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November 23, 2007

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Lynn

Dear Kim,
I am slowly transferring all my favorite blogs to Bloglines. So nice to see a new column from you when I checked in this morning.
I took it easy yesterday and am going to do the same today. A little baking, a lot of knitting, and maybe some mending and embroidery, while listening to The Eagles' new CD

Dena

What a beautiful family you have Kim :) Wishing you a peaceful day today.


Hugs,
Dena

Brigitte

Kim, it's unbelievable, but everything's just beautiful... your beautiful home and your beautiful family! You're the beautiful daughter of a beautiful mother, your beautiful kids ... AND not to forget Miss Maggie! What a lovely picture !

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Your mom is beautiful, Kim. You two look so much alike. Your kids are beautiful too.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

P.S. Sorry, Maggie. I forgot to say that you're beautiful too.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

P.S. Sorry, Maggie. I forgot to say that you're beautiful too.

JAN

You and your mother look like sisters. I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Happy holidays to Miss Maggie too.

Christy

What a beautiful family to have shared a beautiful holiday with! And yes, it's always good to have had it go well :-)!

Pat

Wonderful photos, Kim! I know the haircolor feeling! Xanti, likes to surprise me! Shannon is a beautiful girl. Your entire family is gorgeous. You and your mother look so much alike!

I wish I could get Miss Molly to sit still for a photo...maybe one of these days! Maggie is so cute!

We've begun our annual pull out all the stops Christmas decorating! This year it's less, because of our trip...but still we're busy!!!

Happy weekend, Kim!
Pat

Dawn

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of your family. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Sharron

So very Happy that you had both of your children at home and had such a Wonderful Day!!! Your children are so very attractive and you and your Mother favor so much!!!
Funny about the hair... My Niece(and daughter)do the same thing!!! Blonde, brunette and now red!!!
Blessings to you!!!
P.S. Tell Ms. Maggie she was adorably festive!!!
Also.... looking forward to seeing how Daisy Cottage looks for the Christmas Season!!!

tea time and roses

Such sweet photos of your family! Our Thanksgiving was a lovely one with our family. We ate a lot, gave thanks, and laughed a whole bunch....lots of joy and smiles. You have a wonderful weekend...

Hugs to you...

Beverly

Clare

Hi Kim

Happy belated Thanksgiving Wishes to you and your family! Looks like you had a lovely gathering of close family with you. Now sit back and have a rest today - let all that lovely food go down!!

Have a great weekend,

Clare x

Marcela

Hello Him

You have a beautiful family!!!
It looks like you had a wonderful thanksgiving.
I send you a special kiss to sweet Maggie!!!
Marcela

Mikey in AZ

Sigh.. I love to come to Daisy Cottage. It fills me with warmth and peace.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, and what gorgeous pictures! Your family (including Maggie) is truly blessed, every single one of them are beautiful! I can only imagine what a lovely Thanksgiving you had all together. I bet your table was perfection, and filled with yummies.

In AZ, we did it western style, some jalapenos involved, waaayy too much food and then a horseback ride through the desert. With lots of love and family
:)

Sweet Cottage Dreams

Everyone looks so happy!! Glad to hear that you had a wonderful day. You look so much like your beautiful mother!!

Blessings for a wonderful weekend,

Becky
xo

Carrie

Look like a good time was had by all!
God bless :)

mom2fur

Great pictures! My Thanksgiving was very nice, too! Today I've been cleaning my fridge (between blogging, sewing, crocheting and knitting--all WAY more fun) to make room for Christmas-y foods. And I'm going to start taking down Thanksgiving/Fall this week. Hard to believe, it's almost December!

Kim,

Your daughter looks pretty with brown hair.
Be thankful she didn't go for black, blue, pink, or orange.

We went out to dinner and then went to a performance of Cirque du Soleil. It was fabulous!

~elaine~

Carol

Cute kids Kim,and your Mom is sooo pretty too!
Shannon looks good in dark hair!When I was young I used to experiment with color...no harm done,it grows,tee-hee.Remind me to tell you what an awe inspiring week this has been!

bethany

It was so nice to see all of your family photos!! It felt like we were invited over too! I'm glad you had fun and I had to read your comments again because I didn't recognize Shannon at all!!! I thought maybe she was Shawn's girlfriend!! As someone else said, it's just haircolor... though I spend a lot of money highlighting my hair to look like Shannon's natural color!!! Oh well. Hope your weekend is just as fun!

Our Red House

Totally gorgeous. What a beautiful family; even the dog is a cutie!

Sue

What a beautiful family!

bj

I'm thrilled you had a great holiday...I did, too.
Blessings, bj

Daisy Bouquet

I am glad you had such a good day. We had a nice one also. Thank you for asking. mary

Daisy Bouquet

I am glad you had such a good day. We had a nice one also. Thank you for asking. mary

The Decorated House

Hi Kim!
Loved the new family pictures. It was so sweet seeing your mom! Those kids are too cute. There's a picture from last year of my DD with the same exact face as Shannon's! I'm sure they were thinking about the same thing, too. That son of yours is just too perfect. How sweet he is with his grandma.
I'm so happy to hear what a great day you had.
Hugs, Donna

Esther Sunday

Glad you had such a special day! Love, Esther

Bren

Happy Thanksgiving
I hope your holiday was special, so nice to see your whole family. :) Bren

Sue

I am so glad your day was sweet! Such a lovely family..doggies too!

Have a wonderful weekend dear Kim.

Love,
Sue

Rose @Classic Charm

Kim,
What a beautiful family...thanks for sharing the photos. Now I know where you get your good looks - MOM!
Rose

Connie

Beautiful children, beautiful Mom, beautiful dog - now where is the picture of beautiful DH and beautiful Kim?

Thanks for sharing your family with us. I can see you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.
Hugs,
Connie

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee

What gorgeous children you have! What a beautiful family, too! Thanks for sharing them with us. Hope that your weekend continues to be relaxing.

Daisy Cottage

Thank you everyone! ((hugs))

Sweet Connie - you know I'm very photo-shy!
And so is hubby!! ;-)

Susan

Kim~ Thank you! For allowing me to spend a brisk Saturday morning- in my jammies enjoying a hot cup of carmel drizzle coffee-and visiting your site, and remincing as I looked at your past posts (archives)... I so enjoy your site! What a wonderful balance of chic decorating ideas, delicious recipes, inspiring music and a glimpse into your Daisy Cottage Window... Susan

Daisy Cottage

Thank YOU Susan!!!! Very much! xo, Kim

Loretta

What a darling family! So glad your Thanksgiving was filling in so many ways.

Donna

Kim, Your family is just beautiful as you are also. Shannon is still just as lovely with brown hair. It looks like you had a great day.Love the pictures.Thanks for sharing with us.

Jennifer Grey

So glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving Kim! I wanted to snap pics of our Thanksgiving too, along with the turkey, family, table...and of course that never happened! Oh well..there's always next year..

oxox
Jennifer

Kat

I'm so happy your day was wonderful. Great photos! You need to hand the camera to someone sometime and get some of yourself!
Maybe one with you and sweet Maggie with your feet propped up! LOL

Today, I'm decorating for Christmas. It's an exciting time but one I dread too. It's the mess it makes until everything is up and ready to enjoy.

Hugs!
Kat

kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

everything looks so nice! glad everyone had a great time. We even had sun here......just like you!

Rhoda

Beautiful family pics, Kim! We had 2 great days with family too...lots of food & fellowship.

Hugs,
Rhoda

Rosemary

Looks like you had a great day! When my daughter went to college, she got her belly button pierced, so I hear you.
Rosemary

Angela (Cottage Magpie)

You're all so cute! I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!
~Angela :-)

Tara

Hi Kim, your family is beautiful! even cute Maggie all decked out for the Holiday! It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!~ xo

kari and kijsa

Everything looks so fabulous....it sounds like you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Have a very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

christy

first time here, what a delight!

Jamie Lentzner

Oh I took hardly any photos and I hosted also! I am so sad that I missed the opportunity and I spent all day (and night before on the decorations, the food, etc.) I love your photos.....can't wait to see what you do for Christmas, I am waiting to start my decor' since I am sure your's will be fabulous! Take care!

mary

Oh, what nice photos! Your mother looks like such a sweetie, Kim, and you look just like her!
xoxo,
Mary

Kim: Yes I know the feeling of that looong sigh after turkey day. I had so many leftovers that I invited two friends over for dinner on Friday. It was so low key compared to the hoopla on Thursday. Your photos are lovely and will provide memories for years to come.

Cheryl

What a wonderful family you have. And your daughters hair is beautiful! Looks like your day was filled with lots of fun and family. Thanks for sharing!

julie

lovely photos!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
julie

Donna

What wonderful pictures! Sounds like you had a very nice Thanksgiving. Miss Maggie, once again, is adorable!
Hugs,
Donna

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

My pretty blond niece did the same thing. She is pictured on my blog with my brother. Why do blonds want to be brunettes and brunettes want to be blonds? Really though, I can't remember what color my hair was anymore. LOL Hope this has been a wonderful start to your holiday season!

Lacy

Beautiful family!!!...thanks for sharing!!!...Lacy

becoming-home

Happy Thanksgiving Kim, you have a beautiful family! :)

Liz

Thanks for sharing pictures of your sweet family (and your mom IS beautiful).

Tracie

Kim, What nice photos of everyone, your mom is so lovely.

My teenage daughter's also a natural blond and has had nearly every hair color imaginable - now it's brunette with purple streaks in front. If this is the worst they can do - keep experimenting with hair color, it's very creative and lovely to hear "what do you think of this color, would it look good on me?". Personally, the natural blond with magenta streaks was my favorite. But of course, I'd love just plain blond like it was many colors ago.

Oh and Maggie, as usual the belle of the ball and ready for anything!

Happy holidays,
Tracie

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