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Monday, March 17, 2014

Top o the morning to ya!

Just popping in for a quick minute to say Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I've always loved this holiday even though I'm barely Irish. Thankfully, my husband is Irish, so I plan to full embrace it with Maggie (and any siblings she may have someday).

We started by dressing her in the sweetest little outfit (and only holiday related clothing I've purchased for her to date). I love the little glitter shamrock on her top and kelly green pants! I also made sure to pack some green (an avocado) in her lunch. Yes, I know she won't remember any of this, but I'm trying to start a family tradition ;-)

One of my March goals was to start a family tradition for St. Patrick's Day and I spent some time reading about Patrick, for who the holiday is named. Fun fact: St. Patrick wasn't actually Irish, but English born (if you know much about how the Irish view the English this will be a surprise and it had me giggling to myself). Anyway, if you don't know much about Patrick, I encourage you to read a bit about this inspiring man who is credited with spreading Christianity to Ireland.

So what will our Irish family tradition be? We will read the story of St. Patrick and talk about how the shamrock represents the Holy Trinity. I also think we'll be sure to serve green with dinner (and maybe even the whole meal will be green)!

Do you have any family traditions for St. Patrick's Day?

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