Monday, March 16, 2015

St Patrick's Day

I am not Irish.  I always thought it would be cool to be a part of that happy, green group!
Actually, I am not even sure if my children are Irish.
My husband is not into examining family history.  I have a hunch they are a little bit.  Mrs.
Boucher liked to celebrate St. Patrick's day.  And really, do people who aren't Irish name their children Patrick?

So for St. Patrick's day....

I give you ....

My Patricks.

Delicious breakfast with these two. #Tweet #sheridan

Patrick teaching Katie how to throw.  
They have been throwing the ball around for a long time.  
This week she will try out for high school softball.  They do not have a freshman team so we aren't sure what to expect.  But nothing can erase the days in the sun spent with dad and a mitt.

My Irish Twin.

Lots of Love,
Donna Elsie


  1. Patrick plus all that red hair = Irish by default.


  2. Haha! It's NOT even St Patricks day! Oops

    1. Well then, Happy St. Patrick's Day Eve! :)

      Good luck to Katie with tryouts! When Molly was home on break, she mentioned that one of her favorite summer memories is of playing endless catch with her dad in the backyard. That really made me smile.

  3. For a long time I didn't realize there was an unexamined part of my family tree, as for three of my four grandparents we had family who had looked into the lineage quite a long way. A short trial on connected me to a bunch more and I now all of the lines back to their arrival in the country - or, at least, how they were reported officially! (One great-grandparent traveled on his brother's passport...) While I find it interesting, I can't say that knowing what I know has changed my life at all! So, go ahead and claim the day as the great American holiday that it really is. Will there be corned beef?

  4. I saw a green Shamrock plant and a purple Shamrock plant at the garden store on Sunday. They were pretty. Irish people do like being Irish! For such a small little place... I'll go heat up my potato soup now... :)

    Your Irish twin. <3

  5. It looks like I am saying I am your Irish twin. Nope. I was just thinking another thought, and feeling love about it.


  6. Anonymous12:46 PM

    I'm about a third Irish. My brother likes to act like he is full Irish and embraces that heritage. He and his wife even took a trip to Ireland and loved it. Our grandfather had the black Irish coloring with dark hair and blue, blue eyes. His son, my dad, has red hair and the red hair has cropped up here and there in the family. I do love some good Irish folk music and always, always cook a corned beef and cabbage to celebrate the day. When my kids were young I put a drop of green food coloring in everyone's milk at the dinner table to go with our Irish dinner and they always loved the fun of it.

    Debbie Z.

  7. half Irish Half Hungarian.
    Don't have the irish legs or the freckles. Got the Hungarian feet and skin.
    I make a mean soda bread

  8. I like Irish people. I think they must have a little bit of it somewhere in the family. The picture of Katie and her Daddy just makes my heart melt. What can be better than a great Daddy? I can't think of much. I will pray that she likes the team and has a great time. Sending love, Becky Jo who comes from a family with 0 Irish blood : ).

  9. A little late to comment, but I'm just catching up on your blog. First of all: the embroidered name on Patrick's shirt is just so adorable - like he's in a bowling league as a baby. Second, doesn't he look like Malachi?


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