Jan 27 2011

Stephanie’s 16th Birthday Dinner

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

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Jan 8 2011

Morgan’s 13th Birthday Party

We held a lock-in laser tag party at Laser Storm in Torrance for Morgan's 13th birthday. Ron stayed up all night with the girls. Actually, only a few stayed up all night. Most had gone to sleep, at least for a couple of hours, in one of the event rooms.

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Jan 8 2011

Fried Oreos

Morgan and Jennifer try making Fried Oreos for the first time. They dipped the oreos in pancake batter and deep fried them.

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Jan 1 2011

Oshogatsu 2011

We held oshogatsu at our home again. This year was much less hectic than last year, probably because we had many fewer people drop by.

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Dec 26 2010

Dinner with the Quans

We had dinner with the Quan side of the family. Jane, Jeff, & Justin Bell drove down from Chico. Ben, Judy, and their two kids, Michelle and Rachel, came in from Encino. Helen and Amy were both there, and the only Quan missing was Tom and his family.

On the Gee side was our family, […]

Dec 25 2010

Christmas with Carlson Family

We celebrate Christmas with Paula Carlson’s family. Her parents were in town from Finland and Julie Downes was also with us. Morgan was in Disneyland with Jennifer, Scott, and Casey.

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Dec 25 2010

Christmas 2010

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Dec 24 2010

Christmas with Uematsu Family 2010

We celebrate Christmas with Iris’ side of the family. We first had breakfast at Fromin’s Restaurant in Santa Monica. Normally we go on Christmas day, but because Jennifer, Scott, Casey, and Morgan were going to be in Disneyland on Christmas, we celebrated a day early. Julie Tajiri’s mom, Joyce, joined us this year. She recently […]

Dec 23 2010

Christmas with Gongs and Lows

We celebrate Christmas with Ron’s side of the family. We first had dim sum at Happy House Chinese Restaurant before going to the Low’s house in Seal Beach. We had to make it an early celebration because Stephanie’s high school team was playing in a basketball tournament in Whittier that evening.

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Nov 27 2010

Birthday Dinner with Gongs and Lows