Saturday, December 27, 2008

Huntsville Times

Russell and I just rolled in from a great visit with my best girlfriend and her family up in Huntsville, Alabama. We drove up last night and got to spend the evening and all day today with this sweet bunch...
From the left, Dan, carrying Nathan, Ashley, Kevin (Ashley's TALL little brother :)) and Mrs. & Mr. Mack (Ashley's sweet parents).

Mrs. Mack prepared a beautiful and delicious dinner for us last night...yummy ribs, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, salad and rolls. We got to visit and tell fun stories over dinner. Then, we moved the party to the game table...a little Joker for good measure! The guys stomped us twice, but we all enjoyed the time together. I was off to bed by 10:00, my back very achey! The lower left of my back is constantly aching these last several days...I think my body is preparing itself for Rhys' delivery! That's the only consolation I have in dealing with this pain...our baby boy is worth it!

This morning, we woke up, ate a hearty breakfast and snacks, and we drove eastward to Cathedral Caverns, a beautiful treasure in our very own Alabama! Here are some pictures around the entrance to the huge caverns...
Sweet Ashley, Rhys :) & myself.I had to snag this cute picture! Dan carried Nathan for 3 hours today in this carrier! His back was hurting, and mine was, too! Only my baby is IN my tummy! Whew...my back is still hurting!
Russell & I have been completely spoiled with WONDERFUL company this Christmas season! We are THANKFUL!!!
After the caverns, we hit the road for yummy Cracker Barrel before heading back south to Birmingham...LOVE this little bundle on the table!! I just want to eat Nathan up! "Oh, and sorry for interrupting your thought-provoking table game to get this picture, Dan!" ;)

"Dan, Ashley, Nathan, thank y'all for letting us enjoy some good, quality time with you guys, and we're ready to watch The Goonies (readers, you may not be able to figure this one out) with you when you have some time! :) We'll set it up on our projector and living room wall, pop some popcorn and have us a big time movie night! Love you guys!!!"

3 comments:

Darby said...

Shireen,
I'm so sorry your back is hurting. I hope you can rest up tomorrow {Sunday} and I will pray that it will feel better. These last few weeks are the hardest. It was always my ribs that were killing me towards in the end. I'm so glad you had such a special time with the Matteo's! Love you!

Mama Matteo said...

hey
GREAT pics! we were so thankful yall could share in this activity with us. it really made my weekend getting to hang out with you and my family. we love you and russell and can't wait to love on rhys!
ashley

Kathryn said...

Merry Christmas, Wrights! Really great pictures- I enjoyed looking thru them all. Rhys and you are looking so good and you are truly a beautiful pregnant woman!
Watch out for a back ache that doesn't go away- could be "back labor" like I had with both my hippos!