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This week’s theme by Mama Podkayne is “Delight”. I wasn’t able to find one photograph that perfectly captured that description so instead, I’ve taken a little license and am devoting this whole post to the delight we have found around here lately. First, the boys found a face painting kit in the playroom yesterday and […]

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My name is Stacie. - January 25, 2008 - 10:41 pm

Great pictures! I love the mustaches, and the T-shirts. My son would love both! And creating a comic book sounds fun too. Cute puppy picture! What kind of dog is she?

whimsigal - January 25, 2008 - 11:30 pm

Thanks! Our pup is a German Shorthaired Pointer. She’s so sweet.

MamaK - January 25, 2008 - 11:51 pm

So much cuteness! I can’t even pick a picture that like best. Well, that one of strong man was pretty sweet. I love the shirts, and I love the dog bed. Great stuff.-K

Colleen - January 26, 2008 - 2:40 am

What great photos. And what a lovely day! :)

whimsigal - January 26, 2008 - 2:52 am

Hey MamaK! I’m glad you enjoyed those. We had a lot of fun.

Colleen, it was lovely! Thanks!



Tara - January 26, 2008 - 2:57 pm

Hero shirts… great idea.
I’ll have to run that one past my 7yr. old- Owen.
I have a feeling he might like something to do with being fond of computers!
You take amazing photos.

Stephanie S. - January 26, 2008 - 4:37 pm

I think Trev would like the shirt, too.
He’s been talking (for the first time) of superheros and last couple of days.
He says that he has the DNA of all superheroes. Imagine that! :)
I’ll run it by him.
THanks for the idea!

whimsigal - January 26, 2008 - 5:01 pm

thanks for your comment! Mine love super heroes, pokemon, and the like. I’d love to see what your son comes up with!


I bet Trev would like it. The DNA of all superheroes?! Wow, now that’s really something. With great power comes great responsibility. :) lol


childplay - January 27, 2008 - 2:48 am

The Mario moustaches are great! and the shirts…too cute!

carri - January 28, 2008 - 12:49 pm

Hmmm, I commented yesterday, but I got in a hurry and probably messed something up.

Those mustaches kill me. Love them! And the t-shirts are fantastic! You did a great job sewing on those patches! The boys came up with a great design too.

dlyn - January 28, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Love love love the hero shirts – and the little shadow of a mustache! Looks like 5 O’clock shadow. :)

Gina - January 30, 2008 - 4:05 am

I’ve chosen you for the Excellent Blog Award (which is probably surprising because I never comment on your blog, but I do subscribe!) If you’d like to participate, check out my January 29th post:

Rinnyboo - February 3, 2008 - 11:48 pm

Are you back yet, Lady? We miss you! Hope you had fun….


Shell (in NZ) - February 6, 2008 - 8:02 am

I love Instant Mario and Mario…they are so adorable..what a cool thing to do together, especially for young boys :0) I will pass hte link on to my friend who’s boys are super-hero mad, and she can sew too.


Mama Podkayne’s photo theme for this week was connection. I’m not completely pleased with this entry but its what I came up with this week! Can’t wait to see what theme she comes up with next!

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My name is Stacie. - January 18, 2008 - 10:15 pm

I like it. It has character. And what is more connected than a chain!

Anonymous - January 19, 2008 - 12:14 am

family, there is no stronger connection then family

whimsigal - January 19, 2008 - 12:33 am

Well, Anon, that depends on your family doesn’t it? ;)

Stacie, thanks! Glad you liked it! I wanted to submit something different than the boys this time.

Stephanie S. - January 19, 2008 - 2:24 am

Very, Cool, Evie!
Don’t worry about Anonymous’ comment – that’s why he or she is anonymous!!!
Secondly – please.
Some of us are very confident that we are living splendid and loving and magical lives, and do not need to prove it by saying “this is all I have in the whole world.”
Everyone that reads here and knows you (even virtually) is quite familiar with the love that you have with your children and husband – no need to prove it with every blessed breath.
Photo away, for heaven’s sake.
We all have many aspects to our creativity and celebration of Who We Are.

(nice comeback, by the way!)

whimsigal - January 19, 2008 - 2:49 am

Thanks, Steph! You always know what to say!

Stephanie S. - January 19, 2008 - 4:12 pm

Everytime I woke up last night I thought of my earlier comment.
The problem that I have with anonymity is that I feel that people take a “this is coming from the world out there somewhere” and not “from me” stance.
And because I feel that people use it as a cloak, I tend to think of anonymous comments as not related to someone and their feelings.
I think being anonymous just sucks all the way around.
However – I was hasty and unkind in my assumptions that anonymous was being insulting to my friends – and like he/she was rebuking them for having a lesser thought.
(I always assume the worst from anonymous.)

Anyway – my apologies to everyone who reads it and feels upset by it.
And especially to Evie for being rather venomous in her comments.
In Peace,

whimsigal - January 19, 2008 - 4:32 pm

Oh, Steph. You and I are so much alike sometimes! I am the same way, sometimes something gets in my head and I can’t stop thinking about how I did or said something wrong and it can drive you crazy!!

I also assume the worst from anonymous, especially when they don’t sign with a name of some sort but I sure do appreciate your defense of me and of us as a group!

Perhaps we were both wrong and anonymous is just someone who doesn’t have a blogger id and really wasn’t trying to make some sort of comment on what we do. We’ll never know because they’re anonymous! lol We live in a world where things written on this blog can easily be misinterpreted. If anonymous is interested enough perhaps he/she will come back and enlighten us to his/her intent.

dlyn - January 19, 2008 - 5:33 pm

This is from me :) I like the photo of the chain – seems like a pretty good interpretation of the theme to me. Nice blog – I will be back!

kalurah - January 21, 2008 - 6:10 pm

I LOVE it!
Very well executed! :)

Sheri - January 23, 2008 - 1:38 pm

I think it’s pretty wonderful. It never would have occurred to me to pick something like a link and then have it turn out so well. You are truly gifted Evie.


is what I feel when I look at these two photos: The boys don’t oblige my desire to photograph them very often but when they do they really are so much fun! Looking at this picture really makes me feel happy because I can see how much they love and enjoy each other which, in […]

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Rinnyboo - January 7, 2008 - 11:12 pm

Awwww….can I keep ’em? I love love love these! I wish Ian had a little bro (or a big one) to play with. It looks like Iain and Ryan have so much fun together and have a great relationship.

Thanks for sharing!

MamaK - January 9, 2008 - 3:16 pm

Aww, those are great! I wish i could take better pics. Sometimes I get lucky. By the time I have one for warmth you will be 3 themes ahead! I will live vicariously through you!-K

kalurah - January 14, 2008 - 5:43 pm

That top photo is GORGEOUS, Evie!
I love the soft tones and the composition is beautiful. You are a spectacular photographer, my friend.
You need to start your own Photo Blog. You totally rock it!
(perhaps, you could actually keep up on YOURS!) :)

whimsigal - January 14, 2008 - 6:01 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments!

Kalurah, you are too funny. I do keep checking your photo blog for updates but I know how hard it is to keep with more than one blog, family, and hobbies about which you’re passionate! I really appreciate your comment,friend! It made me blush!