Friday, January 9, 2009

You Might Even Be A Rock Star

I just have to say that whoever invented Rock Band was a genius. It truly is a game for all ages and abilities. We gave that game a good workout on New Year's Eve at Aaron and Mindy's house. Personally, I prefer to stick to vocals...I'm completely uncoordinated on the drums...on the guitar, I'm okay if it's a really easy song. But really, is there anything more satisfying than belting out "All The Small Things" "Dead or Alive" or "More Than a Feeling" into a microphone?

Lucky for me, I was the the one with the camera, so you won't see any pictures of me being a rock star. However, here are a few of the fam.

And what would New Year's Eve with the Evans fam be without the obligatory white elephant gift exchange? I was the lucky recipient of a slightly bent New York Yankees baseball card, which I handed over to Alex. But at least I didn't get what Sydney did. Good thing she was happy about it, though!


She looks pretty excited about opening the giant candy bar, too!

We also ate a ton of food, played Scene It Music Edition, Blokus, Ticket to Ride and the kids clanged some pots and pans at midnight!

It was a great way to ring in 2009!

32 comments:

7EVANS said...

So much fun! I love these pictures! How do I link this post to my blog? I am still trying to figure it all out.
Good times!

Cari said...

Oh does that look like you guys had fun! Great shots that captured a fum moment!
Cari

pakosta said...

LOOKs like a blast! i want that game now!
tara

shirley said...

I think we need to buy that game - it looks like so much FUN! You really captured the essence of fun.

Boston Family said...

It is a great invention. Everyone can play and have fun. My fav photo is the one with the crying kid! It reminds me of my photos.

Michelle Duckworth said...

I bought Rockband 2 for my husband and son as a Christmas present... brought it home a week before... and tore into it right away. I t was never even wrapped. I had never played it... ever... and didn't think I would like it. Now I am COMPLETELY ADDICTED to it... we've already had 3 Rockband parties since Christmas. And we've had a blast! Now it's my Rockband... and the Xbox is mine too.

Rachel said...

We have RockBand 2 and LOVE it. It's a perfect family game. Great photos!

Steph said...

Looks like a party!

Sharon said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Inkspots said...

What fun! Our friends got this before the holidays and can't stop raving about it.

pat said...

Sounds like you guys had a BLAST!!! I always envy big families at the holidays...a lot of people, but a lot more fun.

Reds said...

Love the jumping shot with the ... slippers!! ;) Looks like you had fun fun fun!

CindyTykie said...

It looks like ya'll were having alot of fun

Kristina said...

Wow, what a FUN evening! I love all the things you mentioned.

Raechel said...

Now that looks like a party! You get a sense of excitement from all of these!:)

bugg said...

Looks like a lot of fun. We just have the Guitar Hero Arosmith version. My DD and I have rocked out ever since Christmas. I promised her I wouldn't play it when they go back to school on the 12th.

Julie said...

Looks like so much fun. We just purchased RB, can't wait to try it out. Great pics, you really captured the fun!

Kelly said...

Looks like a great party.. So fun

Beth said...

I love the jumping Rock Star. The pic of the little girl with the "head" was hilarious!

Linnao said...

That DOES sound like a fun evening!! Rock Star looks like so much fun!

--sme said...

What a great night! I'm happy for you that you got to spend some quality time with people you love!

Suzy said...

looks like you guys have a blast when you get together. I want that game now, played it once and it's so much fun.

Photo's by Shan said...

I love rock band!! My favorite is the drums, but I do love to belt out some of that music even though I can't sing. LOL

Lauren said...

Everyone looks like they had a blast with that game. I love white elephant exchanges, they are so much fun, and that chocolate bar is HUGE, she must have been in heaven!

Mandy said...

I love the rockband pictures. Its great to see every one having such a fun time. And the last photo is awesome.

Angela2932 said...

Looks like you had a blast, and Sydney does look pretty excited about her gift! I want my daughter to bring her rock band home from school, so I can see it and play it and understand exactly what it is.

Michelle said...

What fun Rockstar photos! And that mannequin head is hilarious!

Aubrey said...

I have to say... I am pretty darn good at the drums and the guitar, if I do say so myself!:)
Looks like you had a GREAT night!
THanks for leaving such sweet comments on my blog, you always make my day!

Mary said...

Oh my gosh! that looks like so much fun!! Great moments captured!

Melissa said...

Great shots! We love Rock Band! My favorite is the guitar!

Amy said...

I can tell you all were having a BLAST! What fun shots and fun family times! :)

Jami said...

Looks like fun! Blockus is one of my very favorite games. I love that the whole family can play it together and have fun.