January 3, 2010

Kickoff 2010 and Embarrassing Photos

Happy New Year! It's Day 3 and already I'm well on my way to accomplishing nothing. I've been off work for nearly two weeks and all the little things I had planned to get done during this time at a lackadaisical pace have been squandered beneath the grim reality that I am lazy, just like my mom always said. As a result, I am supremely happy that I didn't make any New Year resolutions because at this rate, I'll hit 2011 with zero achievements to show for the entire 12 months preceding. Therefore, I think I can place my advanced predictability skillz in the Success Column. Score one for me!

Now for the embarrassing photos of my New Year's Eve:

This snapshot, while not particularly embarrassing for me, is sure to come back to haunt my nanaboy, since he's not normally into fluorescent pink earrings. He gets props, though, for getting into the spirit and not caring what anybody thinks. He rocks.

His mother, cute as she is, turned out to be the New Year Peacock. This would not be her most embarrassing snapshot of the night.

As for me, because there were children in attendance, I was forced to keep my clothes on all night. I know. Sad.
In this portrait, I'm showing off my party animal skillz. It's the glasses, in case your own skillz are too sucky to figure it out, and, well, they're crooked. Incredibly, I was still able to see much better while I wore these babies. In fact, I saw my way to the cranberry cream cheese dip more than anyone else in attendance. 

What's embarrassing about this picture is that I'm wearing UT colors.
Here's my daughter the peacock, sans plumage, showing off her Texas Caviar, made with fresh black-eyed peas, peppers, onions, and seasonings. Yum! Real southerners eat black-eyed peas to ensure good luck all year long.

It totally worked for me last year; I didn't get married once.

Here I am getting drunk on all the good luck I can spoon in. Wait. Here I am on my way to getting drunk.That's it.

What's embarrassing about this photo is that everyone knows you don't eat black-eyed peas until January 1st. Plus, I double-dipped and didn't tell anyone. There, my need to confess all sins has left me publicly humiliated. Happy?

But seriously, if you double-dip and nobody's paying attention, how bad can it be?

Here's an example of just ONE of our illegal fireworks. Bottle rockets were pretty much the cous de gras of our wild and crazy celebration.

What's embarrassing is that these giant sparklers actually are illegal in Texas, a state once reputed to be the epitome of the Wild West. Nowadays, we just execute people.
Here I am with the boys at midnight. I know there's something embarrassing about this photo, but I can't get my head around it. Hmmm. Or maybe it's actually quite perfect since I am flanked by two of the cutest elfins on the planet.

At 2 a.m., my mad partying skillz gave out and commanded, "Go to bed," which I did, staring at the bottom of my nanaboys' top bunk and enduring the party din until the final revelers left at 5:30 a.m. and my vino hangover kicked in like a South Pacific tsunami. However, I survived without having to pay my respects to the Porcelain Gods of old. I believe I have actually, finally, grown up. A little.

How was your New Year's?

45 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

No party at my house. Just call us party-poopers! Watched the ball fall from under my electric blanket!

only a movie said...

You all look adorable. Not at all embarrassing. And you made it until 2am? Impressive. :-)

Sarah Lulu said...

Such cute photos ...I read about this weird black eye peas ritual on new years day on someone else's blog!

I have never seen a pea with black eyes or blue!

Candice said...

You party animal you!! Great pictures. You have an adorable family. That Tx caviar also looks delish!

daisyfae said...

seems you got off lucky, if those are the most incriminating shots from new years eve! there are photos of me - although i have not yet been blackmailed with, er, i mean seen them... on a dance floor. wearing LEDs. clothing, as well, but LEDs. twas a good night!

Alix said...

Double dipper!!! I knew it!! You have that look about you!

Happy new year despite the procrastination and laziness. I prefer my New Years that way - so let's hold hands and go boldly into the new decade. Shall we?

Casa Hice loves you Fragrant Liar!

midlife slices said...

Not many girls can boast of being kissed at the stroke of midnight by not only one....but two handsome guys. You certainly rang in the new years........with blogging in mind. :)

Happy New Year, Kimber. I'll be looking forward to you driving that hot little car north and us getting together in 2010. The guest house is always available to you and/or yours.

otin said...

Oh, you should be sooooooooo embarrassed! LMAO!!

Your drunk picture got me all tingly inside!

Seriously, though, you are smokin! :)

It looks like you had a good time!

Happy 2010!

Kristina P. said...

You guys look awesome! Love the pink earrings.

Secretia said...

I decided to try for the guaranteed no-hangover/no stomach ache combo, and I was successful. Managed to go jogging New Years eve and New Years day both. Then I ate all the food in the house.

Secretia

TechnoBabe said...

No visits to the porcelain gods here, we were asleep early and up early on the first. The pictures show happy faces having a good time, so good for you. You are still so young you can stay up all night.

Madge said...

Sadly I barely stayed awake until 12:00. I did make it though, woke up my seven year old who, at 11:00, said, "I'm just gonna take a little nap" and then I passed out. No alcohol needed. I'm cool like that.

morethananelectrician said...

I see people PRETENDING to eat...but no one eating. We'll see if you actually ate some...if you end up married this year, we'll know you were fibbing.

Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

While new to your blog, I'd like to speak up here and say Momma's don't always know everthan. There is a fine line between lazy and pacing yourself. Girl you gotta find the line. You and the kids are adorable. Black eyed pea eater, double dipper and Texan, OMG I had no idea. LOL
I knew Texas no longer executed folks with fireworks but now I'm all confused.
Your blog is so cute, glad I found ya. HNY a little late and not loud either in case the wine thing and all.

AirmanMom said...

Looks as though you had a fun new year...setting a good pace for the entire year.
Much happiness to you and yours!
~AM

powdergirl said...

What are you ? like, 12? You're just as smokin' as Otin says you are, even in your dorky glasses, you dork.

Good work Texas, on the executions, you are forgiven for the loss of your status as a wild wid west show.

Way to go Nana boy on rocking those danglers.

Peacock girl! The good genes from your mothers side are showing up beautifully.

injaynesworld said...

The photo of the adorable boy in pink earrings is going to provide much-needed blackmail ammunition when he becomes a teen.

All in all, looks like a great party. Me? I went to bed at 9:00 because when it's midnight in NYC that's good enough for me.

rxBambi said...

I think it looks like a great party, even if you did have to keep all your clothes on. My biggest disappointment of the night was that I didn't have a damn tiara! I started out the year without one, and without a champagne toast so I think it's destined to suck. Although, I did have black-eyed peas and cornbread on the 1st so hopefully that'll be enough.

PS- you are so stinkin hot. Seriously. I know why Otie follows you (even if you keep your clothes on)

pps- now you're kinda afraid of me, right? sorry

Beth said...

You are just adorable! And it sounds like you guys had quite the party.

The embarrassing thing for me was that I played dominoes with my neighbors until 10 p.m. then went home and struggled to stay up till midnight.

The Things We Carried said...

Very cute you all are!

Stephanie Faris said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun to me! And I'm lovin' those pink earrings on him. What a good sport he was!

Brian Miller said...

nice shots...i was out by 12:15...

happy new year!

Lee said...

Get the embarrassing photos out of the way in the first week! Good idea!

Anonymous said...

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Captain Dumbass said...

I was in bed early with my morning/afternoon/night sick wife, but at least we stayed up past midnight. Looks like you had fun though.

blognut said...

About that double-dipping? Everyone knows that if no one saw you do it, you didn't do it. Therefore, no need to confess it.

It's all good!

Oh My Goddess said...

Very cute! What fun, I wish I could say the same.
My beau was sick with a stomach virus so I hung out pretending it wasn't New Year's Eve. It's Jan 3 and I still have seen him!
Black eyed peas were on my good luck menu too. I did time, I mean I lived in Georgia for a while and got used to the custom that my ex's family introduced me to. Food always outlasts the marriage right?

Snappy Di said...

So.... who invited Elton John to your New Year's celebration? LOL Wowzer.... great holy glasses Batman!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Joker_SATX said...

Embarrasing? I think not. These pics were great!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute...You did not get married this year????
My NYE was much more tame.
Scrabble.
A movie with my 16y/old (pg13 'cause I suck the fun out of everything)
Bed at 1 am.
No hangover.
This may be a first.
Happy new year to you and your family.

Winters Reaper said...

those are wonderfully fun pictures...

nice way to start the new year off


*smiles*

Twenty Four At Heart said...

You made it till 2 a.m? I only made it until 1:30. I must be older than you ...
Sigh!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Okay, I want the recipe to Texas Caviar. It looks delicious! Yes, I too believe that you eat black eyed peas on the 1st but I didn't have any so I didn't eat any. I wonder if there are do overs of any sort??

Cute pictures. Yay you for not being totally hungover.

Kay said...

Congrats on surviving yet another new year! and many great wishes to come! :)

Hilary said...

You look so young. Your kidlets could pass for siblings easily.

We partied with neighbours as we do every year. About 7 families on the street get together at one house. Safe trip home that way. ;)

Happy 2010!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I keep a stash of Most Embarrassing Photos of my teen daughter...just in case. One never knows when one might need some leverage. Great photos! We had friends for dinner, kicked them out at 10pm and were in bed shortly thereafter. BUT we did toast in the New Year/Decade during dinner 'cause it was midnight SOMEwhere, right?

mo.stoneskin said...

Those tube classes are incredible. Can I borrow them for a night out?

phd in yogurtry said...

that caviar looks deee-lish!

foxy said...

Looks like a great time, Kimber! Happy new year to you, fellow hooha!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

It's a brave, brave lad who'll be photographed with pink dangly earrings!

Happy new year!

Rochelle said...

How festive! And there were people that partied until 5:30AM?!? I am humbled. But I still managed to give myself a vino hangover because we were starting a diet the next day so I had to drain the bottle. I had to.

Nancy said...

Great photos! Happy New Year =)

Vic said...

You have some good genes in that family!

I miss the black-eyed peas. The non-platform-shoe-wearing peas.

Pat said...

I enjoyed your photos - didn't see one embarrassing one in the bunch! Yeah - sparklers are illegal but Texans like to zap people to death. Go figure.

We had a quiet New Years Eve. In fact, hubby went to bed at 11:30. Story of MY life.

creative kerfuffle said...

love all the pictures! and for the record, the guys on mythbusters tested the double dip theory and there are no more germs spread by double-dipping than not double-dipping. so, go ahead : )