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June 14, 2008

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Laurie

Ahhh, what a sweet front porch!
I love your cozy cottage.
Happy weekend,
Laurie~

tea time and roses

Beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing, and I so love the pretty red flowers. Have a lovely weekend...

Smiles...

Beverly

Beverly

Kim, I'll be missing my daddy, too. He has been gone for almost 26 years. I could use one of his great hugs.

But, I will be honoring my husband and our son. They are both fantastic fathers.

lisa

Kim,
Your porch looks just lovely! I almost feel like i am there with you ( and Ms Maggie May)
sitting, the warm sun on on our faces sipping on mint ice tea. AHHH.... how relaxing! :O)
I know what you mean about your sweet daddy~ I lost mine last July and although tomorrow is going to be a difficult day to get through I know that he's not really gone~ He's with me always, in my memories, in my heart. Just like i know your dad is with you!
Tomorrow i will think of all the funny things that my dad did to make me smile. I think he would like that!!
Whatever you have planned for your dear hubby i know that you will make it a very special day for him. Please wish him a very happy fathers day from all of us!
love, lisa

Have a wonderful Father's Day with your family. I know how you feel in missing your father. Mine, too has passed away five years ago. I still pick up the phone in an attempt to call him to tell him about something going on in my life. He's still ever present in my heart and my thoughts.
Hugs,
Barbara

cindy h

Missing my dad also! He taught me the most wonderful things about life and how to cherish a dear friend. You are a dear friend!! Thanks for sharng .
Love ya
Cindy H

Dayami

Hi Kim,
Daisy Cottage is looking lovely. I know exactly what you mean about tomorrow, it happens to me with my mom, almost 11 years this November and I too feel she is with me all the time.
I hope your weekend is filled with love & happiness.
Hugs,
Dayami

Adrienne

Happy Father's Day to Mr. Daisy Cottage tomorrow. Your home looks lovely every time I stop by. I wish I lived close enough to stop by and visit over a cup of tea.

I, too, miss my father a lot. He's been gone just past five years and Father's Day is always bittersweet. Celebration of my sweetheart, my son and son-in-law. But missing my dad. So much. You are right, they are close. In our hearts. And such sweet memories.
~Adrienne~

debbi

HI Kim! I am not a blogger but I have enjoyed looking at your's very much.

I lost my dad and my best friend four years ago...two days after Father's Day. I have such and empty feeling inside today thinking about him. It is comforting to know others have the same feelings and thoughts this week-end.

Enjoy your day with Mr. Daisy Cottage and Maggie. :-) Debbi

Brenda Kula

A beautiful post and photos for a lovely day of remembrance.
Brenda

Hope your family has a lovely Father's Day. And I also hope you have/had a wonderful birthday.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Kim, that last post was from me. Don't know why my info didn't post. --Susan C.

Oh, Kim...what lovely photos. you are so good at what you do.
We, too, will be honoring my kids daddy...and, like you hubby, he is the best dad! We are all blessed!
hugs, bj

Kathy  :)

Hi Kim,

Happy Father's Day to Mr. DC and Happy (bit early) Birthday to you.

My own Dad has been gone now for almost 13 years (Nov 1) it's a bitter sweet day, my kids also have a wonderful father. This will be the first time my son won't be around to celebrate he moved to CA last month. It's like college all over again, we miss him something awful :(

I'm also thinking of Tim Russert and his family, what a shock !!!

Have a wonderful day with your family Kim,

XOXO
Kathy :)

amy

Happy papas day to Mr Daisy Cottage:) I'll be celebrating in my lucky kids day too:) they got a good one! I'm daddyless too:( wish I were not...you're so right tho, he is still around ! xoxoxoxo enjoy the weekend!

Dena

Hi Kim,

I miss my Daddy too, but you are right, they are always in our hearts. Happy Father's Day to Mr. Daisy Cottage :)

Hugs,
Dena

I lost my Mom 31 years ago on Father's Day (June 19, 1977). No one can take the place of a parent. I miss my Mom so much and I know you miss your Dad. My Dad died in 1991, so I don't have either parent.

God Bless You and we will both make it through this special day with memories to carry us through.

Betty in Oklahoma

Bonnie

Kim, I think it is sad for all of us that have lost their Dad and to think about them on this day. But to celebrate with the one you love is a cherishable memory for our children to carry with them. Thank you for sharing and have a happy day.
Bonnie

Beautiful entry! I hope Mr. "D.C." has a wonderful Fathers Day! and you and your family have a great weekend.

Tara

Kim

Enjoy your day!

~~ flo ~~

Your front porch is so cheerfully inviting.
Happy Father's Day weekend to you, Kim,
and to us all.

~~flo~~

Angela

What a wonderful way to remember your Dad, my Father died 4 years ago, gone but never forgotten!!!!

joan

Hope you all have a great Father's day

Elizabeth

A beautiful, heartfelt post, Kim. Having a special father is a gift and my daughter, too, is very lucky to have such a gift.

May your day be as gentle and beautiful as the flowers that fill Daisy Cottage.

Hug u. Elizabeth

Jeanie

What lovely images, Kim. And beautiful thoughts. My dad left us about 15 years ago and as I celebrate the holiday at the lake, I am constantly reminded of the man who loved this place so very much.

Suzanne Harmon

Kim,
I'm always so uplifted by you and your "daisy cottage". It is one of my favorite places to come and visit. Have a wonderful day with your family.
Kind Regards,
Suzanne

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Hi Kim...I miss my father too. He has been gone 13 years now. He is in my heart everyday...
Hugs,
Penny

Brook

Hi Kim. I hope that you have a lovely day with your husband today. What a birthday for a special lady to remember. I have precious memories of my father too and he is with me in my heart everyday.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this special day.

XO
Brook

cammy

Wishing you a lovely day filled with happy thoughts and memories of your father. Happy Father's Day to Mr. DC.

~~flo~~

Kim, I just noticed the new photo of you.
Self-portait I think?
Very nice!

LeAnn

Hi Kim,
I am spying that new tablecloth, it looks pretty.

My father is still alive but suffers from a severe mental illness that took him away from us about 8 years ago. He was only 68 when it happened, way too young. I mourn him even though he is physically still alive.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Tracie

Hi Kim,
I know...
We need to "talk" my Dad passed on the 22nd.

How wonderful and blessed to be loved with a father that loves you though ~ I knew you'd do something special today.
xoxo~Tracie

Pat

I miss my daddy too, Kim. I lost him a long time ago but my memories are sweet.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm glad you enjoyed my posts about our trip to Ireland. It's a wonderful mplace to visit!

Hugs, Pat in NY

Vikki

I hope that Father's Day was great for your family. I am so thankful to still have my Dad but lost my Mom four years ago. Mother's Day is really hard but I- like you-feel like she is in my heart and all around me.

I came to your blog via a blog from a far off place only to realize that you are out my back door literally. What a small world! I have admired your house for years and drive by it just about every single day. Your dresser on the front porch sent me on a mission to find one for mine. I LOVE your decorating style. I have always wondered what your house looked like on the inside..I have been so tempted to come up and knock on your door!!

Thanks for your beautiful inspiration!

sarahwhite

Beautiful Kim! I keep thinking back on how far "we've" come...Daisy Cottage is just so precious. And YOU...the supa-sta of blogworld!!!! :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams

Kim, this is such a wonderful tribute to your father and husband. Hope you all enjoyed the day.

Blessings,
Becky

Michele

Very sweet post! I hope you and your family had a very nice Father's Day. Happy birthday (a little early, I think)!!

Michele
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Everything is looking great at Daisy Cottage!

Have a happy Monday!

Jen @ Jens Country Home

Bobbi

I know it's corny, but since I grew up without a dad, and "Stranger on the Shore" has sort of become my personal relaxation music, (thanks to you and your Daddy) I was thinking a little about your dad yesterday on Father's Day...these blogs can create such a lovely feeling of extended family in this hurried, far from our roots, world. Thanks again for sharing with us! Bobbi

Ana.


Hi Kin,
Here in Spain, Father's Day is celebrated the day of San José. I hope that his family spent together one day so happy! A hug,
Ana.

Alice

What a beautiful and lovely post. I lost my father 5 years ago and miss him everyday. But, like yourself I know that he is here every moment of the day. Thank you for such lovely words.

rue

I hope Mr. Daisy Cottage enjoyed his favorite meal :)

After reading your whole blog (not so long ago), I remember how much you love your dad and I'm sorry he's not with you here on earth, but he IS there :)

(((hugs))) and Love,
rue

The Decorated House

Hi Dear Kim~
I'm sure you dad was a wonderful man from knowing you. My thoughts were with my dad on Sunday, too.

What sweet pictures of Ms. Maggie, and I so loved the telling of the 3 sisters coming to visit. What a gift, from all of you to each other!
Hugs, Donna

The Decorated House

Hi Dear Kim~
I'm sure your dad was a wonderful man from knowing you. My thoughts were with my dad on Sunday, too.

What sweet pictures of Ms. Maggie, and I so loved hearing about the 3 sisters coming to visit. What a gift, from all of you to each other!
Hugs, Donna

cityfarmer

Hello there dear friend....I've missed our chats...

What I'm about to share over at my post, I've waited two years to experience...Nic's wedding....

Here's a blanket invitation to share in our joy....

let's chat

emanuela

hello I am emanuela, from Italy I have 44 years 2 sons job in my factory in office and have a great passion for all which is handmade has arrived on yours blog for case is wonderful as your house is wonderful if you have pleasure to pass from me you will have a surprise!
kisses
Emanuela

Betty Jo

Hi Sweet Kim, We had a wonderful father's day. My hubby has been the most awesome father, like your hubby, and I wish their special day came around more often throughout the year. I know your father is there with you too! He is sooooo proud of his precious daughter and family. Your photos are always so gorgeous, and I especially love the one of the white geranium. xoxo

Sweet Cottage Dreams

Such beautiful photos and sentiments. Hoping you and your hubby had a lovely day.

xo
Becky
:)

Kathi

Hi Kim, I came over from Rachel's Romantic Porch. You have a darling cottage and porch. It is so cheerful. I am so sorry your dad is not here any more. Hugs, Kathi

Susan

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Love the red flowers :)

Kat

Hi Kim

Remember me? I've been so bad about blog reading lately...not because I don't want to read, but because of my crazy life recently. Lots of company, which has been wonderful and then all the medical tests, "hoopla", etc. You've been a busy, busy girl. I've really enjoyed reading all your posts I've missed and seeing all your gorgeous photos.

Hugs!
Kat

rue

Hi Kim :)

I came over to see if you had posted anything and low and behold you have a new picture of yourself on here!! You look beautiful :)

Have a great night!

love,
rue

I'm sending you a virtual hug sweet Kim. I hope the wonderful man that helped your raise your wonderful children enjoyed his day of celebration.

lulu

I so enjoy reading your blog...I was looking for the little hearts in your previous posts..i love looking at those adorable hearts..
hope you had a lovely day..

melissa @ the inspired room

Just popping over to say "Hi Kim!"! Hope you are having a lovely week!

melissa

Kevin

Thank you to all for the kind Fathers Day wishes. Kim made it a great day for me.

You should know that her father was a very special person. He was my best friend. I have missed him every single day for the past 24 years and can only imagine the emptiness in Kim's heart.

Kathy  :)

Oh Kim, your Kevin is a doll !!!

Kathy :)

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  • "Oh my! I have just stepped into heaven. A nostalgic, magic, getaway place where folk love one another and life is sweet. Kim, you will probably never know just how many hearts you have touched with your site. " ~ Francesca

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  • "Sigh.... between your music, red and yellow mellow feeling and wonderful writing I just feel so calm. What would I do without you in the morning with my cup of coffee." ~ Jeanette

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