I just want to apologize that I've not been able to visit everybody lately.
I'm neck deep in my genealogy project, scanning, compiling information, picking my mother's brain for memories, begging my aunts for their photos, etc. We'll be bringing them over to our house next week to show them all the photos I've scanned and to get their memories documented as well.
My mother just added another piece of history to my mile high stack of information. She told me how my grandmother delivered her own baby. And I thought delivering our son ourselves in the hospital elevator was pretty good. Sheesh!
Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I really miss going to visit everybody but I'll be tied up pretty tight for the next week.
Tonight, we had another Cousin's Pot Luck Party. This time, it was Art's side of the family. There were about 20 people and a TON of food that everybody generously brought. It was incredible. Everybody pitched in to set out and clean up so Art and I could relax and truly enjoy ourselves and the family. We had meatballs, shoyu (soy sauce) chicken, Ham with pineapples, 2 gigantic platters of sushi, kal bi, marinated opihi (a kind of shellfish), southwestern green salad, Asian chicken pasta salad, boiled edamame (soybeans), rice, grilled veggies, crab casserole, flan, bundt cake, chocolate chip cookies and I forget what else. What a fabulous night! We have such amazing cooks in our family! And now it's time for me to get to bed. Good night everybody. I'll be seeing you as soon as the dust settles.