Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Now with twice the sugar!

Katie, Liz and I (This picture makes up look like a girl band. What would our name be? And we took this picture for a reason, not because we spend our evenings trying out the camera's timer function.) went to our ward's Halloween Party (and yes, let's be honest here, it's a Halloween party. You cannot pass something off as a "harvest festival" if it involves candy and costumes. Harvest festivals involve cornucopias and hay rides, neither of which were present on Saturday, much to my dismay). I don't normally dress up for Halloween because if I don't have a funny or clever costume then it's not worth the effort. And maybe in the past I haven't been so creative in October to think of anything. But somehow we got it into our heads that we should dress up (I blame Andrea. She was in town and strange things happen when she's here.) so we brainstormed and decided on breakfast, mostly because breakfast is awesome. I haven't met too many breakfasts that I didn't like.

So I was cereal (Honey Bunches o' Rachel: Now with twice the sugar and fortified with moxy) and Katie was milk (Mad Cow Milk: You'll foam at the mouth for more) and Liz was a spoon. We got together on Friday night to make the costumes and I have to say that if it weren't for pizza, spray paint fumes and that frantic energy that sometimes comes with exhaustion we would not have made it through the night. Friday nights are bad anyway but Katie had parent/teacher conferences all day, Liz had to cover like 10 other people's jobs and I had 12 solid hours of the Doc asking me to pull people's ears.
But it was totally worth it because you're looking at winners over there. That's right folks, we were the winners of the Upland First Ward costume contest. Woo-woo! Confession: we didn't even know that there was a costume contest, nor did we know that they were announcing the winners until we heard our names being called out while we were looking for a table to eat dinner on. I was a pretty exciting moment. Or, I may have still had some residual paint fumes in my brain and it just seemed really exciting.
We were all too tired to actually remember our cameras so thanks to Heather for sending me the picture of us. You can use your imagination for the back of the costumes. They involved nutritional values and a lovely story about cows.

12 comments:

Andrea said...

I've been waiting for this post! The costumes are awesome, I'd like to say I helped in the initial planning but really all I did was laugh as you three planned. Way to use your moxy and win the costume contest!

The Katzbox said...

This is hysterical...and clever...and just over the top! If inhaling fumes are the secret ingredient, I'm all for it/them...*cough*

Rach said...

I love your costumes. I'm glad you won! I hope the prize was good.

Valerie said...

Wow, I don't even know what to say. Congratulations doesn't seem like enough for so great an honor.
p.s. I hope, after you accepted the award, you eventually found a table to eat dinner on.

Liz W. said...

First, let me apologize again for the fumes...and the paint spillage...and the foam bits everywhere...and the "Oh My Gosh I'm a crappy friend" bad attitude! I wasn’t at my best that day/night.

Second, I think we might have to where the costumes again next year so I can write on my board “I’m a spoon with Rachel O’s on it!”

That might help people know that I’m not a tie with a spotty toilet seat on my head…

Liz W. said...

I meant "wear" not "where". I hate when I do things like that!!!!

Laura said...

These are great!! I wish I could see all the fabulous details. Maybe you should wear them to pumpkin party! My team at work is defending our "best overall costume" title from last year (we were Britney Spears and Company - complete with rehab center, court house, dropped babies, etc.).

This year, we are doing a Star Trek theme, dorky, I know, but these two guys came up with real Star Trek characters that resemble just about every one of 18 people who will be involved. It'll be interesting. I'll post a picture after Friday - but only if we win!!

Stephanie said...

I love your creativity and amazingness! Kudos to you three, and kudos to the judge for choosing the obvious in winners.

Gina said...

There was a costume contest?! Honestly, there wasn't one when I was there. :)

You guys look so good. Makes me wish I could have been there.

Hi Liz!

Wendy said...

Love, love, love it. I always want to do something fun and creative, but then end up chickening out and being nothing. I did dress up this year though (devoted readers of my blog will already know what I was). Not nearly as cunning as these get-ups, but, hey, at least it was something.

Lish said...

Have I told you guys how much I love your creativity and sense of humor! Love you guys!!!

(It's Alicia Morse ;)

Tammy said...

I wonder what your girl band name would be?