Months ago a saw a posting about Star Wars Celebration tickets going on sale and seeing if anyone wanted to go, and of course i wanted to go. Episode VII coming out it made the event that much bigger and as the weeks went by and more and more announcements were made of guest speakers, and special panels.
Sunday night we called up Grandma, and went out for an Adult Dinner for Ben’s 36th birthday. It felt weird not having to be pushing a stroller, and be able to take a casual stroll down the street, and popup into random shops without worry about chasing after the destroyer.
For Joy’s birthday this year i booked a special dinner at the Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand California Hotel. This was our first dinner ever at this restaurant and why not go all out and eat at the Chef’s Counter. I booked them a little late so we had to sit at the Dessert Counter side but found it just as enjoyable.
This past week, Joy’s parents who have been staying with us since halloween returned back to Thailand to return at some later date. Its been an interested time with them and i know Alice liked having them around, but i’m appreciating the quietness of the house again.
Where has the time gone? This site has become a forgotten memory with Alice taking all of my free time. So much yet happened last year that i can barely remember anything. I’ll try to search through the endless pictures of Alice to give a brief synopsis of the year.
1. Chicago Bulls
2. Cleveland Cavaliers
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Hornets
5. Miami Heat
6. Toronto Raptors
7. Brooklyn Nets
8. New York Knicks
Sunday I celebrated my 35th birthday. I originally wanted to go for a run in the morning but decided to just eat some pancakes instead at Uncle Bill’s Pancake House in Manhattan Beach.
Joy after 5 years at College Hospital has moved on to become the Director of Social Services at Brotman Hospital in Culver City. This is a big promotion for her, but also meant that she can’t do Alice’s drop off at the Magical House Day Care. Since my schedule is flexible its now my duty to drive her to Cerritos and take the Metro Green Line back to El Segundo. Its been about four years since i really had a commute to work and i knew what i was getting into since i took the Green Line when i worked for International Rectifier 10 years ago, but its everything else that surrounds it that makes it tiring.
Once again it was time for my annual basketball tournament in Las Vegas. On Thursday I drove up with my teammate Jih in the afternoon and arrived in little over four hours. It was a bit strange for both of since this was the first night that we were both going to be away from our girls.
Saturday morning before we said our goodbyes we stopped by the Dennis the Menace park which is filled with big slides, jungle gyms and of course swings. It was a fun trip up the coast, and just the right amount of time off before Joy starts her new job.