Last night, my sister in law invited my husband and I to a Relay for Life fundraiser dinner at the Owl's eye Vineyard and Winery. I have wanted to tour the vineyard for a while now, so I jumped at the chance to support one of my favorite causes and to see the place. Owl's eye is relatively new. It's funny because, before it was built, I remember telling Brian that I thought it was one of the most beautiful pieces of land in this county and that if I ever ended up living here I wanted to buy it. Notice the beautiful NC mountains in the background. Obviously, I wasn't the only one who thought it was breathtaking!
It was a nice evening. We enjoyed an "Irish dinner" in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I'm not so sure how Irish it was, but it was quite yummy: Reuben dip with pita chips, Caesar salad, beef stew, cheesy biscuits and some kind of chocolate goodness type of dessert (but, then again how can you screw up chocolate?)
If your not familiar with Relay for Life its a fundraising campaign sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The money goes to find a cure to cancer. You can learn more about it here: http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/
Relay for Life's philosophy is that it represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.
It's something especially special to my family and I because my Nana (my dad's mother) passed away in 2005 from ovarian cancer. In the past I have always helped my mom's team at Hospice. But this year our youth group at church is having a team and Brian and I are helping with it.