Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

We are Floridians but I think we are misplaced. We were really meant to be Georgians...It is at this time of year that we feel it more then any other time. Is it because of the HUGE St. Patrick's Day celebration that takes place every year on March 17th in our favorite Georgian city.. Maybe but strangely enough we have never actually been in Savannah Ga. for the actual celebration. We have been there just before and just after the big day but have always tried to avoid the sleepy moss draped southern jewel during that time because the crowds swell to make the city bustle with activity. We say every year that next year we will go but have not made it yet, well maybe next year... I think at some point we will wind up living in Georgia maybe not Savannah but it will always be our favorite place to visit. We are going in a few weeks for a few days and are really looking forward to some time away from work were we can just spend some good quality family time. We love introducing Sophia to the things we love so much. She is growing so and blossoming into quite a little spit fire. She is so excited to see and learn new things these days that we are looking forward to this trip with excitement. We will be staying with our good friend Wendy and her two beautiful girls Kate and Claire. Sophia has been practicing saying their names, it is so cute.Then we are off to Atlanta for Daddy's Birthday and we plan to celebrate by taking in "The First Emperor China's Terracotta Army". They are on exhibit at the High Museum through April 19th 2009. We will also be spending some quality time with our good friends and travel mates Jonathan and Susan and of course their two beautiful girls LilyKate and Eleanore. We are really looking forward to seeing them again and seeing how much the girls have changed. Sophia kisses the picture of the girls that is on our fridge multiple times a day and attempts to say Eleanore and LilyKate but usually says Baby and points to each of them. I can't wait to see what she does when she sees them in person.

Sophia's Birthday is also coming up soon but I am saving that for an other blog post...

Tonight we will celebrate St. Patrick's Day in honor of my mothers side of our family. They are full blooded Irish, with the last name of Carr what else could they be right? We will be eating the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potatoes and Irish Soda Bread. and maybe a few green beers too...:) Sophia is decked out in her "Kiss Me I'm Irish" t-shirt and a cute little skirt daddy's cousin Christine sent to her. Complete with"Kiss me I'm Irish" hair bow and green socks. I tried to take pictures before work to post here but she was not cooperating this morning. She was obsessed with her pink Dora purse and some blocks. I will take some tonight and post them to Simply Sophia later tonight, don't forget to check back later for some Green Cuteness...

Have a great day and I close with one of my favorite Irish blessings...

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand."


Cheri and Shane said...

Happy St.Patricks Day!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Susan,

From one Irish girl to another, Happy St. Patrick's Day. Claire's shirt read "Patrick was a saint, I ain't". There is no truer statement.LOL Unfortunately, we fall short of saintly.


Wanda and Geoff said...

Don't forget, we want to see you when you are here! Just tell us when and LJ and I will be there!

love, wanda