Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Patrick's Day

  You would think with the last name of Mullaly that Gene and I would go all out for St. Patrick's Day.....but it almost went  by without any fanfare at all.....Actually, I even forgot to wear GREEN until Gene threatened to pinch me!

....but it was a BIG deal in Portland.....Here is Nick disguised as a leprechaun on March 15th.  He went on a hike with friends and ended up with moss on his head....he definitely has the Irish genes!
 ....and here is my niece Margaret and her husband Michael in the Northwest Portland St Paddy's Day parade....They were the Grand Marshalls this year!  (This is a neighborhood parade....every year I say I will not miss it....but I never have made it to Portland for it!)

John took Nick and Sophie to a great celebration for families put on by an Irish Pub on the 16th....I hear that it was a HUGE success.....

Anyway.....I hope you all had a wonderful March 17th....and I think I better book my tickets to Portland for next year's celebrations!  


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


I finally decided to take down the Valentine decorations today.....Easter is so early this year that I wanted to have them up for a few week at least!  As Gene says, "Thank God for company" because it always motivates me to do a big house cleaning!!!!  Gene is busy in the  kitchen cooking for our guest....and that gave me a few minutes to finally write a quick note.  

We are off to Portland again on Thursday....Unfortunately this time for a funeral.  We will get to spend LOTS of time with the kids though and that is always good.

Have a great week.....Jo Ann