This blog is no longer being updated. Our adventures continue back in the US, here.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Our Adventures in Ireland are coming to an end. I will no longer be updating this blog, but please feel free to visit us at our new blog for a glimpse into a brand new chapter in our lives.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy First Birthday to my little lion man.

At his birthday party last weekend

A birthday picnic in the park, April 23

A more detailed post and update to come next week!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Enjoy the day, wherever you are... Irish or not! Just promise me you won't drink any green beer. Make it a Guinness!! 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Our Family

Most days, it's just the three of us in the wide, wide world.

We have ups and downs and none of us are perfect, but we learn and grow together.

At the end of the day, I thank God that I get to walk down life's path with these people.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mom's Visit

My mom left on Tuesday after being here for 11 days. We had a marvelous time despite both Liam and I being sick for part of her visit. Poor Liam had an ear infection for the first few days she was here and after it cleared up we went on picnics in the park, did a bit of shopping on Grafton Street, saw the seals in Howth, went to lunch and coffee, and went for a beautiful walk up Killiney Hill with my mummy friends where we dined on olives, cheese, crackers and humus. We may or may not have enjoyed sips of prosecco and champagne....


Mom and I on Dun Laoghaire Pier

Kara, Jenny and their boys on top of Killiney Hill

Playing at H's house

Towards the end of the trip, I got hit with a nasty flu bug. It hung on for 4 days! I was so annoyed to be sick when all I wanted was to enjoy my mom's time here. On the other hand, I was so thankful to have her here to help with Liam. Not fun taking care of a baby while you're sick! 

Watching mom leave was harder than ever before. Now, with Liam, I have this unrelenting desire to be nearer to our families. I want them to know him like we do. And I want him to know and love them like we do, too. It was incredible watching Liam fall in love with my mom. It makes me sad that we're not sure when the next time we'll see them will be. (probably this summer, one way or another)

"I love you, Grammy!"

We miss you so much!!