Our weather for this Christmas Eve in no way reflects the season. The news is reporting that it's the second warmest December in history.
|~In front of me on the way to lunch today~ |
Even though it doesn't feel like Christmas, it certainly hasn't been stopped from coming. Time has not been on my side, because I ran out of it, and never did get my baking started. But I have high hopes to get the final package out to a good friend for their New Years.
Its been a busy week with my youngest brother who arrived on Sunday. The dogs adore him, and its been great fun to have him here. We think its been more than 20 years since we were together for Christmas. Today we celebrated by having lunch at my favorite restaurant. Afterwards my brother and Carl were off to see Star Wars.
|~Clydes at Willow Creek Farm -- My favorite!~|
This evening, as I wait for them to come home, I want to take a moment to say Merry Christmas
to all of you, my friends and readers! I can’t thank you enough for coming by to visit us and keeping me and this blog going with your kind comments and support. I will be honest and say that I have struggled with continuing to blog this year. But what has kept me going is knowing how much I would miss the glimpses into your lives and your friendship, which I never take for granted. Despite my being erratic in posting this year, you have stuck with us, always taking a moment to stop by and leave your thoughts; it really does mean so much, and I cannot thank you enough for that.
From all us at Golden Pines, we hope you all have an amazingly wonderful Christmas! I hope you spend it surrounded with love, laughter, warmth, good food, and great memories.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Aroo to you,
Merry Christmas Kim! And a healthy, happy new year to you and the family!ReplyDelete
'64 Ford Galaxy 500?ReplyDelete
We wish you all a Merry Christmas,,, and good things for the new year.! And we want to thank you.... yes you,,, for continuing to blog,,, We would be lost without you, and the life at Golden Pines..ReplyDelete
I hope my mommy helps me blog again.
Merry Christmas to you. Thank you got your lovely blog, I so enjoy the dogs and the photos.ReplyDelete
Ditto to you Kim, comments and then the friendships formed are such a huge and important, marvellous, wonderful part of blogging life, and the last 2 years, comments and emails have kept me going as well.When times are tough, out there are wonderful friends who respond in the very kindest ways. Keep on blogging, let all those doggies celebrate with you in style, enjoy family times together, stay safe on whatever roads you travel, and every Best Wish for a Happy Christmas and enjoyable New Year.ReplyDelete
Dear Kim and all at Golden Pines, very best wishes for a Merry ChristmasReplyDelete
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
MERRY CHRISTMAS KIM . . .ReplyDelete
Love that last photo . . .
Merry Christmas, Kim!ReplyDelete
Sounds like you are having a very special Christmas time. Yes, it's warm, but that can change in a hurry, right?ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you, Carl, and all the heartbeats in your house.
A Happy Christmas to you all at Golden Pines. Thank you for all the wonderful photos, and letting us share the daily ups and downs with you.ReplyDelete
Happy Christmas to all of you - four legged and two - at Golden Pines. Thank you for sharing your life, and may 2016 bring happiness, and good health you you all.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you all.ReplyDelete
I always look out for your blog and read it as soon as I see it in my inbox. Thank you for sharing their stories.
Hello Kim, Merry Christmas to you, your furbabies and family. I wish you all the best in 2016, a very Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
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Hele fijne dagen ...liefs Ria x ❤️❤️❤️Delete
Merry Merry Christmas ....love Ria x ❤️❤️❤️
Merry Christmas Kim and your furkids. Love reading your blog and am thankful for all you do in rescue.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year . ,Lovely photos ! I took photos of Miggs again this year of her opening her stocking from Santa paws will post them soon !ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas Kim, all the best in the New Year!!!! Give the fur babies a Christmas hug from me.Blessings Francine.ReplyDelete
I've had that feeling too, that there's just so much going on that maybe I shouldn't be blogging but then I come to your blog, and even if I don't comment every time, I know how much I would miss this world.ReplyDelete
Thank you for blogging and for every thing you do for all the rescues!
Merry Christmas, Kim! And kisses from Otto!ReplyDelete
Am so glad you continue to write. Miss you all very much out here and your blog is a little piece of home :).ReplyDelete
We're cooking here at our house today! Very close to 90 degrees!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of happiness!
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Happy, Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
This crazy weather has given us a very different version of Christmas...that's for sure! Love the photographs...especially the convertible and the dog with the lights. Hope you are enjoying the season!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to all of you! We always love reading about your ever changing gang. Love that first picture. We too are having a record warm December just a bit to the north of you.ReplyDelete
And a Merry Christmas to all of you at Golden Pines.ReplyDelete
And just so you know, Kim, you and your wonderful blog have often been a soft place for me to fall.ReplyDelete
I have dearly loved getting to know you and all of the wonderful dogs and their special and unique personalities. I have cried over every loss and rejoiced in knowing each always knew a tender touch and love during their time with you and Carl.
In this hectic and uncertain world, it has always warmed my heart knowing that there is a place called Golden Pines where all can feel safe and contented. I have so enjoyed everyone's antics and given my heart during the tough times.
So, dear Kim, know how much I look forward to reading your blog and knowing you are a person of integrity, justice, and extreme kindness. I truly feel you give us a gift when you share your life with all of us out here in cyberspace. So, when there are times when it is impossible to blog, I will look forward to the times when it is possible.
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sophie above said it so eloquently.
she has my own words only better.
you are beautiful.
and it matters not how frequently you post.
just to know you're there... and the heart and magic of your pictures speak volumes...
love you darling bean. ♥
I'm a little late due to our visiting family but I wanted to wish one of my favorite bloggers a Merry Christmas! I certainly am grateful that you've continued your blog - it's one of my favorites because you're "real". And, you and Carl are patron saints of dogs who need homes. Merry Christmas to all of you!ReplyDelete
Merry late Christmas to you and Carl and of course the furry family.ReplyDelete
Hope you Christmas was filled with love and lots of laughter and may 2016 bring you and the furry friends good health, love and happiness.
How nice for you to have your brother with you for the festive holiday. such a wonderful memory for you after 20 yrs. I always read your happenings at 'Golden Pines' but only occasionaly post a comment. I wanted to send you my best wishes for the coming New Year & wish good health for you & your family, and all your 4 legged friends, that you give such loving tender care to each & everyone. I admire the strength you have to spend so much time on each individual animal. Remember to take care of yourself.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for the package which arrived last week. I did reply but the message seems to have been stolen by a gremlin. The magazine I read from cover to cover ! As for the 'devoted' book - none know better than we do the bravery of family dogs. Thank you. A kind and thoughtful gift .ReplyDelete