Thankful For The Week

Last week was a busy one.  One word that would sum up the week for us is “family”.

My niece, Donna, and her son, Connor, were here from Texas.  We visited with other family members, ate (a lot), drove out in the country (a lot). We also had a private family memorial for my late sister (Donna’s mom), June.  We took pictures, but I didn’t think to ask permission from everyone to post them.

We had Thanksgiving breakfast (yes, I cooked: alert the media) around the new/ old family table.  Marshall mentioned how appropriate it was that Donna and Connor were here for its “christening”.

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As I was preparing today’s post, I looked back on some photos of Donna and Connor’s previous visits.

Here’s a picture from 2008 of Marshall and Connor.

connor and marshall 7-11-2008 7-26-22

And the same two guys last week:

marshall and connor 11-27-2015 10-40-48 AM

The first time I met Connor – in 2005. He was three.

connor 3 years old

And, again, a picture taken last week. He’s now 13.

db and connor 11-26-2015 12-06-19 PM

Donna’s birthday was yesterday, but, while they were here, we celebrated early: with a birthday biscuit.

donna and db 11-27-2015 10-09-40 AM

Our emotions ran the gamut last week: anticipation (of their arrival), joy, sadness (at June’s memorial AND when Donna and Connor left for home), but through it all, we were thankful.

~These Days Of Mine~

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13 responses to “Thankful For The Week

  1. Lots to be thankful for – family certainly tops the list!

    Pam

  2. Beautiful, heartfelt post.Why is it food and emotions are so tied together? Glad you had such a wonderful visit.

  3. I totally get the range of emotions. Totally. Love your pictures today and the love that shows through each and every one. I am so happy you had such a great holiday together.

  4. Perfect post. So happy you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Thanksgiving is just the best holiday… 🙂

  5. Now that what I call a Thanksgiving! Family is just the best and parting is so bittersweet. That table was just perfect for your Thanksgiving Dinner – not surprised that you cooked!!!:>

  6. Thanks for sharing your terrific photos! I’m happy you had a nice Thanksgiving. I love that table!

  7. Nothing better than building memories with family.

  8. It was a busy & very fun week! – Breakfast was great at the family table, and I told Connor not to get any taller before their next visit !

  9. Lovely to see pictures of Donna and Connor. I heard June mention them often. I hope to be in Chesapeake sometime next year and am so sad that I will be unable to meet up with her.

  10. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a wonderful family time at Thanksgiving. Can not ask for anything better. Connor is a very handsome young man right up there with his cousin Marshall.

  11. I’m glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We gathered everyone at my mother’s house. (yes, still have it.) Nice.

  12. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

  13. And you do have plenty to be thankful for, Dianna. You know what? I’m thankful for you!

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