How was your St. Patrick's Day? Did you all have a wonderful time? Did you remember to wear green?
A couple of my sisters spent the day on Saturday and we stayed up till midnight. Then, since it was now Sunday, we had a cup of coffee, (a little crazy, I know...but hey!) and a cookie... and snuck in an episode of Psych.
The next morning Maria made us a very delicious Irish Breakfast.
I baked a really lovely cake that turned out rather like a chocolate pound cake.
(See how I cleverly decorated it with the shamrock design?)
We got ourselves all dressed up for the day and headed over to the parent's house. Wearing green is definitely a big deal in my family. You don't wear green, you will be pinched. *Grin.*
I got to wear my new, wing-tipped heals. Which I love! <3
We ate, and visited and played around outside.
Unfortunately, we had company for dinner and what with the hustle and bustle of that, I forgot to take pictures for the rest of the day.
We ate and talked with great enthusiasm, the way Italian's do.
The dishes were cleared away and washed while dessert was served. Which lead to more eating and talking. I blame the after-dinner-coffee for the next two hours of steady conversation that went on. One thing about us, we can talk!
Then things settled down for a quiet(er) evening--we played a game, drank Irish Coffees and rounded the whole day off with an episode of Psych.
It was a blast.
What did you all do? Anyone else have have corn beef and cabbage? Or something Irish-y?
And tomorrow is St. Joseph's Day!
It's pretty much just as big a deal as St. Patrick's day for most Catholics.
Did you know that in Italy, it is tradition to wear red for this feast? I love traditions! And it just so happens that I do own red clothing. So...
I may have to make these for after dinner. Because they look yummy and well...they're also traditional.
If the weather continues to stay nice, we're going to go out after I get off work, and have a picnic. :)
That means it is definitely spring now!