Last weekend, our Community Life Group from church had a little "Baby Shower/Valentine's Day/Child-Free" evening.
It was originally planned as a "Happy Baby" Party for Tim & Johannah. They are expecting their first child in March -- and we're all waiting to find out if it's a boy or a girl (they've chosen not to find out).
Since it worked out on Valentine's Day weekend, it was also a little couples' outing together.
Since Sumo Japanese Grill is one of Tim & Johannah's favorites, we all met there to eat.
When we all met there, I immediately had my camera out. I don't remember exactly who it was in our group, but somebody said, "Oh -- Sarah has the camera out for the blog. Every mishap must be recorded."
(I'd like to think that I take photos for the blog to document the fun times, but I guess I can also document mishaps. I'm glad I'm gaining the reputation as always having the camera out).
(For the record, I'm not sure what everybody was looking UP at in this photo).
The first mishap was that they did not have our reservation. I am personally the one who made the reservation, but I felt ZERO responsibility for the mishap. I KNEW I had made it.
After a bit of a wait, they FOUND the reservation, and we were all seated.
Marc's refilled beverage spilled a bit on the table and a bit into his salad. Fortunately, it didn't end up in either of our laps.
Basically, the server set the glass down and "slid" it to Marc. The server "slid" it a bit too hard; therefore, a spill ensued.
Marc didn't mind because he ended up with a second salad :)
O.K. -- that's all of the mishaps -- two wasn't too bad, was it?
After we ordered, we presented Tim & Johannah the "group" gift....
Voila! It was a baby jungle gym/play type thing. It was on their registry.
We figured it was something they could use immediately after bringing a baby home from the hospital.
We hope it works for you guys!
I'm assuming that not all of my readers to this blog have been to a Japanese Steak House. But basically, a chef comes out and cooks the food right in front of you.
He starts out by sharpening knives :)
Chicken and veggies generally are on the grill first -- they take the longest to cook (I'm assuming).
Spices are added....
Then....the "Pile o' Rice" -- to cook the famous "Garlic Fried Rice"
In my opinion, the Garlic Fried Rice is pretty much why I appreciate this restaurant. It's sooooo very yummy!
We saw a variety of dishes being prepared for our group -- chicken, shrimp, steak, and RARE tuna.
I think everybody agreed that the food was quite tasty.
One of the final things the chef does is stack onions. Then, he lights a fire in the onions.
It's one of those things I've "seen 100 times," but I have to admit it's interesting each time.
I don't like to end this blog post like this, but I'm out of photos for the evening. I think I'm now paranoid about taking too many photos :)
So instead, I will end this post by saying --
"We can't wait for your baby to arrive, Tim & Johannah. We're praying for a safe delivery. And Johannah -- you'll make it through it."
And for those of you locals reading this post -- if you haven't ever tried Sumo Japanese Grill -- give it a try. It makes for a fun evening.
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