We're off to Ireland!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We're flying to Ireland on Thursday night, and my heart is full thinking of being back there after almost 4 years. It's been way too long. Last time we were there, Lily was only 10 months old, and now she's 5! This is probably the first holiday that she'll actually remember, which is so cool to think about. I also can't wait to introduce my youngest daughter to my family, and to show her where I spent my childhood.


I dug up some old photos from my last trip a few years ago. Now all I can think about is the way the sunlight cascades over the horizon on a summer evening, and the way that vibrant green seems to just leap from the fields everywhere you turn. I'm coming back this time with a fancy new camera, and I'm dying to get going. In the meantime, these shots will have to do.

view over the field of the Ballycotton lighthouse






Lily at 10 months in Ballycotton, Co. Cork



Ballycotton lighthouse



8 comments:

  1. Have a great trip! My mom is from Thurles so I am a grown up version of your daughter, lol. I am sure she will love Ireland as much as I do. Even though I am American, Ireland always feels like home to me. I enjoy your site, thanks for all your hard work. Looking forward to pics!

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    1. that's so wonderful to hear, Michelle. Thank you! I always worry that they won't feel the same connection there that i do, but i think as long as i keep visiting with them we can maintain that connection.

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  2. Aaaaah I cannot WAIT for all the photos. And for Gran to see precocious Lils! I feel as though they may get along. :) Looking forward to pics of N scowling at things.

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    1. i'll make sure i get plenty of shots of Niamh being grumpy!

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  3. Have fun! Ireland is tops on my places-I-want-to-visit list.

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  5. Just catching up on my blogs now, and thrilled to hear about your trip! Hope you had the most wonderful time!

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