Thursday, November 29, 2012


With Thanksgiving behind us, we now look forward to the Christmas holiday, but before we move on to all the frenzy, I want to reflect on the wonderful Thanksgiving we had this year with our family in Pennsylvania and also the fact that Galen and I.....
held our granddaughter (from NY) for the very first time.  
What a joy she is and we just couldn't get enough of her....
our little Esmé Catalina.  
On Thanksgiving day we ate a big delicious dinner, played cards, took a walk and enjoyed catching up with family. 
Later in the week we enjoyed Lancaster City Market (mmmm, woopie pies and sticky buns!) and drove around the Amish countryside.  No matter how often I've seen them, I still love the horse and buggies.  

Amy, Bruno and Esmé at the downtown Lancaster square.  

It was good to see everyone and so hard to leave.  

Oh, and Otis and Riley enjoyed the trip... 

but they were glad to get home.  


Naturegirl said...

Donna: looks like a true blessed Thanksgiving you and yours enjoyed!

Happy@Home said...

Awww, she sure is a cutie pie and what a beautiful head of hair!
I can't think of a nicer way to spend Thanksgiving~ with family and a sweet little baby in your arms.
Great photos of your time together.
I've always wanted to visit Lancaster, PA. It looks so peaceful and pretty there.

Angie said...

What a beautiful time for you and your family. Does that baby Esme' have some hair or WHAT??? Just adorable. :D And my precious 'boys'---do hug them up for me. :) I'm so happy that you all had such a lovely time. Hugs of love and light to you, sugar.

*Sheila* said...

How nice to meet up with everyone for Thanksgiving, and get to hold Esme for the first time. She's adorable, and I love her hair.
I can imagine how hard it was to leave. Soon you will all be sharing her first Christmas, it will be here before you know it!

Pondside said...

What a sweet wee granddaughter - and what a thrill it must have been for you to hold her for the first time.
I love that part of your country too - it looks like you had a beautiful day out.

Catherine Holman said...

I love that photo with that sweet grandbaby in your lap.
Looks like a wonderful trip.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had Donna. I can imagine how wonderful it was holding Esme the first time.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving. The baby is adorable. It sounds as if you had so much fun!

Donna said...

Awwww!!! She's Precious Donna!! I know y'all were so happy to see her!
Loving "The Boyz" as well!!Hahaaaa

Balisha said...

What a precious little bundle to be thankful for.
Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving with us.

Mimi Sue said...

Oh lucky you to spend some time with your new grandbaby! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. So much to be thankful for! Mimi

Zuzana said...

Your granddaughter looks so cute, I love her hair.;))
Happy December dear Donna, may it be a very joyful one.;)

Veronica Roth said...

How nice Donna! Sweet baby Esme. I'm in England for the holidays and my grand baby girls are in Canada so I'll miss them. I'm checking FB for photos though. How are you feeling now? Hope much better. Lots of love from me to you. :)