Tuesday, March 20, 2012

st. patrick's day block party 2012


this year turned out to be by far the biggest st. patrick's day block party to date.  more beer, food and people than ever before (all of our parties from the past are right here).  my dad and pete built yet another new pub in our driveway (it is still there as we speak), there was live music throughout the day (everybody's favorite, vinyl station played at night), the annual cornhole tournament was a success (pete and pet won), there were three bounce houses for the kids this year, "somebody" brought his own tent to sleep in for the night in our backyard and our party was even tweeted about.  funny stuff.  once again, i took a few pictures at the very beginning and then a handful at the very end (after i woke up from my "nap" at 11:00 and people were still going strong), so there are none of the real crowd and madness of the middle of the party, but here is what we have...

and if you didn't make it this year, we hope to see you next!  living out of town is no excuse.


and we got a lovely rainy day the next day to take away the smell of cigarettes and beer and all that yucky-ness.  it made it feel like a real irish day with a rainbow and all...

Monday, March 19, 2012

happy st. patrick's day!

another ridiculous card for 2012...
they are all pete's ideas.
somehow he just gets me to go along with them...
(and, if you don't know who shane macgowan is, have a look right here.)
enjoy...



if you want to see all our cards from year's past, they are all right here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

5 reasons i am blessed


although i am sure anyone reading this blog already knew we were expecting burch baby no. 4 in june, i thought i should make it official.  so there he or she is in a sweet little profile.  we are not finding out what we are having, so you will just have to wait until june 5th (or many, many days after that, as my babies love to cook extra long).  hurray for more babies!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

the giving tree


several months ago i walked into the living room and lucy and finn were very sweetly snuggled on the couch together.  lucy was carefully reading the giving tree and finn was listening intently.  i decided to leave them be to enjoy their sweet moment.  just a few minutes later, finn came walking into the kitchen with huge tears streaming down his cheeks.  there had been no screaming, no fighting, i couldn't imagine how he could have been hurt, so i was somewhat confused.  "what's the matter?" i asked him.  "i...i...i... don't... like... that book!" he sobbed.  "what?  why not?"  (because i thought everyone loved the giving tree...).  finn tried to suck in the drool and fight through the tears to explain to me that, "it's too sad!  the boy just gets old and then he can't do anything!  he can't climb the tree or pick apples!  he's so old and he just sits there!"  poor finn.  to this day, he doesn't even like seeing that book lying around the house, it upsets him so much.  

then, my sister mary found this picture...


well, finn, at least tracy morgan can relate.