I would have totally done the same thing, it is interesting to know that you should ask permission. I otherwise would have just considered it flattery to link a favorite blog or website on your blog. I think you have done the right thing asking others for permission, I just didn't know that was necessary.
Perhaps there should be a Miss Manners for blogging?
Wife, Mommy, Stamper, Nurse
Laura 6yo Jack 5yo, James 4/20/08
Megan arrived 3/16/09