It's been awhile since I've posted. I endured a 3-week battle with bronchitis and pneumonia, which involved three rounds of antibiotics. On Thanksgiving morning, I had an allergic reaction to the 3rd antibiotic. So not fun! I spent most of the day sleeping on the couch while my family cooked dinner. Thankfully, I had done some of the cooking the day before, so it wasn't too much work for them. I must say that they did an excellent job!
The good news is that the bronchitis and pneumonia are now gone. The bad news is that I now have "reactive breathing disorder," a form of asthma resulting from the damage caused by the bronchitis and pneumonia. I feel much better, but I still cough constantly. Hopefully this will clear up before Christmas! Anyway, on to Thanksgiving!
When my SIL, Kristin, was here, we took Emma to a "paint your own pottery" stdio. We made turkey platters for me and for Brittany using Emma's handprint as the turkey. Kristin made a really cute mug using Emma's fingerprints to make ladybugs~but I forgot to take a photo of it before I shipped it off to her. Emma painted a kitty for herself~it is the prettiest, multi-colored kitty I've ever seen!
I made two different cards for Thanksgiving: a formal one for most of our family and friends, and a cutesy one for families with young kids. I must admit that I totally copied the formal one from Christy, though hers is much prettier! Of course, I couldn't send her a poor reproduction of her own card, so I sent her a turkey.
The best part of Thanksgiving was that both of my boys came home! I haven't seen them for two months which, for this old mama, feels like eternity. Don't pay any attention to how half-dead I look! LOL Here I am with Brennan...
...and with Keaton....
...and with Miss Emma.
The happy grandparents!
My favorite girls, Emma and Brittany.
Emma and Uncle Keaton.
The spread! Left to right: Brennan, Emma, Keaton, Rick, Brittany, Aunt Joan (Rick's aunt) Michael (Rick's brother), and me.
Emma convinced everybody to watch Frosty the Snowman. I love the intent look on the adults' faces. I think they enjoyed it as much as Emma did!
Hope you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving with your family!