Tuesday, March 19, 2013

St Patrick's Weekend Shennanigans

I'm a day late posting my weekend recap, but seriously, the day after St Patrick's Day fell on a Monday. As if Mondays weren't hard enough. I woke up without my husband, my kids were both late for school, I was late for work (shocker, I know), my hair was waddled up in a messy... nest (I couldn't even manage a sockbun), and I wore flats. That really sums up my entire mental state.


But it. was. so. worth. it. Because I am coming off one of the best weekends I've had in a while.  My amazing sister- and brother-in-law kept our kids (I cannot thank you guys enough), and Clay and I continued our tradition - eight years & counting! - of spending St Paddy's weekend at our favorite Irish hotel.

The weekend in pictures:


My favorite things about this weekend: sleeping in, drinking an amazing bloody mary (or four) at noon, hot tubbin', afternoon sex, brownies, etc. And something I'm especially proud of: I have officially made the move away from tacky green garb. St Patrick's weekends of the past have involved boas, blinkies, fishnets, kilts, all worn at the same time. This year? I kept it much more respectable. Well, outside of the hotel room, that is ;)

Sunday, the actual day of St Patrick's, was relatively low key. We left the hotel, but not without stopping to pick up a pregnancy test first - my husband had a vasectomy a couple years ago, but if anyone is going to get knocked up after getting snipped, it's gonna be us.  I had to, because, you guys, my boobs hurt. Like I'm sure I'm pregnant hurt. Thank gawd and baby jesus and man-sized jesus and zeus that I'm not. I have no idea what's going on with the girls, though. Pre-boob-job-jitters, perhaps?


So yeah, negative. We then picked up our sweet kiddos, Clay played in a basketball game, and after we made it home I had my obligatory holiday meltdown complete with tears and a cry of "this was the worst weekend ever!". Melting-down-and-over-reacting is my middle name.

Pretty sure it was nerves about this upcoming week, though. Clay and I have a lot of grown up decisions to make and this weekend was the calm before the storm.  Luckily we run a tight ship, so we'll be fine, probably better than fine when all is said is done, but it doesn't make these decisions any less scary. Or difficult.


Luckily, for all the years we've been celebrating St Patrick's Day, I'm pretty sure we got the luck of the Irish on our side. I'll keep ya posted.

19 comments:

  1. This has to be the best St. Patty's recap I've ever read.

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  2. Your weekend looks like so much fun! I have post-trip meltdowns too. Like, all the time. And pre-trip meltdowns, for that matter. And non-trip meltdowns.

    It's a miracle I'm not alone. :)

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    1. Sounds like we could be bestfriends ;)

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    2. i have meltdowns in the middle of trips. i start crying saying "no one is having fun!" it must be a chick thing. looks like you had a great time!

      Ashley Fisher

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  3. Haha loving this post! I am also great at back to the real world meltdowns. Have a good week!

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  4. That sounds like so much fun! I wish we had family closer so we could have a night out on the town. The afternoon sex part sounds especially exciting. hahaha! I'm sorry you are having some crazy decisions to make. -Nikki

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  5. I love your tradition! People don't usually think of St. Patty's day as a get away vacation weekend, that's such a great idea!

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    1. I look at every holiday as a possible weekend away. Pi Day? Cinco de Mayo? All possible reasons to jaunt away ;)

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  6. Your hair! I'm seriously in love with those bangs on you! And as much as love the respectable green garb, you could rock a green corset like no other.

    There is nothing that life can throw your way that the Churches can't handle. Any big decisions will be stressed over, made, endured and looked back on with smiles and laughter in the long run. In the meantime, kick back with a big glass of vino (and an extra for me) and know that you guys can handle it all.

    Love, love, love you!

    PS: And tell those kids to stop getting so big! Where are Narls' chubby little kid cheeks? I mourn them.

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  7. What a fun tradition! I've never really done much to celebrate St.Patrick's day, besides wear green, and I think my Irish relatives would be so disappointed in me! Now that I'm 21 I need to find a cute way to celebrate the holiday like you and your husband, adorable!
    xxoo
    Jordyn
    www.thefairyprincessdiaries.com
    P.S. Your Children are the absolute cutest, I want your daughter's dress in my size!!!!

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  8. Cutest St. Patricks Day, ever! I totally did nothing this year :/ My poor kid.

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  9. So very jealous! I love the last photo in the second collage in the hotel hallway; hahaha.

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  10. It sounded like you had a great weekend!

    xx Denysia Yu
    http://denysiayu.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice pic lineup... digging your green necklace. I had a fun one myself.. at least on Saturday! Congrats on not getting preg! :)

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