Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lucky Us

The luck o' the irish was not with the Paces today, my friends.


And I feel like I did my St Patrick's Day duty, what gives?! Saturday we got decked out and joined the throngs for the St Patrick's Day parade. An absolutely beautiful day. So maybe that's where the luck was used up.


what's up, fields


Abbey wasn't feeling it this year, so we had a poor showing in the bead department.


Yeah, you're not going to get the goods with a look like that on your face.
{She's not giving you the stink eye, her face is just like that.}

Then we even had an authentic Irish dinner. Feast your eyes on this:


Katherine and I wanted to do a St Patty's dinner together, but were trying to decide if it was worth the effort for her to bring down some kitchen gear. If you can believe it, my kitchen is a little less stocked than hers :) Trying to be helpful, I said "We don't have to do it, we can just dye some stuff green."

She just cleared her throat and moved on. Ha ha, we laughed about that all weekend when I brought it up later. "Am I that transparent?" Yes, yes you are. No green mashed potatoes at this meal, thankyouverymuch. I'm laughing now just remembering her reaction (or lack thereof).

As for today, that sneaky leprechaun must have kept my kids up all night (I'm talking 3-4 hours straight between the two of them) then messed with a belt in my car that may or may not have wreaked havoc on the rest of the goods-under-the-hood as it broke and began slamming against other things. My friend, Tina, came to rescue us and was literally feet away from getting slammed by a driver running a red light. My heart was pounding watching that, I'm so glad you're ok.

My cousin, Mewissa Wee, is in town and keeping my mind off the match. She graciously watched the kiddos so J and I could spend a night at the temple. So alls well that ends well. I'm glad St Patrick's Day Oh-Nine is over.


Joanie said...

Wow, I kind of feel bad for not celebrating at all now. I mean, I didn't even dress the kids in green when I went to the grocery store today. I'm not a very fun mom.

Barbara said...

That top pic is amazing. I hope you frame that. I didnt even know it was St. Patty's day yesterday. Sad that my fam didnt even get green pancakes or anything. I am living the holiday through your blog I guess. Looks like a great Irish dinner.

allegra said...

ashley, that is some amazing dinner you ladies whipped up!

those rolls look amazing. i could eat like 6 of those babies.

glad you had a fun day! i think that is the first time i've seen a picture of the good 'ol arch on your blog. love it!

allegra said...

oh, and call me crazy, but are those the same placemats you registered for your wedding? all i remember is dan and i gave you some placemats/towels you registered for, and i remember them being a neutral color but i can't seem to recall if those are they. :)

well, if so. i guess i was part of your st. patties day too! or at least my placemats were.