Saturday night, we hosted our friends the Kurians on their 2nd-to-last-night of the great 2009 road trip. We rarely ever have sleepover guests, we like them, and the kids get along together nicely, so what’s not to look forward too?
We spent the day tidying up, picking up supplies, etc. I offered to grill up dinner and such that night, but key parts of my plan were not yet in place.
- We didn’t have a liquid propane tank, so Josh and I picked one up during our errands Friday night. BTW, $48 for a brand new tank? Yeeesh.
- We didn’t have any BBQ tools like tongs, spatulas, or a cleaning brush. I sent my wife out to get them on Saturday, and she didn’t find any….. at ShopRite.
- I completely ran out of time by the time they walked in our door, and never assembled the grill. As a matter of fact, it was still sitting comfortably in cold storage in the basement.
No matter. My wife made due that night with baking some BBQ chicken, veggies, potato salad, and we had all sorts of desserts. Sanjay’s brother Steve even helped himself by coming over. He might have smelled the chicken….. or the booze. 🙂
The slumber party commenced, and Sunday morning, we sent them off on full stomachs to church, and the open road back to home. Of course, with all that prep, we didn’t actually make it to church, so we relaxed at home as a family.
Cue the “Awwwwww.”
By the time you read this, select pictures (those meeting the bare minimum of quality) should be posted online.