"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Sunday, April 12, 2009


We had a GREAT Easter weekend. Red came up from the land down south and brought with her Codyette (the mg). There was much hilarity and much laughter....

Also, the primary president of my ward (somehow) knew that after being released from YW, I wasn't quite prepared to go to Relief Society today and invited me to sub Inigo's 6 & 7 year old primary class.

Here are some of moments from the weekend that made me laugh:

Primary: In the Easter lesson, it suggests that we practice saying the word "resurrection" with the children. I found that was a very easy word to say. The all boy class nailed it.... first try. The word we actually needed to practice (and it took about 5 minutes to get right) was Gethsemane. The most common mispronunciation was "Geth seventy."

Papa: My dad was on a hilarious roll this weekend. The funniest thing that came out of his mouth was this (and I have to paraphrase): Inigo mentioned that the movie Bedtime Stories was out on DVD. He asked Papa if he had seen it. Papa replied that he didn't need to see it because every night Grammy reads one to him. It's called the Riot Act.

Hee Haw: See my next post

Our drive home: This is probably one of those stories that only Buttercup and I will find funny because we are the only people who saw it. We were on our way home and driving through a residential section of Guilder (across from Grammy's best friend's house). We saw a little girl riding her bike on the side walk. As we got closer to her we could see she was 8 or 9 years old and having the time of her life. Seriously, the happiness on her face rivaled the face of a kid who gets to see Mickey Mouse for the first time in Disneyland. Kind of like this face.

(Only, the girl was blonde.)

Upon closer inspection, we could see the girl had one hand on her handle bar and her other arm stuck waaay up in the air, waving at the passing cars.... while she just laughed and giggled away.

Upon even closer inspection we noticed that the hand up in the air wasn't waving with all 5 fingers at the passing cars. She was only using one finger.

Can you guess which one?

She's not the only one who thought she was hilarious. Buttercup and I laughed for the next 10 minutes. (We had to tell Inigo that the girl was sticking her tongue out at us. He still doesn't know about the middle finger.)

Bumpits: I wonder if this product makes any money outside of the Utah/Idaho area. Seriously. Do girls in other parts of the world actually want ski jumps on the top of their head? We laughed hard about this commercial!

I'll add photos later this week.... It's getting late and I have to make it to the gym early to work off the ham, funeral potatoes, cheesy beans, banana cream pie and chocolate peanut butter eggs that I consumed today! I think I'm gong to have to go 5 days this week!


Yvonne said...

Sounds like you had a great day--love the stories. Gethsamane is a pretty tough word to say.

Love the commercial ; )

sarah joelle said...

hahaha. codyette!? i LOVE IT.
but i don't love those ridiculous bumpits. BARF.