Entries Tagged as 'dallas'

Remix + L&E Block Party

September 1st, 2014 · No Comments

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On Sunday we all headed to the Remix Fest on Milwaukee Avenue between California and Fullerton. Jess, Andy, Katie, and Scotty met us over there. It was a small fest, but the proceeds benefit a local school, so we did our part.

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Jess was meeting some friends at the Longman & Eagle Block Party so I joined her. They basically had the block blocked off and you could drink and eat a limited menu outside. Perfect night for it, but for the record, I did not like that Grey Lady beer.

After a while we headed to Emporium and had some more drinks and saw some more friends. Fun night.

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Doug and Naoko’s Labor Day Party

August 31st, 2014 · No Comments

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Makai trying to play with Eddy, Harmony and Kenji.

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Hana, one day older than Makai.

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Makai hanging out with the men, who were gathered around the grill

This is the 8th year, by my count, that we’ve gone to Doug and Naoko’s Labor Day barbecue. Last year they didn’t host a barbecue Naoko was very pregnant and had 3 kids running around. Kind of a lot to try to host a big party too! I was also very pregnant. Doug and Naoko’s daughter, Hana, was born one day before Makai! While the big kids* – Tommy, Kenji, Eddy, Vince, Harmony, and others – were off playing Hana and Makai stayed back and played with each other and with the adults. It was supposed to rain but the weather stayed perfect all day. As always, great food and nice to see everyone!

* It feels weird to say Tommy and Vince and the others are the “big kids” but compared to Makai and Hana, they are! Also, Mitch and Chris were there and they’re both teenagers, so maybe not the “biggest kids.”

Doug & Naoko like to have a Labor Day party every year. Here are some photos from years past:

- 2005: we played a lot of horseshoes
- 2006: Jordan brought fresh smoked salmon from Alaska. He’d just been on a trip there.
- 2007: No Party? Or just no photo or post?
- 2008: Lots of kids. First year I noticed that?
- 2009: Also celebrated Aunty Gail’s retirement. One more photo from that year.
- 2010: Doug & Naoko have a new house
- 2011:Two new babies – Eddy and Ty – and Caroline and Danny expecting one more.
- 2012: How did the kids get so big?????

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Congratulations to the U.S. Little League Champions Jackie Robinson West

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

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Dallas and I were watching as Jackie Robinson West, a little league team from the south side of Chicago, won the national championship and then the next day as they took on South Korea for the world championship. They lost to Korea, but are still the US Little League champs, which is super cool. I did not plan to watch the parade and celebration today, which started on the south side and ended across from my office, but we had a planned lunch outing for Chris’s last day (on Friday) and got caught up in it all!

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