I don’t know if you’ve heard, but we’ve had a lot of snow here in Boston, with no end in sight. In the midst of it all, our good friends Ian and Britta, and their four (!) kids came to visit.

Ian & Britta thought we were brave and crazy to invite all six of them to stay with us (during a blizzard, no less). And we thought they were brave and crazy to come visit us with all those kids (during a blizzard, no less).

Aside from some sleepless nights and the fact that our parting gift to each other’s families was a stomach bug, a great time was had by all. Seriously, we had a great time. We always do with those guys.

On the second night of their stay, Shane decided to bust out the Smokey Joe we got him for Christmas and grill up some local organic burgers. He grilled them outside, in the snow, in sub-zero temperatures, while his ‘Gansett froze in his hand. What a guy.

Not to be outdone by himself, Shane also made “winter margaritas” and twice-fried french fries, in his Fry Daddy. My mom and I made a couple of salads to round things out and Ian grilled up some additional burgers on the stove top, while holding either one of two twin toddlers the entire time.

Hopefully I’ll get around to posting part 1 of the blizzard party soon.