Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pictures of Ireland

I wanted to share some of the pictures I captured while we were in Ireland. Brian spent too much time at the hospital in Dublin while Teagan and I spent most of our time in Co. Cork and I also finally got to see The Ring of Kerry (thanks Av!!). As a family we had a few nice days in Galway.

The Gap of Dunloe
Taking a yogurt break after the climb at the gap! Horse drawn carriages usually cart people up the steep hills but they were no match for two eager moms with super strollers!!

K&A's house in the countryside
Out for a walk at K&A's house.
Brian and Keith at Michael Collins' memorial and incidentally the place he was ambushed, Béal na mBláth
A castle that was built in 1035.
I am going to frame this one for my friend Brianne who loves Ireland as much as I do. We captured this on a walk around the farm in Galway.
Brian and Teagan walking on the farm.
Galway city. We went to eat fish and chips at a place Brian liked when he went to Galway University.

Teagan LOVES Ireland and can't wait to come back!!

Trip to Ireland

We spent the latter part of September and most of October in Ireland. Brian's father continues to recover and we are so looking forward to his first request which will no doubt be for some delicious sort of cake...or round of golf! While we were home it was great to catch up with friends and relatives. Teagan and I had a very special time with Shay and Avril. We filled our days with long walks, trips to the park, lots of laughter and I got completly hooked on The X Factor. A special hello to her family!

Cousin Shay shows Teagan the ropes at the local playground.
This is technically from the beach trip but I had to include it here. I will always remember this look as being so Teagan at age 5-6 months! Little Man is ready to go for a walk!
Ok, all I picture here is these two as teenagers and the amount of trouble they will get into on summer trips to see each other!!
He's a little Keith if I ever did meet one!
Baby Teagan sleeping so peacefully on a walk.

And waking up a few minutes later. This is one of my favorite pictures as it shows her sweet spirit.
Baby and Daddy waking up! No doubt SkySports is playing some form of footy on the telly.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Teagan's First Beach Trip

Hello everyone! You may be wondering where the heck we have been??? Sigh. I so wish I were as diligent in updating the blog given friends with two, three and more children, super busy careers and social lives who manage to make blog updating look - well, ever so easy. I even know one super dad who updates regularly with cool videos and a clever mom who changes the background of her blog daily....Alas, that would not be this blog. I had the very best intentions of posting our Florida scoop (mere weeks after the September trip) when an emergency in Ireland called us home. Thankfully all is well on the Emerald Isle and I am a dedicated picture taker, much to my husband's delight (um hm). We've much to catch up on then so here we go!

Teagan's First Beach Trip
First, in September Teagan and I went on a spur-of-the moment trip to Florida so she could meet my sister and her family. The look on her cousins faces as we surprised them was priceless! We have some great memories of our time with Uncle Ron, Auntie Angie and cousins Peyton, Kiersten and Zachary.

Teagan's first time touching sand! Here she is practicing the "Mmmmm" face her cousins taught her. Thanks auntie Angie for the great picture idea! Who needs a professional photographer with her around?
We took this one for daddy's desk.
Love this outfit from the R's. We thought this old piece of driftwood was a pretty cool backdrop.
Mom took this one. One of my favs.
We saw dolphins swimming just off the shore everyday.

Kiersten and Peyton snuggling up with little Mouse.

Poor Zachary. He'd had enough of the pictures already!! Z-Man, Uncle Brian says he knows just how you feel.

Thanks Uncle Ron and Auntie Angie for an awesome time!!