and others will be donating 10% or more of their proceeds to paws4people in Jack's name. Please come and support paws4people.

If you can't make it, you can also make a donation in Jack's name by clicking on this link.