2022, Christmas in July

Christmas in July: The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge, TN

The Inn at Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge, TN Recently, my family and I went to Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for my daughters’ dance competition. While the rest of the team stayed at a different hotel, we have always wanted to stay at Inn at Christmas Place. I’m really glad we did- not only was… Continue reading Christmas in July: The Inn at Christmas Place Pigeon Forge, TN

2020, 9/11, memoirs, memories

9/11- 19 years later

September 11, 2001. Asheboro High School, Asheboro, NC 19 years ago, I was a junior in high school, sitting in my first period class. I was a JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) cadet and we were sitting in our classroom. School had just started and it was a clear sunny day. I almost didn't… Continue reading 9/11- 19 years later

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Fall fun for the whole family: Smith Hollow Farms

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… Continue reading Fall fun for the whole family: Smith Hollow Farms

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Summer 2018: a recap

Goodness gracious, what a short summer! While our summer wasn't super busy, we did do a lot and we made some pretty awesome memories to show for it. Our summer got off to a late start, due to all the snow days and having to add teacher workdays to the end of our school year.… Continue reading Summer 2018: a recap