17 March 2011

finian's rainbow

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I have to be honest with you, I've never really celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Ever. But this year, I did.

When I lived in Kansas they had a parade (but I never went to it) and growing up we never ate anything green or enjoyed Irish soda bread. We aren't Irish, so maybe that's part of it. 

I really want to try and embrace this holiday (which, let's face it, any excuse to have a party and I'm in.) and that may or may not include green pancakes in the morning and green soda bread with dinner. Who knows. Today, for one of the first times (school green pinches don't count) I went to a St. Patrick's Day party and it was great fun. We enjoyed yummy goodness such as green punch, scones, cinnamon rolls, quiche and marshmallow stick pops. We basked in the warm sunshine (with a consistent cool breeze) and watched the kiddos play on the deck. It was a great way to celebrate this holiday.

Keri with Ollie
Cougan and his trucks. Love.

The lady in this picture is Sue. She was the hostess of the St. Patty's Day Party-extravaganza. She is one of the most amazing women I've ever met and I am so honored and thankful to call her a friend. She is so caring, loving, supportive and available. She is a true example of an older woman teaching the younger (Titus 2) and gives one of the best examples of discipleship I've ever seen. She's taken us wild young moms under her wing and taught us all she knows. And laughs with us and shares life with us. I hope one day I can be that kind of woman to someone else.

My heart goes out to the people in Japan. The reality here in the U.S. is hard to grasp since we are so far away and don't feel the instant affects of it all. Having lived in Ukraine and met those who survived the Chernobyl disaster (and those whose lives were forever affected by the radioactivity that they were exposed to) my heart breaks. I pray for relief and miracles.


Rachael said...

can i say super mom? i have never done anything for st patrick's day. over the top! you go girl!!

Amber said...

what a party! Cute pics!

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