Saturday, September 5, 2009

Farewell, Sammy!

Yesterday Sam left for college. She stopped by the shop in the morning for a quick hug, a last farewell and to say thank you for a gift a bunch of us gave her last week.

You may remember Samantha. We went to her high school graduation in June. Sammy has so much going for & friends who deeply love her, valedictorian of her class (AND she graduated from JR. college the week before she graduated high school!), brains, beauty and spunk. She left for CalPoly San Luis Obispo yesterday.

Before she left a bunch of us had a going away dinner for her at The Ritz Teppanyaki. There were two grill tables full of us. We are like the big sisters & aunties. Sam first came into our store when she was only 11 years old.

Dinner was so much fun. The cooking of your dinner is the show too! We laughed and laughed. A man at the grill table next to me pointed out there were so many of us and no men. "Where are the guys?" he asked. I told him it was a girl's night out. At that moment a bit of broccoli was flung at my open of these trips I'm going to catch it!

I forgot to take a picture early on, but here is a small portion of my plate. I couldn't begin to count the shrimp on my plate. And I ate the whole thing! Dinner starts out with a small salad with a citrus miso dressing. Yummo! They also serve it as a dipping sauce, it's the yellow one near my plate. Then came miso soup and I got steamed rice (and I put the citrus miso sauce on it too!).

After dinner Crystal presented her daughter with this quilt. It was made from Samantha's T-Shirts & Sweatshirts. Sydney had to run up and check it out too.
We were sooo bad.....after dinner we walked to Bon Boniere for an ice cream cone. I had Coconut Almond Fudge. I really like Coconut ice cream and they make a really good one.

We're rooting for you Samantha! Enjoy college and see you at Christmas. You'll be missed. Keep in touch!


jen duncan said...

I LOVE the quilt Crystal made. It looks SO GOOD and I bet her daughter just loves it. She's a lucky girl to have such a support system here at home. She'll do well, I'm sure. :-)

Tanya said...

One of my husband's favorite meals when he visits California is teppanyaki. He thinks of it as California/Japanese food, not really Japanese food. I think we have it in Japan but our pocketbook doesn't warrant a visit!