“Oh Shenandoah!”

While we were back in the States, the whole Garber clan took a weekend trip to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  As we do every year, most of the kids (including Lena, on her daddy’s back) climbed Old Rag Mountain the first day before meeting everyone else at the vacation house.

The house was near a field of Texas Longhorn cattle (beautiful creatures!) and what appeared to be a horse boarding facility.  A couple of Arabians were happy to get their necks rubbed by many hands, large and tiny.

We were also very close to a stream flowing out of Shenandoah National Park.  My sister Emily drove down to spend part of the weekend with us, and she loved enjoying all this natural beauty with us too.

Everyone loves Lena’s jelly shoes!

Twice we visited quiet parts of the river to go “swimming” and relax near the cold, clear water.

We also took a family portrait, which this time included Jonathan’s lovely fiance, Erika.  Here’s a hilarious candid of some of the family…

… and here’s the final product, which turned out beautifully.  I love you, wonderful new family of mine!

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6 Responses to “Oh Shenandoah!”

  1. Eden June 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    eek, that candid is pretty terrible. :) hope the memory of those chilly shady waters refresh you in your dry hot summer!

  2. megarber June 22, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    …and we LOVE you too, dear Becca! I’m always visiting the blog, even when I don’t comment :).

  3. Erika June 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Yikes! I’m not sure I can be described as “lovely” with that candid photo immediately following it! :) Also, I loved Jellies, and support Lena bringing them back.

  4. Jessica June 24, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    i think you should upload that video of me spitting water into lena’s face…then i can come to it whenever i need a pick-me-up!

  5. Jessica June 24, 2012 at 6:26 am #

    wow! garber women need commenter awards! (although never on my blog…award to aunt kathy)

  6. Becca June 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Jess, good idea! I just uploaded the video to YouTube and hopefully will share it next week. It’s such a fun one!

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