Life with the Lumbers: What we’ve been up to

It’s been a bit since I made one of these posts. I just wanted to catch up and share some of the things we have been doing.

Our girls’ dance team had their first competition and they racked up! My oldest daughter’s trio and her duo both won first place and my youngest daughter’s duo also won first place.

I had two sweet running buddies this week- maybe the beginning of a new hobby? I kind of hope they do take up running with me.

We have also been growing some veggies and flowers in our greenhouse. Next month we will be planting those plants in our raised beds.

We are also working on a few projects. I can’t wait to show them to you soon.

Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

This week, I only posted once, because I had a lot happening at work and two members of our house came down with the stomach virus.

Sometimes you just need a break, you know?

Still, we had a lot of good things happen.

Our church had its annual valentines dinner and it was delicious. Look how pretty our church is at sunset (shot from the historic sanctuary on the hill).

Last week, we headed two hours west to my grandma’s house to celebrate her birthday with her. I’m not going to post her picture here out of respect to her, we saw some snow while we were there. We went out to lunch and had a blast.

We finally jumped on the air fryer bandwagon and bought an air fryer. We have enjoyed making delicious foods in it- my favorites were bacon, marinated barbecue chicken tenders, and a copycat Chick-fil-A sandwich with waffle fries. We haven’t eaten out all week. Yum!

We shored up our polytunnel and started our flower and veggie seeds. These will be planted in our garden at the end of April.

We hung these sweet Edison bulbs on our back porch last week. Our back porch is undergoing a bit of a transformation, so more about that later.

And lastly, a sweet friend of ours made us these shirts. Aren’t they awesome? Maybe some day we will sell merch.

Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

This weekend, it snowed again.

On Friday evening, It began snowing quickly (and sticking to the roads) while the kids were in dance rehearsal.

Which made for some scary driving, but we made it home.

We had a blast sledding
It was 25 outside, but 68 in our greenhouse
And we made some snow cream. Yum!

We made a YouTube video about our crazy snow experience! Watch to the end to see Emorie and I collide on our sleds.

Hope you have a GREAT Sunday! We have so many exciting things heading your way this week!

Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to

Get ready to read the most boring “ what we’ve been up to” you’ve ever read. Why is it boring? Because my household caught Covid and we have been up absolutely nothing. Except resting, drinking fluids and trying to feel better.

Check out Emorie’s new shirt! She got it for Christmas and we love it!

On Monday, we woke up to one of the scariest storms I’ve ever seen. I live in North Carolina, so I have seen some pretty scary storms. The wind was howling and it was pouring rain. Mid morning, that turned into snow! It didn’t last long, but it was pretty. This was taken from my classroom window.

I posted this on Instagram last week before it snowed. It was accurate, since we went straight from 75 degree days to wind and snow 🤣🤣

My ten year old no longer wants to wear hair bows, so she passed all of hers to my six year old. I had no idea we had so many bows.

We always have the traditional New Years meal with my mother-in-law’s family, but this year, she and my father-in-law delivered the meals to family. It was still delicious.

We were invited to go skating last weekend by some sweet friends. The girls didn’t quite get the hang of it, but they had fun.

I had some gift cards to spend from Christmas, so I bought this picture. It has silkies on it, so it’s perfect for me. They look just like our chickens.

We are on the mend over here, but still quarantined. Thanks for sticking with me and reading to the end of that boring post. Hope to see you next weekend with a more interesting post.

Life as a Lumber: what we’ve been up to!

First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We have had a very good Christmas break but tomorrow, we are going to be back to normal. We had a much need slow down and we all enjoyed the rest.

Christmas was a blast! We ran around like chickens with our heads cut off- we managed to visit all of our family, and although it was crazy tiring, it was so worth it.

Here are some highlights from our vacation:

And the state of Virginia always has hilarious signs on the interstate. Last year it said, “he sees you when you’re speeding.”

We will see you this week with the following posts:

1. Shed reorganization

2. DIY coffee bar

3. Five Friday Favorites: my favorite fitness goodies

Have a fantastic Sunday!