Thursday, December 31, 2009

Worn Out!

Greetings to my blogland friends! I have missed you all this past week:).
We have just returned from a long visit with my mother at Sweetbrier Cottage
It was bitterly cold in Georgia where she lives so needless to say I was happy to return to warmer temps here in the Lowcountry.
Upon our return home yesterday I was greeted by sunny skies and blooms galore on our rose and camilla bushes.
Wouldn't it be nice to see them?
Yeah, I thought so too. I received this wonderful camera for Christmas from hubby which currently has pictures of these gorgeous blooms; however, I have yet to get the software loaded onto my computer so the picture of the camera with the pictures of the flowers on it's memory card is the best I can do for now (no, I don't know how to load new software onto the computer:).
I am not the most technologically adept person, get the picture-lol!
Anyway, as you can see Kramer is worn out from the trip...
as is Lizzy...
Calvin is tired but won't take a nap for fear he may miss something...
while Kasey sleeps on the bed.
Just a word to let you know that I love you all as you have given me much joy, inspiration, and friendship in the past year.
I look forward to the posts ahead in the coming year:)!

I leave you with some pictures of Kasey enjoying the Christmas Day plunder of toys:).
Kasey, you can't have all the toys, you have to share!
She seems to like the squirrel best.
Happy New Year from all of us at The Victorian Parlor!!!


The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

It was a little chilly here, mostly in the 30's and 40's, but what a wonderful time we had! A house with three dogs, one caline (that's Kramer who has identity issues) and one feral cat, made the week quite entertaining.

Kim from the Victorian Parlor did a lot of cooking. She is phenomenal in the kitchen and has recently been inspired by her latest cookbook acquisition - a copy of a 1968 Life Cookbook that has the most wonderful recipes. The Julia Child movie has influenced her as well.

We definitely fulfilled the adage - eat, drink and be merry! Happy New Year!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow... I'm a comin' to low country!! We are in the upper 20's & just got about 5" of surprise snow......((were supposed to get flurries))....
Love all the pics of your fur-babies!!

cristinoel said...

I love digital camera's. THey are s neat!

Eastlake Victorian said...


That looks like a sweet camera! Hope you can get the software figured out soon. You've given me an idea for an upcoming post... my flowers and rosebushes buried in snow! :)

It's so nice that you were able to spend the holiday with your mom. It's nice to be with family for Christmas. We had my entire family here for Christmas dinner (15 people) and all went swimmingly. The snow held off until late on December 25, and we had about 10" over the weekend!

Your party animals look exhausted! Thank you for all your inspirational posts and comments this past year, and have a fantastic 2010!


Sandi said...

Happy New Year to you too Kim!!! Looks like a nice camera!!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

snowing as i sit here and write and very cold outside, but much better then the rain we had for most of the after-Xmas week. Enjoy your mild weather, the rest of us are envious!! :-) HAPPY NEW YEAR to you dear friend, and wishing you many good things to come in 2010. Debby

Anonymous said...

I was not too bad here at Christmas but the temp is going down into the 20's tonight and I wish it would snow. So nice you got to visit your mom though. Blessings

June said...

Oh Kim I just think you have the cutest hairy babies I've ever seen. You know you were one of the very first friends I made when I first started to blog and I am so thankful that we met and have much to share with each other. I can't wait to continue this frendship into a new year and I wish your family the best that 2010 has. I love your home and garden, you have created a special place for your family to enjoy.

Deanna said...

Dear Kim,
May you have a wonderful New Year!!!
It has been a pleasure to get to know you through blogging this past year. I have enjoyed your blog and reading the post.
God Bless,

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

I am so glad you all had a safe trip and are back home in the warmer low country. All the babies look worn out, indeed! I am so happy you got a new camera from your dear hubby.

Kramer, Lizzy, Calvin and Casey are all so adorable! Give them each a big hug from me, Pearl and Poppy! Casey is like Poppy and can enjoy more than one toy at a time!

Much love to you and your family! May the New Year be filled with God's blessings, joy and good health! I look forward to another year of visiting you at your lovely Victorian Parlor! I love you and am thankful for your friendship and all the inspiration you share.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Kim.

....and we love you too.
Glad that you had a lovely time away, but it is always great to get back home again. Your pets all look happy.
Wishing you the very best year ahead and may all of your dreams come true.
That is so exciting you are writing a novel and I look forward to reading it.


Elizabeth Bradley said...

Glad you are my bloggy friend too. Happy New Year!

❦TattingChic said...

Hi Kim! Well, I totally understand the whole camera/software/upload/download thing! LOL! I remember being thoroughly confused trying to figure out my current camera so I could prove to my tatting blog friends I actually do tat! LOL! Can you believe I actually did 3 blogposts on a TATTING blog with no photos! ..and people still came to visit my blog...go figure!
Well, I look forward to seeing the lovely blossoms when the camera thing gets all ironed out!
In the meantime I hope you are having a fabulous time having just ushered in the new year where you live! It's only 9:28PM 12/31/09 here in PST!
So, thank you for you lovely bloggy friendship in 2009 and may we continue to have many happy bloggy days and shared moments in 2010!
Happy New Year and (((Hugs)))!
~TattingChic ♥

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Happy New Year, Kim! We just returned from southern Alabama to northern Illinois... I'm ready to return to southern Alabama!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Welcome home! Enjoy your new camera, can't wait to see the new pics and thanks for your friendship this past year. Looking forward to 2010. Happy New Year!!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Bonne Annee to you. Wishing you a year filled with joy, love and laughter. What darling pictures of all your fur~babies.
xoxo Lidy

Rita said...

we are staying quite warm here in Italy but definitely wet as it's been raining for i do not even remember how many days now.
Just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed visiting your blog and reading your posts. Happy New year!