Pretty Darn Funny

Monday, April 30, 2012

Recently while reading the Deseret Book  flyer in the mail.  I saw something that intrigued me.  Songs from "Pretty Darn Funny".  Since I was recently looking at Parody songs, I felt this may be up my alley of things to check out.  To my surprise Deseret Book has released a series of online mommy comedy cast videos producing clean and short entertainment clips.  These clips are all under 10 minutes each and have the feel of a sit com tv show, without all the garbage that they seem to bring.  They are funny and clean and well done.   I will have to say we found this site last week and we were excited to hear they were to release episode three tonight.  Sadly the release has been delayed to next week.  Until then hope you enjoy the first two episodes.

Episode One

Episode Two


Conference quote by Donald Hallstrom

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Donald Hallstrom in April 2012 Conference gave a thought provoking quote.  He said, "Some have come to think of activity in the Church as the ultimate goal. There in lies a danger.  It is possible to be active in the Church and less active in the Gospel.... Activity in the Church is a desirable goal but it is insufficient... We need the Gospel and the Church."

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Conference quote by Cheryl Esplin

Cheryl Esplin of the General Primary presidency spoke in April 2012 General conference .  Here is one her quotes that our family liked.   "In every teaching situation all learning and all understanding are best nurtured in an atmosphere of warmth and love where the Spirit is present."

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Boyd K. Packer quotes General Conference 2012

There were two quotes that stood out to me in President Boyd K. Packer's April 2012 General Conference address.

"life was never meant to be either easy or fair"


"Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected."
 Both were done by DG.   (Okay  I had a bit of help on the second one from both my husband and daughter).  Now if only I can remember all they showed me.    I even drew that house.


Monson quote Saturday Morning April 2012

In the opening session of Saturday morning of General Conference April 2012, President Thomas S. Monson said, " Our Heavenly Father is mindful of each of us and our needs."  What a much need thing to hear the prophet reaffirm to me.

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Conference Quote from Elder Paul Koelliker

 The feeling of love from our Heavenly Father is like a gravitational pull from heaven.  By Paul E Koelliker   General Conference April 2012 Saturday morning session

Photo taken and and quoted design by Miss A.  Isn't she talented?


A little note

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I came upon a little note,  written for a YW project early this year.  Each girl in our ward was given a secret grandma to leave notes and presents for.

Here is a note that accompanied a pair of white gloves:

To my secret Grandmother,

A pair of cute little gloves
to keep your hands warm with love.
I hope this white snow
helps you remember and know...
each snowflake is unique and pretty,
yet together they blanket the city.
Important and great is each flake,
and the difference they make.
This is true with you.
and the  difference you make in the sweet things you do.

Your secret granddaughter


Cello meets Star Wars

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Shaun's favorite music is cello music and apparently it gets better when mixed with some Star Wars.

The kids enjoyed this little movie too.  I am guessing we will be buying their music album, since Shaun loves this new found group.


Parody Song remakes

Monday, April 16, 2012

For FHE, we spent way too much time watching youtube as a family. I think we will have to have a Friday night watching all of BYU comedy shows. Mainly last night we watch parody song re-makes of popular songs. I posted one first about a my choice candidate for President. It was cute and to the song Love Story. However, there were a couple of digs at him that I did not support, so I decided it didn't belong on my blog.

So to replace it I thought I would put a couple videos on that we watched last night.  All are from  the BYU Divine Comedy group.  One was a songs below was recently sang (the original version) at a choir concert at school by my daughter's group and the other one just because...

Enjoy and know...... if I could make my own videos like these ( and sing for that matter) I would.  I look at the camera angles and clarity of music and long for that talent.  I will add that to my list of dreams to someday accomplish.    #197 future parody song producer

Click video to see all of it, if is is only showing half the screen on my blog.

Never played this game, but I had to laugh at how this is probably very true to some out there.

The other is the Good version of the song Bad.


Life by the yard is hard, by the inch it's a cinch.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

When I was a teenager, I loved good quotes.  In fact, while some my age hung posters of movie stars and singers on their walls.  I hung up probably every handout I received from church.  I loved every quote I got.  I still have some to this day.  Most were hand written by one of my YW leaders and really not that impressive, but the message they carried to me was important and so I clung to that small piece of goodness.   They probably thought these hand outs would be lost or thrown away within a week of church, but 20 something years later I still have a few of them. 

Now I have a teenager and suddenly my memory of quotes is suddenly important to me.  Two weeks ago, I was able to hear the General Young Women broadcast.  One quote struck an accord like no other and reminded me of my days as a youth.  This is one quote I would have put on my wall as a youth.

Here is the funny part.  I just don't have a computer brain.  Every since my husband move me to a mac,  I seem to spend less and less time on the computer. I get so frustrated with computers. My husband says all technology would annoy me and it is not my mac.  He  is right.  Some things I like about it, but it is the things I don't know how to fix or use drive me CRAZY!!!!!!  I used to think I was pretty good with computers, but the last year I have felt years behind on technology.

One thing I wish I could do is photoshop.  I don't want to edit pictures.  I want to make cute stuff.   I have googled to try to learn and end up frustrated, because what I want to learn is not photo related and most tutorials are.   Then I found this tutorial on how to make subway art.  This is not exactly what I wanted, but close enough.   Look what I made!!!!!!  Now my husband and daughter will be able to show me what I did wrong.  (yes not perfectly center, and I fudged things as I went, but I think they will be surprised too. ) For a want a be photoshop user,  I am thrilled that I did this, errors and all.   Now will I remember how to do this later?

My daughter who is much more creative than me also made me this quote too.  I will have to dig for it and post it too.  Hers has a ruler in it.  Too cute.


A day of silly food

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fool's Day

Since we were home the whole day we thought we would have a bit of fun with our kids for breakfast and dinner.  All were good to entertain the idea and give us plenty of strange looks.  

 Eggs and toast for breakfast.   (peaches and yogurt and angel food cake)

Orange juice ( jello)  The younger two decided to drink it through the straw.  That was an interesting event to watch.  None the less they succeeded one way or another.  

Spaghetti  (cupcakes with frosting and strawberry jam and  truffle chocolates and grated white chocolate)
 Of course Meatloaf cupcakes