Photos St. Patrick's Day

Here Come The Irish — 2024

Last Saturday—technically the day before St. Patrick’s Day, but close enough—Henry & I grabbed our little Lego selves & hopped aboard a Caltrain packed with green-clad revelers to attend the parade in San Francisco.

Highlights of the two-hour+ (!) festivities included a phalanx of giant Irish wolfhounds; a gathering of the one Irish-produced automobile (the DeLorean!); a float commemorating the Chinese & Irish Railroad Workers; a bowler-clad mini BART train; numerous traditional dance troupes; and—why the heck not—a twerking St. Patrick.

We wrapped things up by enjoying Irish coffee & live music in the stunning old Hibernia Bank building, the sight of which made Hen proclaim, “This must be what heaven looks like!!”

Check out our gallery from the day.

Birthdays Photos

F-16: The Finnster Keeps It Sweet

inn Forgets Fifteen, Keeps Moving On Up!

We of course can’t quite believe it, but our big (as in, 6-foot-plus) guy continues his march up the charts of age & height, marking a full sixteen trips around the sun.

We’re so happy & grateful to have this funny, wry, driven, studious, self-starting hockey lover in our home, and we’re excited (if a little scared!) that he’ll soon be behind the wheel, squiring his brother (or similar-sized hockey bag) in the Miata.

Here’s a handful of shots from our recent Death Valley sojourn (more on that soon!), plus a little set showing him opening gifts. Highlights of the latter included a beautiful handmade beanie from Auntie Laura & some delicious Lou Malnati’s pies courtesy of Grandma & Grandpa Nack.

Happy birthday, Squire, and many happy returns!

[See also: Birthday posts from over the years.]