May 20, 2008

Julio's: In Ten Acts

Act One:
Julio's arrives via FedEx. I pay no attention to the fact that I am wielding scissors around my small child. She's kinda all up in my space, though.



Act Two:

She totally thinks this is for her, so that's me saying, "I don't think so, suckkkkkeeerrrr!"




Act Three:

Oh, my sweet friend put in a card. It said something like, "Dear Melissa, I love Stretch Marks. It has gotten me through some very difficult times. Thank God for you. You are the best. If I didn't have you and Stretch Marks where would I be? You may be the best thing that has ever happened to me. And certainly the best thing to ever happen to the internet! I can't breathe without knowing that ..." yada yada yada. I'm not sure if that's exactly it, but I feel sure that's what she meant.



Act Four:

Clearly someone has gotten distracted.


Act Five:

"Remi, BACK AWAY from the Chips."



Act Six:

This is me singing Praise. I do it a lot. Not normally over chips. But this is a special day.



Act Seven:

"Remi, this is not a word I ever want you to use...but these are MINE."


Act Eight:

"Seriously Remi, I'm not kidding."


Act Nine:

I'm like a proud mama. Seriously though, after the AG took this picture he looked at it and said, "Melissa, there is a good chance you are making too big a deal over these chips. Your holding them like you just gave birth to them."


Act Ten:

Fifteen minutes later I walk back in the room and find this! Did no one pay heed to my words? I said, "Hands off!" But what could I do??? They looked so cute. And as I always say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.


I'm not gonna lie. We had chips for dinner that night.


Thank you Angela. Thank you very, very, much, sweet friend.

73 comments:

Heather said...

Where do I begin here? Remi's fabulous bow-hair? Your proud momma face at birthing twin bags of chips? The fact that I have never had these chips and should probably try them at some point in my existence?

I love your blog too and check it every day, sometimes several times just in case you've posted something that I've missed. I've got a bloggy crush.

Todd Wright said...

I think it's funny to imagine what happened when the box first arrived.

"Oh my God! They're here! The chips are here. Quick, David, get the camera. We have to REMEMBER this..."

At least, that's how it plays out in my mind.

Evi said...

I am totally laughing right now...exactly the way I would behave...
So describe these Julio chips a bit more, I think I missed that part.
why EXACTLY are they so special?????
(I'm feeling like I may have just asked very loaded question)

Trish said...

Melissa, I found you last night (were you missing??) though Debbie at "this is the life". I sat and read your blog for 2 hours (instead of folding laundry! You are a very funny girl. I had so much fun reading last night that I completely missed my favorite show, House Hunters. That's how good you are. I had to pop back over her this morning just to say hi and thanks. I now appreciate my stretch marks more than ever!

The chips crack me up! I have nevre seen or heard of them, but I see nothing wrong with eating chips for dinner (or sugar cereal for that matter).

May I link you?

Carol said...

Melissa, I've suspected this for a long time, but this PROVES it. You are NOT RIGHT!!!!!!! ;)

Mrs. Romero said...

That hair bow on that little Remi is so stinkin' cute that instead of jonesin' for chip I am jonesen' for a daughter.

Melissa, can we please be friends? You are SO my people.

Sissy said...

Chips for dinner? Wonderful. I could so do that...but you might have to explain a little more about the chips.

You are too funny. I like that you took the time to take the photos, because this is a monumentous occasion. How many bags did she send?

Lula! said...

I'm so glad we are BFFs now...because this means you will share your chips. Please?

I'm also glad there's another hairbowed child in the world, because my girls are identified by their bows. If for some reason Libbey doesn't have one on at school (due to braids or ponytails) she and I both get asked, "Where's the BOW?" Love me some girls and their bows. Oh, yes.

Kimberley said...

I love that you cuddle your chips then feed them to your family for dinner!

Debbie said...

I love the pictures. I can just hear you playing director to your husband, oh AG, please click now for Act 1. Ok, click now for Act 2.
OK, Remi, sweetie, look real purdy for the camera...Remi, Remi, give me those chips! Now I'm hungry.

Anonymous said...

Get over the chips already!
Hadn't seen you so excited since you found out they were frying twinkies at the state fair.
Don't publish this - I mean it.
Mom -

Evi said...

Oh ho ho!
Your mom is funny!
I am so glad I came back here to find out more about the chips...I would have missed your mom's comment!
And now...the chips????

Mrs. S said...

Last picture is the cutest!

Amy said...

First--Remi is stinkin' adorable! Love her hair. Next-I have never had those chips..they must really be somethin'. Glad you shared!

Maggii said...

I can relate....an internet friend once sent me two bottles of Moxie( a soda only found in certain NE states) I had that same sense of excitement when they arrived and I didn't want to share either...although luckily for me no one else in my family likes Moxie( they think it's gross) so I didn't have to...LOL

Christine said...

I am leaving now to go google Julio's chips. I must know what these are - as giving birth to them while still looking wonderfully together - peaks my curiousity. ;)

Tracy P. said...

Oh that I could get away with chips for dinner! But my husband wants veggies. Two if possible.

Happy SITS Day!!

Jessica said...

awe... to cute and funny.

Sunshine said...

Yes, I too must know more about these chips.

And we could totally hang out together, especially if you're having chips for dinner.

You. Are. Really. Funny.

Happy SITS day!

Lula! said...

OK, I commented on this famous post when it first "aired," but...and Melissa knows what I'm gonna say with this but...and THIS butt...

GIRL! WHERE'S OUR DARN JULIO's??? We've been waiting and begging and reminding and praying. Wasn't AG supposed to use his superior legal talents to find a way for us all to have our own Julio's? Just askin'.

Party of 5 said...

Wow now that is dedication and love. Too bad it's over a bag of chips. Hehehe. No worries everyone has their vices. At least you admit yours.

Take care my SITSa!

Rhea said...

I've never heard of these chips, and I'm thinkin' I'm missin' out on something big...

Your Remi is adorable. I love the bow. And the pictures of you telling her to back off. hehe

Is your hubby an attorney? So is mine. Hmmm...we both have a Remy/Remi and a lawyer hubby? We need to talk, girlfriend.

Jaci said...

How cute are you? I love your blog. I'm adding you to my little reader. :)

At Home Redesigns said...

Love your blog! And love any woman who feels this strongly about chips.

Jenni said...

Now I am intrigued and must try those chips!

Melissa said...

I had chips for dinner last night. With Walmart black bean salsa.....it was gooooood.
I would like to give you props on my blog if that's okay. The first stretch mark quote is second to none! Melissa's are the bomb!

Sherri said...

I guess I better try and find me some of those chips!!! They must be great!! Yeah we've had chips for dinner before!

Me said...

I don't know what Julio's chip are, but if you're prone to becoming addicted to chips, DO NOT try Utz Salt & Malt Vinegar chips. You'll never want to eat anything else. Ever. Even chocolate.

-Bridget said...

I love getting packages in the mail! Someone could have sent me a box with nothing but bubble wrap or packing peanuts and I'd be giddy just over the excitement of having something to open. But those chips, they must really be the bomb. I'm going to have to figure out how to get my hands on some.

Perksofbeingme said...

new reader over from SITS. This might be the greatest thing I've seen in a while. I've never had these chips but the way you're holding them, might just make he have to go find them. I have a feeling this will be a hard search. Where can I find them?

MomMega said...

That's it! I am going to have to look for those chips. I personally have a love affair with Have'a Chips, they are to.die.for.

Jennifer H said...

I've gotten all territorial over food before. Will have to look for those chips!

Love the photos to go with the story, too.

Mama Dawg said...

I've never heard of those.

Love how the pics tell the story, though.

Melanie said...

Amazing what food can do for us that nothing else can.

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Okay, I am sure you are a long lost sister. I have a twin already. So, I guess you make us triplets. Cool. Welcome to the family. You are my kind of gal!

Merrie said...

Hmmm...those must be some good chips! lol

Karen said...

I love the hairbow. I have a photo of myself, as a child, wearing a bow just like that. Little Remi is also seriously cute.

Julio's chips ... (runs off to google) Ooooh, those sound really good, but apparently they are only available in Texas!!!

Smoochiefrog said...

Never heard of them, but obviously they're really good.

Paty said...

Never heard of the chips...Now I'm really curious.

Katy Lin :) said...

i have chip love like this, they're called salsitas! mmm . . .

your family is super cute! congrats on your SITS day!

Caution said...

I think you were much too generous with those chips!

Angela said...

This could me and Krispy Kremes.

Glad someone could hook you up!

Mommy Meryl said...

No one gets in between Mommy Meryl & her chips/salas, so I get it!! Totally cute post!

christie said...

Love the photos! You're so cute! I love the photo with you and your new born chips.
:-)

Hairline Fracture said...

Love the photo essay--including your expressions and your cutie-pie daughter!

Kimberly said...

Sounds yummy...I've never had them, but maybe I'll have to now! :)

Lynne said...

Yummy! I'm a chip girl myself! Your blog is one of my new places to "stalk"! thanks for making me laugh! I needed it today!

Mamasphere said...

That's the best kind of dinner! We eat our chips with guacamole at our house. And then icecream for desert.

Amy said...

That was so cute! All the pics tell a story and I loved it.

I really enjoy getting ideas from fellow bloggers for future posts!

Perez Family Spot said...

OMG!! I can't believe I am admitting this, but I am originally from Del Rio...birth place of Julio's chips and my dad knows "Julio"!! Not only that, but...before these chips EVER came in a bag, they used to sell them out of his house and in a huge bucket. Tell me you have had the salsa too!! You cannot eat these chips without the salsa. WE only use Julio's seasoning on our fajitas and EVERYONE literally begs my husband to open a fajita restaurant. How did you know about Julio's?

Swirl Girl said...

Nothing except a little blue box with white bow (from Tiffany) would make me happier than not only one bag of chips...but TWO!

I am jealous

signed ; a fellow 'toes' group fan

www.swirlgirlspearls.blogspot.com

Linney Shvede said...

...=)leaves to get her own bag of chips

the brock clan said...

You are too funny!

mrsbear0309 said...

I love your sense of humor. Nothing wrong with chips for dinner btw.

Caroline said...

That's a totally appropriate dinner. After all, no one can eat just one.

~Sheila~ said...

I loved this too. Now my all of family came running to the door so find out what their psycho mom is laughing out loud by herself about.

Thanks to you...they are ready to pounce on me with the white coat.

EmBee said...

I just don't get it?
I guess because I've never heard of these chips.

Michelle said...

Ok, may I just say that I am absolutely jealous of your daughter's beautiful hair? Little Miss is still so thin and scraggly and ... unladylike!

I think I want me some chips!

Melissa Lester said...

OK, I just read the Perez Family comment, so you may have already jumped ship to move in with them now, but in case you come back home, hilarious post! I will have to try those chips!

Givinya De Elba said...

... reads comment by Linney Shvede (above) and also leaves to get her own bag of chips ...

Adiel said...

Never heard of Julio, but you make me wish that I had.

Favorite act you ask? Why Act Nine of course!

WheresMyAngels said...

"mine" The worst 4 letter word there is!!

AFRo said...

Crack me up holding those bags like they're twin babies. Those must be some dang good chips!

Gina said...

I'm kinda partial to cerial for dinner, myself.

Jennifer said...

I LOVE Julios! I'm from TX and my hubby is from the town they started out in!

Cute pics!

Cara Starr said...

omg the picture story was awesome. especially the "seriously... these are mine." LOVE IT!

Nichole Jolene said...

chippin' in from SITS~great play, i'm gunna do one for my blog, but i'm sure it won't be as cute as yours

Judy Haley said...

see I got caught up on the dancing on bubble wrap part and now my feets feel like dancing - but only on bubble wrap

Vicki said...

I absolutely love that you had chips Fed Exed to you. That is so something I'd do. There's always a way to get what you want :)

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy

said...

Your posting was soo cute! I love the pictures!

Fellow SITS member!

Mary Anna said...

OMG, life without Julio's? My heart aches for you sad ladies! I buy them by the jumbo bag. All that delish salt and the little crumbs at the bottom are fantastic as a coating for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Seriously! I keep the crumbs in a ziploc in the freezer. Just spray your chicken with some Pam and dredge in the seasoning/crumbs. Spray again and bake. Yum-o!

Ole! from a fellow SITSa in San Antonio, Tx.

Mary Anna said...

OMG, life without Julio's? My heart aches for you sad ladies! I buy them by the jumbo bag. All that delish salt and the little crumbs at the bottom are fantastic as a coating for boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Seriously! I keep the crumbs in a ziploc in the freezer. Just spray your chicken with some Pam and dredge in the seasoning/crumbs. Spray again and bake. Yum-o!

Ole! from a fellow SITSa in San Antonio, Tx.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I was Googling "Julio's Chips" to show my friend what they are all about. I grew up in Del Rio and I used to go to Julio's (THE Julio) house many years ago before the chips were available in the store. We would go to his house and he would just fill up a bucket of chips right there where he made them. They are so good!!!