Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog Consolidation

This blog is temporarily or perhaps permanently shutting down.  However, please back away from the ledge because I'm combining blogging forces with my wife so please set the dial to:

Her sweet posts of family and smiles plus blog posts about Mulch and Urinal Etiquette all in one convenient location.  I think I was able to import all my posts to our new blog but one can never be sure about such things.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Twitter's Secret

If you've got a brain in your head, you need to be following Elwood Larson on twitter @larsonev. Who else has has tweeted faithfully for 12 months without a single follower and without following anyone else. #weatheringthestorm

"Changing my shirt in the car in Chick-Fil-A parking lot preparing for the party at Joe's. I don't have a comb, so...Onward."

Friday, January 6, 2012


I love you. My wife loves you. We love you.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Super well

Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 Christmas Card

Greetings from the Files, and Merry Christmas!

We had a good year..Not too boring, not too busy. Here are the highlights:

Technology: -We all got dressed up in our prettiest outfits and took a thousand pictures and the one we liked had a thin strand of hair blowing in front of Secily’s face. So I shipped the photo off to my brother, who is an expert in all things computer, and asked him to remove the unwanted hair forever. He granted the request and went the extra mile..insert Cyclops Christmas photo.

Education: - Larson’s favorite book to check out of the library is The Adventures of Captain least he’s reading.

- Secily started kindergarten but not without a fully-covered glitter backpack.

- Jane’s plan is to continue watching Dora until we run out of electricity.

Agriculture: -We grew our first garden with some good carrots and also some of the grossest tasting corn one could imagine.

Travel: -We went on a cruise with the entire Files Family. Still dealing with Karin’s post-traumatic stress disorder from the Iguana farm.

Amish Paradise:-In July we did a 4 day electronic fast which worked out pretty well. By worked out well, I mean it was horrible.

Exercise: Larson- Basketball

Karin - Pilates

Jane - Cried her way through swimming lessons

Secily- Nothing. Too busy drawing and fantasizing about the day she can wear make up.

Me - I occasionally play basketball on Sunday nights which now features a 48 hour recovery period.

Grace: As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we’re grateful that He came to earth and gave himself as a sacrifice for our sin.

1 Timothy 1:16But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

Merry Christmas,
Ryan, Karin, Larson, Secily, and Jane


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Christmas Eve Edition.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Can of Pumpkin

only one ingredient.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sink of the Future McDonalds?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fire Pit

I've been getting quite a bit of email from you guys asking me "Hey, I've got a 55 gallon drum but how do I make it into an outdoor fire container and a matching seat"? Here ya go.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

We went to eat and then played me themed bingo.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

@alyankovic: While I think it's unlikely that we're the only forms of life in the universe, I'm pretty sure we're the only ones that deep-fry Twinkies.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bacon Salad Sandwich

I think I heard my wife smirk as my 5 year old daughter prayed, "Thank you father for this healthy food".

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Old School Playground

I ran across the following image on So good.