Just a brief ‘check-in’ to let you know that we’re doing well. Our youngest son, his wife and their 1 year old son arrived from Long Island, New York late Christmas Eve night.
We had a wonderful Christmas with all 8 of us together again. It was especially nice to spend it with our 23 month old granddaughter and 12 month of grandson. Watching them open gifts (which they both do VERY well) was the highlight of the day.
Zack made a smoked brisket for Christmas day dinner and it turned out great. The rub he used was a little on the spicy side but the flavor of the meat was perfect!
We’ve played LOTS of games and will continue to until we all go our separate ways next week. We’ve played ‘Dominion’, ‘Sheedpshead’, ‘Spades’, ‘Rummikub’ and ‘9-Hole Golf’. So far everyone has won at least 1 game of something….which is nice….but don’t think that that means that there hasn’t been any whining or complaining…there’s always PLENTY of that!
Last night we went to a small hibachi restaurant just down the street from Zack & Kelsea’s home called Osaka House. It was a very pleasant surprise! There was only 1 chef working and there were 2 other large tables when we arrived so we had a little bit of a wait until he got to us…but the food was worth the wait as it was VERY good…plus the chef was very personable…something we haven’t experienced at a hibachi restaurant for quite a while.