Thursday, March 17, 2011

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...


I know...I've put that picture up every St. Patrick's Day.  But...I love it.  It was a picture I took in my backyard in my beloved Arizona...it still makes me happy.

Today at my house...
*My kids woke up at 6:00 - they were hoping to find that a Leprechaun had been caught in their trap and that he had stolen our gold coins and hidden them, which he does every year.  But that sneaky little man hasn't come yet...
*The kiddos almost fell over when I poured the milk on their cereal this morning and it turned green!  Such magic! ;]
*Jewel was so excited to go to school today because she didn't have to wear green.  At her last visit to the Orthodontist, she requested green bands on her braces.  She thinks it's pretty awesome. She did wear a shamrock garland wrapped around her headband, just in case someone thought they should pinch her from behind.
*Alfredo is excited to go to preschool wearing his green shirt and oversized Shamrock glasses. 
*Dr. D left the house without any green on at all. I'm worried about all those young girls up at the University thinking they should pinch him... :}

I usually make some fun St. Patty's day treats.  I hope I can squeeze that in today....it could be interesting.

Today I will leave you with some favorite Irish prayers and blessings.  Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day All!!!

An Irish Prayer 
 
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

An Old Irish Blessing
 
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
 
 
One More...
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

2 comments:

The Denney's said...

Those are some really cute St. Patty's day traditions! Love them!

Laura said...

You forgot my favorite Irish prayer...May those that love me, love me. May God turn the hearts of those who don't love me, that they may love me, and if their hearts will not turn, may God turn their ankles, that I may know them by their limping.
Love you Les!