Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


St. Patrick's Day has always been my very favorite holiday. When my kids were little, it always seemed to be when we had spring break and we would go to Douglas. We always had ham, cabbage, and boiled potatoes. I made bread and dyed it green. The kids always had some kind of juice that we also dyed green.

Right after we had our pool built, we had a St. Patrick's Day party with all of the cousins. Our pool light changes colors, so we were able to keep the pool green that night.

One year we spent St. Patrick's Day in New York City. I didn't think that could be topped, but it was last year--spending it in Ireland! Even with having a leprechaun "try to pick me up," it was so much fun and something I will always remember and cherish. This year, it will be quiet as Kerri, Cameron, and Patrick are in London!!! Teresa, Judy and her family will be over for an Irish meal and a few toasts.....

May your mornings bring joy
and your evenings bring peace...
May your troubles grow less
as your blessings increase!

BEANNACHTAM NA FEILE PADRAIG!
(which is Gaelic for)
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!!



7 remarks:

Judy said...

We had boiled potatoes, ham, and cabbage at Sheila's. It was delicious. We skipped the green bread this year. We had a lot of fun and mom enjoyed herself. We missed Patrick, Kerri and Cameron. We know they are having fun in London. Thanks Sheila.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sheila, I tried posting this on Kerri's but I don't have a blog ID so couldn't. So here, I'll post it on yours, pass it on to Kerri and now you have one more post on yours than Kerri ;P
Kerri and Cameron:
I remembered you were going to London today so came on to see what ya'll have been up to. Great updates! I've enjoyed them and am remembering my times spent in London 5 years ago.
I totally understand how you went to McDonalds first. McD's is always more comfortable to go to than trying to find good cultural food when first arriving in new countries. And the french fries are so much better in Europe. Have fun the rest of the week! -Maggie

Anonymous said...

P.s. Sheila, my mom, Mike and I had an Irish Coffee at Buena Vista in SF today....My mom kept saying it would be fun to have Irish Coffee with you and the sisters next time in Phx -M

Kerri and Cameron said...

Sounds like you guys had fun, Fernando's pictures are hilarious. Harvey looks like he had a few too many green beers. Pancho looks like Pancho (miss him, I forgot to pack
him!) and Pedro looks like he wishes he had a better outfit on. Lucy is cute! We miss them! No pug sitings here, we usually see at least one.

Kerri and Cameron said...

P.S. I changed the settings on the comments and now anyone can post a comment.

Susie of Arabia said...

Can't believe it's been a whole year since you were in Ireland. Blogging makes time fly by, doesn't it? Love your St. Pat's stories...

Meags said...

My maiden name was Donahue. I love being Irish. St. Patty's day is always fun sober or not. I too love that it falls in Spring Break. Family, friends, corn beef and cabbage, great weather, lots to be thankful for.

When my sis comes we have a special St. Patty's dessert. Bailey's, Girl Scout Thin Mints and Vanilla Icecream milkshakes. YUMMMMMMMMM!