Monday, March 16, 2009

Luck of the Irish

Cead mile failte...a thousand welcomes!

The Little Blue Bungalow is all a stir tonight as we prepare for one of our favorite holidays...St. Patrick's Day! Green outfit. Check. Shamrocks clings attached to windows. Check. Corned beef simmering in crock pot for tomorrow's dinner. Check. Green beaded necklaces. Check. Irish soda bread sitting on the counter ready to eat. Check and double check. (Yeah! I can't wait!)

Actually...the kids, Grandma Bonnie, and I begin our St. Patty's Day celebration this weekend at the Irish festival downtown Seattle. Poor Drew had to proctor exams while we enjoyed the festivities. (Sorry babe.) It was a fabulous weekend complete with Irish dancing, music, crafts and a parade. Tonight the family got into the spirit a bit early by enjoying a shamrock shake from McDonald's (delicious!) in honor of the special day (as well as to pat Drew on the back for making it through the first day of finals...ALIVE!)

In the past, we've celebrated St. Patty's by hosting a feast in our home, but the logistics of this week made it nearly impossible. Drew is working late (and early too) for finals week, my parents are arriving from Iowa on Thursday, and I'm preparing the house for guests, watching the kids, and working at the YMCA (and of course "working out").

So instead, we'll tip our hats to you as we say an Irish prayer over our delicious corned beef, cabbage and Irish soda bread tomorrow night. Many Irish blessings from the Little Blue Bungalow this St. Patrick's Day...and don't forget your green!

From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean

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