It’s good to be a Parsons


For the past several years, Thanksgiving has been the occasion of the Parsons’ Family Christmas Picture.  We usually get some great outtakes – but never so amazing as this.


Does anyone know what’s happening here?  Anyone?  Anyone?  Because I have no recollection of this moment.

But clearly, Swayze was wrong: SOMEBODY puts Baby in a corner – and that somebody is Mom.

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Mom’s cancer treatment starts today – major surgery in Denver at 4pm.  Thanks for keeping her in your prayers.



  1. Sarah on December 2, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Dad and I are giving our best model poses. MAGNUM!

  2. Kimberly on December 2, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    prayer. definitely.
    and love the red coat. a tulle? I have a purple one.

  3. Greta on December 2, 2009 at 10:29 AM


  4. Lisa on December 2, 2009 at 12:02 PM

  5. Emily from Seattle on December 2, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Prayers said…please let us know how your mom is doing as soon as you feel up to it!

  6. Rebs on December 2, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Praying hard for your momma (and laughing out loud at you in the photo). xo

  7. becca on December 2, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    i look quite pleased.

  8. Katie on December 2, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Definitely praying. And I love your red coat.

    We had a family photo shoot over Thanksgiving too – and oh my, it was hilarious.

  9. Casey Evans on December 2, 2009 at 11:50 PM

    The photo is good comic relief for the gravity of the situation. If Claire wanted to send you a Christmas photo, where would she reach you?

  10. Brent on December 3, 2009 at 2:49 AM

    Aaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah….. doubled over laughing…. I love whoever captured this on film. And I love your swayze comment. Hilarious… my thoughts/prayers/positive energies are headed your way!

  11. [not the] Best Blog Ever on December 3, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Hahaha – WHAT are you doing in this photo??? :)

    Glad to read in the post above that your mom’s surgery went well! Yay, and PTL!

  12. Shannon (sister of the other Annie) on December 3, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    He he he…. I love this. I also especially love that if our family was taking a picture, MY Annie would be over there looking surprised too!

  13. Tim on December 9, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    This photo is classic!

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