Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Luck O' The Irish

My dad found out quite a few years back that my Great Grandpa Austin is Irish. We thought he was Scottish, but after some geneology research my dad uncovered the truth. My dad was quite glad because it gave him a reason to celebrate this fun holiday even more than he used to.

(This picture was taken yesterday, on St. Patty's day so I had to add it. I was making lunch and I turned around to find that Reese had completely emptied my drawer out and had climbed on in. So funny!) We went to my parent's for a dinner of cabbage, bratwursts (rather than our typical sausages), and apple beer :) My parents gave me the coolest present for finishing school and a large box was left over for the kids (and Eric) to play in! It doesn't get better than that :)
Reese is at the age that she can play with the cousins really well, but she does a lot of things innocently that end up causing a bit of drama. Reese shut the cardboar flap and it kinda freaked Chels out. Oops.
Sporting the Apple Beer (mom, why do you seem to always disappear when I get the camera out, I'm sad I have NO pictures of you from yesterday!)
Drum roll is my gift! A Keyboard Piano! YES! I've been wanting one SO bad so I can brush up on my piano skills. Thank you so much mom and dad!!! It has already gotten a TON of use (in the 7 hours it's been set up).


Natalie said...

Wow, that is an awesome gift! I am so excited for you. I'm sure we'll see lots of pictures of Reese playing it too soon. :)

Amber Ellis said...

I didn't know you could play?! Eric does a little bit too...and would probably play more if it weren't for the "Piano Lessons" incident that I won't describe here...heh, heh!

Terra said...

Awesome! I didn't know you played either...well now the ward knows :) I'm sure we will be hearing lots from you in the future. That is pretty awesome. I love parents who are so thoughtful!