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!