Happy Mother’s Day

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.

Tenneva Jordan

Most of us could say, with Abraham Lincoln, “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

James E. Faust

I carry my father’s name and am glad. But it’s the constancy of motherhood that brings clarity and confidence to what I do with that name. To all the mothers who gave me, my daughters, my siblings, and my friends the gifts of life and love, I say without the slightest hesitation that nearly all good things I’ve ever known from my God were passed through you along the way.

Happy Mother’s Day.

They say it’s your birthday!

A very happy birthday to our husband-father-man, Steve. There are many, many things I love about Steve, and among them is how quick he is to “look up“. He helps me remember to turn to the Lord in all things, he maintains a good perspective on life through optimism and faith, he loves to star-gaze, and look! He saw a trail on our last walk to Bridal Veil Falls and climbed it. Happy birthday, Steve…onward and upward!

Joke Game archive


Here’s the very short-lived Mottfam Joke Game all in one place. The game ran February 2007 to March 2007.


Mottfam has a new weekly contest/game/fun thing. It’ll be based on the amusing party game “Why Did the Chicken…?” and will consist of coming up with your best punchline for a question derived from randomly-drawn nouns. I’m not sure how we’ll do the judging yet…maybe each week I’ll ask one participant to choose their favorite. Then another participant will judge the following week, and so on. Those of you who are already familiar with the actual party game will catch on immediately. If not, you’ll get it soon. Oh, and if the party game sounds interesting, you can check it out here.

Now on with the game!

#1 – “What do you get when you cross a light bulb with a crab?”

Mom Huntington: Gee I love this game! When you cross a light bulb with a crab you get a 100 watt crab, get it a 100 watt crab!!!!

Steve: [Cue score from The Little Mermaid]: “Under G.E. (under G.E.)…under G.E. (under G.E.)! Darling it’s whiter, down where it’s brighter, take it from me!”

Astrid: The first crab to graduate from Harvard! (Get it, a bright crab!)

Steve: A lamp that scuttles!

Andy: A light that won’t let you climb out of a pit!

Andy: Touch lamps that touch back!

Astrid: “Pinch on . . . Pinch off . . . Pinch on, pinch off . . . the crabber!”


I’ve decided that for the joke contest we’ll just play for fun. No official judging at the end. So don’t be afraid to submit your punchlines because in the end, you’ll only be judging yourselves…er…yeah.

#2 – “What did the gingerbread man say to the porcupine?”

Astrid: “Shoot your quils as fast as you can, you can’t shoot me . . . I’m the gingerbread man!”

Betsy: Can you come to my marshmallow shishkabob party on candy mountain!!!????

Steve: “Stick ‘em up!”

Mom Huntington: “Gee, your looking sharp today”


#3 – “What’s the difference between a voodoo doll and a used car salesman?”

Andy: You get bored poking the voodoo doll.

Steve: The doll won’t gouge you back.

Steve: Voodoo is only slightly evil.

Becky: The doll has a heart.

Steve: Sticking pins in a used car salesman isn’t frowned upon in today’s society.

Andy: Comment on Becky’s post: “Sick!”

Edward: One is an instrument of torture used to sap the life out of helpless victims little by little until they surrender their will to the evil powers that drive them. The other is a doll.

David: The car salesman is a hard working gentleman that tries to provide for his family, while the doll takes goodness from the world. [Editor’s note: David was a used car salesman.]