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.
Morgan and Jennifer try making Fried Oreos for the first time. They dipped the oreos in pancake batter and deep fried them.
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.
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, …read more
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.
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 …read more
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.
We hosted Thanksgiving for both the Uematsu and Gee families. On the Uematsu side: Sue (Iris’ mom), Scott (Iris’ brother), Julie Tajiri (Scott’s ex-wife), Jennifer (Scott’s daughter), Casey (Scott & Julie’s son), and Cathy (Julie’s cousin). On the Gee side: Sue (Ron’s mom); Julie Gong (Ron’s sister) and her husband Ken; Jan Low (Ron’s youngest …read more