The other night, Naer and Morad - the security guards here - invited us to a BBQ they were having with their families. It was easy to get to - since they had it downstairs in the building we live in. So we got on the elevator and headed down. The women prepared food in a large kitchen/eating area on the main floor and the men barbecued outside in the courtyard. As always, the weather and company were great : )
So for dinner, we had kebab, grilled chicken, beef, pita bread, soup, hummus, and a bunch of other dishes (I don't know the names). It was all delicious! This time it was harder to communicate - there was only one English speaker out of the whole group - so if he wasn't around to translate, we couldn't really talk. Still, we enjoyed their company and did our best to communicate.
And what do yah know, the topic of babies came up again. I'm starting to wonder if people here think it's odd that we don't have kids yet. Being 25 & 27 with no children - maybe they think I'm getting old and better get going before I'm no longer fertile! I think it's just a big difference culturally. I'll be so excited when we start a family, but getting an education, starting our careers, and traveling are priorities right now. If not for the language barrier, I would have tried to explain that.
Here are a few pictures we took that night.
Morad and Naer - our awesome hosts.
Their wives who are amazing cooks.
Nael's daughters 17 and 14 years old.
Girls pic! The little one on the right is so cute!
After dinner, the kids brought out a soccer ball and played with Michael. It was pretty cute! Even the tiny little girl played as if she were one of the boys. I watched them and drank some really yummy coffee. It was flavored (maybe vanilla) with lots of cream and sugar. Then, the girls wanted a tour of our apartment, so I obliged. It was a little embarrassing because I hadn't cleaned and it was pretty messy.
Then I brought our laptop down and showed everyone pictures of our wedding and our puppies. They wanted to see what our families looked like. The girls were particularly interested in my brother! After that, everyone started to leave and we headed back up to our place. It was another nice night with nice people in Palestine.