Good Evening to you my lovelies...
Just wanted to share a post with you of our little Irish celebration..
My husband is a Scott and so am I but there is a wee bit of the Irish in my bloodline which I am always happy to announce to the world.. grin..
So with that being said...
Today being St. Patrick's Day was a sweet opportunity for Terry and I to have a special little dinner..
It was not a lot of work but a bit of fun to find some green dishes and such..
I am blessed to have a collection of Beeleek pottery which was made in Ireland.. I love every little piece.. Most of it was given to me from my husband's dear cousin, Marilyn and then Shonda gave us a lovely piece for our 40th anniversary..
I was happy to use a few pieces for dinner..
You will notice they have little shamrocks on their edges..
Then to find some green place mats, sheep napkin holders from my friend, Judy and such..
Green is one of my favorite colors so it was not hard to find a few things to decorate the table with.
Marilyn also gave me some little Irish ornaments as she knows how I love the Irish.. smile..
I think it is important to take the time and make the effort to have little special occasions where we can celebrate, don't you?
That is what home is all about..
Celebrating the life that Jesus has blessed us with..
The times we can spend together and the memories we make are precious and worth a wee bit of effort..
In the big ways and the small ones.. eh?
St. Patrick was responsible for taking Christ to England from Ireland when Christianity was failing..
We have been studying church history at our Bible Study and studied about him last week..
It has been a very enlightening topic and so blessed to be a part of this Bible Study..
Anyway.. back to our dinner..
I made a little Soda Bread which was just big enough for two..
Along with some home made Blackberry Jelly ..
We actually had some left over for breakfast .. smile..
And a Colcannon Soup which was delicious..
I asked Terry if he liked it and he said what was there not to like..
Cabbage, potatoes and milk. grin..
(it was much more then that..grin)
I was talking to a dear friend this morning who is a faithful reader of the blog and I was saying what a wonderful motivation this blog is..
Because I want to put something on here to interest you it motivates me to put out a bit of extra effort and Terry and I both benefit from it..
He never complains about the time or effort I put into my blog and is always so helpful to me..
He waits for his soup while I get the perfect picture and pays for that old dish which is esactly right for a table setting..
He takes me for long drives and stops for pics and gets in ditches to pick me flowers and such.. grin..
Notice that picture above where he is sitting there patiently waiting for me to take a picture..
See that dear old hand there ..
Well, that hand has held mine for almost 45 years of marriage next week..
I couldn't have found a dearer hand to hold..
Thank you, Lord..
God bless you sweet friends..
Thanks again for stopping by..
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