I have been blessed!

Monday, May 12, 2008




This was truly one of the best days with my family in a long time.  Dave and the kids let me sleep extra long and then they paraded in with a tray of coffee and lovingly hand made cards and gift.  Will and Harry both made me pins that I wore to brunch.  I know all the other Moms were wondering where I got such beautiful pins;)

We took some photos on our new porch swing which was what I wanted for Mother's Day.  We had one in Houston (below) and I have wanted one here for about 3 years.

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Look how little Will and Harry are in this photo!
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Then we had a fabulous brunch at our favorite inn.  Everyone was so well behaved and they had my favorite champagne!  After brunch, we walked around the beautiful grounds and I took some photos.

We were all in a "food coma" (Will's term) so we snuggled up on the couch during Kate's nap and watched Alvin and the Chipmunks.  It was so nice to spend that time with Will and Harry.  Kate does not sit still for movies so it was the perfect thing to do during her nap.  Then, the most talented house boy whipped up a delicious dinner of beef tenderloin, rosemary mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and sourdough bread!  It was so good.

Our friends did finally arrive and we got to spend a great evening and some of the morning with them. We had a great time staying up late and catching up.  It was good for them to see Kate because they leave May 23rd to go to Guangzhou to get their daughter!

I attempted my first video on the mac.  I know it is rough...but I love it.  The song could not fit the day more perfectly.  The words reflect every detail in my heart...she even sings about sitting on her front porch swing!  I am so blessed.



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The quality of many of the photos is really diminished in the video, so here are a few of my favorites! 

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful post...so nice to catch up today~

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  2. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! It looks like you had a wonderful and special day :)

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  3. Precious! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day. You deserve it! Enjoy that porch swing! :)

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  4. Oh, and the pearls look beautiful!!!

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  5. Looks like you had a wonderful day. The pictures are beautiful!!! Have fun making memories with your porch swing!!!

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  6. Beautiful Kim!

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  7. LOVE the pictures...the video is great..
    Have a Great Week..

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  8. I am a huge fan of porch swings, have to have one in the front and back and thankfully Lily loves to swing with me. Beautiful pictures looks like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Such a blessing to be a Mother....

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  9. oh beautiful Kim! SO glad you had such a wonderful day! We love our swing too.
    Jacob and Chloe enjoyed the Chipmunk movie. Jacob pretends regularly that they are joining us as we go to various activities.
    I heard it from the front seat as they watched it in the van but never actually saw it.
    Have a great week,
    Connie

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  10. Hi!
    Great job on your first IMovie! I love that song! I heard it for the first time the other day! I know you will get a lot of precious time on that swing. What a wonderful gift! I am so glad you had the chance to just enjoy your Peanuts and The House Boy!!!!
    I hope you have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Diana

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  11. Hi Kim~

    It looks like it was a perfect day, Kim, and I am so very happy for you. The photos on the porch swing are great and I know there will be many more beautiful family pictures in the future.

    Glad it was such a memorable day.

    Love,
    Lisa

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  12. What a special video! I just had my first Mother's Day and it was beautiful. We had only been home with our son for 10 days on Sunday. That is a beautiful dress Kate is wearing too.

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  13. Beautiful, every detail.

    I know I ask you these questions a LOT, but would you mind telling me where Kate's dress is from? It is quite possibly the most beautiful dress I have ever laid my eyes on. Perfect for my new daughter, whom I will meet for the first time in exactly 3 weeks. !!!

    Jill
    Mom to Eva Louise

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  14. awww I just love you!!! This is our family song!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

    I have told you this before but I just love your family! Your boys are a few years older than mine so I am taking notes! ;o)

    Thanks for sharing with us--your family is beautiful! (((HUGS)))) to you! and HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!

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  15. Looks like you had an awesome Day yesterday. It made me teary. Beautiful pics, as usual.

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  16. What a wonderful day you had! I love the video you made. It is so easy to do on the mac!!! Your porch swing looks like so much fun!!!!!

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  17. Great video! Love the porch swing...what a wonderful gift. Your photos are so great, I think I will need to get an SLR when we finally get our little one.

    Karen

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  18. What a beautiful day. So full of love and happiness.

    Hannah

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  19. Just lovely.....where to you get Kate's bows? I need bigger ones for Sophia. ;)

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  20. Kim, It looks like you had a beautiful mother's day! The pictures on the porch swing are adorable! See you soon, XO, Clare

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  21. What a wonderful Mother's Day! I'm glad you were able to enjoy a great day with your family.

    Can't wait to catch up.

    Rachel

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  22. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog - you are definitely one of my favorite Blogger moms, too!! You inspire me!

    I love your Mother's Day pictures ... they are just gorgeous! I love Kate's dress - it's stunning ... and your boys are so handsome and sweet! And as always, you look so postively beautiful!

    Happy belated Mother's Day to you, too!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful Kimber. The last photo is my favorite.

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  24. You are blessed.....and what a fun day you had.....thanks for sharing your beautiful Mother's Day Kim!

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  25. What a perfect day, Kim! You captured it beautifully. I love that porch swing. And the song is really cute! Happy Mother's Day!

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  26. Love the swing, glad you had such a nice Mother's Day!

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  27. Love the last picture, what a wonderful mother/daughter photo! Glad you had a wonderful day!

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  28. Oh, Kim!!! The photos are beautiful- just gorgeous! What a stunning family you are! It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day- I'm so glad because you deserve it! You did a great job on the video, too!

    Happy Mother's Day to you!
    Love, Shana :)

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  29. So beautiful . . . the last two photos are especially wonderful.

    Jennifer, mommy to Adrienne

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  30. Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day! Loved the video and all of the adorable pictures. Enjoy your porch swing - they are the best!

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  31. Thanks for that, Kim...now I am grinning from ear to ear!!!
    The pictures are wonderful - obviously representing a beautiful family that had an especially wonderful day.
    So glad for you...you HAVE been blessed!

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  32. Perfect post - perfect day. Thanks for sharing, you are most blessed:)

    Love,
    Heather

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  33. What a great video! I love the song. It looks like you had a perfect day.
    I also got a pin from Charlie and I wore it out for dinner:)

    Natasha

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  34. What a lovely Mother's Day you had!!! Your children are so beautiful...just like you!!! Fabulous pictures....and I just have to tell you that I love your new swing!!!
    I must agree...you are blessed!!!
    Hugs!
    Denise

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  35. What a beautiful family! My Mothers day present last year was a porch swing as well! Hope you will enjoy many wonderful moments on it swinging your 'babies'!

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  36. What a beautiful day you had! You sure are blessed, (that is one of my favorite songs by the way). You look so beautiful! I love the porch swing, we used to have one here, I love to swing too! Happy Mother's Day!!!

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  37. Kim, Happy Mother's Day!! Looks like you had such an awesome day! And such wonderful children!

    Just to let you know, I found out I am pregnant yesterday!!! I am about 3 weeks along now!

    Take care!

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  38. So glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I love the picture of you with your precious children. I noticed Kate's dress right away because Miss Mallory has that same dress. It's such a beautiful dress.
    Have a great rest of the week!

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  39. Kim, That was absolutely beautiful! Great job! You are very blessed indeed. :) Glad you had such a great Mother's Day!

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  40. beautiful pics. sounds like a wonderful day!!

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  41. So glad to hear you had a great Mother's Day!!! It sounds so special!! I love the swing and the kids looked adorable for your Mother's Day pictures!!

    Debbie

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  42. Oh, now I want a porch swing! We have the cedar swing that is free-standing in the yard but it's not the same. Course, we don't have a porch but a patio.
    The boys really have grown. And Kate is so precious. She is always dressed so nicely.
    Looks like everyone had a great day.

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  43. beautiful post kim!
    that single shot of miss kate has to be my most fave ever!
    what a dollbaby
    xo

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  44. Simply beautiful...... you, your day, your sweet, sweet family, the photos, and Miss Kate's dress....
    I too am so very sad about the devistation that has been taking place around the world... it breaks my heart. Joining you in prayer.

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  45. Kim, your Mother's Day was just perfect! I'm so glad it was such a special day for you~ your photos are just beautiful~ such gorgeous colors in the photos and such sweet, sweet faces! :)
    I love your new porch swing and I'm sure it will provide some wonderful memories!

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  46. The last photo is my favorite, but your family always looks fabulous!

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  47. Kim, What a special day!! I love your new swing!!

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  48. What gorgeous pictures. Looks like a perfect day!

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  49. She is SOOOO CUTE. I cant wait til I can finally adopt a girl from china. I have a long time in waiting though, Im only 22 :-( oh well It will come sooner than later.

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