Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas #3

This last weekend, Shannon and I headed out to Asheville to go to a wedding and to see my dad and stepmom. Since it was only a week or so after Christmas, we had decided to wait and exchange gifts and celebrate birthdays (mine and Joyce's) in person. So, Friday night after I got off work we made the four-hour drive out to Asheville in order to see Joyce on her actual birthday. We even exchanged a few gifts:

I wish this was actually for him! He surely doesn't...

Mmm...for both of us: roasted peanuts, local honey, and frog jam.

Joyce got a new saucepan from us...these are the kinds of things my relatives do with them...

On Saturday we slept in and then headed out to Clyde, NC for a wedding. It was very nice, and at the reception there was breakfast! It was maybe the most unique idea for reception food that I've ever heard of.

Shannon and I at Lake Junaluska, the location of the wedding reception. Notice my new $10 dress, previously seen on New Year's Eve? I love sales!

Saturday evening we all went out for pizza at a place called Barley's. The pizza was phenomenal and we met my aunt and uncle and granddaddy and his wife there, so it was really good to see family.

Barley's menu. Can you tell they serve lots of beer on tap?

Joyce and dad, trying to act normal.

Uncle Tommy and Aunt Teresa...I caught her chewing!

My grandaddy and his wife, Nancy.

Then on Sunday we slept in again, played Scrabble, ate a great lunch, and then headed back, stopping in Elon to see my sister and brother-in-law on the way. All in all, it was a great weekend, but now we're completely exhausted from traveling so much. We're trying to recover before our j-term class starts on Monday!

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