This past weekend, we went to The Mountain State to see my grandmother and my aunts, uncles, and cousins. We didn’t get to see some of my more extended family but we will return in about a month to visit again.
We even got to see a little bit of snow while we were there. It wasn’t enough to play in but it was a lot of fun.
My girls dressed alike and looked adorable when we went to church with my grandmother. The littlest lumber didn’t want to participate in the photo festivities. 🤷♀️
We ate the most delicious meal at Savory Flavors in Bluefield, V.A.
And I found this sign that pretty much sums up my existence.
We played an antler ring toss game that had everybody cracking up.
And I managed to do something I’ve never done- walk out of Hobby Lobby empty handed. Not that I didn’t find a lot of things I wanted. I am just trying to be more intentional with my spending. I also didn’t want to buy something that might not survive the trip home.
We had a blast but we surely miss our family now. We will see them again soon.
The Christmas season is upon us, and we are doing well. We have made some wonderful memories and have spent lots of time together as a family.
Our Christmas pictures were beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with them!
Photos by Hildaberry Creatives
My oldest lumber child and I went with some friends to see The Nutcracker. It was a blast and we loved it! We also got to take pictures with the stars of the show.
We also took random pictures at our town Christmas tree. These could have been good pictures, but the littlest lumber wasn’t having it.
This one is kind of funny though.
Our Christmas season has had some rough moments. Our sweet yellow lab mix passed away last week. We had him for 13 years and all four of us miss him terribly. Despite how much we miss him, we are in no way ready for a new pupper. Please keep my family in your prayers as losing fur babies is tough.
The kitties have been getting some extra love, as they miss him too.
Four years ago today, the littlest Lumber came into the world. At 36 weeks and after 24 hours of labor, our precious little lady made an appearance. And even though she nearly killed me, she was worth the wait.
She loves dance class, Frozen, playing with dolls and her big sister.
She’s silly, she’s sassy and she’s one of the most cuddly and affectionate children I’ve ever met.
Happy birthday Sunshine! We love you and we are so glad you’re our baby girl. ❤️
We have recently taken a good look around and realized the younger members of the Lumber family are growing up…too fast. We have been trying to take the time to make some memories, and we’ve also been trying to explore some of our local area as well.
The little Lumbers have been asking to visit a pumpkin patch, and while there are two pumpkin patches within a short drive of our house, we decided to check out Smith Hollow Farm in Kernersville.
These two sweet sisters had a blast! They got to meet and even feed some of the farm’s many animals.
They both rode horses (It was the Littlest Lumber’s for the first time!!)
They also went on a hayride and got their faces painted.
We enjoyed the food and enjoyed walking around the pretty farm. Did you know they have weddings there? We didn’t.
The oldest Lumber tried her hand at archery- her Pop Pop would be proud.
And before we left, we chose two pumpkins to bring home and carve.
It was a great trip and didn’t cost us a lot of money. We had a great time and plan to go back.