Monday, November 7, 2011

Switching Places

I like to run a drama-free household. So this year we had some stringent criteria for our Halloween costumes. They needed to:

1) Be cheap, or, preferably, free
2) Require no sewing, gluing, painting, or glitter
3) Require little to no shopping
4) Be comfortable and preferably un-embarrassing (Isaac's request)

And being the ever-resourceful people that we are, we came up with costumes that met all four criteria.

We switched places. 

Meet Camber, MBA Candidate, and Isaac, RN.

I was all set for an easy, drama-free morning as we put on our costumes, but we hit a snag I wasn't anticipating.

Isaac said, while I buttoned up his shirt, "You look weird."

So in case I didn't catch it the first time, he repeated it when I got on the suit jacket. "You look weird."

At first I thought he was just referring to the general sagging nature of the suit. Not quite my size.

But before we exchanged our habitual peck after morning prayers, Isaac recoiled.

"I feel like I'm kissing a guy."

Thanks, dear. This was the real reason he thought I "looked weird."

Never mind that I didn't make him wear anything even remotely girly. He looked great in the scrubs. In fact, he enjoyed them so much that we calculated how old he'd be if he became a doctor after his MBA.


Forget it.

Our ward Halloween party was epic, and just for fun, here's the donut-eating contest (photos courtesy of Channa Dalton, who has a far better camera, and let's face it, better camera skills, than I do)

Isaac lost. But he looked good, and that's important.

And my Halloween cupcake, because it was the cutest darn thing I've ever eaten.

To conclude it all, the first words Isaac said to me when we got home? 

"Please change."


  1. I liked the idea of switching places. I though it was creative (and cost effective too).

  2. Love it Camber! You guys looked awesome. I would advise against Isaac starting med school too, no matter how good he looked in those scrubs (and they did suit him so well!) Mark started right after college and still won't be done with residency until he's 34!

  3. You guys are so funny. We miss hanging out with you. Why can't you move to Nevada?

  4. I loved the idea! It was genius!! And the cupcakes were amazing!

  5. haha! Dave and I dressed up as each other last year and it was so wierd. Dave's pants (my pants) were way too tight on him and I looked like a ganster in a white Dr. coat. You guys look legit. That is a cute cupcake.