Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Cheer


Mom, Cassie, Lisa, Kolby, Michelle

Last Christmas my mom was working part-time occasional in admissions at a hospital here in Oklahoma. She loved it because she pretty much got to choose when she worked and didn't work. Perfect for a mom putting herself back into the world of work after 27 years at home raising children. She still needed her freedom and time. Well, the Christmas schedule came out and of course she wasn't on it, though she felt bad for those who were. One particular lady who told she wouldn't have to work on Christmas, was indeed scheduled to work first thing Christmas morning. This may not seems as horrible as it was if you didn't consider she was a single mother of 2 little boys. In a frenzy she emailed everyone in the area she worked begging for a miracle. My mom's first thought was "Phew I'm glad it's not me that has to work!" But her conscience got the better of her. After consoling with my dad, they decided that my mom would offer to work for this woman Christmas Day. Since my 12 and 16 year old sisters, 21 year old brother, and dad were home, they also decided to take part in going to the hospital. They wanted to bring Christmas cheer to some of the patients there. They borrowed some elf costumes from some people in our ward, (which were actual costumes from the movie ELF) and went on their way with a guitar, songs, and goodies. They absolutely loved the experience and have decided to make this a tradition on Christmas morning. Thus, the pictures of the elves Christmas morning 2007!!!



Cassie and Michelle

Lisa and Kolby

3 comments:

Rachel said...

How cute is that? I knew they went to the hospital every year, but I didn't know they went in such cute elf costumes. Cassie especially looks cute in her pink dress. I'm glad you guys are having a good time!!!

Whitehorn Family said...

Holy Cow!! How did you guys end up with the coolest costumes from the Elf movie?
You guys look so cute.
How did the rest of your vacation in Oklahoma go?

Amy said...

That is so cute! Did you dress up, too? I miss your cute family!! Please say hello to them all for me. I saw your mom's blog and the cute pic of their cruise and Michelle---gorgeous girl! I hope to see you ALL again, soon!