Sunday, October 7, 2007

The invasion of the college coeds

This was Texas-OU weekend and anyone who follows college football knows what a big rivalry it is. Texas lost but I had a great time. Allison came home for the game and brought 7 friends with her to stay in our house. They brought sleeping bags and pillows and camped out in our floor. Several of her other friends came over on Friday night for dinner. Curtis grilled chicken, smoked a brisket, made macaroni salad and a big pot of beans and they ate until they couldn't move. They played a giant game of Uno in the living room floor while a game of dominos was going on in the dining room and Curtis and I just enjoyed listening to the chatter of young people in the house. I didn't much understand any of the biology discussion that was going on but loved hearing the laughter. I got up early on Saturday to fix them a big breakfast before they headed off to the fair. Allison made me laugh a couple more times. The first time was when she yelled , "Mommy, I can't believe you aren't taking pictures of all these people getting ready in our bathroom at the same time!" Of course, I obliged. Look closely. There is a boy brushing his teeth in the midst of those girls. The second time was when they were about to leave and she announced a ticket check! She held up her ticket and said , "I want to see everyone's ticket because if I have to turn around and come home, I will be seriously annoyed." Taught her well, didn't I? Fun times. I hope they come back next year, too.


Theresa Tyree said...

Seeing those UT shirts and hearing the talk about brisket makes me long for home!!

You're a brave soul for putting up with that many kids. I know Eric would never allow it!!

Cheryl Wray said...

How FUN is that??? You are a GREAT Mom for hosting allthose friends!!

As a Texan and Texas fan, the picture warmed my did the talk of smoked brisket.I'm one of the few people in Bama who even barbecues brisket,I think. I love it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun weekend at your house! Love it. Yep - a touchy game in my family, but majority rules, so I'd have to go with OU even though I'm a Texan, LOL

Amy Birch said...

What a great mom you are!!! Did they have a blast?

I'm looking forward to getting to know you!!! We'll have a lot of fun preparing for HOF!


MPalmerChapman said...

what a great time! My DD is away at college, too, and reading your post today, makes me want Megan to bring all her friends home for a crazy fun weekend. So glad that you are enjoying this time.


Liz Ness said...

Too funny! Your daughter is so cute/cool! Also, love that you hosted so many of them...what a cool mom you are!