Friday, March 19, 2010

it's all about family...and the food!

as you may know, yesterday was our anniversary. and since our anniversary falls on the day after st. patrick's day(and because of my past life background and all) and since we LOVE corned beef and cabbage, that's how we celebrate home with corned beef and cabbage and a st. patrick's theme. we don't do no fancy schmancy dinner out, we stay home and i boil the crap outta some food!

this is how we have done it for many years now. this is one of our family traditions. now, i know there are some crazy folks out there that don't "get" the irish thing (you know who you are!), don't even like corned beef (ditto!), but we are not those people!

thinking about this tradition makes me feel good, since we don't really have all that many holiday customs. i would like for t.willie to have many family memories about celebrations and gatherings....WAIT! let me add in "happy"- happy memories of happy celebrations and gatherings! because we have all been to some unhappy family gatherings, i'm sure!

but, when ya come right down to it, what would a holiday or special occasion be without those you love? even if/when you drive each other crazy! it would be lonely. it would be boring and uneventful- it would be...just another day! so, yeah, i'll take the bad with the good because the alternative is unacceptable.

eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die!

this was t.w's st. patty's day lunch, jealous, aren't ya?!
please be impressed at the lucky rainbow cake i made for dessert!
(click on images for GIANT views!)

grateful today for:
1. those i love
2. spring has sprung!
3. the relationship between t.willie and his "pop"


  1. Your cake is AMAZING!! But not quite as special as T. Willie's St. Patty's Day lunch. That boy is SO lucky to have you...
    And so am I.

  2. I LOVE that lunch in the.. ice cube tray? You make me want to be a better babysitter. I served a plain old peanut butter sandwich for lunch today to "my" boy.. But if I tried to fill up 6 slots with things he will actually eat, they would be a peanut butter sandwich (no jelly, no crust), macaroni and cheese (Kraft only), chicken nuggets, and Gatorade, and that still leaves two slots (and I don't think Gatorade counts).

  3. Lovely cake!! Glad to hear you had a great St. Paddy's day with loved ones :)

  4. Thanks for the comment on my blog!
    The cake is so pretty and clever.