Dick Tochihara’s 93rd Birthday

There was a surprise birthday party for Dick Tochihara, a close family friend of Sue Uematsu’s. The party was held at Cherrystones Restaurant in Gardena.

Dick Tochihara's 93rd Birthday

Breakfast with the Orsleys

We met up with our friends, the Orsleys, for breakfast in Marina Del Rey. Their oldest daughter, Erin, was competing in a moot court competition at UCLA.

Breakfast with the Orsleys

Lunch with the Orsleys

We had lunch with the Orsleys at Red Robin, who were down in Anaheim for a volleyball tournament with their son, Kevin. I had problems taking this selfie. I had to tap on the button a half-dozen times before the picture would take.

Lunch with the Orsleys

Dinner at Burgess’

We have dinner at the Burgess’ home. Ron made gumbo and we had fancy cupcakes for dessert. We also celebrated Stephanie’s 18th birthday.

Dinner at Burgess'

Coronation Dance

Stephanie and Morgan, along with a few of their friends, prepare at the Kigawa’s home for the ESHS Coronation Dance.

Raclette Grilling

One of our favorite meals with our friends, the Buchers, is raclette grilling. Raclette is a soft Swiss cheese that is melted and poured on top of potatoes and vegetables. On this particular day, we grilled lamb chops, sausages, and onion slices.

Raclette Grilling

Ohshogatsu 2012

We celebrate New Years Day at our home.

Christmas Dinner with Burgess Family, 2011

We have Christmas dinner with the Burgess’.

Christmas Eve with the Carlsons, 2011

We spent Christmas Eve with our good friends, the Carlsons, and Julie Downes.

Barbara Oliver & Ron Burgess Wedding

On Jan. 15, 2011, Barbara Oliver & Ron Burgess were married at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. The weather was fabulously warm and the skies clear. The ceremony took place just before sunset. Barbara’s daughter, Lena, was the Maid of Honor.