Tuesday, April 21, 2009

He Cracked!!!

My birthday surprise is..............

IRELAND

HERE WE COME


We are leaving Friday morning!! I CANNOT wait.


Jon told me this morning! I was surprised he told me so early and very surprised that we are going to Ireland. Although I should have known, because my family is from Ireland and I've wanted to visit for as long as I can remember. My dad is HUGE on the Irish culture. He has been to Dublin twice and loves everything about the country. LITERALLY everything. He's all tattooed up with Irish paraphernalia/symbols. We actually both have the Irish Claddagh tattoo. I'm so excited, I'm just jabbering on and am probably making no sense whatsoever.

One of my great friends lives in Dublin and he is going to take us around the city all day Saturday. I so look forward to seeing him again. He's a tough little Irish fighter that my dad trained while he was living in the states. He's a great guy and Jon and I both look forward to hanging out with him!

So off we go Friday at the crack of dawn and will be arriving early morning in Dublin!

As my dad says I'm going back to the Motherland ;)
This Irish girl is finally going back to her roots!

My husband rocks!

Any ideas from you lovely ladies on what we should see and do. We will only be in Dublin from Friday through Monday!!!

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

28 comments:

Abbie said...

STEPH!!!!! How fun!!! My Dad's family is from Ireland too, so I've ALWAYS, ALWAYS wanted to go visit!

I'm begging you to go to a pub (or several) and have endless amounts of Irish beer for me!!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

AHHHHHHH! How exciting!!! Glad your hubby was really able to suprise you:p I know things that I want to do while there is definitely at leaat visit the Blarney stone but maybe not kiss it, I hear the irish pee on it because its funny when the Americans put their lips to it, yuck! Other then that go to every castle I can find and maybe spend a day fallow in the history and foot steps of King Brian Brou! Gosh, go to some little pub DEFINITELY! Maybe get lucky and meet some irish folk teller....I love all storys from that land and coud listen to them none stop! Go see the Emerald Isles and ride a horse bare backed across the beache!!! Walk, walk and WALK my way as far into the country side as I could, just to see that amazing green all around me! Find a lucky four leaf clover:p And then just anything else that might catch my eye! Good thing you'll have a tour guide while there:)I am huge into the irish culture as well as I know you've read why:) I woud love to go to my dads home town, maybe visit his parents/my grandparents grave site to pay my respects and just ponder on what it would have been like to meet them...I want to do everything! HA HA! Have so much fun girl and please please please take tons of pictures and post them! lol...

Kelley and Rhett said...

jealous! I have never been so I have no suggestions, but have SO MUCH FUN! I can't wait to see pictures!

Gleatie said...

Temple Bar Area!!!!!!!!

Lindsey said...

YAYAYAYA!!! So exciting!!!! What a great hubs!

lesley said...

How FUN!!! I'm so excited for you!!! : ) (Aren't you glad he told you?? Haha, it was probably hard to keep it in for that long!!)

Megan said...

That is SO exciting! I know you will have a blast! :) Looking forward to seeing some great pictures.

New Girl on Post said...

That's so exciting! I can't wait to see pictures!

Emily said...

ahhh! Soo FUN:) yeah! He just couldnt keep it to himself any more:) he was too excited:) Soo stinking cute:) gosh cant wait to see pics! U are going to have a blast;) what a great bday gift:)

Jenny.Lee said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!! That is so exciting! You have such a good hubby!!!

Grand Pooba said...

I'm Irish too! You are so lucky you get to go! I've wanted to go there forever!

Have fun and take lots of pics!

Chase said...

too too too awesome!
I'm totally jealous. You two will have a blast!
(this goes without saying and all but... Take lots of pictures!!)

msprimadonna67 said...

Just came across your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts. Have a great time in Ireland!

katie + bret said...

How exciting! ENJOY! I am Irish as well and I have always wanted to see Ireland! Enjoy it enough for me too!

d.a.r. said...

Ahhhh!!! SO FUN!!!! I am so so so jealous :) Have a wonderful time! I can't wait to see the pictures.

Brahmin in Boston said...

You are so lucky!! I must admit I am a bit envious of you... I fell in love with (theoretical) Ireland after I read Nora Robert's Irish Trilogy. I want to visit Ireland badly.

I would like to consider myself an Irish person 'cuz you know I like it and all but I am afraid to do so - France had me fall flat on my face due to my expectations...

Well I think this was a good post for delurking :-)

Brahmin in Boston said...

Wow that was quick! :-)

Casey said...

I freaking LOVE Dublin! Eat at Quiznos and Papa Johns for me. Oh, and check out the Wild Wicklow tours, they are so fun. And the store Penny's (next to Eason's Book Store) is like a H&M but cheaper! And the people...

Clearly, I loved Ireland a little too much.

Mrs. D said...

YAY!!! I know you will have tons of fun! That is so exciting!

Shannon said...

holy goodness, how FUN!!! :) You 2 are going to have a blast...I've never been, but always wanted to! Take lots of great pics to share with us all! Your hubby is the greatest! :) Yay!

erin - heart in ireland said...

Have fun!! Are you only going to Dublin? If you have time try to get out of Dublin and go to the West. Galway, Connemara, Donegal are all AMAZING! Or Wicklow is closer too and quite gorgeous.

I miss it, drink some Barry's tea and enjoy the craic!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

woohoooo!!!! that's awesome!! i can't wait to hear about it! go hubby!!!

amy (metz) walker said...

Um, that's fantastic...LOTS of pictures, please!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

That is so exciting! Take lots of pictures!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I am so excited for you! Have a very happy birthday! My daughter spent her junior year of college in the county of Cork. She absolutely loved everything about Ireland, so I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time. And yes, your husband rocks!

. Becca . said...

Oooh, dang you lucky lady! SO cool!! :) I can't wait to see your pics. Ireland is one of my dream destinations. I have to see where the O'Shea's came from!

Team Clancy said...

OMG! YEAH!!!!!!!!! That is the greatest ever! Can't wait to see your fab pics!

SKELLER said...

Yay!!!! Have a fantastic time. And, of course, take tons of pictures :-)