Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
I always cook corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, etc. on this day. Every year. Every year, that is, except for in 2008. In 2008 Pat and I were frantically running around the house packing our last minute items, dropping off dogs, and then headed out for Mexican food--yes, Mexican food!!--with some friends of ours. Why? Because we left the US on March 18th for a month long trip to Russia to get our boy, that's why!!
I cannot believe we're at this three year mark. Three years ago, that month in Russia loomed before us and seemed so daunting. Away from home for a month; living day to day in a hotel room in the middle of Siberia; in March. It was dark and cold. . .but there was a light, our boy. And he came to us long before the end of the tunnel--9 days before!
I think about how slowly the time passed from March 18th until April 4th--Gotcha Day--and it seems a bit surreal. The time since that April 4th has speeded up exponentially and, just lately, seems much more like a blur. Aidan has grown and changed so much! He is the most awesome little boy.
And so, I am off to get my corned beef, etc. into the crock pot to simmer on low all day so that dinner is ready when we get home tonight. I still have a bunch of hockey videos to show you all, but until I have time to get them loaded up here, I will leave you with these: