Sunday, March 22, 2009

Seeing Green

Sorry for the long delay in posting. I've had a busy month with work, the kids and house, and my stamping business. I'll try to do better but no promises!

Last Saturday, we took the kids and our neighbor Lauren to the St. Patrick's Parade in downtown Springfield. It was warmer than it has been in the past few years, but it's still quite chilly downtown due to the wind and shade. Seth and I were the only smart ones...opting to keep on our winter coats rather than leave them in the van (which was a long hike away from our parade-viewing spot). We did move to another part of the route that was in the sun rather than the shade and that made a huge difference.

Of all the Springfield parades, this one is our favorite. It's always so festive and everyone is wearing tons of green. This year, the parade was even longer than normal. We left after 2 hours and it wasn't quite finished yet. Crazily enough, Lauren scored a cabbage from one of the parade entrants. I've seen plenty of candy, literature, and other trinkets handed out at the parade, but never cabbage! Lauren was nice enough to share though and we used it on St. Patrick's Day to make corned beef and cabbage.

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