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Yep. It’s Monday all right.

So as many of you may remember, I sent my computer off to Apple because the case had cracked. It cracked within a month of owning it and when we drove an hour to the nearest Apple store in August, the gentleman in the store acknowledged that it’s a quality issue that has come up […]

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Rinnyboo - January 14, 2008 - 6:32 pm

Sorry you guys had a bad experience with your dad. It sounds like the rest of the weekend was cool. I love the pic of Iain helping Ryan with his shoes.

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Marin

whimsigal - January 14, 2008 - 6:34 pm

Thanks Marin. I’ll fill you in tomorrow.

We’re excited, too!!! The boys have been talking about it all day!

My name is Stacie. - January 14, 2008 - 6:58 pm

Great pictures! What kind of puppy do you have.

I am sorry about what happened with your dad. I’ve had many moments like that with mine!

Glad you were able to salvage the day, and the weekend!

whimsigal - January 14, 2008 - 7:12 pm

Hey Stacie! We have a German Shorthaired Pointer. She is high energy but incredibly sweet and loving.

Thanks for your comment! Please come back and visit!

evie

carri - January 14, 2008 - 9:45 pm

Oh Evie, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Great job not letting it ruin your whole weekend.

Great photos! I happen to really love the artsy one. The angle, the orange doors, the green trees, and the dark asphalt really appeals to me.

Stephanie S. - January 14, 2008 - 9:46 pm

I’m sorry bout your dad.

On a lighter note – Trev said to me today “Grammy (my mother) says our house is tacky, is it?”
“What?!? No, I don’t think so. What?”
“Well, when I broke that thing, she said “you broke this, and you broke that table, and I don’t want my house to be tacky like your mom’s!!”
I was pretty pissed, I don’t mind telling you. :) And for the record, my house is NOT tacky. Thank you very much.
“The next time Grammy says something like that – you tell her “My mom believes that children should feel loved and cherished!!!”
Hmmph.
Jackass. :)
(I’m over it, by the way. I’ve said really stupid things too, when I’ve been really frustrated.)
xxoo

whimsigal - January 14, 2008 - 10:10 pm

Steph and Carri,

Thanks for your sympathy re: dad.

Carri,

I’m glad you liked that photo of the storage unit. I dig it, too. I was going for something different when I did it but it turned out ok anyway!

Steph,
Man, parents can be brutal! I’m sorry your mom said that to Trev although I know you’re over it. That’s what gets me. Say what you will to me, I’m an adult and can defend myself but don’t say things to my kids or else I will get medieval on your ass. My mom says stuff like that to my kids, too, but usually about my sister’s house. They tell my sister who does a good job of not reacting to it.

It’s a good thing that we all have each other through this blogworld of ours, and that we can support each other when we need it.

Thanks to both of you again!

evie

MamaK - January 15, 2008 - 2:19 am

Sorry about your parent incident. That sucks, especially that it happened in front of the kids.
I’m glad that you salvaged the day. I love creeks. They are perfect, open ended, just perfect. Even when wearing 54.00 shoes!
I loved your photos, always do. I thought the art one was a ladder at first, neat.
Sorry about your comp, why the hell didn’t they fix it, morons…

Christmas Activities Abound!

This weekend was chock full of Christmasey goodness. First of all, my favorite holiday movies (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) were being played all weekend on TNT. Since they came out at Christmastime I cannot help but associate them with the season. Second, we took the boys to see Santa today. There is a […]

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VanderbiltWife - December 16, 2007 - 11:52 pm

I have a really yummy sugar cookie recipe if you want it!

Iaian does look like the Love Actually kid. I LOOOOVE that movie!

whimsigal - December 17, 2007 - 12:40 am

Yes, please email your recipe to me! I need a good sugar cookie recipe so we can leave Santa some yummy treats.

I love Love Actually, too. So many great stories in there!

Cate - December 17, 2007 - 12:46 am

I love those two films & can certainly see the resemblance.

Thanks for the emailed camera info too – you’ve inspired me & I’ve taken your info & started researching what is available in NZ.

Love the expression in the Santa pic – just what did Santa tell your boy?

Mama Podkayne - December 17, 2007 - 1:01 am

Does your camera have a B&W setting? Mine is supposed to but since it is so new to me I have not figured it out just yet. The book says that using the setting when you take the pictures has even better results. ??

whimsigal - December 17, 2007 - 1:05 am

Cate, you’re very welcome for the camera info! I’m so excited that you’re looking into it! If I can help you with anything else let me know.

LOL I don’t know what Santa said. It was really shocking I guess!

whimsigal - December 17, 2007 - 1:10 am

M.P., I do believe mine has a monochrome setting but I don’t use it. When I take pictures I do it in Raw instead of jpeg. Raw is basically a digital negative and it allows you work from it without changing the original file. I used Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software that came with my camera to make the B&W conversion on these two.

What kind of camera do you have?

Rinnyboo - December 17, 2007 - 2:59 am

Ha! That picture is freakin’ hilarious!! I am laughing outloud at Iain’s expression.

The B & W pictures are breathtaking. I can see what you mean about the Love Actually kid in Iain’s photo. I haven’t seen Nanny McPhee. I think they have a similar smile.

whimsigal - December 17, 2007 - 3:08 am

Hey Marin! Isn’t it funny? Totally cracks me up.

Thanks for your comment on the B&W photos. I am really loving them, too. You should watch Nanny McPhee when you get a chance. I think it’s a sweet movie and, of course, I cry at the end.

Just a Walk in the Park - December 17, 2007 - 3:08 pm

I love the black and white pictures!

How do you make the “paint” for the sugar cookies? Tha Park Wife

whimsigal - December 17, 2007 - 3:32 pm

Hey Park Wife! For the cookie “paint” I just followed Ree’s recipe over at http://www.thepioneerwomancooks.com which was 1 egg yolk, 1tsp water, and a couple of drops of food coloring. You do this for each color you desire.

It was simple and a lot of fun!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Evie

VanderbiltWife - December 17, 2007 - 6:40 pm

Evie…also, re: cookie recipe, I always ice my cookies so maybe that makes them taste better!! :)

piscesgrrl - December 22, 2007 - 10:32 pm

You are such a good mama! Homemade cookies, visit to Santa (expression is priceless!), gingerbread houses, vintage photos… yer makin’ me look bad.

Oh wait, I do that all by my scroogish self!

I love Love Actually too! And only saw a bit of Nanny McPhee, need to see the rest. Rob and I watched Blood Diamond last night and I wept. DEFINITELY not holiday movie fare.