Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Monday, March 25, 2013

St. Patrick Fun

St. Patrick's day is always extra fun for us since we always have a birthday boy that day...This year he turned 14! (Can you guess what his middle name is)?
Thought I'd share this healthy St. Patrick Shamrock Fruit Platter that we made for our Youth group potluck.  It turned out really cute with kiwi and green grapes:) I just love how St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach the people of Ireland about the Trinity.

This year we also bought fun t-shirts to share the spirit of St. Patrick...The real guy from whom this festive holiday originated.  A portion of St. Patrick's beautiful Breastplate Prayer is inscribed on the t-shirts.  It's one of my favorite prayers!  {It is called the breastplate prayer for those parts of it that seek God's protection.}
Didn't manage to catch the birthday boy in his shirt...He was busy with Confirmation class.  That's ok, he's at the age where he doesn't like having his picture taken much anymore:(
The little ones will bear with my photography for a bit longer, I hope!
Birthday boy's wish was a tour of the San Francisco Fireboat unit...His dream is to be a firefighter someday.  He got his wish and he was one happy camper!

This is the view of the Bay Bridge from the Fireboat Unit's back porch!
Big thanks to my youngest sister (Auntie L.A.) for helping to make it all happen since she lives in the City!

Happy and thankful to have Grandma and Grandpa join us (My parents:)
Here we are, shortly after the St. Patrick's Day Firefighter Parade, that started our fun day in the City.
It was a beautiful weekend of celebrating many blessings, most importantly the birthday boy!
+St. Patrick, please pray for us+


  1. What an awesome birthday!!! I love those shirts... next year!! My James, who is sitting next to me, thinks your fruit platter is "pretty cool". ;)

    1. Thanks, Laurie! Hope you are having a blessed Holy Week:)


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