Saturday, November 28, 2009

Obligatory Thanksgiving Post

Well, I've certainly been in a blah mood lately. Yes, I'm thankful for healthy children and plenty to eat and a roof over our heads blah blah blah. I'm just bummed lately! I don't know why. It's certainly not like this is the first Thanksgiving we've been away from all our families, so that can't be it. I don't know what's wrong, I just was not feeling it. In fact, if I hadn't already spent the money on the dang turkey, I woulda just blown off the whole shebang and we would have eaten a frozen pizza. We should have invited someone over, maybe that woulda motivated me along a little better.

But I powered through Thursday despite wanting to cry all day, and woke up Friday sick as a dog. Ava had it Thursday and I guess she passed it along to me, so we both spent Friday laying on the couch coughing and waiting for Daddy to bring us nice cool glasses of water and more Tylenol. Lucky for us, we have him, and I am thankful beyond words that he didn't catch whatever this is. You know how people are always talking about 'oohhh, my body just aches, wahh' Well, I never really understood what they meant, but now...oooh, buddy. I GET IT. I felt (feel) like I got hit by a car or something! It's definitely weird. I took a (three) sleeping pills last night and didn't move again until after nine this morning. I feel like I'm getting better, but I can't kick this cough. Thank the Lord, Ava is almost one hundred percent better. Scott and Dub have the typical runny noses (which Team Engelbrecht has twelve months a year, regardless of the weather) but they don't seem to be feeling badly at all.

I did leave the house for a few Black Friday deals yesterday, and one of them was...Photoshop Elements! I'm so excited! I've always wanted it, but it's usually about ninety dollars, so I've held off and it was on sale and with a mail in rebate, I snagged it for fifty bucks yesterday at Staples. So my honey loaded it onto both computers for me and...I don't know what to do with it. I can't for the life of me figure out what my plan was with this one. All I know is, I wanted it to edit my photos. Exactly what I wanted them to look like is eluding me completely. I sure hope it's my foggy head from all this medicine and that when I feel better, I remember...otherwise, what do I do with this program? Anyone out there use it? Anyone know how to 'photoshop out' the zit on my forehead or the snot on the kids upper lips? How about 'photoshoping' someone into a picture, you always hear people say that on TV...

Anyway. Here's some un-photoshopped pictures from yesterday. Well, actually, this first one is from Wednesday. These are Ava's "turkey wings" that she made at school. Doesn't that just make you want to go back to preschool? :)

Here's Dub at the beginning of our Thanksgiving...

And here he is closer to the end! Poor guy. Yes, for those of you wondering, he still cries all the time. Apparently the prevacid isn't fixing whatever his problem is.

He was fascinated by the big tin-foil covered pan in the oven. He seriously spent at least an hour total gazing lovingly at that poor turkey.

Here's Scott, ready to chow down.

And a slightly more polite Ava. Yes, that's her cowgirl Halloween costume. She wears that sucker a lot.

And Warren, eating his very first Thanksgiving meal. Maybe the fact that we don't bother with baby food anymore is part of his never ending crying...what do you think? He's been crying for six months, he hasn't been eating real food very long. I don't think that's it.

We hope you had a fun (and not so ornery) Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, the boys look so different. It's amazing what five months w/o seeing someone can do. Seeing these pics make me miss you guys more. Sorry your Thanksgiving was blah, that's usually how my Christmas's are when we don't make it home. Hang in there. Hope you guys are feeling better. Nathan got this cough right before Disney and me and Ryan caught it half way through. Not fun. Take care.