Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Christmas Break

~Sketch of Todd by the talented Ann at Sketching William the Lurcher~
Just a quick blog post this evening to tell you what you may already know, that I am going to be (trying to) take a bit of a break from blogging over the Christmas holiday.  I'll be honest, I doubt that it's going to be a complete break, because my goal is to catch up on your news, while still trying to spend less time online.

I want to thank-you all for your friendship this year, for reading my blog and taking a moment to leave your thoughts on my posts, it means more than you know.

I hope you enjoy time with family and friends, and you are able to break away from the daily grind for a bit to be refreshed and reminded of who and what you hold dearest.  I wish you all the Merriest Christmas!
See you soon! 


**The sketch of Todd was done by the very talented 
who does a sketch of her endearing Lurcher, William every day--
It's a great blog to visit, especially if you need cheering up! 
You can get there from here

51 comments:

  1. Kim,
    Thank you for sharing your life with all of your blogging friends. I look forward to catching up with all of your activities. Hope all of the pups are doing well and you have a chance to recharge.
    Gus' Mom

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  2. todd's portrait captured his spunk, for sure. :) and i love the troupe in the snow.

    blessings to you and carl and all the pups you care so much about. and your cat, too!

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  3. Wishing you, Carl and the whole gang a very Merry Christmas!! Enjoy your time "off". :)

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  4. Beautiful sketch!

    Have a wonderful, peaceful break.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  5. Happy Holidays, Kim and crew! Have a peace filled break filled with love and joyful walks with your furry kids. I'm finding a little extra time on these cold days to do more visiting online. How I've missed your blog and your beautiful goldies! Have a wonderful Holiday and look forward to more after you are rested.

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  6. Kim...Sending warm holiday greetings to you and your family...and all the critters (of course). You and your husband have practiced the real spirit of this season year round. Again and again, I thank you for all you do to give these sweet animals a real quality of life.

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  7. Wishing you and all the furry friends a most wonderful and joyful holiday season Kim!
    Hugs and kisses!
    xo Catherine and Banjo

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  8. I hope you enjoy your holidays and have a wonderful time connecting with friends and family!

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  9. Sweet Kim
    Its almost Christmas,,,, I hope you find your way to that special place where you can take a deep breath and feel the peace too.
    Even though we may have seemed like we "were missing" from comments we leave on your posts-- if only you knew how much we feel the welcoming when we come visit your blog,, you mean so much to us,,
    I know I am not making sense- but please- you and Carl have a Merry Christmas- and all of Golden Pines,
    love
    tweedles

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  10. That picture looks like a Christmas Card. Have a great Christmas and New Year if you are away that long.

    Cindy

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  11. Evening Kim, was thinking about you today.....Love the portrait of Todd and the snow dogs, great picture.......Wishing you, Carl and the furry kids a cozy Chritmas and all the best of 2014, Big Hugs Francine.

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  12. to Kim, Carl ,and all at your home, where every other one is a true part of your family. Enjoy the Season, a time to rest, reflect, and share with family and friends. Fond greetings for Christmas and the New Year, may you have happiness and good health for all. Jean.

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  13. Thanks Kim, that is really sweet of you mentioning me - I'll get the original picture out to you after the holidays. Have a good Christmas time :)

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  14. Enjoy your holidays. I hope you get some time to relax and just enjoy the beauty of Golden Pines!

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  15. A nice time of peace and we wish that for you, Carl and the pups and cat.

    I love the photo of the dogs tromping across the snowy field.

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  16. Such a lovely sketch! Thank you, Kim, for sharing your life with us. Happy and relaxing Christmas time, Kim and your pack. Hugs, Satu and Mickey

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  17. Have a wonderful break!!! Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family of cold noses and sweet faces....and of course Mr. Too!!
    Thank you for being one of the really "good guys "of the world...

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  18. May the spirit of Christmas bring us
    love, hope and peace!....love you !!!..thanks for your friendship !!!....xxx !!

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  19. Merry Christmas, Kim! ♥

    Hugs,
    Ansku and Mickey from Finland

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  20. Kim, enjoy your break! I love the sketch of Todd and your cute puppy dogs out in the snow! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  21. Merry Christmas to you as well, KIm and all the "kids"...:)JP

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  22. Merry Christmas to you. Enjoy your break!

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  23. Merry Christmas, enjoy your time off!

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  24. Kim,
    Beautiful sketch. I'll have a look at the posted site for some cheering -up.
    Wishing you and Carl and the crew a wonderful Christmas and all the best to come in 2014!

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  25. Dearest Kim...Thank YOU for being so generous as to share your days with us all.
    Wishing you and your loved ones (two-legged as well as four) a holiday season filled with love, peace and light!
    Sending warm hugs your way ...
    Judy, the Mister, & Felines

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  26. Enjoy your break and Merry Christmas! Lee and Phod

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  27. Have a beautiful Christmas, Kim, and a relaxing, refreshing break! Hugs from Left Coast! :)

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  28. Merry Christmas to you and all at Golden Pines xx

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  29. Hope you all have a lovely Christmas. Luigi puppy sends a woof your way. xxx

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  30. I'm just catching up a bit too Kim. :-D I wish you, Carl and the Crew at Golden Pines the best Christmas with a bright and shining New Year thrown in.

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  31. A very Happy Christmas to you Ann and I absolutely LOVE William in the hat. IT would make a great card. I'm struggling to post at the moment! xx

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  32. Sorry Kim - I was getting very confused in a Christmas daze there calling you Ann! Forgive me. x

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  33. Merry Christmas Kim and I would like to thank you for commenting always on my blogs. Don't be gone long. Give all the pups and kitty a hug from me.

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  34. Wishing you and yours, the best of holidays. Everyone needs a break now and again.

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  35. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year, Kim. Enjoy yourself! ♥

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  36. Merry♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Christmas♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ☆☆☆And¸¸✰¸¸ a ¸¸✰¸¸Happy ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪New¸¸✰¸¸ Year

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  37. Merry Christmas Kim! Thank you for sharing your wonderful animals with us.

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

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  38. Look forward to hearing about your exploits next year Kim! x

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  39. if ever anyone deserves a break...
    LOL!
    delightful as always.
    xo

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  40. Lots of love to you and your pack on this Christmas. Enjoy your break. We'll be here when you're ready to come back!

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  41. Merry Christmas, dear friend, to you & those you love. I have some catching up to do as well so while you rest, I will read. :)

    ~Andrea
    XOXOXO

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  42. Hi Y'all!

    Just takin' a quiet moment to stop, catch up and wish y'all a blessed Christmas.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  43. Merry Christmas to all if you!

    Thor and Jack

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  44. Love the drawing. Have a wonderful Holiday break Kim!

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  45. Hi Kim and pack, Now that Christmas is over I want to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year! I love the sketch of Todd and will check out Ann's blog. We had a wonderful Christmas and tomorrow I will begin to think seriously about packing Christmas and also packing in general. Although we have four months, it will go by quickly I know.
    I am so thankful for you Kim and count you among the great blessings of blogland!
    Lots of love,
    Noreen

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  46. Have a wonderful break! Happy new years!

    Monty and Harlow

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  47. Love the "William the Lurcher" blogs! and I'm sure your photo was your Christmas card...it's beautiful...

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  48. What a special treat - the old and the new. Happy New Year!!!

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  49. Hi Y'all!

    What a beautiful Christmas photo of the dogs in the snow.

    Playing catch up...

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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Speak--I really enjoy your comments! Thanks for stopping by today!!