Sushi Christmas

We always get together with Breanne and her family sometime in December to celebrate Christmas. Finding time in her family’s busy schedule can be tricky, so imagine our surprise when today - early in the season! - was clear for us both.

AND, miracle of miracles, my holiday shopping is d.o.n.e., so the presents were ready to be wrapped and loaded into the flannel pillowcases I finished last night. 

I love going to dinner in Breanne's area - there are so many unusual, and delicious, choices. 

Tonight was Kura, a Japanese restaurant that serves sushi on a conveyor belt. See something you like? Pull on the plate, the lid pops up and voila!, dinner is served. 

There’s an iPad for ordering hot or non-sushi items, like Leia's 4 plates (!!) of tempura shrimp and my baked shrimp in avocado (soooooo goooooood). These are delivered by a second conveyor belt, directly to your table.

 Leia, as we’re leaving for the restaurant: Eww, I don’t like sushi. Also Leia, halfway though dinner: I loooooove this place. Can we come back again next week??

The chefs stood behind our table so we were able to watch them work. Travis was fascinated by the torch one guy was using. You could see the wheels turning in his head, thinking of ways he could try that at home . . .

A few baby snuggles (Isaac is 14 months and 25 pounds; such a sweetie!),

a little birthday cake (proudly decorated for me by Travis)

a trial run on the new pillowcase 

and it was time to go home. Time flew by way too fast. 

Merry Everything, y’all!