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And there is a reason I am being sensitive about what I try to do. Earlier this week I was getting ready to take our load of recycling to the center. I checked the container and noticed that it was pretty heavy. So I said to myself, "Ok, I'll just be sure to use my legs." (Cause that's what they always say...lift with your legs, not your back, right?) Well, I guess I overestimated my understanding of what "lifting with your legs" was...because as soon as I lifted that container I heard an audible "snap!" coming from my lower back. I was so scared. The pain was pretty intense for most of the day, but luckily it only lasted for a few days and no real damage was done. But let me tell you, people...I have learned my lesson! I thought all that talk of pregnant women not lifting was just people being overly cautious. Oh the things I have to learn...
Hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks again for sharing in this special and exciting leg of our journey.
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04 June 2008
A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to spend several days in Paducah with the whole Hughes clan. This was a special trip for a couple of reasons. For one, it was the first time Jonny has been home in two years. Plus, it was the first time we had all been together as a family in two and a half years! The last time was at Jon & Corena's wedding in November 2005. Jon is serving our country in the Coast Guard and is stationed in San Diego. Jon has the grueling schedule of 3 months out to sea then 3 months home...all year. So it has been difficult for them to schedule and execute such a big trip (with dog in tow). As you can see this visit was much anticipated and much enjoyed!
We had such a fun & relaxing time together. The days were lazy like good summer days should be. We hung out in the backyard alot. There was this fabulous breeze (that we are desperately missing here in Atlanta) and no rain in sight. The guys had a good time playing croquet and frisbee. They even spent an afternoon making birdhouses. Us girls were content to hang out on the well shaded deck watching them play and loving on Sydney.