We returned yesterday from a week-long trip to Utah. The boys and I spent Monday through Wednesday with my family, and after Adam flew in on Wednesday night, we spent the rest of the week in Salt Lake. With so much to do and so little time, it was a JAM PACKED week. We didn't sleep very much, but we had a blast.
We kicked off the week on Monday night by bringing back a family tradition: Kaiser House Idol. This began when I was 19 years old. We did it each spring for four years in a row, and then the tradition was discontinued. It was great to have KHI #5 after going 3 1/2 years without it! Basically, each member of the family is given some sort of a topic or theme, and we write a song about it. Then we all get together and perform our songs for each other. My siblings are incredibly talented and creative, and it always ends up being a total riot! This year was no exception.
My 17-year old brother, Zach, is always the MC
My brother-in-law, DJ, pulled out some wicked dance moves!
DJ and Ash in their rockin' costumes!
My older brother, Josh, sang us a righteous gospel song...
...about horror movies!
And my dad sang to us about dirty jobs!
My topic this year was extreme sports, and I wrote my lyrics to the tune of All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera. No costume for me this year, though, and no photos. Adam wrote a great song about old-school video games, and since he wasn't there in person to participate, he posted it on YouTube. Unfortunately, he deleted it as soon as the competition was over! :) It was so awesome; he made it into the final three this year. But alas, Zach took home his first KHI trophy as the season 5 winner. And yes, my mom really had a trophy made and got his name engraved on it and everything!
SO SO SO fun! This is one of my favorite Kaiser family traditions!