Venice Angels & Ponies Christmas Party 2011

The Venice Angeles & Ponies hold a combined Christmas Party at The Crush Bistro in El Segundo. Stephanie plays for the Angels and Morgan plays for the Ponies. The Crush is owned by Alvin Ching, the father of a player on both the Angels and the Ponies.

Julie Tajiri’s Birthday

The Uematsu family celebrate Julie Tajiri’s birthday at Hop Li Seafood Restaurant in West Los Angeles.

Torrance Turkey Trot 2011

Stephanie, Morgan, and Ron run the Torrance Turkey Trot on Thankgiving Day. Paula Carlson also joined us, and Paula’s daughter, Eliisa, also ran, but Eliisa ran with her Cross Country teammates from South High.

ESHS Prom 2011

Stephanie and her boyfriend, Ryan Kigawa, a junior at El Segundo High School, attended the Junior/Senior Prom at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro. While Fort Mac has its origins as an Army facility, it is now run by the Air Force. One nice thing about having a prom on a military base is that parents …read more

ESHS Prom 2011

Tigers Tournament 2011

As has been the case ever since Ron can remember, the family played in the Tigers Basketball Tournament over Memorial Day weekend. Iris, Stephanie, and Morgan all had games on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Iris played at Pasadena City College, Morgan played at Whittier High School, and Stephanie played at Alhambra High. I believe all …read more

2011 Spring Break in Sedona

We spent this year’s spring break in Sedona, Arizona. Iris and Ron had visited Sedona once, before the kids were born, but remembered very little of their trip. We stayed at the Sedona Summit Resort on the west end of Sedona. It was a nice, luxurious two-bedroom unit with private baths and king size beds …read more

Run For Education

Ron, Stephanie, and Morgan ran the Run for Education this year. Morgan ran (or, mostly walked) because she could get extra credit for PE. She picked up Emiko from Iris along the way, so Emiko got some exercise. It’s a fairly hilly course, especially the last mile. This was the first year the race was …read more

Casey’s Birthday Lunch

Scott and Julie hosted a dim sum birthday lunch for Casey at The Palace Seafood Restaurant (formerly VIP Seafood). We had two tables in a nice private room, and several of Casey’s friends from his school, as well as a few of his teachers, came.

Firecracker 5K

Both Ron and Stephanie ran the Firecracker 5K this year. This is the second time Ron has run in the Year of the Rabbit; his first was 24 years ago (1987) when he ran the 10K. He still has the t-shirt from that race, although it doesn’t fit him very well anymore. They had a …read more

Stephanie’s 16th Birthday Dinner

We celebrated Stephanie’s 16th birthday with the Uematsus at Aki Restaurant in Santa Monica.