Category Archives: fun

Adventures at Krispy Kreme aka Ode to the Pioneer Woman

This post is in honor of Ree, the Pioneer Woman, whose humorous posts about her life on their ranch keep me entertained on a daily basis. Her kids love Krispy Kreme but can no longer get it. Since I live the ranch life vicariously through her, I figured they might enjoy a little vicarious living […]

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Rinnyboo - November 15, 2007 - 8:14 pm

Mmmmmm…Krispy Kreme…..
See! Gorgeous pics as always.

ThatGirlTasha - November 16, 2007 - 3:49 am

Hhhmmm-unschooling with doughnuts-I like it and I even did part of the meme-just haven’t tagged anyone yet.

kalurah - November 17, 2007 - 10:12 am

ooh! I think I need one of those icing waterfalls!

piscesgrrl - November 21, 2007 - 3:53 am

you are purely evil for showing me donuts! ;-) ohmygosh i love donuts.

great pics! what kind of camera do you have? i’ve become quite enamored with my digital, but now lust over better ones. maybe someday…

whimsigal - November 21, 2007 - 4:15 am

Geez, my own comment didn’t post…that’s weird.

Anyway, thanks for all y’alls comments!

Laura, I owed you after the cinnamon roll post on your blog! LOL

My camera is a Canon Rebel XTi and I love it. I’m still learning how to use it but I have found a new hobby in photography. It’s a lot of fun!


piscesgrrl - November 21, 2007 - 4:21 am

Oh ya, that. If you lived nearby, you might’ve gotten a pan, seeing as there were SEVEN.

And we’ve got farmland too…


We went to the zoo today

Today, I wanted to do something different. I called my sister at 9am and expressed the desire to get out of the house and go off on an adventure and she was game. So at 11, we were all off to the zoo. No small feat considering that my niece absolutely hates to ride in […]

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Rinnyboo - November 10, 2007 - 6:12 pm

Hey! We totally got “Rise of the Silver Surfer” from Netflix yesterday!! How weird.

I much prefer “Meet the Robinsons.” We all do. Ian will probably be getting that one for Christmas so we don’t have it yet.

I loved the foliage picture. Just gorgeous!

whimsigal - November 10, 2007 - 7:19 pm

I liked the FF movie but Meet the Robinsons was the best, hands down. We watched it again this morning and, I cried again, like a baby.

I can’t believe how moving the story is! It has totally inspired my kids.

Thanks for the compliment on my leaf picture. I really like that one, too. :)

Patriot - November 11, 2007 - 7:30 pm

The pic of the lake at the zoo looks beautiful!

Hi! Just came across your bog and wanted to let you know about a giveaway I’m hosting. Come check it out when you get the chance! Thanks!

I’m not the cool mom

I’ve been put on notice by my 8 year old and 5 year old. Apparently, I’ve been saying things that seemed funny or cute to me, but it’s embarrassing to them. Yikes! Are we there already?? Iain told me today that I’m no longer allowed to say: keep on truckin’ – I use this a […]

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Stephanie - October 23, 2007 - 10:18 pm

We’re still in the sweet “hold my hand” and “you’re my best friend” part.
I’m not looking forward to being usurped by someone else, let me tell you.
Though Maddie (while clinging to her Daddy, of course) told me yesterday that she did not only not love me, but that she didn’t Like me, even. But wait – there’s more – she didn’t hate me, either.
Evidently I was not even important enough to register on her radar!!!
Eric was mortally offended :), but I was okay with it.
I knew she’d come around in a while.
Was quite eye-opening, though, to think that our complex mother/daughter relationship is begining at the age of two!
I’m not worried, you understand.
Not in the least offended.

But dang!
Who’da thought?

whimsigal - October 23, 2007 - 11:02 pm

I know! It does come as a shock doesn’t it? You’re traveling along and then Bump! just when you least expect it!

Your hubby is so sweet. I can just imagine his indignation at such a statement!

soapchix - October 24, 2007 - 5:39 pm

Dude! What’s up with that?!

Tell Ryan to take a ‘chill pill’ before he’s ‘cruisin for a bruisin’. :P

I’d have a hard time not saying babe, dude, or honey. Keep on truckin….I have to side with the boys on that one. lol.

Rinnyboo - October 24, 2007 - 6:21 pm

Yeah, Keep on truckin’ made me giggle but I don’t know if I can keep from saying things like babe and honey and such.

I started calling Ian “Booper” once for some strange reason but he really doesn’t like it so I have had to learn to stop that one!

whimsigal - October 24, 2007 - 7:14 pm


they just told me in the car that it embarrasses them when I sing without music playing…my self-esteem is taking a beating over here!!!


Rinnyboo - October 25, 2007 - 1:15 am

Awww…sorry to hear it…
Ian loves it (so far) when I sing to him. I will be so sad when he asks me to stop!

whimsigal - October 25, 2007 - 2:02 am

They still like lullabies they just don’t like it when I try to get jiggy with it. LOL

piscesgrrl - October 27, 2007 - 12:16 am

This made me laugh! Somehow I never got from your posts that you say things like ‘Dude’ and ‘Babe’ – now I see you in a new light. :)

Our new thing, having a 15 yr old and all, is to say first, “Just tell us if there’s something you’d rather we not say or do.” Then he at least knows we’re not *intentionally* being dorks. It’s just that we ARE dorks. LOL

whimsigal - October 27, 2007 - 12:27 am

Laura, it’s great that you guys can discuss with your son the things he rather not hear you say! I wish my parents had been that considerate when I was a teenager. LOL We’re dorks, too, so I guess we’re in good company then!

About dude, my hubby and I joke all the time about the fact that we’ll be 85 and still calling each other “dude”. It’s just ingrained and I can’t help it!

Cyndy - October 27, 2007 - 1:57 am

I was recently informed that I am not a nice mommy. My reply was, “that’s fine by me! Mean mommies rule. Nice mommies drool.”
It was not one of my more mature mommy moments.

whimsigal - October 27, 2007 - 2:02 am

Cyndy! Ouch! Well, we all those moments from time to time, we just try to make the time between instances REALLY long!

My boys say all the time that kids rule and parents drool. I think it’s pretty funny actually!