December 29, 2009


My sister had me put in my stocking a cocoa bar with sea salt. I tried some of it today.

The blend of sea salt and cocoa is very odd. The jury is out yet as to how I feel about it. It won't stop me from eating it, afterall, it is... chocolate. However, every time I take a bite, something inside me screams, "This ain't right!"

It is, however, better than the chocolate covered bacon. Seriously, not everything has to be covered in chocolate.


This is my 2009 Christmas picture that has caused so many people to take notice that my kids really are growing... in particular 'the man'.


Just for comparisons... the below was taken in July 2006, but three and a half years ago. For those who wonder how quickly time goes, how quickly kids change... let this be a benchmark for you. I'll be trying to find a picture of what they looked like when I started to blog. They were in 2nd, 4th and 6th grades in this picture.

They are currently in 5th, 7th, and 9th.

grasshopper boysII.jpg

Posted by Boudicca at December 29, 2009 11:04 PM

Handsome, handsome boys, Bou! As for the whole salty/sweet thing, I'm dubious about chocolate covered bacon, but check out the recipe for Satan's Candy that I posted a few days ago. I don't really even have a "chocolate tooth", but it's addicting.

Posted by: Pammy at December 30, 2009 05:11 PM

Blessed three times over, lucky woman!

Oh, and as for strange: Salted caramel ice cream. Trust me, it's amazing.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at December 30, 2009 05:56 PM

What a handsome bunch of young men! (And they ARE young men.) The best part is, they are as special as they are handsome. You and Mr. Bou should be proud!

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at December 30, 2009 08:15 PM

As for the chocolate, try pairing it with a really robust red wine. You'll like it better that way!

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at December 30, 2009 08:16 PM

Mr. T gotsa bird pecking on his head. And Ringo looks like a redneck in that same picture.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at December 30, 2009 08:23 PM

Wow...they grow up so fast, don't they! Good-lookin' bunch!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at December 30, 2009 08:48 PM

TN- I was going to say the same thing about T! I was not thinking Ringo looked like a redneck though. heehee

Posted by: Morrigan at December 30, 2009 10:36 PM

TN and Mo- Mr. T is the target in both pix, you just don't know it. Look at the top picture. See how it looks like a fog is coming out of his head? I took the picture up on Hubby's Mac and blotted out the house that was growing out of his head. It makes it look like mist.

I took six picutres of the boys. The only one that turned out was the one with a house growing out of his head. Three of them had a different background. I should post them just for the helluvit. You can see how huge their feet are... and then Bones isn't wearing shoes and it just looks so stupid.

Posted by: Bou at December 30, 2009 10:43 PM

Fine looking young men...if you're not already in trouble, you will be. Trust me on this.

Posted by: Yabu (EOTIS) at December 31, 2009 07:08 AM

Wow; I can't believe how much they've grown! I see three boys in one picture and three young men in the other. Time does indeed fly...

Posted by: Pam at December 31, 2009 08:41 AM

... wow!.... what a difference just a few short years can make!..... handsome young men, Bou, you did good......

Posted by: Eric at December 31, 2009 09:43 AM

Nice looking boys, Bou! You are going to need girl repellant, if you don't already have it.

You'll know when the phone rings and all you hear is giggling at the other end.

Posted by: PeggyU at December 31, 2009 01:12 PM

Holy cow - look how they have grown! Handsome boys - one and all... I am with you - kids change so quickly! Wow!

Posted by: Richmond at December 31, 2009 03:04 PM