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Happy New Year!!!

3 January 2009 79 comments

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a Big Thank You to my Top EC Droppers for December..

Faris Fakri
Mariuca's Perfume Gallery
Programming Made Easy
Mr Soleh’s Outburst
Septagon Studios Inc News Blog
Photography by KML
My Big World of Crap
amy lilley designs
Wishing On A Falling Star
People You Need to Know
Windmill on the Hill
Guilty Pleasures
Blogger Help and Assistance
Comedy Plus
Technically Easy
my review
Unique You
Let's Jump Together
Make Money on the Internet
Look around
Slow Streamyx
Gadget Spot

Thank you everyone for continuing to drop at laketrees even though I haven't been online a lot due to my upcoming move next Thursday....


79 comments: to “ Happy New Year!!! so far...

  • Anonymous 3.1.09

    Happy New year!!

  • Anonymous 3.1.09

    I just post up the pic of drain damage

  • Anonymous 3.1.09

    the pics of back of my home

  • Anita 3.1.09

    What amazing photos - thanks for the link! Happy New Year Kim!

  • Genevieve 4.1.09

    Happy New Year darling...

  • Mariuca 4.1.09

    Happy New year to Laketrees! May this new year bring you bigger success and wonderful surprises Kim. :):):)

  • Mariuca 4.1.09

    Thanks for the linky love here as well Kim. I must improve my spots here at Laketrees! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ;)

  • John M. Mora 4.1.09

    My best, Kim, always - I apprecuiate all your comments, ideas, the way you link so many of us which such grace and kindness.

    A wonderful year for you and your family.

  • Anonymous 5.1.09

    how you doing? Tomorrow hubby start work. So fast.. its another week.

  • Anonymous 5.1.09

    hi kim, giveaway has started

  • The Muse 5.1.09

    BEST and Brightest to you!

  • Anonymous 5.1.09

    My greetings to you too. Happy New Year to you and hope you had a very good start.

  • Kim 5.1.09

    thanks for letting me know about the competition TH...
    I'll be entering next week after I've settled into the new place :)

    glad you enjoyed the photos Anita :)

    thanks Genevieve :)
    wishing you a happy start to the New Year

    thanks Mariuca :))
    lol ...
    I don't think you will stop until you're top dropper at all of my blogs :D

    thanks very much John...
    I appreciate your comments and support too ...
    hope your New Year was memorable :))

    the days are flying TH ..
    only 2 more until I move :)

    thanks Muse
    and New Year Blessings to you :)

  • Unknown 6.1.09

    Hi dear Kim,
    Happy New Year once more!!!
    I hope you don't mind that I removed the banner and put you on an active blog list/feed instead - this way people can see immediately what's new on you blog and see changing images as well!!! Looks much nicer, I find!
    Warmly, Petra

    BTW - I got an inquiry about doing a workshop in Australia from one of your gorgeous indigenous artists. Isn't that a small world? Geez - I wished I could go and do soemthing like this - especially as the weather is just dop dead awful here and veeeeery cold!

  • Anonymous 6.1.09

    hi kim, take your time to join my giveaway its going on til 14 feb.

  • Anonymous 6.1.09

    you have a lot to pack?

  • Lynda Lehmann 6.1.09

    Happy New Year, Kim!

    Hope your move is going well. Such a busy time of year, even without moving the trappings of your life from one place to another!

    Sorry I'm late here, as we've just been away for four days, visiting our daughter.


  • Lisa Lorenz 6.1.09

    Hi Dear Kim, WIshing you all the best for the new year and to your lovely family. Just love that portrait of Alexander and his lovely girlfriend. Good luck with the move. Moving is such hard work! All my best to you mate! It is so great knowing you! My aunt was over for the first time and she started crying when she saw our new house and your portraits. She said they were just so amazing and was in awe that I met someone over the internet like this and exchangd paintings! Its really great! xoxoxo Lisa

  • Anonymous 6.1.09

    I loved the photo links what a new year treat.

    Let the new year shine on you.

  • Anonymous 6.1.09

    Happy new year to you too! All the way from Scotland :-)

  • Mariuca 6.1.09

    Hi Kim, I have a tag for you at Wishing on a Falling Star, have a great day! :)

  • Anonymous 6.1.09

    my giveaway so far have 5 took part

  • Anonymous 8.1.09

    how you doing? when you are moving I feel like singing the song you got to move it move it.. :)

  • Mariuca 8.1.09

    Morning Kim! Wakey wakey! U must be busy packing right now. The moving date is coming soon! :)

  • Mariuca 8.1.09

    Of coz I won't stop until I'm tops here Kim ha ha! Drop drop this lovely Wed morning. ;)

  • Anonymous 8.1.09

    Wishing you all the best for 2009 too!

    Btw: see my last post; may I ask for your support?

  • durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit 8.1.09

    Hello Kim,

    A very Happy New Year to you and your family too!

    I hope this year will be kinder to all people... not only economically but in the spirit of love and understanding.

    I hope too that you have moved successfully and that the effort was not as stressing as you had imagined.

    I'm back from a very long vacation and haven't opened my computer since the 25th of December, and the volume of messages and e-mails have mounted so high it would take me a week to complete.

    If you have moved already, I on the other hand am still on the hunt for a new place, and the longer it takes, the greater my anxiety at the amount of stress I will have :-) isn't that a crazy thought?

    This is the year of the ox, a beast of burden...and I suppose it enjoins all of us to work really hard. Just thinking about it makes me want to return to my vacation spot...he he he :-)--Durano, done!

  • Anonymous 9.1.09

    Hello there my friend! I found your blog very interesting so I have added your link in my Blogroll. I hope you'll link me back. Have a nice day!

  • The Muse 9.1.09

    Im not sure how blogger has managed to wipe me off your bloggers follow list...but im still here!

  • Mariuca 9.1.09

    Thank you for your love and support, I have some scent-sational awards for you! Have a great weekend. :)

    Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery

  • Anonymous 9.1.09

    Hope the move is going well, Kim.
    I hate moving house - all that packing, yuck! I still have boxes that I haven't unpacked from my last move. I should throw them away unopened, if I haven't needed them in 3 years, I probably never will - right?
    New year, new home - hope both are wonderful!

    PS have postponed my trip until next year :(

  • Anonymous 10.1.09

    drop ec here :)

  • John M. Mora 10.1.09

    where do I placer a box lablled "kitchen."

  • Anonymous 10.1.09

    hi friend! nice blog U got here..would U mind if we xlinks? pls let me know..tnx =)

  • Mariuca 10.1.09

    Happy Saturday Kim! I brought u some fresh lemonade. Am sure u must be exhausted from all the packing and moving. :):):)

  • Mariuca 10.1.09

    Our TC widgets are fixed Kim! YAY, was abt to give up but yesterday it went back normal he he! :)

  • Mariuca 10.1.09

    Starting my EC round early today, see u in a bit with MPG! ;0

  • Anonymous 10.1.09

    hi, happy weekend Kim.

  • Anonymous 11.1.09

    hi Kim, its Sunday evening, we plan to buy new shoe for my boy but have not go yet. Maybe this few days.

  • Mariuca 11.1.09

    Sunday EC dropping here Kim! :)

  • Carlos 12.1.09

    Hi! Care to x-link? I have added you already in my list. Have a nice day!

  • Anonymous 13.1.09

    My own 59 year old father has had sleeping problems for over 20 years and started taking monavie pulse about 3 months ago and my mother is now stating the he is sleeping much better.

  • Anonymous 14.1.09

    hi Kim, how are you doing?

  • Kim 14.1.09

    thanks so much everyone for your comments ...
    I'm still unpacking and unfortunately my computer didn't go well with the move (it blew up !!!)
    hopefully I should be back online in a weeks time if all goes well..
    I'm using my son's computer until mine is repaired..
    have a happy weekend everyone :)

  • Anonymous 14.1.09

    hi kim, your computer blew up? serious? can it still be used?

  • Anonymous 15.1.09

    happy thursday, tonight might go see new shopping mall

  • Mariuca 15.1.09

    Kim, it's so nice to hear from u here! I hope u return online soon dearie! :):):)

  • Mariuca 15.1.09

    Thanks for having MPG here today as well, happy Thursday! :)

  • Anonymous 15.1.09

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  • Metz 16.1.09

    Hi Kim,

    I have a surprise for you over at Empty Streets, Do check it out once you find time and I do hope you like it :)

  • Metz 17.1.09

    Hi Kim,

    Dropping by to greet yah a happy weekend. Hope things went well for you this week. Get Plenty of Rest and Relaxation too.

  • Anonymous 17.1.09

    hi kim , I started potty train son so I am late here.

  • Anonymous 17.1.09

    its not easy as I think but son now clever understand but stubborn

  • Anonymous 17.1.09

    after new year and now going to be Chinese New Year.

  • Anonymous 17.1.09

    oh yeah one of my uncle family back from australia for holiday but no chance meet them as they only have dinner with my dad . I think they gone back to australia. they living in melborne.

  • Anonymous 18.1.09

    hi Kim, hope the moving is all done now. :)

  • Anonymous 19.1.09

    Wishing you all the best for 2009 too Kim!

    Btw: Sorry I haven't been around that much, but my back still hurt and its hard to type.

  • Anonymous 19.1.09

    I'm sad to learn that your computer had broken during the move. Thankfully, your son still has his own. Hope you'll adapt to your new surroundings quickly. Home is where your loved ones are. Cheers to your new home!

  • Anonymous 20.1.09

    hi Kim, how you doing. last night went shopping and clumsy me I had a fall... :( posted in twinshappiness

  • Anonymous 20.1.09

    Hi there... want to change your favicon? find out how.. Have a nice tuesday!

  • Speedcat Hollydale 21.1.09

    Are you burried in boxes???

    Hi from Hollydale!!

  • Anonymous 21.1.09

    hi Kim, how you doing?

  • Anonymous 21.1.09

    Happy Wednesday! Bloghoppin' here... Hey, I have an interesting tutorial for you that I have written myself. It is about adding Adsense on your Single Post in XML template. I hope you'll like it! God Bless you!

  • Anonymous 22.1.09

    Hey..Dropping by to greet ya a happy weekend. Hope things went well for you this week. Get Plenty of Rest and Relaxation too.thats what i like..

  • Anonymous 22.1.09

    late wishes to everyone, hoping that this year will be full of peace rather being a year of terror

  • Anonymous 22.1.09

    hi Kim, how you doing? I am fine here just feeling tired these days.

  • Anonymous 22.1.09

    its 8.30 at night hubby on way back home

  • Anonymous 23.1.09

    Moves enable you to rediscover thigns you forgot you had. Its like a treasure hunt where you are invited to rediscover yourself during this life-transforming process. Hope you like your new place!

  • Anonymous 24.1.09

    Our tag-line says it all, “Ignorance is not bliss it is expensive.” we want our home owners informed when it comes to their heating and/or air conditioning systems. Replacing your Charlotte air conditioning and heating is expensive, period.nascair

  • Anonymous 25.1.09

    Dropping by to greet yah a happy weekend. Hope things went well for you this week. Get Plenty of Rest and Relaxation too.

  • John M. Mora 25.1.09

    "Ground Control to Major Tom
    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Commencing countdown, engines on
    Check ignition and may God’s love be with you

    Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Lift-off

    This is Ground Control to Major Tom
    You’ve really made the grade
    And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
    Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare"

  • Kim 26.1.09

    25th January....thanks so much everyone for your continued comments and well computer has been repaired YEEHAAA!!!and I'm catching up with emails and messages at the moment...will be round to visit you all soon :)

  • Mariuca 28.1.09

    Hi Kim!! Hope all is going smoothly for you. See you soon yes? Love and hugs! :):):)

  • Jackie 29.1.09

    Hi there I am back. I just couldn't stay away!!

    Happy New year...Happy New House...Happy Birthday to your son...and just happy all the way around.

    I just missed everyone too much. No worries on getting around to me.

    I am doing the same thing you are...trying to catch up and it's taking me a long while too!!

    Big hugs and love!!

  • Speedcat Hollydale 30.1.09

    Hi Kim!!!!

    I am here looking for Aussie cricketer Warnie (he heeeee)

    Great to see you again :-)

  • John M. Mora 30.1.09

    good to have ya back.........

  • Anonymous 30.1.09

    hi kim, like to invite you take part in my giveaway :) the purple flip flop

  • translationindia 31.1.09

    Wish a very happy new year to all of u

  • "Сибирская экологическая компания", ООО 6.2.09

    My greetings to you too. Happy New Year to you and hope you had a very good start.

About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news