"We're going to have corned beef and cabbage! You always have corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day!" Beth was so excited.
Corned what? I had never heard of this. Even though we were not sure what all this St. Patty's Day hoopla was all about, we would never miss a holiday at the McHouls. No way.
That corndog beef or whatever it's called was delicious! We decided right there at the dinner table that from now on, from this day forward, we will forever be Bostonians on St. Patrick's Day. Texas, you know I'll always be your girl but admit it...the Lone Star State is totally lame on St. Patrick's Day.
Beth made cupcakes for the kids to decorate.
Why waste time smearing the icing on a cupcake when you can eat it right out of the cup?
This moment made me proud.
I swear. There was no alcohol at this party. Ashton was drunk on beef and sugar.
oh. I love these ladies.
Holidays are extra special in Haiti. Eating food that actually required some forethought (that's not how most of our meals go down in this country), hanging out with friends, watching our kids enjoy the day and laugh with the sweet community God has given them...these things are priceless gifts to us. They remind me of how deeply we have been blessed. Undeserved blessings. God gives them, and I don't know why.
Beth and Tara. Aren't they lovely?
A long anticipated feast. A banquet. A party. Friends. Family. Catching up. Laughter. Love. Holidays will forever and ever remind me of what God has in store for us in heaven.
Beefy-corn and cabbage. Now one of my favorite meals. How many days until the next St. Patrick's Day?