Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Weekend Spent With Family and Friends

It was another busy, but fun weekend spending time with family and friends.  On Saturday my family and I went to watch the new Disney "Oz" movie.

The movie was very well made.  I loved all their costumes.  The ending was a little too dark for my taste though.  My favorite character was Finley, the flying monkey.  My hubby and daughter went to the Disney Store yesterday and surprised me with a stuffed animal Finley.  

 Isn't he cute?  :) Then in the evening we went out to dinner with my parents, siblings, BILs, aunts, uncles, and cousins for our Chinese New Year dinner.  We usually celebrate a month after New Year's so that the restaurants aren't as crowded.  We enjoyed a 10 course meal that included soup and dessert.  My favorite was the dessert.  We had coconut jello, black sesame jello, and red bead jello.  

We left the restaurant with a bag full of ono goodies and red packages.  We usually give red packages out as well as ono goodies as gifts for Chinese New Year to each other.  Check out all the goodies that we got.

I guess I am going to need to hold off on continuing on my diet until next week.  :)  My family and I gave our relatives our favorite Hawaiian cookies.  

Each year I make a tag to attach to what we give out. Here is a close up picture of the tag that I made.  I die cutted 

Going to the movie and celebrating Chinese New Years made me feel super tired.  Loosing one hour did not help.  I was super exhausted yesterday and couldn't wake up for church. I felt much better after sleeping in.  :)  My family ended our weekend by going out to dinner with my good friend that retired in June and her hubby that we have also become good friends with.  

Here's a picture of some of the food we ordered.

It was very nice seeing them and enjoying a fun meal together.  Thanks for sticking around for my lengthy post.  I hope that you enjoyed your visit. 


  1. OMG, I'm looking at all the scrumptious pictures of FOOD and my tummy is really growling now. Everything looks so yummy. I've never heard of Red Bean Jell-O. Must be azuki beans. I'd try that for sure. Time to hit the dinner table. Hubby surprised me and cooked. YAY!!! Have a great week.

  2. awesome gifts and tags! I was about to say...CNY? lol...