Hilariously Random Movie Quotes: Part 2

Hello World! Here is the sequel to the Hilariously Random Movie Quotes. Enjoy!




“Food is fuel. If you get picky about what you put in the tank, your engine is going to die. Now shut up and eat your garbage.”   ~  Ratatouille



“Now look! We’ve figured it out 17 different ways, and each time we figured it, it was no good, because no matter how we figured it, somebody don’t like the way we figured it! So now, there’s only one way to figure it. And that is every man, including the old bag, for himself.”

“So good luck and may the best man win.”

“Except for you old lady, may you just DROP DEAD!”   ~ It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World



“There’s a monster outside my room, can I have a glass of water?”   ~ Signs



“How do you spell FBI?”   ~ Toy Story 2



“I do not mean to pry. But you do not, by any chance, happen to have six fingers on your right hand?”

“Do you always begin conversations this way?”   ~ The Princess Bride



“I’m only paranoid ’cause they want me dead.”   ~ Conspiracy Theory



“Can I drink this?”

“Do you want to explode!?”   ~ Despicable Me



“The name’s Fred; school mascot by day, but by night… I’m also the school mascot.”   ~ Big Hero 6



“Don’t shut YOUR eyes!”

“Okay, sorry. Got a little nervous.”

“YOU’RE nervous? An 11-year-old is cutting my hair!”   ~ The Parent Trap


Fiddler on the Roof 1

“Money is the world’s curse.”

“May the Lord smite me with it! And may I never recover!” ~ Fiddler on the Roof


– Savy


The Meek Persons Guide to World Domination

Hi everyone! I will admit right now that the title of this post is somewhat misleading and I was not originally the one who came up with it. (Our pastor’s wife was joking about it once during youth group.) This is not really a post on how to dominate the world. I’m sorry to disappoint you. The title is based off Matthew 5:5 which says, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Over the next month or two I will be doing a series of post on meekness.

What does it mean to be a meek person? What does it mean to inherit the earth? Often times when people think of meekness they think of weakness. It is a common misconception that meek people are really people who are too cowardly to stick up for themselves. I have often heard meekness described this way:

(I’m not quite sure who said this, as many sites listed Rick Warren as the author, while others listed Joyce Meyer or other authors.) I think this is the perfect description of meekness. Meekness is not being too pathetic to defend yourself, but rather having the courage to turn the other cheek. So what makes a person meek? I believe there are several traits of a meek person, and will studying each of them more thoroughly in the next few weeks, but for now here is an overview:

  • Courage
  • Humility
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Wisdom

I will be exploring each of these attributes, and hope to share my findings with you. Then we can dominate the world in our meekness! Just kidding. Psalm 149:4, “For the Lord taketh pleasure in His people; He will beautify the meek with salvation.”





Our first post of 2015! Happy New Year everyone! Today I would like to share with you the highlights for our family last year. It was a busy year!


January – February 2014:

In January and February we were very busy with Leena’s birthday, rehearsals for Outrageous Fortune, Mock Trial, and snow. Practices for Outrageous Fortune, a play I was in, started in January, making my already busy life crazy. We also had a major snow fall, and received almost two feet of snow.

During these weeks we enjoyed sledding and scary driving. My little sister, Leena, turned nine in early February, and we threw her an extravagant Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party. We had all of the guests dress up as a character from Alice in Wonderland, then they had a tea party and participated in a role-playing mystery game.

Mock Trial classes became much more intense during this time as well. We went from having one class a week to two or three classes a week.


The birthday girl!



Doesn’t this look like a lovely place to have a tea party?





Some of the interesting characters who showed up.


Isn’t that cute?


March – April 2014:

Wow! March and April were two of the busiest months of my life this past year!

First, we had the regional Bible Quizzing competition for Leena, which lasted a day and a half. Leena did great! She only missed two questions, and got a gold medal! We also had a fantastic time enjoying the Bible-themed games and worship music at the Quiz meet.

After we finished at the quiz meet we went straight to a Mock Trial practice. The next several days were filled with practice after practice for the Mock Trial competition at the end of the week.

Before I go any further I should probably tell you a little bit about Mock Trial. Each year teams of high school students are given fake cases (often based off of real cases) to study. The students are assigned roles by their coaches, such as prosecuting attorney for expert witness #1, a witness, bailiff, or lead attorney for the defense. The students practice their roles for months and study their cases thoroughly, and then in early March there is regional contest. This year was our teams second year of participating. The week before the contest is always intense, and often the only thing anyone can think about. The day before the competition last year I was home alone making brownies, and caught the oven on fire I was so distracted. Oops!

Anyway, the day of the regional competition arrived, an we all arose early to be at the courthouse before it opened, so we could get a good place in line. The day passed quickly and we did really well, in fact we came in first place in our region! That meant we would be advancing to the state competition, which was only two weeks away! The next two weeks were filled with practice after practice, which was really crazy for some us, because we also had a couple of three hour rehearsals for Outrageous Fortune. It was a blast!!!

Two weeks later, ready or not, we were on our way down to Portland for the state competition. Our first round didn’t go very well, as we we’re all tired from driving all day, some of us were car sick, and a couple of us had the brilliant idea to run up 12 flights of stairs before hand. We thought we would stretch our legs and save time by skipping the wait for the elevator, we quickly discovered running up that many stairs is a little more than just stretching your legs and takes longer than waiting for the elevator. Genius. We did okay the next day, but not as well as we did in our region. We came in 16th in the state, which isn’t bad considering how many teams there are in the state.

After Mock Trial ended Outrageous Fortune rehearsals became very intense. Soon we were practicing six to nine hours a week on top of our normal activities. In April the performances began, we performed the play at multiple schools and our church ten times. We had a one week spring break in the middle of it, and I slept until noon everyday. Then it was back to our busy schedule. Whoo! Just remember those months makes me tired.

Alex also turned six in April. He had a small birthday party. Oh, and we started our blog!


Mr. Zander’s sixth birthday!



Quite a character!



The Mock Trial team. Not quite sure why this picture is in black and white, because I didn’t take it, but it’s the only one I have.


May – June 2014:

In May we went on vacation to California. I won’t write very much about it since I already have a long post about it, but I will give a quick overview. First, we drove to the beach, were we spent two days. The first day we spent at the actual beach, a nearby park, and a Marie Callender’s. The next we went to the Hearst Castle, the home of the late William Hearst. We took a tour of many of the bedrooms and the pools. It was really amazing! Many celebrity’s stayed there when William Hearst was alive, including Carey Grant, who stayed in each room twice. That evening we went to a spectacular dinner theater. The dinner theater was my favorite part of the day.

The next day we drove to Disneyland! My absolute favorite place in the world! Our family is very serious about Disneyland. We don’t do relaxing Disney trips. My Dad turns into a drill sergeant on vacation, and it’s been said that our family doesn’t actually go on vacation, we run a marathon instead. Which is probably somewhat true, but what’s the point of going on vacation if you’re just going to sleep in and relax? You can do that at home. The first day we spent in Disneyland, just enjoying the wonder of being there.

The second day we went to California Adventure, which meant that evening we were able to watch my absolute favorite part of Disneyland, the World of Color! My Dad claims I never have actually seen the World of Color, because I’m to busy taking pictures, but that’s how I like to watch it the best. That way I can always remember the show. The remainder of the trip was spent in both parks and we had a wonderful family trip.

In June we started doing Bible Bee. The name may sound cute, but trust me there is nothing cute about it. You can easily spend hours and hours a day on it. Each year the Bible Bee assigns a book of the Bible to study and provides a Sword Study Guide. This year the book was Jonah. At the end of the summer you take a test on the book of the Bible, and if you’re in the top hundred for your age group in your region you get to participate in the National Bible Bee Competition. Neither Leena or I made it, but we got the beneficial experience of studying the Bible all summer, and had a fun time all at once!

I also had my birthday in June. I went shopping in the morning, went to my favorite restaurant for lunch, and had Savy over to spend the night. We watched a movie called “Parental Guidance”, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. It was hilarious!

At the end of the month we had our church’s annual Vacation Bible School. This year the theme was International Spy Academy: Agents of the One True God. I led a group and was in the drama. VBS is always my favorite week of the summer, and this year was no exception! I had an awesome time with all of the kids in my group! We played games, did crafts, had teaching time, and ate snacks. I even got to use a water gun on kids while blindfolded. (I love water guns!) I may have accidentally tried to get my Dad with the spray too. Ah, summer!


A warm Californian beach.



Okay, maybe it wasn’t so warm. Alex is shivering.



Isn’t that an awesome view from Hearst Castle.



Waiting for the Disneyland Express.


Bible Bee!



My birthday!


Agents of the one true God!!!


July – August 2014:

At the beginning of July we went to the Sisters Quilt Show. I really enjoy looking at all of the quilts made by talented seamstress each year, and so this year I begged my Mom to take my little sister and I. She agreed, but when we got there she only wanted to look at the flowers lining main street and the shops. I did get to see a few quilts, but not as many as I would have liked. My Grandma had booth at the Quilt Show and they came over for dinner the next day. It is always a pleasure to see them!

Later in the month my other Grandparents, Uncle, and cousins went camping at Detroit Lake, and we joined them there for a day. We went boating, inner tubing, and swimming. The lake was beautiful, and I always love seeing my cousins.

In August, we had a our big Bible Bee test. It was very challenging, although not as hard as I thought it was going to be. It didn’t help that I had a really bad cough at the time. That evening we had a lot of people over to our house for a “Ticket to Ride” party. Ticket to Ride is a strategy game our family loves. We had multiple rounds, and multiple games going at the same time. Finally, we had the championship round. I got to participate in this round, because I had won an earlier round, but I lost the final round. My sister and nephew were also visiting that day, and we had a nice visit with them.

Later that week we went floating down the river, which was fun but cold. I was on a tube with another girl, and we ended up way behind everybody else, because we got stuck on rock. (And a certain two boys left us stuck there, even though they could have easily helped us off.) It was a fun way to end our summer break.


Look at all of the colorful quilts!



This was by far my favorite quilt. I have no clue who made it, but I love how realistic it is.



Leena enjoying frozen yogurt during the Quilt Show.




Detroit Lake was gorgeous.



From L. to R.: Leena, Ally, Savy, and my cousin Ella.



My nephew.



Isn’t that cute?


September – October 2014:

We didn’t do very much in September, because school started. We visited my Aunt Judy and my great-grandma, Gam, for Gam’s 93rd birthday. We had a delightful visit with them, and enjoyed a yummy lunch.

Then in October we went to the pumpkin patch. We picked out three large pumpkins, drank warm cider, and ate soup. Then, of course, we had Halloween. My little brother and sister dressed up as a knight and Snow White, and went trick-or-treating. I wasn’t able to go, because I had mono, so my Mom and I stayed home and watched a movie.


I wonder which one is the Great Pumpkin?



Somehow, Alex talked my Dad into pushing him in a wheel borrow.



Guts! Guts! Guts!


November – December 2014:

I slept, and slept, and slept some more. That’s basically what I did in November. At least my little brother wasn’t allowed to wake me up by singing, “Wake Up Little Ally!” at the top of his lungs. (It’s supposed to be set to the tune of “Wake Up Little Susie” by the Everly Brothers, but somehow it never sounds like that.)

My parents birthday is in November, but I’m not allowed to tell you how old they are. Let’s just say my Dad is old.

We had nice, quiet Thanksgiving. We ate dinner and then we had friends of ours over to play Reverse Charades, a fun game we just discovered.

The Saturday after Thanksgiving Leena and I were in our city’s parade, which was a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

The first weekend in December we got our Christmas tree, which is always a lot of fun. We’re very particular about our trees. We picked out a seven ft. noble, and we decorated with small, twinkling colorful lights and an assortment of ornaments that don’t match, but all have a story. We have one ornament that’s a real candy cane decorated to look like a reindeer that my Dad made when he was a kid. We joke that it’s the worlds oldest candy cane, because it’s from the early seventies.

Between hand bells performances, school, and desperate attempts to make Christmas money, the Christmas season passed quickly. The day before Christmas Eve we went ice skating and then that night we did kidnap caroling. We had a blast!

We had a peaceful Christmas Eve and Christmas. On Christmas Eve we went to the Original Pancake House for breakfast and to the movies afterward, because it’s tradition. That evening we went to our church’s candlelight service, it was short but sweet. Then we went home and enjoyed a delicious dinner of steak, caramelized onions, and mashed potatoes. That night Leena, Alex, and I stayed up late watching Elf and Shop Around the Corner on my laptop, because staying up late on Christmas Eve watching movies is tradition too. The next morning we got up early and opened presents. I spent the rest of the day reading.

The day after Christmas we drove down to Portland to celebrate with extended family. We opened presents at my Grandparents house, then took my older sister birthday shopping, because her birthday was on Christmas Eve. The next day we went to my sister and brother-in-laws house to give them their Christmas gifts. I gave my brother-in-law a potty basketball I received in a white elephant gift exchange, I figured he’d probably get more use out of it than I will. It was a wonderful Christmas!


Somebody’s a little excited to decorate the tree.

I hope you have a fantastic 2015! Our goal for this year is to have 300 followers by the end of the year. What goals have you set for yourself this year?


Wishing you a superb year! ~Ally





PBD Disorder: Do You Suffer From It?

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you on a virtually unknown, yet quite serious disorder: Post Book Depression Disorder. While I may have made up the name, this is still a very real problem. It is caused when an avid reader finishes a fantastic book. Christmas has been over for almost a week now, which means I’m pretty much finished with the books I received for Christmas, and therefore PBD is starting to kick in. This is a disorder I have suffered from many times in the past, and am very familiar with, but how do you know if you have it? Here are some of the symptoms:


1. A deep feeling of melancholy that settles in during the last chapter

2. Daydreaming about a sequel

3. Frantically surfing through the books on the online library or Kindle store

4. The desperate urge to go to the library no matter what you are doing

5. Missing fictional characters as if they were your best friend

6. The desire to scream, “Nooooooooooooooooo, it’s over!!!!!!!!!!!”


If you have ever experienced any of these symptoms then you know you’ve got Post Book Depression Disorder. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for it, except to find another good book to read. Although at some point that book must come to an end as well. Isn’t it horrid that every book must have a finish? “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~C.S. Lewis





Christmas Quotes to Make You Smile

Day 21

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”  – Shirley Temple

“Mistletoe,” said Luna dreamily, pointing at a large clump of white berries placed almost over Harry’s head. He jumped out from under it.
“Good thinking,” said Luna seriously. “It’s often infested with nargles.”  – J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”  – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”  – C. S. Lewis

“God bless us, every one!”  – Charles Dickens


– Savy


Totally Awesome Christmas Movie Quotes

Day 15

I am tired of intros. Let’s just get to the good stuff.



A Christmas Story


Ralphie: Oooh fuuudge!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Only I didn’t say “Fudge.” I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the “F-dash-dash-dash” word!
Mr. Parker: What did you say?
Ralphie: Uh, um…
Mr. Parker: That’s… what I thought you said. Get in the car. Go on!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] It was all over – I was dead. What would it be? The guillotine? Hanging? The chair? The rack? The Chinese water torture? Hmmph. Mere child’s play compared to what surely awaited me.

Randy: Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf.
The Old Man: All right, I’ll get that kid to eat. Where’s my screw driver and my plumber’s helper? I’ll open up his mouth and I’ll shove it in.

Mother: Ralphie, you’re lucky it didn’t cut your eye! Those icicles have been known to kill people.





Buddy: “I’m sorry I ruined your lives, and crammed eleven cookies into the VCR.”

Emily: We can’t just throw him out in the snow.
Walter: Why not? He loves the snow. He’s told me 15 times.

Santa: That’s another thing… Buddy you should know that your father… he’s on the naughty list.
Buddy: Nooooo!

Walter: [whispering] I think we should call security.
Deb: [whispering] Good idea.
Buddy: [whispering] I like to whisper too!


It’s a Wonderful Life


George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.                                       Mary: I’ll take it. Then what?                                                                                                                                                           George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it’ll all dissolve, see… and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair… am I talking too much?

George Bailey: Isn’t it wonderful? I’m going to jail!

George Bailey: Now, come on, get your clothes on, and we’ll stroll up to my car and get… Oh, I’m sorry. I’ll stroll. You fly.
Clarence: I can’t fly! I haven’t got my wings.
George Bailey: You haven’t got your wings. Yeah, that’s right.


– Savy

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom from Fictional Characters


“If you try to be a better dog, sometimes you get an extra cookie…” ~Snoopy


“True courage is not about knowing when to take a life, but when to spare one.’’ ~Gandalf


“There’s only one God, ma’am, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t dress like that.” ~Captain America


“…even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it’s used for selfish or cowardly reasons.” ~Mr. Penderwick


“In your world, I have another name. You must learn to know me by it. That was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there. ” ~Aslan


“Some people are worth melting for.” ~Olaf


“With great power comes great responsibility” ~Uncle Ben


“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” ~Yoda


“As the Bible says, don’t look at the spam in your brother’s eye, when you have a hog in your own…or something like that.” ~Jared DeWhite


“I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.” ~Edna


“Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn’t it? I’d rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!” ~Robin


“We are men of action, lies do not become us. ” ~Westley


“Life is like an ice cream cone… You have to learn to lick it!” ~Charlie Brown