Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Weekend

As you all know, I went to see my mom and sisters this past weekend for my sister, Amy, and my mom's birthday. Amarillo was freezing cold, and as expected, the wind was blowing like a million miles an hour.





Here is picture of Amy paying no attention to me, but instead is on her flippin' blackberry watching her video over and over.


Here is what happens when the wind blows a million miles an hour in the Texas panhandle. These are Texas style tumbleweeds. Ya know everything is bigger here... This was taken while I was getting gas. I stayed in the car because I am a whimp and honestly I am petrified of being speared by a giant tumbleweed.

We ate out every meal because it was Amy's and Mom's birthday and that left Erin and I...


Hello Restaurant Row!!!! This is Erin and Mom at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. And yes, they actually eat, just not like the Champs do.

Here are the Champs.
Amy had her bouffant going and all four of my chins were present to enjoy the grub.
Here we are staring at the sun with our eyes watering and unable to open. Look at Mom's new dog, Lucy, a King Charles Cavalier. Isn't she so cute? (Amy will say, "Thanks for putting a picture of me with my eyes closed!" and I will say, "But I looked good, so shut it We are about to eat. Erin looks like she is about to pass out from hunger. I wish I would have know you were getting a boob shot because I would have smushed them together for greater cleavage. Shut up, Deb. Yes, I have to use my upper arms for cleavage.





This, my friends, is what we ate for breakfast.
Blueberry pancakes, eggs over-easy, thick sliced bacon, (slurp)

Biscuits and gravy, Cheesey hashbrowns, Sausage, Grits, Stewed Apples, Ham, and an orange slice. This was just mine and Amy's side of the table.



We ate and we laughed, which made us hungry, so we ate again.

My sisters and I grew up very sheltered. Our dear mother sat behind us with a cup towel while we watched TV and covered the screen if any violence or kissing went on.
So Erin, in all her 34 years has never seen the Thriller video. She said at the exact point every time she tried to watch it, Mom or Gammy made her "turn that filth off". So I educated all of them and played it for them on my laptop. Below is video of them watching it. They were all so into it, they never looked over to see if I was doing...
This is long, but the background music will put you in a good mood. Just watch my mom's reactions. Erin will be giving her dance officianado commentary thruout it's entirety.





41 comments:

Tenakim said...

The pancakes from Cracker Barrel are dangerously delicious- I thik they deep fry them!!! We have one about 2 minutes from my house- do you know how hard that is?

You and Amy look gorgeous- give poor Erin a burger for Christmas please!

The new pup is very cute!

I feel very left out since I just noticed your invitation only blog.

GinGin said...

You guys are always having so much fun!!!! That was such a great video of the surprise. I'm so glad you did that, IT WAS GREAT!!! I love Grayson's curls, Wes had a little rat tail that I just loved to play with, it was so soft, but it kept getting longer and Shani just had to cut it off. HOpe you are having a blast getting ready for the holidays. TTYL

Jay @halftime lessons said...

OMG that was so fun to watch...I so want to party with you and your family...I'll be right over.

By the way, I had to come over and tell you, I had sex last night and I was phenomenal.



Oh who the fuck am I kidding.

Tiffany said...

I think I could hang you you ladies. I mean I DO live in the South. LOL

I love your mom's reactions to the video. LOL

And Amy looks EVIL in that first pic. Don't tell her I said that.

Oh hi Amy!

Lori said...

I LOVE Cracker Barrel! I'm suddenly very hungry...

BTW, I need both arms, a leg and a foot to create the illusion of cleavage. No lie.

cIII said...

Gol-damn!! I loves me some Cracker Barell. I make better gravy, though. I use Bourbon.

Soxy Deb said...

OMG!! Mom was breakin it down. Go on with your bad self mama!!

You girls kill me. You have such a great relationship and I swear mama could be one of your sisters. She's a looker.
No, I'm not trying to come onto mama or nothing. Relax.

And nice try with the cleavage. But I saw NONE. A little humpy-doe maybe, but no cleavage.
Luvs ya!!

The Mom said...

What a gorgeous bunch of ladies! and now i'm starving!! ;)

Karyn said...

You are so lucky to have sisters! Looks like y'all had a great time.
Funny video.

Miss Anne said...

Thriller is a way of life!!!

You guys look awesome and I bet you had a ton of fun!

p.s. you are gorgeous!

Vinnie Sorce said...

The wind blows like that in AZ too!

Jennifer Suarez said...

What 4 chins??? You are insane girl, you are beautiful. Of course AFTER eating that awesome looking breakfast you may have added ONE. MAYBE

Kritta22 said...

What a whoot! You girls must have great slumber parties now that you are older enough to watch Triller!!

Ronda's Rants said...

How much fun...I wanna come next time!
Really...you all look great and it looks like a lot of fun!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Apparently I NEED to get my butt to Cracker Barrel for breakfast! Who knew?

And I was LOL at the video...

Dawn said...

You're mom was enjoying that video. She can't lie!!!! LOL~ I cracked up when she actually started singing!!

You all are just too cute!!

Oh, one of my best friends lives in Amarillo. They own Bruckner mack trucks.

Dawn said...

Oh, also, LOL!! I lived in the Oklahoma panhandle just two hours from Amarillo.... and I remember the first time I saw a tumbleweed. I found it so funny to see one just blowing down the highway. LOL!

careysue said...

I can't believe, I was watching a video of three ladies, watching a video and liking it...your mom cracks me up!!

Love your accents!!

6HappyHearts said...

Girl no wonder you're so stinkin cute! It's in your genepool : )
My babies call Cracker Barrel "The Barrel's". I'm convinced they put crack in their biscuits!
Ya'll are adorable!

Annie said...

Eric needs ome more pancakes! You guys are all too cute! I need a sister! :)

Eudea-Mamia said...

Thriller! How many nights did I loose sleep because of that damn video. I guess my mother didn't care about me as much as yours did.

Glad you had fun!! I think I saw that tumbleweed suck up one of the NASCAR Santas on its way by my house this morning.

amelia bedelia said...

thanks for putting a picture of me with my eyes closed!

jill jill bo bill said...

But I looked good so shut it!

Chris said...

Hello, I keep hearing all over the place how funny you are, so I came over to meet you. And they were right, you are funny. I love Cracker Barrel too, pecan pancakes,please...I enjoyed your post. Come visit me when you had a chance. I'd love to get to know you better.

Hugs,
Chris

Lilly's Life said...

What beautiful women you all are. And your Mom looks like another sister. Its great you are all close like that. Loved the video too.

ann said...

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?I WAS RAISED IN ODESSA AND BORN IN DUMAS.YES,THE WIND BLOWS AND THE SAND.I MISS IT THOUGH.I LOVED THE,YOU CAN SEE FOREVER.AND THE TUMBLE WINDS AND LONG AGO THE HORNEY TOADS...ANN

AJ said...

How fun! Looks like you had a great time:) I can imagine you ladies are always this crazy! Wish we had a Cracker Barrel by us!

The Rule Maker said...

That was great! I laughed so hard at the video! Loved hearing the accents.

AND Cracker Barrel! What memories...

"biscuits, bacon and grits, oh my!"

(said like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!

nikkicrumpet said...

You guys crack me up. It always looks like such fun when you get together. But I feel cheated...the video wasn't working...ok...I'll admit it...I couldn't even find the damn thing!

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

We laughed, we ate, we laughed, and we ate again.

Did you guys ever leave?

Deb said...

You did look good. You did what had to be done.

I want some pancakes.

Linda S said...

Mom's got the groove thing way over you guys...seriously! I want to party with HER!

Janie said...

Girl. Your mom HAS THE BEAT.

binks said...

Tumbleweeds and Cracker Barrel all in the same day?
Y'all look so cute.

Justine said...

Dammit, blogger ate my comment! In a nutshell, I said your mom is a trip, and loved watching her bop around watching the video.

Erin needs to smile more in pictures!

You guys are gorgeous.

I wanna cuddle the puppy.

Justine :o )

binks said...

Hey - award for you over at my place.
:)

Debbie said...

So I read a story not long ago about a women making a fortune selling tumbleweeds online. Can you believe it? I think I would be like you and stay in the car.
Breakfast looks great!

Julie said...

Aw,that looks like such fun. What a good sister you are!

Deb said...

i am beginning to think that "your mother" and "erin" are two innocent women that amy and you have kidnapped and are holding hostage for your own entertainment.

the pup is adorable. i want one of those SOOOO badly, but my husband forbids dogs under 50 lbs.

please tell me you are still eating. we can't stop until after the holidays. at least.

Elaine A. said...

I love the couple of parts when your Mom (who looks like another sister by the way...) was gettin' down!

Looks like you girls had a blast!

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Okay Okay I am officially jealous!!!

I picture in my minds eye a tumbleweed chasing you and your sister yelling "run, Jill, runnnnn"
You know like in Forrest Gump LMAO