Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Haley Is a Gem...Plus Anniversaring in NY

This post is a hodge podge of items, but they are all interesting. Really. Just ask me. BTW, can you pick out the made up word in the title of this post? Winner gets to eat dinner tonight. Moving on... The clever narratives below apply to the picture immediately following them. -------------- The funniest thing about this picture is Haley's tooth. You know the one. You can't miss it. The tooth that used to occupy the hole on the right moved out and the tooth on the left tried to move in. Needless to say, Haley wasn't the only one grateful when the offending tooth fell out, even if it did happen at 4:00 in the morning. Haley's photographic talent on display again in this beautifully framed shot. This is a view from one of the examining rooms at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. I think she was going for a visual representation of the depressed inner city economy. And we see why seven-year-olds shouldn't be allowed to wear makeup! Seriously though, Haley and Kelsee decided to go for a spa day, complete with mud mask. Notice no picture of Kelsee? Curious... Another of Haley's famous photographs. This one was either going for the motion blur (she was swinging in her indoor therapy swing at the time) or was just trying to embarrass Cameron. The effect of all the Christmas specials on network television. (Ignore the hole in the ceiling, please. Leaking pipes in the kitchen above; it was not a failed attempt at decorating.) It's obvious this picture is fake. The clothes are too fancy and there's too much hair. Just so's you know, this was taken inside the Albany Visitor's Center during our 15th anniversary trip this past weekend. A miracle, huh, that Kelsee would stick with me for that long, you know, considering I apparently have no neck. The final stop before we boarded the plan to return home was at the first Shaker site in the United States. This location is the burial site of the founder of Shakerism, which is a dying movement. Once there were 300 believers at this site alone. Now, the only active Shaker site in the US (in Pennsylvania) has only seven believers. Hung outside the gift shop was this Shaker recruitment poster.