Wednesday, September 23, 2009

They Broke My Camera and Broke it Again and Broke it Again

I've been remiss in my picture posting. It's bitterness that drives my remission. Why should I document my dear sons and dear daughters when they make the documentation so difficult by breaking my stuff? But in my new capacity as Activities Committee Co-Chair it is my great pleasure to document our ward activities for a slide show at some future point in time. So I pulled out the old broken camera. It's still broken. I'm still mad.

But I did upload some photos from my iPhone which is, apparently, my only camera now. Here's what you've been missing.

Sam with Half Fat Face:

My children do not battle obesity and for that I am glad. I do not laugh at children who do battle obesity. But when Sam's face became mysteriously swollen and rashy this summer it was really funny. Check out that Jay Leno jawline. HAHAHAHAHA.

Ben Posing on Stairs with Strange Cut-Out Props that Showed Up at my House After a Block Party:














Your guess is, strangely, as good as mine concerning the origins of these cut outs. It must be noted, however, that with these three figures you have the makings of every timeless morality tale ever told.

I call this "So Much Better When She's Asleep in a Hamper:"

Some days it's just so much better when she's asleep in a hamper. Blurry photo? Yes well, it's not like I'm working with a Nikon here folks. And if I were, it would be a broken Nikon. Lousy kids! Go sleep in a hamper.

And finally, here's an image that is somewhat freakish and yet alluring at the same time in a "Nerak" sort of way:



















This conglomeration from our costume box has a rich and storied past. Around her neck is a baby blue tennis skirt bought for me by Christian when we were dating, but never worn. Atop that, a tweed peplum--an integral part of my sister's homemade Sherlock Holmes costume circa 1978. Ellen wears the silky pink pantaloons of a genie costume I wore when I was 5, completely unrecognizable to children of the Jasmine era. The wig is from Maggie's Zelda mash-up 2 years ago. The single red glove? An Isotoner. And on her head is a hat given to me by my mother who overestimated my capacity to pull off looks inspired by Diane Keaton. I wore that hat. Without irony. (Sad, isn't it?)

I think Ellen has the skin tone to pull off blond.

23 comments:

  1. Would you be offended if this was the first thing that came to my mind regarding that last picture?

    http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/celebrity/images/Movie/pb-et-hat.JPG

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  2. Spot on, Robbie.

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  3. miserable, rotten camera breakers. they better check themselves.

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  4. BAH! Gertie! Hhahahaha.

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  5. i was definitely thinking ET too.

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  6. Wonder what archeologists will say in a thousand years when they comb through old costume boxes found in the wreckage of humanity? (Why do I assume only the costumes will survive?)

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  7. Hilarious. I won't be getting THAT one out of my head any time soon.

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  8. He bought you a skirt you never wore, and yet he married you ANYWAY? Wow! =)

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  9. Getting to laugh at your kids is totally the payback for labor and delivery or something, right?

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  10. Stop it with Ellen in the scary costume!

    I need to subscribe to your blog because it has been too long and I always chuckle with much glee and delight when I read it.

    I don't know if Hannah commented about this on your old post but I just wanted to say that at BYU 10 years ago, Matt's best friend used the-word-that-you-don't-allow-in-your-house as his Route Y password, and the Honor Code office (or whoever) contacted him and made him change it.

    I hate that word, but that story always makes me laugh.

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  11. ok, I saw your name on Emily Craig's blog... and I thought I would see if you are indeed the same Kacy Faulconer who worked in the Fine Arts & Comms Advisement Center, w/ Brenda and Julee... I was the last person hired before you left.. I think.

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  12. Yes, it's me. Brenda Butterfield taught me to say "materials" instead of "stuff." That was a great job. Hello!

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  13. Kacy this is Stacey from the ward and I found your blog through Lindsay Ruiz...i hope its ok with you for me to follow it!! You are a FANTASTIC writer! thanks for making me get in some good laughs today :)

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  14. Oh my gosh, laughed out loud when I spotted that red glove. She is so cute. And that combination of family artifacts makes it all the better. In fact I'd like to borrow that costume for Halloween if I could.

    Is that top cut out supposed to be Joseph Smith? Kinda looks like it.

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  15. Kacy, will you autograph my Ensign?

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  16. Check with my assistant, Jamie. Kidding!

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  17. enjoyed the pics and thanks again for the smiles your blog does it every time.

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  18. Christian bought you a baby outfit while you were dating? Quite the optimist!

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  19. It is late at night and I am covering my mouth so I don't wake people up while I am laughing/crying hysterically at this post. You are a troublemaker. Thank you for making my day, which really needed the costume box.

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