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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree

My Mom's office was having an office decorating party with a secret awesome prize.  If you know Mom or me we tend to go overboard with these types of activities.  It's not really the need to win, but more the reaction we get from other people.  The affirmation that we are totally kick-ass women with some mad skills is what we look forward to.  Co-workers all know about Mom's creativeness and were excited to see what we had planned.

After some brainstorming we came up with Santa's Workshop.  Mom would be Mrs. Claus and the kids would be elves.  Thankfully, I was not asked to be Santa!  We knew we had the competition in the bag.  Once we came up with the idea the ball just kept rolling.  One thing turned into another, which turned into another, with turned into yet another. 

Friday morning, when co-workers started to arrive at work, they were in shock and awe.  We outdid ourselves!  Mrs. Claus and the elves were hard at work in Santa's Workshop.  After checking the naughty and nice lists, the little boys and girls (coworkers) would receive coal or candy depending on their status.  Mrs. Claus handed out gingerbread shaped cookies with warm wassel.  Many laughs were shared, Mom's status as the person who goes over and beyond was still intact, and the entire building came over to see the excitement.  It was fantastic!

Obviously, Mom won the contest.  She received one day of paid vacation, but would have rather received cash. 
Trying on costumes the night before.

CAUTION:  Elves at work! 

Did you make the Naughty or Nice list?

My two little elves hard at work.

The crew!

6 comments:

Weight loss is NO FAIRY TALE said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I love the costumes!!!

Lap Band Gal said...

So fun!

Stephanie said...

OMG - these are SO awesome!! I love it! :)

fatgirlwearingthin said...

Girlie, you are going to have to start showing off that rockin' bod of yours instead of hiding it behind the elves!

FatAngryBlog said...

CUTE!!!!!

Mrs. D said...

That is so awesome!!! I wish my office did stuff like this, but nooooo. We just sing christmas music, loudly and badly! Boys look like they had a blast!

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