Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wearin' O' the Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day from all the little leprechauns running around this joint! They are quick, I tell ya. So quick, that I could only photograph two of them.

Leprechauns agree with our family motto: Go big or go home!
We don't mess around when the church calls it a feast day.

This little turkey leprechaun is almost ONE! What in the sam hill happened to THAT year?!

Follow me to the end of the rainbow! Or behind the sofa, which is my other secret hideout.

Okay, I admit it. They're not leprechauns, but they are fast. And I am very slow. I wanted to get a picture of all the kids in their greenery, but it just didn't happen this morning before they left for school. Surprisingly enough, family photos are not usually on my agenda before 7 am.

Hopefully you are doing something fun to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, since we are all a little Irish today. Even good St. Patrick himself was an adopted Irishman. He was originally from Scotland, which warms the cockles of my very Scottish husband's heart.

Tonight we'll be having shepherd's pie (yum!), but that's about as far as I got in the planning of festivities. These days I'm running at my very lowest settings. I've got to conserve my energy somehow. I think of it like rolling blackouts in my brain -- I can only do one really fun/creative/time consuming thing per day. If that.

So enjoy your day, all you Irish out there, and remember to ask for St. Patrick's intercession.

from the Breastplate of St. Patrick:

I arise today, through God's strength to pilot me:
God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me,
God's host to secure me:
against snares of devils, against temptations of vices,
against inclinations of nature, against everyone who
shall wish me ill, afar and anear, alone and in a crowd . . . . .

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ in breadth, Christ in length, Christ in height,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, through belief in the Threeness, through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation.
Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of the Lord. Salvation is of Christ. May Thy Salvation, O Lord, be ever with us.


  1. Now I gotta get some pics up- Chloe has the same outfit minus the bow (lack of hair).

  2. Those are some cute little leprechauns you have running around your house! I have got to find some time to visit and meet them.

  3. I love Bess's clothes! Those pants are awesome. :)

  4. I came across your blog on the Top Blog Christian Parenting site. Your blog is beautiful and refreshing. See you again soon. Blessings!

  5. Your kids are completely adorable. But they BOTH look like they're up to something!


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