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Top ten reasons why I love March 17

Here are the top ten reasons why I'm head over heels crazy about today, March 17:
10. Green is my favorite color, Kelly green especially.
9. Our family moved to Texas on March 17, 2000! Ten years ago today.
8. It always reminds me of my cousin, Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day.
7. I wrote an awesome poem in junior high about green for an English class, and got recognition for it, honorable mention in a poetry contest.
6. Since our family moved to another school in a different state, I submitted the same poem for a high school English class, and got an A.
5. Green looks good on me. (And in my opinion, it looks good on everyone.)
4. I whipped up corned beef and cabbage and potatoes for dinner tonight for the first time, starting a brand new tradition! (We were in California at this time, last year during spring break and enjoyed dinner with Aunt Ollie's family--Billie Joe's mom--and she served that menu and I LOVED it.)
3. Even though I'm not much of an environmentalist, I decided to support my friends who are, so today I bought some super cute "GREEN BAGS" for grocery shopping, and can do my part in saving a few plastic bags. My green bags are actually a brown zebra print, with lime green handles. Way stylish, and they actually hold a lot and things don't fall out of them while driving home.
2. GREEN FOOD! It is so much fun to serve green food and make a big deal out of this heavenly, living color. Today's green foods included green ice cream cones with Bluebell Pistacchio Almond ice cream, baby kosher dills--pickles and ice cream??? Weird!--sparkling 7-up spiked with green food coloring, and a green chef salad. I was planning to make pork green chili stew for lunch today, but ended up spending a lot of the day doing a service project for someone. I'll cook it tomorrow.
And finally, the number one reason why I love the 17th of March:
1. Because I'm IRISH!!! Who isn't on St. Patrick's Day?!!! Kiss me! xoxo
What do YOU love about March 17?
Photography by Carolyn Turner


jennie w. said…
You guys look so cute! Love the green! I just couldn't get into the St. Pat's thing during spring break. It seems like too much work for a vacation day.
Robin said…
I didn't realize I loved March 17 so much until now that you mentioned it! ;) What a fun post, Kelly, and I love the cute picture at the end with your #1 reason, which was AWESOME! (BTW, I really hope your Honorable Mention ribbon was green.)

Let's favorite thing about March 17 is the beautiful spring weather...which, in Texas, is one of the few times the outdoors are lush and green. I spent the day with my kids (and Grandma) at Zilker Park. We rode the train (which, wouldn't you know, is painted green.) The air was cool and the sky was blue with marshmallow clouds, but mostly the grass was a very lovely green.
way to go. i was lazy this year. like every year! love the picture.
~ Tina said…
your new pics are so fun! very stripe-y... cute!

your "green" bags sound awesome... now let's hope you are better than I at actually remembering to bring them into the store vs. leaving them in your trunk!

Didn't really celebrate my Irish % of family heritage this year... but love that you enjoyed it!
Karinabot said…
I'm having a hard time believe that that ice cream was actually edible... it sounds like some of the Bluebell flavors my dad picks out!
Kelly said…
Karina, it was my first time to buy that flavor because my friend, Elizabeth, said she likes it. My kids weren't too thrilled when I told them, but it was pretty good. It actually tasted like vanilla ice cream with some nuts in it.
Julie V. said…
LOVE the new pictures in all their greenyness. I love any day that we can make a fuss over and just be silly and lighthearted over. I love four leaf clovers! They rock!
Nice to see you blogging again too zuster.
Great post Kelly! Green's my favorite color! And y'all look great in that photo...I think there's been some weight loss in that family! Go p90X!! :)
Bobbi said…
Hooray, you are posting again! I've missed you. Looks like you have been busy sewing costumes and exercising. Loved your top ten list. Happy Spring greetings!
LindaLu said…
I always enjoy your blog! Love you, girlfriend ...

P.S. What fabulous photos! :-)
Lisa said…
I'm so glad you bought some green bags!!! I told you they were awesome!

PS - These pictures of your fam are so cute! And you are looking fabulous!!
My Little Hobby said…
Here's some trivia for March 17. Since its organization on March 17, 1842, the Relief Society now spreads into more than 170 countries throughout the world.

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