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May 23, 2007

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meg

Well, Happy Birthday to your Baby Girl; you all enjoy a piece of cake for me (desserts are off my list for awhile :P)

Lilli

Lots of busy-busy-ness around your household! I'm so glad that the graduation went well. Thanks for taking time out of your B-day prep to share with us.

I LOVE the chandelier! Great idea :)

Anina

Wow, congratulations and happy birthday to your daughter. Have fun!
Love the chandelier and I think some of those beads would be just dandy on there.

Terri

Happy Birthday to Shannon and Congratulations to her, as well!

I think the chandelier would look fabulous with some of your thrifty necklaces decked out on it!

Susan

Congratulations!!!

Tracey

I love the idea of addign beads and jewels to the darling chandelier! Go for it.
Tracey

linda thompson

Such precious times... my 18 year old graduates tomorrow night. He is the kindest young man I know... we are sooo proud of him. Tyler is our youngest of three children... so I will be a mess for sure! I want to take it all in... be 'in the moment'... aware that I am sooo blessed to have been a full-time mom for all these years!

Angela

I feel like I am having withdrawals not reading your posts everyday. Congratulations to Shannon and Happy 18th. That was such a fun time but good Lord I would never want to go back to that age. My hormones are screwy enough at 35! Love the chandelier and it will look like a work of art no matter what you do to it.

Tina

Well its about time! You are back! I loved this post...tell Shannon congratulations on the graduation and her 18th birthday...I bet she is on cloud 9! I love the chandelier..love, love, love it! I also love that wood ceiling! Great photos...

EAT CAKE!

marie

Congratulations to Shannon both on her graduation and her 18th birthday. What a wonderful cake and tablescape.

Your chandelier is lovely - I think it would great with some beads.

Marie x

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Happy Birthday and Congratulations to Shannon. Now it's time for Mom to rest and relax for a while.

Donna

I am also so glad you are back. You were missed!
Happy birthday to your lovely daughter. The table looks wonderful.
Love the chandelier. Never would have thought to paint it yellow. Looks great!

Carol

Sooo glad you're back Miss Daisy!
You were missed. That chandelier is charming.Perfect for Daisy Cottage.

Pat

Happy Birthday Shannon!

The cake and flowers and chandy are all fabulous!

Missed you Kim!

Pat
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sarahwhite

I.
Love.
It.

It's WONDERFUL...and SO YOU!! What a great idea. Sounds like you had a lovely week...glad you are back. :)

Roxie

Congratulations to your daughter on both her birthday and graduation. She is beautiful. I know her future is very bright.

I love your blog. It is wonderful. Your cottage is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Roxie in Texas

Esther Sunday

Thank you for sharing your special moments with us! Shannon is lucky to have such a great family.
Love the chandiler! With necklaces, yes, yummy. Color of the wall really makes it stand out. Great find!
Cheerio, Esther

Patti in Texas!

Congratulations to your beautiful daughter and to you for making it through AND enjoying her graduation! Glad you are back...I've missed your great pics and prose. The chandy looks super.....I'm seeing some little black shades with white polkadots but the beads would look great too!
Blessings!
Patti

Kathy

So glad you're back.....so happy for you and your family sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

Happy B'day to Shannon =)

Take care,
Kathy =)

ps I love the chandy !!!!

jamie

Congratulations to your Daughter on her big day. I surfed over from another site. I love your Yellow Chandelier, It looks Great! Jamie

kaliblue

Well Congrats to the Graduate and Happy Birthday to boot:-). The chandelier is just gorgeous:-).

Sue

Welcome back to blogging sweetlady! I have been offline abit due to a computer virus. : (
Nothing as sweet as a graduation and birthday that kept YOU away!!
Happy Birthday dear Shannon and Congratulations!
Everything looks just so pretty and festive.
Memories have been made that will last a lifetime!

LOVE the chandelier! Beautiful color. I like the idea of adding beads and frou frou to it! Try it!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Hugs,
Sue

Maggie

Congratulations to your beautiful daughter on her birthday and graduation. My four childen are all just a year apart so we had four years in a row of graduation, proms and birthdays. (they are all spring babies). I remember those days well.
Your chandelier looks amazing!!!! Now pass me some of that cake please.

The Feathered Nest

First, a very happy birthday to your daughter! 18 wow! I'm all about the frosting - I'll have a little bit of cake with my frosting please LOL!

Welcome back, the chandy looks fab against the red of your walls. The Habitat Re-store is an amazing place.

Manuela

Diane Duda

Wow! A lot going on at Daisy Cottage. Happy birthday/graduation to Shannon. Now you can relax...well after you add those beads. :)

Connie

Happy Birthday Shannon and congratulation on your graduation. I am sure beautiful memories were made by everyone. I shall always think of you in your "red shoes." LOL

Thanks Kim for sharing your beautiful pictures of a very special time in your family's life. Another special milestone in your DD's life (and yours) as she begins another "passage" of her life.

I sure have missed your posts - and I love the new/old yellow chany; its perfect.

Hugs,
Connie

C. Stower

Ah Kim, thank you for all of the pics and for letting us share it in a very small way. Cangratulations to your graduate, eighteen is a special year, not child, still teen, not quite woman. She is blessed to have such a loving and caring mom. I am sure she knows that though.
German chocolate topping, mmm, my favorite, I always have to make extra, so there is some to go on the cake!!! Love ya, and all the best, Cindy S.

Renee

hmm German chocolate that sounds delicous!

Also glad your back and great find with the chandelier it looks great!

Karla

Congratulations and a very happy birthday to Shannon! What a special time for all of you. I love the chandelier - some necklaces would be perfect!
Karla

Stacey

I'll say it again--not only is your daughter amazingly beautiful and apparently very intelligent, she is all this because she in part because she is fortunate enough to be your daughter. xo

Carrie

What a great week you've had! Congrats and happy birthday to your daughter!

(And how did you NOT eat that german chocolate frosting??)

God bless :)

anita

Congratulations to such a deserving girl and a Very Happy Birthday to her as well! What an exciting time in life that age is!! It seems almost like yesterday for me.

German chocolate is a favorite amongst many in our family - I'll take some of that frosting! Yummmmmm...

So glad you're back - we missed you! That chandelier is just marvelous and so fitting!

Lucinda

It's times like these when my emotions just sneek up on me. I have one that is officially a Junior today and I can tell you I'll have a moment where it will hit me that she won't be here much longer and tears will well up. I can't imagine a whole month of this 2 years from now!
I also wanted to say I love the chandy! All your fun colors just makes me smile!
Thanks for sharing!

Rosemary

Congrats to your daughter, and Happy Birthday!!
I love the tablescape, and the cake was so cute.
Great find and spraypainting job on the chanelier.
Glad to read your blog.
Rosemary

Susan

Congratulations! Everything looks lovely. We have another week until ours. I've been buying vintage tablecloths and small plates for weeks, because I *need* them for the luncheon we are having after our morning graduation. :)

Love the chandelier!

Susan

one blue egg

Congratulations to your Graduate! I just went through one of those myself...bittersweet isn't it? ahhh what a beautiful moment tho! xo

willzmom

Congratulations to your daughter and to your family! What a happy time. Yesterday I went to a pre kindergarten graduation ceremony, I got a big lump in my throat thinking that these 4 year olds will be graduating from high school before we know it. Life is wonderful, but time flies so fast. Love the yellow chandy!

Tammy518

I loved getting caught up on all your happenings. Congrats to Shannon on her graduation and happy birthday to her! Love the well-worn pointe shoes. My little girl (13) is a dancer also.

Love your yellow teapot and your new chandelier. The table and chairs look great on your porch. I'm glad you're able to post again. I was having withdrawals:)

Betty Jo

I'm so glad you made it through everything and enjoyed it all. What gorgeous photos of the cake, table scape, and flowers. I adore your chandy and it would look lovely with beads. If you decide to add them, please show a photo. xoxo

The Decorated House

Happy Birthday Shannon!!!
I know is was a wonderful one after seeing the pictures. The table looks so nice.

Oh that chandelier is so fun. What a great find. And of course you made it all the more special with a little help from your sweetie.
Donna

Rapunzel

Congratulations, Shannon, and a Happy Belated Birthday!

charlotte

Congratulations, Shannon....and her dear parents! Knowing how much you helped along the way, the celebration and transition says as much about you too. Sweet days, indeed! xoC

Allie

Best wishes in these happy and celebratory days! Happy birthday Shannon and happy graduation. I love the chandelier, and the tablescape your sister did is so pretty!

beachy

Congratulations to your dear daughter, and a very Happy Birthday! All this goodness all at once - wow! You must be having such a wonderful family-time right now!

Laurie

OHhhhh, I love the Chandy! It's the perfect eye Candy!!!!!! Congratulations to your girlie on all her accomplishments!

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