Or an All American party... whatever you want to call it! (Admit it. You have that Miley Cyrus song stuck in your head now, right?) My buddies and I at school had been talking about having another Peanut Gallery party and inviting friends from class with their spouses and families. So we finally decided to do it and Brent volunteered to host at his house (thank you Sherilyn!). We got together for dinner and then just hung out talking and enjoying getting to know each other better and not talking about school and homework. We had tons of fantastic food including homemade rootbeer, Brent's dutch oven potatoes, my spiced up slow-cooked pulled bbq chicken and couscous, watermelon & feta salad, brats and burgers and dessert... Chad's amazing trifle and Mindy's fantastic brownies.
I managed to get a few pictures during dinner...
Mindy and Darren:
And Rick and Carolyn:
And Mike with his adorable 8-week old, Finn, who was born just before Residency Week:
And then... we played Rock Band. It was inevitable. I will admit that I have no idea who took most of these photos... lol. I left my camera on the table and different people picked it up and snapped shots throughout the night. It was definitely fun to go through the pictures and see what was on there!
Alan with excellent supporting vocals for Clayton... I can't remember which song it was, but they were rocking it!
Mike and Chad on guitar / bass and Rick on drums...
Laura and Brent's son Dillan on guitar / bass and Chad on drums...
And somehow, I ended up singing. I was coerced. I warned them that they brought the results upon themselves (and then got vengeance later). I think this is Rick on guitar while I was singing "Spirit in the Sky."
And since I had to sing, I made Chad sing.
And finally, me on drums with Laura and Mindy on guitar / bass with Alan on vocals:
After it started winding down, I think we all hung out around the island in the kitchen for a good 45 minutes just chatting.
Anyway, it was a total blast. It was a lot of fun to just hang out and not have to worry about homework (that's tomorrow. lol.) We'll have to have another party soon :)
I put all the pictures here.
P.S. Check it out! One of my layouts was featured on the Prima blog today for the August Build-A-Page. How cool!