In honor of my favorite excuse-to-day-drink day of the year, I thought I would share with y'all my favorite St. Patrick's Day, circa 2009, to date
Ever since I learned that Chicago dyes it's rivers green for St. Patrick's Day it was something I wanted to do and see. So, while husband and I were in town visiting family and for the Chicago Half Marathon the previous September, we started slowly plan how we could make that happen.
I love my extended family. We try to make a point to see each other at least once a year, even though it has gotten harder over the years. We all get along really well and have always have a blast when we do get together. So I figured this would be a great excuse to get the family together for a mini family reunion and to celebrate the small percentage of our Irish blood.
As I expected, and
foggily fondly look back on, it was a great day of dancing, green beer, and laughing with some of my favorite people.
|Sisters. (from L to R) C, Me and M.|
|Cousins. (from L to R) Me, M, C, Kristin and KDKA.|
|Us in the bean:)|
|Cousins in the bean photo for Grandml|
|Uncle Bobby! And yes, he is wearing jeans with a jean jacket. He is still one of the coolest adults I know though:)|
|Waiting for the train.|
|Post day drinking festivities dance party late into the night|
Hands down, my favorite St. Patrick's Day. However, most nights end like this when we are visiting our family in Chicago. And I wouldn't have it any other way:)