We tend to avoid the public displays of drunkenness on this day (at least for ourselves. We see plenty of it though ;) but we think we had a lot more fun this year, and remembered perhaps a little better.
Boston doesn't mess around with St. Pat's. It has one of the biggest celebrations in the U.S., and the whole city is green for the weekend.
We started our fun weekend with a Celtic's basketball game. What better way to celebrate than to cheer on our boys in green and watch Lucky do some slam dunks?! ;) We went with Shay and Alexis (shout out!) and had a fantastic time. It also turned out 4 of our other friends happened to be there on the opposite side of the arena enjoying it too. We enjoyed creeping on them from our seats with our mega zoom.
Power couple right here. They are amazing :)
Sunday we had a fantastic (and now traditional-2nd year running ;) Irish-American dinner with our favorite foodie friends Michelle and Sebastian. I couldn't think of anything better than eating and laughing with them on a Sunday afternoon :)
I attempted to make soda bread, and everyone forgave me and ate it anyways.
A few rounds of pictionary telephone, then plans for group vacations some day...Mexico 2015 (or '16) here we come!
Monday at work I got to hang out with my buddy who is actually part Irish and full ginger. It was destined to be great. The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums always comes to Franciscan Hospital for Children to play each St. Patrick's day and they are awesome! Nothing gets me feeling festive for the holidays like some bagpipes and seriously cool drumming.
And that's how we do it.