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Thursday, February 09, 2012


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Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for your love and support. I am blessed to have you in my life.
xoxo Ashley


(((Kim!))) HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wow, this is a beautiful, heartfelt posting! I was wondering what you have been up to and now I know. You were creating this wonderful posting about gratitude and the gift of life, love, and family along with meaningful life values. I have really enjoyed getting to know you over this past year. Thank you so much for the beautiful valentine card today it made my day. This evening after work, I was at a vintage craft mall and almost bought a frame that would have been perfect for the picture that you sent me. It had a lighthouse and ship and it was a light blue color. I may go back to get it. Every time I see a bluebird I think of you. Your mom and dad raised a beautiful and caring daughter. They have given you so much and I'm sure they felt the same way about you. Your sons, step-daughter and Amy are blessed to have you. You and Mark are a beautiful couple! That is such a romantic story how you dated during high school, went your separate ways, and then came back to share your lives together. What a great birthday gift! Your Mercedes is sweet! Does it have T-tops or a hard top? That is so cool! Kim, you are a sweetheart with a kind soul! Love the pictures of you when you were little. Thanks for sharing the story of you and your birthdays.

Your photos are gorgeous and I love the way you write.

Happy Birthday Kim!

XXOO and lots of cyber hugs!!



My dear Kim,

What a beautiful tribute to your loved ones. I enjoyed reading all your wonderful memories. You are such a special woman, your family & friends are truly the ones who are blessed to have you in their lives.

I was so touched that you included me in this beautiful tribute, it truly brought tears to my eyes.

I love you sister of the heart. Xoxo

Red Rose Alley

Oh Kim,
I missed your Birthday yesterday. Happy Happy Birthday, dear friend. There are so many special memories on this post for you, and so many beautiful pictures. I also wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day. I do hope that you have a special day of love. I will be in the kitchen making dinner on Sunday for my family. Please come and visit with me, as I have a Valentine message for you. Happy weekend, and have fun in that Mercedes!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Julie Harward

What a love filled post Kim...I so enjoyed seeing you from a little girl up, and all the pictures and stories about you family and parents. You have always been a beauty and a lady filled with love. Sorry I missed your birthday on FB...but I can see that it was indeed a very happy one! Happy Valentines day today! ;D

Red Rose Alley

Just wanted to come on over and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day, Kim! I hope you enjoyed this special day of love.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim,
Happy Belated Birthday I truly hope you had a Blessed Day!!! Beautiful Words, beautiful memories beautiful pictures I enjoyed every second just Beautiful. xox ;) Trish.


Hi Kim,

Just checking in to see how you're doing my friend. Guess you're taking a little break from blogging. Miss seeing your posts. Stay in touch.



Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hello dear friends!
I want to thank you soooo much for the beautiful birthday wishes that you left me on my comment section of my blog. How blessed I am to have such great blogging friends and followers!!!! Thank you from the very bottom of my little heart! I also wanted to explain a short hiatus on my blog. I joined my husband for business trip to Washington, D.C., this past week. He was suddenly sent there for some meetings and would be gone on Valentine's Day so my dear husband invited me to join him. We took two extra days to explore the Washington, D.C., area and see some of our historical sights and museums. We had a wonderful time seeing many things that stirred my patriotism and also my heart. I have sooooo many photos to share with you which I am in the process of uploading to my computer and resizing. I hope to have a couple of postings done this week. Here is a little tease.... One of my postings will include some inauguration gowns worn by the present and former First Ladies. So, check back in with me for I have a lot to share with you! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day and also a great President's Day yesterday. Again, thank you for your sweet birthday wishes. I am so blessed to have such great friends! Love to you all! xoxo Kim


Hi Kim,

Did you get the comment I just wrote before this? About Pinterest. Come to my site and hit the follow button then you can follow my pins. Why don't you grad the Pinterest button and put one here on your sidebar that way readers can follow your pins.


Red Rose Alley

I wanted to thank you for the beautiful comment on our Whitney post, and also the New Orleans one. The girls loved New Orleans. I didn't know that you were Catholic. That is just one more thing that we have in common. I was raised Catholic, and through the years, have never changed. I can't wait to see your Washington pictures.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley


There are some great pictures on here. I love the White House in the dark.


WOW, I read every single word here Kim.
So nice to meet you. Great post about all of the "loves of your life".
I was an aerobic instructor too!!
I have 3 kids too!! I know Ashley is your step daughter ; )
I LOVE stargazer lilies too!!
I have one sister too!!
I LOVE birthdays too!!
I might be older though, lol.
My birthday is March 19th. I'll be 56. I think I have a couple yrs. on you???
I LOVE that you LOVED your mom and dad with all your heart. I just lost my mom in Oc. She would have been 93 last month Feb. 10th. My dad has been gone for over 30 yrs. ; (
It was nice to take the trip to Washington, D.C. with you too.
I'm from Ontario, Canada. Not sure if you knew that.
I see you are also friends with sweet Sheri from Red Rose Alley. Is that how you found me??
You are BEAUTIFUL Kim. I LOVE your style, your smile, you love of life and that you LOVE birthdays. I do too.... I've said that before, lol.
Hope you have a great day.
Thank you for all the love you shared on this post.
I'm going to be nosy and look through more on your blog.
Love from Canada

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Claudie,
Thank you, thank you, for all the beautiful comments. Sounds like we have a lot in common in our lives. Thanks for the sweet comment on my age....I am actually 57 as of February 9th last month. But, I never look at age in a bad way, you know? I always take the attitude on my birthday that I will never be this age again....this young again. This attitude helps me face every birthday feeling blessed. :) You mentioned your upcoming birthday. My husband, Mark, has a birthday March 5th that we will be celebrating. We are the same age, my hubby and I, but my birthday is 4 days shy of being exactly one month before his. We tease I am the older woman during that period. HA! You are a lovely lady, too. I love your spunk and love of life. I am very sorry to hear about your loss of your own Mother. I miss my dear mom every single day. It has been 3 years for me living without her. I miss seeing and talking to her. I see you lost your father many year ago...my Dad, too, is now gone. Lost him two months after my Mom died. 2008 was a hard year! Anyway, I am blessed because I had them both. I will keep you in my prayers, Claudie, as you heal from the loss of your Mother. I know she looks down from heaven and smiles when she sees you. After losing my parents, blogging helped me to heal. Keep blogging and smiling. You have a bright and beautiful smile, friend. Thanks for your visit and all the sweet comments. Have a beautiful day there in Canada. xoxo Kim

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