Last public post

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This will be my last public post on 3 peanuts.  My new blog Quiet Elegance is up but not quite running nor elegant yet.  I have posted one recipe.  I am really enjoying summer with the kids so I do not expect to post a lot here or there.  I will close this in a few days, so please bookmark

Quiet Elegance

if you wish to follow it.  I will be slowly inviting people I know to the private blog 3 peanuts. Please be patient as I slowly sort through the e-mails and get it all set.   I have appreciated all of the beautiful stories and comments from everyone over the past few weeks as to how this blog has touched you.  I wish you all the very best.



  1. take care, have a great summer, and thank you for sharing your family with me while we were waiting for our daughter. Seeing Kate always reminded me that there was light at the end of the tunnel and that we would eventually be home enjoying our time together.

    I will continue to follow your new blog, and hope you will continue to add gluten free recipes there. We are gluten free at our house because I have I love seeing new gluten free recipes to try...would love to see any products you buy as well. They are so expensive and hate to buy them, and then get them home for them to not be very tasty. So I always try to share what gluten free things I love to buy!!

    Again take care and have a great summer...this blog will be missed!!

    jules(Hayden's mommy)

  2. I thought of you today when I went to have baby Grace's playmat made Quilted with her monogram in the middle . Just like Kate's shower gift :) Happy Summer!!!!

  3. I will miss you! You were one of the first blogs I ever followed. All the best!

  4. I have so enjoyed getting to know your through blogland. You have a beautiful family and it's been fun to watch the 3 peanuts blossom.

    I know Quiet Elegance will reflect your gracious style and look forward to following.

    Enjoy your summer and savor every moment with your 3 peanuts.

  5. I have to comment on the last official post;)
    Looking forward to your tips and recipes:)
    Thank you again for sharing so many of the little things over the past couple of years. I have loved getting to know each of the Peanuts, and loved each and every photo of them.

  6. I just put Quiet Elegance to follow..
    I hope you got my email.. as you know I truly adore you and your family.
    Have a great summer..

  7. Glad to hear that you are relaxing and enjoying summer with the kids. My children are finally all done with school tomorrow and I'm thrilled. I cherish the vacation time with them and our chance to get back to the ocean. Hillary is home for just a short time and it has been so great to have them all here together again!

    I'll be keeping up with whatever blogs I can. I have made your chicken penne recipe twice already and everyone LOVES it! Thanks.

    All my best to you!

  8. just added QE to my bloglist!!! keep enjoying your beautiful family - really, it is way more fun than blogging!!! :)

  9. I'm so going to miss reading 3 Peanuts!! You are an amazing mom and role model!!

  10. I will sure miss reading this blog. Its been fun following your journey to your beautiful Katie Ru!! And reading about your precious little boys. Take care and best wishes to you and your precious family!!

  11. I am definitely going to miss reading your posts, but I completely understand the need for privacy at this point, too!! I came to know you through Di's blog and I love the friendship that the two of you have formed...I can see that it has been a great blessing to both of you!! Have a great summer and enjoy that beautiful family of yours!! <><

    Hugs from Minnesota!

  12. Hello from China! I'm going to miss checking in on you guys, have a wonderful summer filled with lots of great family time and sweet memories. God Bless!

    (and Kerry Lu, too)

  13. I am so thrilled you are having a wonderful summer with you family Kim. They should always come first! I will miss reading your blog, but will be sure to follow your new one. Next time you are in the Big D meeting is a MUST!

  14. Thanks for letting us get to know you and the peanuts over the years you blogged about them. You have a lovely family and a wonderful approach to life and child-rearing. Blessings to you all. See you on your new blog.

  15. Quiet Elegance is wonderful! I am planning on trying the pasta recipe this weekend. Wishing you, Dave, and the peanuts the best!

  16. So long dear friend!!!!


  17. I loved following your blog! I will definetly follow your new one.
    All the best to the 3 peanut family!

  18. Oh what will I do without my 3 peanuts...I have been inspired in so many ways by, food, mothering, parties, decorating, oh the lists goes on and on...I look forward to the new blog...but surely hope I might get an invite to 3 peanuts. Oh I love the photos you submitted this week for our class and the photos Shana has are quite good...I tell you I am struggling learning the new things "manual" but oh how fun and I was able to get a shot or 2 that I would have never gotten in "auto"...enjoy this sweet summertime...thanks again for your inspiration....

  19. Hello Friend,
    I know you will be missed. I am excited about your new blog. It will be lovely.
    Are you coming to HH this summer???
    Love you,

  20. I will miss the blog a lot. It has been nice to read your posts and see your children growwing up.
    God bless you and your precious family.
    I would like to be invited by you to follow your new blog anyways. I live in Brazil , at the seashore and as an English teacher , I love to practice my English reading blogs.

  21. I hope you'll continue your favorite blog list on the new blog.

  22. We will miss you! Have an amazing, happy and safe summer!

  23. Dear Kim, you and your family will always hold a special place in my heart. We've travelled some difficult roads together, plus lots of fun ones too!!

    I've learned so much from you.

    Have a great summer.

    Snick :)
    dd Sunshine 8 Viet Nam
    dd Brilliance 3 China

  24. I will miss your blog so much! As a young woman, newly married and facing the challenges of being a military spouse, it was always comforting to read your blog. You have such elegance and grace and my eyes were always a bit green when I saw how you managed to be such a wonderful wife, doting mother and independent woman. I don't have any kids and can barely find time in my day, so to watch you juggle it all wth grace, was awe inspiring.

    Best of luck to you and the 3 peanuts!

  25. Oh Kim,
    This is my favorite blog! I will miss it so much. It has really been wonderful to watch your family. I completely understand your need for privacy, but I will miss seeing update on your kids and the great parenting and family values that you and your hubby demonstrate.

    My best wishes to you and your family.

    See you on your new blog. Love your decorating and recipe ideas!

    Thanks, Tracy

  26. Thanks Kim!
    It's so hard saying goodbye! I will continue to follow your other blog and constantly wish the best for you and your family!
    Continue to enjoy the summer with the Peanuts!

  27. Goodbye 3 Peanuts! You will be missed at my house. My three girls love to read about your children, especially about Kate. I can't believe I have been reading your blog for almost two years. I starting reading after we decided to head to China for a fourth girl. As I am sure you know the wait has slowed down terribly. It was nice to see what Kate was up to. I am so happy that you have decided to continue with your new blog. I can't wait.
    Good luck to you and your family!


  28. I will miss your blog Kim!! But I am so happy for you to be spending more time with your family and other adventures.

    Your blog is also one of the first few that I have been following and I have enjoyed every minute. Wish you nothing but the best.

    You ROCK!!

    Take care, Hugs, Michele

  29. Have a wonderful summer! I'll check out Quiet Elegance. Will miss the peanuts! Hopefully, you'll be able to fit me in...but I know you want/need to keep it small.

  30. Kim,
    If you have room, I would love to follow your private blog. My e-mail is

    I started following your blog over a year ago. I came to find you through my friend, Clare and was hooked. I love hearing about updates, especiallt where you get Kate's great clothes. I have used the onlin sites to order things for my nieces.
    I wish you the best as you enjoy summer with your peanuts. I hope to hear updates soon.
    Take care,

  31. Your blog will be surely missed. Thanks for your time and sharing, it's been a pleasure to follow the sweet peanuts and get to know you in a sense. I still love my white kitchen, I'm starting a part time designer job in a few weeks. I'll pick up more hours when the kids are in school, they come first!
    Thanks for your inspirational posts and glad to hear you're having a great summer with your peanuts. Take care and best wishes.

  32. Hope you enjoy the summer with your kids!! Looking forward to the new blog.

  33. Oh I will miss this blog! I have followed for almost a year now- ever since my girlfriend recommended your site after my husband and I announced we were going to adopt from China. I have so enjoyed watching and reading about your family's journey...all the way from China to today. In fact, I read it so often, my 4 year old knows your children's names by heart and LOVES looking the beautiful photos together with me:). I have tried new recipes, shoppped on etsy, gotten great design advice and ideas. I have also read your tips on your diet and supplements with great interest and relief as I have recently been going through some scary health issues that looked like MS- but now the doctors are unsure. More testing is the name of the game. I truly appreciate you sharing your health journey- it has given me hope of figuring out what is going on with a more positive attitude and empowered me to look at alternative solutions to my health issues which are not invasive or pharmaceutically based! I hope I can still access the supplements you spoke of as I am thinking they will be part of a new health initiative I am going to try. Although you do not know me, I would love an invite to your site to keep up on your comings and goings- you are like a super long distance girlfriend that gives you the skinny on everything- bargains, diet, decorating,h health, exercise, etc. You are a very classy lady- thanks so much for sharing your family with us.


  34. Sure will miss 3 Peanuts. Can't wait to enjoy Quiet Elegance!
    Blessings, Cindy

  35. Kim, so glad you are enjoying your summer! I'm sure I missed the boat and it's filled to capacity, if so, I will catch you on the other side of your "private break", (if you go public again) and I will certainly be stopping by for my fill of "quiet elegance"'re the perfect host for that! :)
    Thanks for opening your home and sharing your heart, your beautiful family and your experiences with me over the last couple of years. Your blog was one of the first ones I found and was so thrilled at it's discovery, it's been a blessing!! :)


  36. You were one of the first blogs I began reading over three years ago when we started our adoption process to China. We are still awaiting our trip to China to get our precious daughter, hopefully before the year is up----but thank you for sharing your family. I have loved seeing your beautiful children and watching your beautiful daughter grow. It has blessed me so much being able to follow your blog. Thank you for sharing special family memories. I look forward to the memories our family will be able to capture with our sweet girl from China! I will miss your blog so much!!! Many blessings to your precious family! Susan from Georgia

  37. As the sun sets on 3 PEANUTS, I know there are many more BEAUTIFUL that awaits on the horizon! May your family continue to grow in LOVE and FAITH! May you have a wonderful and relaxing summer w/those 3 BEAUTIFUL PEANUTS!Looking forward to QUIET ELEGANCE!

  38. Thank you so much for inviting me!! I am so happy to be here!


  39. I am here and was honored to receive an email this morning so I could continue to follow your journey and take your advice :) Thanks Kim!

  40. Hi Kim.....I got the invite to view your blog but it keeps bringing me the new one just not up and running yet? I'm confused! lol



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