Monday, March 18, 2013

A Southie St. Patrick's Day Recap

Cheers!  Oh wait is St. Patrick's Day over!?  I hope you had a fabulous time celebrating like the Irish do!  Mine was great - much more low key than in years past but still fun.

I was dressed in my Irish gear and ready to go!

I went to my friend's house in Southie.  I must admit that having friends who live in Southie is pretty great!  Lynne and Brian sure know how to throw a party.  Plenty of food and drinks (of course - it wouldn't be a St. Pat's Day party w/o lots of drinks!)

After plenty of eating and drinking we did manage to wander outside to watch some of the parade.  In years past we've watched the whole thing but that is when it is a bit warmer out.  Yesterday was FREEZING!  I didn't last long - I need more drinks or more layers to stay out longer than 30 minutes!!

I wish I could capture a better visual of all the people in Southie.  It was estimated that there were 600,000 people there yesterday!  It is crazy.  People (of all ages) are everywhere!  And you really never know what to expect in Southie. . .

Now if I'm being completely honest. . . it really isn't the best parade.  Shocking I know.  You see your fair share of bands and bagpipers (my favorite)!

But you will also see your fair share of totally random!  Like take for example, this big group of Star Wars people.  Who knows!  

You will also see many politicians, unions, Miss (everything), old cars, and a few lot of drunk people!

It definitely is an experience.  Always a good time but better when it is over 40 degrees!!

What did you do to celebrate?

Oh and just because this is one of my top 5 favorite pictures I've ever taken of my nieces. . .

This was in 2009 - Ella was just under a month old and Peyton was 16 months!

This is a 3 day work week for me.  I'm SUPER excited about that.  I'm even more excited to head to Dallas on Thursday.  Looking forward to lots of sun and fun.  

P.S. I'm ignoring the snow storm that is coming tomorrow.

I'm linking up with Leeann, Molly and Carly. 


  1. One of my goals in life is to go to Southie for St. Patty's day! That looks awesome!!

  2. Awesome parade shots, looks like a fun party!

  3. I was there too! It IS great to know someone in Southie, but I have to say...getting there and back was almost not worth it. Wasn't it so crazy?!

    Glad you enjoyed all the festivities.

  4. this looks like such a blast! and love all your st. patty's day gear!

  5. You look so cute! Although cold in the second picture of you... Lol. The perfect way to celebrate St. Paddy's Day!

  6. I expect Southie is only second best to actually being in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day. Looks like fun! And that pic of the girls.. too cute!!

  7. OH MY GOSH! Those two adorable girls in the shamrocks! So cute!

    My life goals: get to Boston for St. Patrick's Day and Salem for Halloween lol.

    Looks like so much fun. They don't do St. Patrick's Day parades here. It sucks. They should celebrate all cultures but they def don't :(

    Thanks for linking up and letting me live vicariously through you.

    P.S. It was in the low 70s Sunday and I was being a baby. I'm a sissy.

  8. Looks like a fun St Patties day!!! :-)