Thursday, August 14, 2008

Photo Story Friday #4

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


My mom retired last month. Her co workers threw a lovely party for her and friends and family gathered to help her celebrate. After the party 3 of my siblings, our spouses and my folks went to a local Mexican restaurant where there was an Elvis impersonator running some Karaoke. Well it does not take much pleading to get me and my sisters up there to sing and shake our booties. Seriously we have no shame. The pictures should be MORE than proof of that. My sister Meg was especially out of control (her husband was not here for the visit and she turned into a wild woman). The ONLY thing that would have made this little outrageous outing better would be if our brother Scotty and his wife Kristie had been there. THEN it would have been ON (i love you guys....keep reading there is a lovely little nugget at the end i am posting especially for you) !!

So there was a group of ladies at a table next to us who were there for a Girl's Night Out. The leader of this little group Maureen kept grabbing my arm to get my attention to sing along with her or do little dance moves for certain songs. She was a hoot and very "happy" so were the rest of her Margarita Girls and they were getting happier and happier with each drink. OH for those of you who may not know, nobody in my family drinks. Yes my friends we got this nutty 100% sober. Though i did joke a few times that i was high on Diet Pepsi since i recently kicked caffeine and was drinking it fully loaded that night. ANYWAY Maureen and the Margarita Girls were DYING to get up and do a song so they begged me (yea really twist my arm) to go up and sing with them. I told them i would and that my sisters and mom would come too...

here WE are hogging the microphone singing Dancing Queen by Abba and THAT's Maureen and the Margarita Sisters behind us dancing...HILARIOUS!!I think Meg and Amy took the whole thing REALLY seriously...i mean look at their faces, and here they were MY back up singers for the "Shoop Shoop Song". Aren't they cute though?

Why yes that is a rude blonde woman blocking ME in the picture. She looked cuter than i did tho!
Meg laughing and singing and making everyone fall in love with her free spirit!
get down Meg...Amy will keep singing while you bust a move!
OK towards the end of the night Meg and I got up and danced by the speakers. She HAD been "flashing people" (i told you she was a wild woman) so i think i am trying to either keep her shirt down in this pic OR take it off of her. Like i said, it was the caffeine and Abba. Sisters Gone Wild!!
here i am raising the roof (what?!) and Meg bringing it back down!
Basically the whole evening was a blast. My throat hurt so bad the next day and there were memories made that night that we will be laughing about for a long time to come!

ok Scotty and Kristie this is for you...Daddy, singing. I think he thought i was just taking a picture of him, cuz he looked at the camera a few times. When you see him looking around he is actually watching a very free spirited bra less woman dance like she was high on acid (it was hard not to wtch her). No it wasn't Meg and no i did not get any pictures of her.

You. Are. Welcome.
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and one more, because i love you!

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The End.

36 comments:

Corey~living and loving said...

LOVE IT! looks like fun. Glad to know I'm not the only person who will karaoke with drinking. LOL

happy PSF!

Pam said...

too.much.fun! So great!

beth said...

Looks like a fun, fun night.

common mom said...

That looks like a blast! So fun to have family that you love to be around with and can have so much fun with :-)

banananutmeg said...

watching dad sing Karaoke is like watching a Japanese dubbed movie. You hear the words...and THEN you see his lips move.
So fun! I wish mark and melinda would have gone up to sing...I guess it would have been pretty hard to top Amy and Josh's rendition of "Summer Lovin'"

Hopefully, by the time I got to my "Take a Chance On Me...pow-pow!pow-pow-pow! choreography" everyone else from our audience had put back enough margaritas to remember anything!

photomommy said...

looks like you all had fun!

MERRIANNE said...

OH MY GOSH...that looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!! woooo hooooo!!!!!!

peapodsquadmom said...

Now that looks like a fabulously fun party! Wish I was there!

Killlashandra said...

Wow, you guys are braver than I that's for sure. I have no voice at all and dread the idea of singing in front of others. But it sure looks like you're having an awesome time at it though!

Krystyn said...

Looks like a grand time! And, without margaritas? Wow! Just imagine what they would have added to the fun.

Jen said...

This post had me smiling ear to ear. I love it! I love the look of joy on all of your faces as you all seem to be having the time of your lives! What a great time!

Cecily R said...

I want to play with you guys!!! What could be better than sisters, caffiene and ABBA?

The pictures are fan-stinkin'-tastic!! You look like the funnest bunch! Hey, is funnest a word? Yea, I don't think so either...:)

Who cares. You ARE the funnest ever.

lisaschaos said...

A girls' night out looks like absolute fun! And it looks like you girls surely had a great one!

angie said...

OK, I think having that much fun should be illegal. J/k. THat's just jealousy talking. It seriously looks like everyone enjoyed themselves so much. ANd, it's so fun to be able to see where the bloggy goodness award originated. :)

kristin hanson said...

LOL I love that resturaunt and your family. The video of your dad is great!

Crazymamaof6 said...

that is ONE SUPER FUN PARTY! what fun you and your sisters have!

Debbie Yost said...

What fun. Although I do like to have a drink from time to time, I can get crazy with my sister like that when we are completely sober. It's more fun that way sometimes and you don't have to deal with the hangover. But, I could never make a fool of myself like that! [wink, wink] :)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Looks like you had a great time.

KrisinTN said...

Love the pictures! You can tell you guys had a blast.

KrisinTN said...

Love the pictures! You can tell you guys had a blast.

KrisinTN said...

Love the pictures! You can tell you guys had a blast.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

Looks like SOOO much fun!!!

scrappysue said...

i need to come out with you guys - dont' ever stop doing that, it looks like so much fun! happy retirement

Chris said...

Everything is better with a little ABBA. And I'll just stay away from the jiggly dancing woman. There is danger down that path.

Shelle said...

I'm a girls night out fan! Looks like so much fun!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

You are a bunch of wild and crazy gals! ;) Fun PSF

MomOf3 said...

It looks like you all are having so much fun!! I love singing to ABBA songs! :)

Golightly said...

How fun!! Isn't it a hoot when people are surprised that you can cut lose and get wild without alcohol?!

I, on the other hand, shy up when it's time to sing on the mic.

Kelly said...

Looks like you had a great time. I am a little jealous of your free spiritness. I have always been way to shy to let loose like that in front of others. I usually smack myself later saying "Why didn't you just do it!" Good for you. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

MamaGeek said...

OH HOW cool is THAT! Excellent PSF!

banananutmeg said...

ok I just blogged about this on my blog...

Your posts have so many comments! Am I not as funny as I think I am?

SuperCoolMom said...

THAT is HYSTERICAL! LOVE it!!! You girls are so funny! We totally need to have a sister's get together! Sounds like we need a Holiday in Hollister next year!

Kelli said...

I love this!!! I so want to do Karaoke with a big bunch of friends. My sister and I did it recently...you'll have to check out my "Karaoke Mama" post from June. (I don't know how to link it to this - sorry.) The place we went wasn't as fun as yours though...Elvis? How awesome is that??? :)

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Elena said...

The first thing that comes to mind when you say local mexican restaurant and Elvis impersonator is, of course, Victoria's!! However, I will never understand their reasoning or the "connection" between Elvis and Mexican food. Looks like you guys had a total blast. I love me some Karaoke!!

Casey's trio said...

Love this PSF! Looks like SO much fun.

Scott said...

Oh dad. dad dad dad. Si no puedes, no puedes, pops. Looks like a lot of fun sorry we missed it. Now that you have mom and dad doing kareoke and playing guitar hero, its time for the real challenge. Mark singing.