Wednesday, November 3, 2010


For Halloween this year C and I dressed up as Avatars. I hated that movie. But, I made a deal with C that if he built this, I would be an Avatar. I didn't think it would actually happen, but he had that bed built so fast! And so, I had to hold up my end of the deal.

The only issue was we got as far as face paint and C's wig until the day of the party. C had grabbed his camo stuff from AZ while we were down there in August, but I had NOTHING to wear over my stretchy blue pants [which happen to be C's running tights when it gets cold.] I made a skirt out of an old button up shirt I had and threw on a brown top. A couple of braids later and Bam. Avatar.

It was way too much work to get all painted like that to just go to one party, so after our Halloween Party ended, we headed to BYU campus to liven things up a bit.

We peered through the windows in the library where people were studying, ran from tree to tree and peered out at innocent passers-by, and sometimes ran full force through groups of people just to freak them out. It was wonderfully immature and hilarious.

The highlight of my night was by the freshman dorms. There were these two freshman boys who were doing the swagger walk, like they were all that. I ran full force about a foot away from them and they ran into each other in a total panic trying to get away from me. It was hysterical to watch them try to regain their "cool" stature after squealing like little girls. Bahahaha.

C really embraced the part.

We even paid the security guards in the library a little visit. They informed us that the face paint and the wig classified as a "costume" so they could not allow us into the library. I'm really grateful they were able to tell me that what we were wearing were costumes. We had been unsure up to that point.

Overall, a rousing success of a night. It was a blast!


  1. HOORAY! I'm so glad you posted these pictures. You look absolutely brilliant. And I SO wish that you had a video of scaring the freshman boys.

  2. Hilarious! Sounds like a fabulous fun night!

  3. This and many other posts has brought me to write you a thank you note - in the spirit of an attitude of gratitude. You now that lesson in YW's about being an example even when you don't think anyone is watching? Well, here's one time when you get to find out someone is. I came across your blog on a blog train and enjoyed reading through your posts so much I bookmarked the blog and come back often. So,here are a few of the things I learned and one suggestion.

    I learned:
    -to be patient with my kids because I forget how special they are sometimes
    -to be more understanding and careful in the words I say to others because words can hurt even when they aren't meant to
    -to be braver - maybe next year I'll actually be Princess Leia with my Jedi husband =)
    -to scrapbook because it's fun again
    -to work on dating and cooking and other wifely skills
    -to keep going and be strong enough to do what the Lord asks me to do.

    The suggestion - make a card for your Party with the Calls business that I can download and print out - like a business card. We come across people who would like to use your work and I'm always looking for a pen. =)

    In short, just a thanks for sharing your struggles and victories with perfect strangers all over the world. Hugs from NM!

  4. Love the costumes and I am still laughing about the scare and the library security. Pretty serious business there. The table looks fabulous and what a fun party! Love it. I think that bed is worth it. Maybe I can find something Scott really wants to do/be/see so he can help me build something off that sight (since I have been obsessed with it for about a year, much to his chagrin). xo

  5. You look so pretty-even as an avatar! ;)