Monday, February 25, 2013

Shirley Temple knew what she was talking about.

"Animal Crackers in my soup! Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop. Gosh oh gee but I have fun, swallowing animals one by one!"
I always thought this sounded pretty gross.
Until today, while I was eating a handful of animal crackers while I also happened to be eating some split pea soup. Oh. My. Goodness. 
This would not work in soup that was sweet or creamy (I think), but in a salty smokey soup like Split Pea, the crunch and subtle sweetness was perfection. Great "nasty day outside" food!


Man I like them.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Moving is done. Mojo is back!

That is right! Schedules, (wow! remember those!)
No piles of boxes!! (except in the garage, acceptable)
Meals planned....
House cleaned...
Children taught...
AND exercised!
Thank You Lovely Winter Weather!

And now I cannot say another word about it or I will jinx us... 
There has surely been some heavenly help to get us settled and back on track. 
Moving. So glad that is done.

Now that things have settled, maybe I will actually get the "Christmas" letter's sent... You would still accept a  "Christmas" letter in February right? It's still winter after all, and the Chinese just barely celebrated new year on Sunday... 

Monday, February 11, 2013


Did you know that little boys need "guys"? Well they do. 
Little people... lots of them. 
Meet our guys... tin soldiers... for nerds.  
(they are actually made out of plastic... not tin)
Aren't they awesome? 
*the Alcorn family does not discriminate based on age, gender, race (aka we have a girl guy)

Oh and and old guy... and probably the guy with dark hair is Hispanic.
And three identical white guys... how American of us.
(please excuse my satire, I mean no offence)
But wow... guys are awesome!

Speaking of little guys, 
Congratulations to Uncle Brig, Aunt Debra and Royle on the safe arrival of baby Link! 
(and Thanks for gifting us the "Box of Awesome" last Christmas that came brimming with little nerd guys)

Stopping the guys from opening the disc drive... they just can't seem to help themselves... ;)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Oh what do you do in the winter time when all the world is grey?*

Do you paint up your nails?

Fly air planes by their tails?
or paint walls late at night that off gas and you almost die?
Is that what you do? So do I.... 

* If you do not recognize this song... click here*
*Sorry about the video... only place I could find the music...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

First unprompted prayer...

Gid shoveling snow with the flu... he just had to get out for a few minutes.
We have been sick forever it seems. Note to self: don't move during flu season again. There is no break between weird little local bugs and big international bugs. Sniffles, flu, ear infection, stomach flu... Someday we will be well.

Anyway, today we are home from church again. Cori is at our cousin's baby's blessing (christening). Gid asked to say the lunch prayer, and for the first time he said it all by himself.

"Heavenly Father. Thanks food. Bless Dad no bad guys. Thanks. Jeez Ch-eyesss (Jesus Christ), Amen." I love this part of life... it makes all the fevers and barf worth it.