Once upon a time, Kenny was 13 and had these two great friends, Freddy (left) and Blair (right).
Who after 16 years that included junior high, high school, missions, marriage, and children, became these guys:
And they're still friends.
The next morning, the kids made their debut. Mandy shows off her mini-me, Brooklyn. Mandy, can I be you after two kids? Can I be you now?
A few weeks ago, Freddy and his lovely wife, Mandy (pictured below with the boys) invited Kenny and me, and Blair and his (also lovely) wife, Shanna, and their two children down to Oceanside for the weekend. Rock Band was played, yummy food was eaten, stand up comedy was enjoyed, and a good time at the beach was had by all. Warning: an obscene amount of pictures are to follow. Enjoy!
Mandy, Blair, Freddy, Kenny
The boys. Kenny finally figured out that he 's much better at the drums when he's standing and dancing to the beat. He's so cute.
But what he really likes is the singing. I have to remind him that the microphone will amplify his voice, but he doesn't believe me, so he scream/yells ("sings"?) instead. His voice was completely shot by the end of the night.
Artsy Fartsy. And who doesn't enjoy a good crotch shot. I know I do.
Yes, I sang. For real.
But after scoring a sad 60%, I accepted the fact that I was not blessed with my mother's superior vocal abilities and took up the base instead. When it was set on "easy mode" I rocked.
The rock star, Shanna.
I love that Kenny's friends married amazing girls. It makes it so much more fun for me. Thanks Mandy and Shanna for your all around radness. And yes, we know we're hot.
Tre studies the leash before the boys head out to surf. I love how focused he is in this photo. I also love that he thought our air mattress was a trampoline. No sleeping in with kids around. Love it.
Remember Shanna the rock star? Nuff said. Pictured here with her mini-me, Makensie.
Garret (sp?) demonstrates exactly how much he can fit into his mouth. Who ever said sand wasn't delicious?
I *heart* Makensie. Really I love anyone who will participate with me in making faces at the camera. Kindred spirits.
This last one I ripped from Mandy's blog.Take a good look then go back to the first photo. Not much has changed. (Although I like how nicely Kenny has filled out.) Good times.