Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Great Quote

I love this speech that Charlie Chaplin does in "The Great Dictator", it's very inspiring and still applicable to today. Let us all "Look up" :

"I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor, that's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate;
has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in:
machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
Our knowledge has made us cynical,
our cleverness hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little:
More than machinery we need humanity;
More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say "Do not despair".
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish. . .
Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate, only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers: don't fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written:
"The kingdom of God is within man"
Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men; in you, the people.
You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let's use that power, let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!
. . .
Look up! Look up! The clouds are lifting, the sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world. A kind new world where men will rise above their hate and brutality.
The soul of man has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow, into the light of hope, into the future, that glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up."

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Musical Bunny

So for the last two nights I have been out watching some show with my mom and we hear what sounds like the piano in my bedroom:
This was two nights ago after Downton Abbey... I found him with his two front paws on the keys playing the high notes.

Last night's was during Last Man Standing when I heard a bunch of really deep low notes coming from my room that were getting higher and higher... He was actually on the piano all by himself playing as he walked across.

Cute little Comet just wants a little more music in his life I guess. Maybe if he does it again tonight I'll have to try to sneak a video.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

20 January 2012: Lots of Snow

We've gotten a lot of snow this last week! It's been beautiful and it's so nice not to have to go out into it to go to classes unlike Rexburg. I've been with my family pretty much all week while Dave has been in sunny California for work. It's been fun being able to play games, watch movies, not have work, take pictures, and just hang out with them. I also brought Comet a long with me, who loves exploring my bedroom. He's allowed under my bed and my bed is low enough he can just jump on top of it and hang out with me on there and there's my desk he can go under and there's under the piano bench/piano... so many new places to hide since there aren't any chords for him to get to unlike in our apartment. Before we move back into our apt I need to get him a basket he can hide under so he can have more playing areas since he's not allowed under pretty much anything besides the table.

it's a marshmallow world in the winter

Oh and we had a big tree fall down in our backyard! luckily the only thing it broke was a section of our neighbors fence and no one got hurt!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Some More Collected Old Family Pictures

I had posted a little over a year ago a bunch of family pictures. These are some more that I've gotten recently:

Griffin/Goodwin/Schenk Family portrait

Grandma Griffin and Aunt Viola
Schenk Sisters

The Schenk Sisters 
Peter Schenk
Great Grandpa

The Schenk Sisters 
The Schenk Sisters  with Great Grandma Viola

The Schenk Sisters

The Schenk Sisters

Aunt Viola and Uncle Jerry's Wedding

Grandma, Great Grandma, and Aunt Viola

Great Grandma, Grandma, Aunt Viola


Grandma, Aunt Viola, and Great Grandma

Great Grandma Viola on strike

Great Grandma

Great Grandpa and Aunt Viola

Great Grandma Viola's family

Schenk Family

Schenk Girls

Schenk Girls

Schenk Girls

Viola and Jerry's Wedding

Viola and Peter
if you haven't caught it yet Aunt Viola is named after the mother who is in the picture

Viola Schenk

Schenk Girls


Schenk Girls

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


These are some of my favorite pictures of Dave and myself:


Monday, January 16, 2012

Snow Has Come

We've finally got the first of snow yesterday and our little home looks lovely all covered in white... the trick is just not going out into it.
We all enjoyed watching it come down and cover up everything with it's fresh clean whiteness.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

i love the movie UP

So like the title says, I LOVE the movie UP! It's a great movie all around and I decided it was high time I did a little fan art of my own of it... not sure how I feel about it over all but the concept is there. Let me know what you think.

Silhouettes 2

Sooo a long time ago I had done a silhuoutte of Camille and I thought it would be fun for Camille's wedding present (don't worry I gave it to her FOREVER AGO) I'd give her her's and one of Brandon! The best part is they actually put them up in their apartment... I feel so cool about it.
This is what they look like big:

And then for Christmas I did some for my friend Molly of her two boys - 

I hope to see these up in their house too one day!