There was a very steep staircase that led up to the area where we sat around huge hibachi grills and were entertained by the chef as he made our dinner.
|A view of the restaurant from the outside back gardens.|
After dinner we walked around the grounds a little bit. They weren't lit very well but we were still able to see a few of the beautiful Japanese touches throughout.
|A beautiful light shade.|
Above is a water wheel that helped feed the pond that held so many beautiful koi fish. I don't know how they can survive in such cold water. Brrr!!!
|The bridge over the koi pond.|
|Some New Year's Eve party animals!!! Woot woot!!! : )|
The tree is undecorated and gone now and the two youngest ones are back in school. I love when they're out of school and we don't have to worry about bed times and wake up times but, in all honesty, by the end of vacation time, I need to have that sense of structure back in our house. It really does make me a happier mama and, in turn, makes for happier kiddos.
I love my kids but I also love my space and my alone time and I'm not afraid to admit it. : )
Happy almost Thursday to you ~ Wendy