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Tuesday, June 07, 2011


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Lavender Dreams

OH MY! Be still my heart! I have loved her jewelry for the longest and you've found the perfect necklace to wear and enjoy! Something that will be precious to you! You may have pushed me over the edge! I wish I had a birthday coming up! lol I've appreciated your wonderful comments about my beach photos. Shellbelle's Tiki hut is having a World Oceans Day party at her blog...it's tomorrow. I have the button on my sidebar..you can click it to get more info. I know you could write a GREAT post that everyone would LOVE! You should join in! Hugs, Diane ♥


Amazing and heart touching

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Dawn,
That you so much for visiting my blog and thank you for your very sweet comments! I am so glad you loved the necklace and were touched by the posting today. ((((hugs)))) Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Diane,
Thank you SO much for comments. I knew you would, of all people, love this post because I know how much you love the water, ocean, shells, Simple Daisy's jewelry---the whole package. We are sisters of heart in this respect for sure! I have really enjoyed your postings...especially the past week...of all the wonderful things you have found on the beaches in Florida. Okay...go ahead girl...do what I did and give yourself a treat! Declare it an "unbirthday" and select a necklace or something you love from Simple Daisy :) I'm glad I did, and you will be, too! I am wearing my necklace today! xoxo Kim


I love your little town..so pretty! You and the necklace..

Your poor dad..did he suffer for a long time?

My dad loved to fish also..

The kids all look happy and wonderful.
Beautiful post.

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Monique,
Thank you for your nice comments and for visiting me today. I am so glad you love our little community! It is nice that your Dad loved to fish, too... My Father always said that it was his "therapy." :) I think we all need to have something that we do as a hobby that helps us escape and heal from the stresses of life that we encounter sometimes. Blogging is my way of expressing myself and sharing the things I love. I think this is what most of us that have a blog...like you...do. It really stimulates the creative side of you, and is way to reach inside yourself (your soul) as you write or journal in your blog. Some people do this with beautiful photos only...touching those who follow the blog with the feelings they convey in the photos. Your blog is certainly a beautiful one, Monique! One of my favorites! My sweet Dad had parkinsons disease for about 14 or so years. I think he had it much longer than we realized because, at first sometimes, the signs are not real evident. A good doctor happened to notice one his fingers shaking a bit. I'll never forget the day my Dad called my husband and I over to share that he had found out he had Parkinsons with us. Luckily, he had a few years where it didn't really cause him too much difficulty...he still fished on his own and drove a car. You might not realize he had Parkinsons at that point unless his medicine needed upping or something. But, sadly, as he advanced he showed more signs. He had difficulty walking and used a walker or chair. He also lost a lot of his eyesight and couldn't see very well. Through it all, fishing kept his interest. He began to tell the kids in the neighborhood who would visit him how to fish and even gave them a few fishing poles. Thinking of this makes me smile! :) I must say, Monique, since you asked about my Dad...that the last few days I was with him in the couple of weeks before he died were very precious to me. When I was fluffing his pillow, he would tell me..."I love you more than anything." This has stayed with me and helped to bring a good feeling to my heart whenever I think of my Dad now. Luckily, my Dad got to fish because of his friend, Bill, who took him and assisted him. Those were what Dad would call his "bluebird days." Bluebird days were the best days to my Dad...that is why I have "Bluebirds" in my blog name. I know my Dad is out there fishing somewhere....having his "therapy." That makes me have a "bluebird day." :) Glad you loved the necklace and hope you visit Heather's blog. Have a beautiful day! xoxo Kim

Sheri, Jess, and Nel

My husband and son are big time surfers too. They have surfed the waves in Nor Cal, So. Cal, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Hawaii. I never realized how therapeutic surfing was until I read an essay my son wrote in school about it. What a lovely necklace.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, I love your precious necklace that's very special.I have a few days of catching up on your posts which I think I will do in the morning bright and early with a cuppa I just love reading your posts and looking at your beautiful photo's. You really do live in a beautiful town. Trish xox ;)


Hi Kim!

Love your necklace and the story behind it! It holds such meaning for you and you look great wearing it! Each time you wear it, you will think of your dad. Love the name of your boat! It's wonderful that your dad passed on his love of the water to you. I'm sure you're in safe hands with your husband at the helm! Being on the water is so healing....My husband Dave just said yesterday that he misses having a boat. Sadie looks so cute with her life jacket! Your village is lovely. Living in a little port town is our future dream. Hopefully, it will be realized one day.

The photo of your balcony showing the homes going down the hill remind me of the beautiful painted ladies in San Francisco. Your son Elliott looks a lot like you.

I'll try to get back to blogging this weekend. Work and school have kept me pretty busy. I got a couple of nice photos of the little Robin that fledged yesterday. There are 3 more in the nest. Thanks for all that you share!

Big hugs to you!


LindyLouMac in Italy

I love your blog and have no idea why I have never signed up to follow you before now, especially as I notice you also used to participate in Sunday Song. My father also sadly suffered from Parkinson's, a most dreadful disease.
I am delighted you found me and left a comment so I could call by in return. I hope to see you there again, I still post a Sunday Song at times!

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Trish,
Hope all is well with you, dear friend. I would be honored to share a cuppa with you through my blog. Thank you soooooo much for the sweet comments. I hope your quilt is coming along great and you are getting an opportunity to enjoy some nice high teas! xoxo ((((hugs))))Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Sandy,
Thank you for your sweet comments sooooo much! On your plan to someday move to a port town, consider Poulsbo as a choice...How I would love to have you as a neighbor! :) I am enjoying reading your posts on your blog, The Delightful Eclectic Abode, Sandy. Your new camera is doing an awesome job on producing some wonderful photos for you...and you have a talented eye for spotting a great subject! Thank you for the compliment on Sadie Mae in her life jacket...I think she looks cute in it, too! She loves to lay on the cushioned seat in the cabin and enjoys the breeze in her hair when I take her to be with me in the cockpit. She is enjoying walking with me in the nice weather right now! She just prances!Have a great day! Love and hugs, xoxo Kim


(((Kim)))) Boy how I would love to be your neighbor! Our little fur babies could play

I'm simply blown away with your blog! Wow! Thanks for taking us to so many interesting places! You have a good heart and you've helped to lift my spirits when I'm missing my mom. Thanks for sharing your gifts with all of us.

Have a bluebird weekend!

Hugs, Sandy

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Sandy,
Always so happy to see you visit me on my blog! Yes, what fun we would have together if you lived here! Put Poulsbo on your list of places to explore for retirement one day! Thanks for the sweet comments about my blog posting. I feel honored that my postings have helped to cheer you....from experience, I know how it is to miss a loved one who is gone. Miss my parents every day! There are so many wonderful blogs, including your's, out there that cheer and inspire. Blogging is certainly a positive experience! We had such a fun time in the San Juans! Definitely a place we will visit many times in the future. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your husband and sweet little dogs. (((((hugs))))) Kim

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