Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Family Feud!!!!

We left at 9:30 AM on Friday for the Shea Family Reunion at Heidi's house in Wenatchee. Macy was a champ for the trip (what's new?) and we made pretty good time. Dad, Mom, Katie, Heidi- (Bryce's Heidi), Bryce, Macy and I joined Grammy, Grandpa, Fred, Ginnie, Dan, Kim, Kolby, Juniper, Larry, Kevin, Sharon, Craig, Jed, KC, Heidi, Andy, Jake, Luke, Annie, Abbie, Ellie, Pat, Lisa, Tara, her friends Kaitlyn and Tiffany and Eli. It was a large group!!!!

Each family took a meal and made it and cleaned it up which worked pretty good. We didn't do too much Friday, the highlight was playing the game "Apples to Apples" when all the kids went to bed and we laughed our guts out. That game is awesome. Definitely something I want to play again with all my cousins at Christmas!

Saturday was a pool day and the boys went and played golf. That night, we played the funniest game ever. My Aunt Sharon and Cousin Heidi had got Family Feud online and had the entire game planned out and plenty of people wanted to play.

For those of you who don't know, playing "Fast Money" is one of my life-long dreams. I'm horrible under pressure, but still want to play that game before I die. :)
This was the set-up. We started our dry run with teams of 5 and worked up to teams of 6. We had to name our family each round (favorites were The Gugenhiemers, Dunder Bunnies, John Deeres, Van 'O Sheas...) and had a different team captain for each game.

I was pretty bad all around. The first question out the gate when I was captain was, "Name something in your house besides a clock or watch that tells time." My answer? "Sundial." Seriously. That got the game started and we were pretty much hysterical for the next 2 hours.
Sharon was the host, Heidi the scorekeeper and board-woman and nearly the whole family played at least one game.
Some highlights...
One question was, "Besides clothes, name something you wear every day." Katie said, "Jewelry," which was an answer, then my Grammy said... "Earrings! No, sorry, you took my answer!" Thought for a minute... then said, "A Necklace!!!!"

The first round Mom and Ginnie played fast money.

Sharon kept trying to put her arm around Mom before fast money like the real host and Mom would say, "Don't touch me! I gotta concentrate!"

And... They won $20,000.00!!!!!

The next round Katie got to play fast money with KC.

And... They won too!

Towards the end, KC took over as host so Sharon could play. She was up and the question was, "Name a quiet animal." My Aunt Sharon said, "Possum!" Then, my cousin Larry said, "Bat." It was an ongoing joke after that with Jed saying, "Ok, kids, I want you to do your work and I expect you all to be just like quiet little bats." We were dying.
This pic was taken after Larry guessed a bat... We were all saying, "Good answer!!!" :)

Then came the best part of the night. Bryce and Heidi were on the same team, which won, and they were both up for fast money. Heidi was super nervous...

but, she ended up winning, and had guessed every single number 1 answer which meant she had won all 200 points by herself! We were going to quit when my Aunt Lisa said we shouldn't tell Bryce and make up some questions for him and pretend Heidi hadn't won.

Bryce came in and asked how many points he still had to win. We said 188, Heidi only got 12. Fun fact about my brother, he is incredibly competitive. His face above is real. He is thinking, "Are you kidding me? My girlfriend got twelve points?"

And so the fun began. KC explains the rules, timer will start after I read the first question, and started...

KC: Where did John Deere get it's name?
Bryce: Tractors
KC: Name a Lunar Lake
Bryce: Saturn
KC: Something with 3 wings
Bryce: An airplane
KC: What is your favorite insurance?
Bryce: Allstate
Here is where Bryce says, "Those are the hardest questions I have EVER heard." And we all LOST IT. Dying laughing, hysterical. KC didn't break once, and Bryce took it hook, line and sinker. It was so so funny.

Craig and Sharon were watching the real Family Feud once when this thing really happened and he remembered the question about Lunar Lakes and I guess the guy on the show KNEW the correct answer (The Sea of Tranquility, a lake on the moon). KC made the rest up, but it was so classic. We talked later and what would have made it even funnier would have been when he said airplane to buzz him.

It was the funniest night I've had in a long time and got me thinking too bad you can't bottle up hysterical laughter and sell it, you would make a million. It's so rare to laugh so hard you can't breathe. Thanks for that, Hougans. I'll always remember it!!!

1 comment:

  1. this makes me SOOOOO homesick.... I am sad we missed it, it sounds like A LOT of fun!