Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Top o' the Morning to Ye"

When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, 'tis like the morn in Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Catching Up!

I have some catching up to do!
A jump back in time
to a couple of months ago
when all of the girls
landed in St. Augustine!
(I love the fact that I have
Harvey's Lake carousel  as a part of my life,
and the girls have the St. A carousel as part of theirs!)
I. cherish. these. times!
From our late night tea parties... impromtu detours for a cup of java...
...every moment is saved to my memory,
and to my trusty dslr!
We grabbed a lunch at one of my favorite local eateries,
where the owner, Phil, looked at me and said,
"Are you responsible for all of this?!"
I immediately looked over at Lucas to see what mess he might be making,
when he clarified with an arm sweep encompasing the table...
 You have a beautiful family!"
Thank you, Phil! 
 Yes, I am :)
and thanks for taking the picture of us all
and for giving a copy of your Tebow print to Christa
when you found out she's a UF girl!
During the visit,
there was some sweet bonding going on with the
out-of -state Aunts...
much to enjoyment of this little boy!
Facetime means much more now to this
21 month old when he knows he's talking to
someone special in his life!
Our last morning together we hopped
 over to
 where Rachel did some shell-searching
for a man named...
who had to be left behind up in A-ville for this visit.
We missed you, Joseph!
I hope you make it down next time
so one little guy doesn't have to occupy himself
with real estate magazines
while we search the beach resale shop
for the perfect container for your shells!
During this beach visit,
we found another scrumptious treasure of a place
to share one last meal together..
And this place was so appropriate,
because even though these young ladies are my daughters,
they are amongst my closest of friends!
My girls.
My treasures.
You enrich my world.
And the world of those around you.
(even a local restaurant owner :)
My heart is full!
(even when we're apart :)