Tuesday, March 22, 2011

home news

 Please don't look at my dirty windows. Instead, notice the flowers Rachael picked while at the park on Sunday. We're getting there!

The hyacinths progress.

my little patch of earth, lol!

 I hope to put flowers in the planter out front, and maybe some out here, too. This is out back.

And last but not least, Corrie's twenty first birthday! She was born just an hour or so after midnight on March 18th, so we consider her the most Irish of all of us. She usually gets a St. Patty's Day theme. Which she did this year, but mixed with  Pirate and Princess undertones. And a little Mardi Gras thrown in. We had corned beef and cabbage for dinner. everybody ate it up so fast, I didn't get a chance to take a photo.

First, the preparation. The hat and mask didn't want to go together well.

The blaze! Geez, Cor you must be getting old.

Attempting to blow out the blaze through the feather mask, and not catch on fire. Tricky.


                                  Corrie's beautiful smile

A few nice gifts!

A cupcake tribute to the Irish flag.

A little nest of Irish Potatoes

Here are the leftover Saint Joseph cakes. Surprisingly, no one seemed to care that they were "leftover."

 a better shot of the hat. oh yes, and the lovely trash can. 

 some random silliness

the view if you are a crumb

 Ben was shooting stuff with the princess wands.

Melissa wasn't feeling well  :( 
I don't know what Adam was doing :P
The aftermath. We were really full. Two days off our fast, and bam! lead.

Happy Birthday, Corrie! You're beautiful, even blurry.


  1. Good Lord, a person could gain 10 pounds just looking at all those sweets! Beautiful family, thanks for sharing.

  2. You have a lovely family Kelly. This was a charming blog. :)

  3. Thank you! And yes, I feel the poundage. We will have to rename St. Joseph the Fattening Saint.