Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cul-de-sac of FIRE

(the JONES in You've Got a Friend in Me)

Our neighborhood gets together in one of the cul-de-sacs each year for a neighborhood BBQ. We bring our own meat and an item to share and we all sit around and laugh and talk and get to know each other better. Then we go home.

this year,
we had an ambitious planner,
and there was not only a BBQ,
but karaoke/lip sinc performances and then fireworks after.

It was so fun. Our family was asked to come up with a song to perform...and seeing that the majority of us Weyands are GIRLS, it ended up being a Miley Cyrus song, Party in the USA. We practiced and practied all that week and came up with a few dance moves and such...see if you can guess what they were (haha!) Here's a video of our "song and dance."

And then, as if that wasn't enough embarrassment,
I consented to be "Sporty Spice" with some friends
and we performed a Spice Girls song, Wannabe.
We edited out the last part, a bit too much for all of us,
and kept it nice and short.
We ran out of camera room near the end, so we only got about half on tape.
Here it is.

It was so fun to see all our friends and all the "talent." We had a great emcee and it was such a blast. There were costumes, and the to describe it all. Don't you just love being around people you know and seeing a whole new side to them??? There are plans and talk for next year...hopefully this will be a tradition that sticks.


  1. this is AMAZING! I love it. seriously laughing really hard. go sporty spice!

  2. LOL! Too funny! We need to move into a neighborhood like that when we move to TX. So many fun people there, thanks for sharing :)

  3. That is way too much fun...And I love your Sporty Spice look! Your husband is pretty hilarious, too.


  4. Marianne, you are making me miss the neighborhood! I love it, it looks like loads of fun! I miss you guys!

  5. Okay Mari, you've got some moves girl! And you too Larkin! So You Think You Can Dance should be yours and Larkin's next gig :) What fun, and you are the perfect family to spice things up. I love that the girls sang-so brave!