Happy 2011!

Our tiny apartment does not allow for much entertaining, but once a year on New Years Eve we set up a table and chairs in our carport and have the family over for dinner and fireworks. It’s a great setup – the adults hang out and watch the kids do fireworks on the street. Someone just has to be the “lookout” for the kids to stop and let the cars go through.

We started out with delicious Ahi Limu Poke and Tako Poke from Tanioka’s  and sashimi brought by Sister-in-Law #2.

For dinner I made Garlic Shrimp

Tonkatsu

Spinach Tamagoyaki

Sister-in-law #1 made her signature Sushi Rolls and Honey Glazed Ham. Mother-in-law who is staying with us through the weekend made Kimpira Gobo.

The evening was a blast and the kids went all the way until midnight on adrenaline and pyro-power. There were burnt toes, a hole burnt in a T-shirt, and spontaneous combustion of a box of fireworks dangerously close to an uncle’s okole (butt), some tears, and lots of laughs.

2010 was an eventful year for our family, with career changes  for all 3 siblings, the birth of our niece, travel opportunities, and lots of time spent with family. This year and every year I feel so blessed to have the best friends and family, be they near or far.

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2011!

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1 Response to “Happy 2011!”


  1. 1 せっちゃん January 4, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    新年の迎え方はハワイではにぎやかそうだね。たくさんの人が集まって一緒にいただく手作りのおご馳走はおいしかったことでしょう。


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