A special visit!

Sunday, March 2, 2008
The Pixel Fairy Princess and her adorable royal subject, Li Li are visiting us this weekend so there is not a lot of time to post. As you can imagine, LOTS of pictures are being taken. The King of our castle (Dave--who refers to himself as our houseboy) is doing all of the cooking and cleaning (and some childcare) so we can indulge in our passions of photography, shopping, digital scrap booking, talking etc. Here is a little peek at what we've been up to...


As soon as Li Li got here, the teas set came out!



Then, it was bath time.


Li Li loves Harry (she calls him Air-ry)


Saturday we went to visit some friends (and their horses).



Debbie and Kate feeding the horses.



Harry is even getting in on the photography!


Beautiful Ava

Christian and his horse, Patriot.






Li Li and Will doing an early morning puzzle.

Kate decided that she was beyond board books and going to borrow some of Harry's reading!
Li Li found Will and Harry's leapsters and she loves them!

Tickle fest!


Two blogging friends...


Dave preparing tonight's lasagna! What a guy!!!

I know this seems like a lot of pictures but you have no idea how many we have taken. The above photos are courtesy of Debbie, Kim and the houseboy.

Since the Pixel Fairy Princess did not give up blogging for Lent, I am quite certain she will post some pictures and pretty pages this week.


  1. What an absolute blast you must be having! So much cuteness in one post, I don't think my heart can take it! Have a great time!

  2. It looks like you are having a great weekend! Kate and Lili are too cute together- I love all of the pictures. And your boys are as cute as ever!

  3. Great post. Looks like fun.

    But, miss your posts! Have a good week.

    BTW, you squishy is on its way!


  4. Looks like you all had a wonderful time together, the photos are beautiful!

  5. HOW FUN!!!
    LOVE the pictures...
    Looks like everyone is having sooo much fun...
    Can't wait to see more pictures..
    Have FUN!!!

  6. Now that looks like my kind of weekend! And the pictures, as usual, are beautiful.

    Gin =)

  7. How neat that Debbie and Li Li could visit your family this weekend. I just recently found Debbie's Pixel Fairy Princess blog through yours, and I LOVE the digital scrapbooking she does. I'm inspired and want to learn how! Too bad I don't live closer to you girls. Loved all the pictures.

    It's March, so that means in just a few short weeks you'll be posting more frequently. Yeah! Hope you have a great week.

  8. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

  9. You are definitely the hostess with the mostess...not to mention a fantastic houseboy (he reminds me very much of the one I was lucky enough to snag).

    The pictures--exquisite. I especially love the one of Scout, very artistic and the ones of the 3children by the fence and the next one of LiLi by herself.

    I've been waiting all week...;)

  10. great pictures, precious children :)
    i am glad i caught you on a sunday...i am looking for some more kitchen advice! you talked me out of the dark countertops, so now i am wondering about your rangetop. do you like it? thanks so much for your help :) bethy

  11. Where do I begin.....
    First.... I am just so excited for you guys!
    Second.... Who doesn't just love Harry!
    Third.... Alright Dave the houseboy! You are the best!
    Fourth.... The pics are fantastic!
    Can't wait to see more.
    Hope you are feeling better!
    the lost muskateer.....


  13. Okay there is just way too much fun going on over here in Peanut Land. I love the pictures ... so much joy and beauty!!

  14. I love it!

    Great pictures and great fun!

    My husband was working around our house ALL day; touch up painting, tree trimming, making lunch etc... while I was engrossed in my book. After reading your blog, I started calling him "houseboy" too.

    Too funny!

    The 2 girls are adorable together.

    I am getting your quilt pieces this week. I found a beautiful fabric/quilting store. I can't wait! Save a spot from Katie's Nanfang buddy in Denver!

    Lisa, mother of Lily Lu and Jack

  15. oh what a fun weekend!!!!!! I bet you are learning lots about your lens now! These are all wonderfuk. Thanks for sharing so much of your wonderful weekend with us!

  16. Wow! These are fabulous pictures. I love the one of the two girls talking to him through the fence...needs to be framed!

  17. thank you for responding to me, even though i had the wrong kimber! i really love your kitchen too! :)

  18. Love the pictures, Kim! Looks like you've had a great weekend with lots of fun!! Kate and Lili are so sweet together :)

  19. great pictures....such beautiful girls, so precious!
    love what you're doing with all the shots--you are so talented kim!

  20. Fabulous.....love the two of you sitting there blogging.....the kiddos are cute as always....and what a great hubs to be cooking the dinner for all of you! ;)

  21. Sounds like you guys had a great weekend. It is always fun to catch up with friends. I loved the pics of Kate and Lili from the summer at the beach. I will visit the other dite to check out more pics.

    Have a great week!!!

    Christy :)

  22. This looks like so much fun! We had a similar week/weekend...visited with family and friends we don't get to see often. Landree played outside a lot at both grandparents houses. I took a digital scrapbooking class and learned tons of quick tips I didn't know! It was awesome! The lady told us something and I thought of you. There is a site called scanmyphotos.com (I haven't looked at it yet) that will scan 1000 4x6 photos and send them to you on a cd for $20 until March 15th. I know you were scaning in your old Christmas stuff. I thought you might be interested! Have a great week!

    Jennifer (Landree's mom)

  23. Ooh, what fun! Great pictures...enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!


  24. What a fun get-together! Your pictures are just beautiful of your weekend and it looks like you have truly mastered that new lens! Have a great week Kim!

  25. LOVE IT!!!! And I didn't think there were a lot of pictures...I want more!
    Glad you had such a fun visit. All of those kiddos just make me SMILE!

  26. WOW!! That is alot of fun!! I can always count on this blog to bring a smile to my face....

  27. Those pictures are just stunning, looks like you had a great weekend! :)

  28. Sounds like much fun is had! Great Pictures!

    Hope you have a nice week!

  29. Oh wow - those pictures are AMAZING!! Of course, your subjects were pretty cute too. :) Seriously, you guys should go into the photography business - make some extra money to buy some more of those adorable outfits those girls wear! :)

  30. These pictures are SO GREAT! What a fun way to spend a weekend... I may show these phhotos to my "houseboy"!

  31. What a blast! Houseboy looks pretty handy. BTW...is that a box of Cheezits you two are munching on while you blog? :-)
    Terri (daisybox)

  32. What wonderful photos! Those will be some amazing memories. The children are all so beautiful.

  33. The pictures are beautiful!! I love the ones of the girls by the fence. What a fun visit!


  34. Yay! Just the photos I was hoping for! Two of my favorite families having such a beautiful weekend together! I can't wait to se/hear more!

    Kate's hair is getting long and looking beautiful, btw! Must be Li Li's shampoo- I still need to order that for Sophie!

    Give eachother a big hug from me- Debbie & Kim! And most importantly, keep the beautiful photos coming!

    Love, Shana :)

  35. Okay that picture of you two at the computers is a riot!! My favorite is the one of Kate reading. It's just precious.


  36. Oh what fun, looks like a great weekend with friends.

  37. Next week could you post your pointers for digital scrapbooking? I'm so behind...I still do it the old fashioned way. I'm beginning to look into digital scrapbooking, but it's so intimdating. Maybe you could post your favorite resources, websites, etc? Loved all the pics! Thanks!!

  38. How funny! Looks like you're having a blast! Boy, how scrapbooking has changed! THe pic of the two of you at the laptop is hysterical!

    The pics are great!

  39. Kim,

    It looks like all of you are having such a wonderful time and visit! Kate and LiLi are just SO adorable together...I am sure this is just the beginning of a beautiful frienship for them and for your families!!....and how sweet of Dave to be making lasagna and making sure all of you have a great time! :)

  40. What awesome pictures and sounds like a great weekend!!! The children are gorgeous and the hubby is great to cook and the horses are lovely and it all looks fun!!!!!!!!

    Glad you had a great time!
    Debbie :-)

  41. kim,

    I always love picture. Kate emmerson is gorgeous in these picts and is dressed to the tee as usual :). All the kids look like they are having a great time, and you look like you are too :).

  42. How fun! What a great way to spend the weekend...blogging friend, tickle fest, pictures, horses and a houseboy /chef making lasagna! Terrific!
    The girls are so cute together, I'm sure it was a lot of fun for all of you! :)

  43. I had a simply wonderful time :D I will call you tomorrow - and I need you to send me a couple of the AWESOME pictures that you and D took!

    Ladybug hugs,

    BTW - Ian say to tell the boys to keep a look out for an e-mail :D

  44. Sounds like a wonderful weekend. The pictures are just darling, love seeing the girls together, and your boys playing with them is so sweet. AND, that Dave is a keeper!!

  45. Your boxes came today. Thank you so much for everything Kimber.

  46. Beautiful girls! beautiful family! Great pics!!

  47. Such great great photos. I especially love the one of the girls in the bathtub...so neat with the reflections in the water! It looks like a fabulous time was had by all!!

    What a wondrful "houseboy" you have...he's a keeper...but I can tell you already know that!

    I call my Lia Li Li all the time!

    Thanks for sharing the fun!


  48. Wow! What a fun weekend with great friends! The girls are adorable together!

    I mailed your "squish" today. I hope you like it!

    Have a great week!

  49. What a fun weekend! You really captured some precious moments!

  50. I love each of these images so much and oh my wish to one day have a daughter that is just the inner and outer beauty of Kate! Just lovely.

  51. Kim. Thank you for your kind comments. I had to tell you, I was on etsy,typed in tunic tops and up came 5 or6 called Kate Emerson Tops.Funny,You probably already know this.:)

  52. Those are such good pics. Adorable kids. Looks like fun.


  53. Hi Kimber,
    I have your quilt square all ready to go but wondered if you didn't receive my email?

  54. What beautiful photos of such beautiful subjects! Looks like a fun weekend. You captured such great moments.


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