We had 33 work colleagues over for a BBQ a week ago. It was certainly the largest group we've ever hosted. The whole family had a lot of fun. We BBQ'd chicken kebabs. Aimee made desserts and a very popular spaghetti dish with bacon (always a winner with bacon). We ordered in a popular, local spicy pork dish. They hammered everything except the massive amounts of rice we prepared. Apparently, they don't fill up on rice if other great food is available. Lessons learned for next time!
Of course any get-together is going to include basketball with the guys. The quality of play is better with this group than in 2007/2008. I've officially become a role player.
They really enjoyed hanging with the kids. Samuel was finishing up his weekly chores as the party started. No slackin' allowed.
Elijah found a new goalkeeper.
We filled our grill along with the neighbors'. The chicken was very popular as Aimee used an asian seasoning.
Unfortunately, the after-dark photos did not turn out real well. Aimee decorated with candle table lights. Our yard includes some ground lights which really helped too. They enjoyed playing card games, listening to music, and chatting.
This is the best group shot we could find. Ryan explained how God orchestrated a return to China. (Translator in the green shirt.)
They surprised kids with a Wii. That has been a big hit this week. And all arguments now get resolved in the boxing game.
We look forward to getting to know these folks better in the future. Some of them have become great friends interested in hanging with us. We certainly share that sentiment!
Happy Memorial Day to all you in the US!!