March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Weekend

I have been enjoying every bit of this weekend before classes start back up, especially all the time with my hubby!  Thomas and I started off the weekend by taking a 20 minute walk to McDonald's Friday night to get ice cream together! I guess the two cancel each other out...  We spent the rest of the evening just watching a movie and relaxing. 
On Saturday morning we went on our long run, which we did around a lot of older houses.  It was so much fun thinking about renovation projects and what we would do to change them, and more importantly, it kept our minds off of the run! 

Later in the afternoon we went to the first ever St. Patrick's Day parade in our town, where we were probably the only ones there who didn't come with kids.  But we're pretty much big kids, so I suppose it's okay! 
We weren't sure what to expect since it was the first time they've ever had the parade, but it was pretty impressive for the first time!  My favorite part was seeing a bunch of puppies decked out in green!:) 

Later in the evening we got dressed up to go to the St. Patrick's Day party/dinner/dance at our church!  Thomas had me cracking up because I was sitting in the living room, and he went to get dressed and came out looking like a leprechaun!  Love him! :)  
He was only joking, and didn't actually go like that! :) 
It was such a fun evening , and I loved having the chance to spend time with all of our church friends.
They even had a bag pipe group come like they did last year
We woke up early this morning and just lounged around, and it was so nice having nothing to do.  I went to watch Thomas's soccer game in the afternoon.  They unfortunately ended up losing, but he still had a good time playing out there! 

I got a coupon at school for a free sub, and we were planning on celebrating St. Patrick's day with subs and a picnic after the game.  It ended up being a little too cold to go to the park, so we turned our picnic into an indoor picnic! 
We went to mass and Life Teen this evening, and the youth minister gave such an awesome talk about Pope Francis.  He tied it in with humility, our relationship with God, witness, and reform, and I wish I could articulate it as well as he did.  It was really neat to talk with the teens and realize that they are faced with many of the same challenges that we had in high school in terms of sharing our faith and being witnesses to those around us (and really a lot of challenges that we still face!). 

I hope you all had a fun St. Patrick's Day and a wonderful weekend! 


  1. I walk 1.5 miles to Rita's Italian Ice and back... so yea, it cancels out - but! at least you're walking off the ice cream instead of just driving there! That's how I see it :)

  2. You two are just the cutest!! Glad you had a nice weekend together. Have a happy week! : )

  3. So happy you guys had such a fun weekend! The leprechaun outfit was too funny!

  4. It looks like a fun weekend. I think your hubby should have worn the green pants! So funny. You two are the cutest and what a great example you must be to those teens in that group. They are lucky to have you there.

  5. I am envious of your amazing marriage with Thomas.

  6. Hi, Caitlin, I've nominated you for a Liebster award! The details are on my recent blogpost at

  7. Caitlin I absolutely ADORE your blog! Your marriage is so inspiring and your relationship with Thomas is incredible. I look forward to each and every post!