Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'll be gone when tomorrow morning comes...

          First things first, I want to thank everyone who commented on my last post. I was so encouraged by your kind words. And that goes for those who commented on my Mom's facebook page too.        

            Well the day is almost here! The last two days have been stressful; trying to fit ones life into two suitcases is harder than it sounds! But now that packing is over, I have time to actually get excited. I can't believe I'm leaving tomorrow!

          I just wanted to post some pictures of what my family and I have been up to this past week. Just be warned, there are lot of them!! We wanted to spend as much time together as we possibly could, making memories!

           This week was festival week in Tralee. The Rose of Tralee festival is an annual time of stalls, live music, screaming children, and lots of drunk people. Usually it's more popular with the visitors than with the locals, but since this is going to be my last Rose of Tralee for awhile, we decided to join in the festivities.

My sister being a diva! And look! The sun is out! I can't remember the last time that happened!

We wanted to take more photos of these peacock hairbands, but the lady who owned the stall demanded we stop taking pictures, so this is all we got. Funny thing was, we were close to buying a few, but we took our business elsewhere after that!

Laughably bad local metal band!

The best part of the festival...the over priced rides!

Dad and I did battle in the bumper cars...

...I totally won!

We decided to spend a day in Dingle which involves a terrifying drive up Connor Pass.

Some hardcore French bikers

Practicing our mad kung fu skills

My parents are so cute!


We had fun pretending to be happy tourists. 

Don't be alarmed! Craic is the Irish word for fun!

Happy tourists! Don't they look happy?!

The "prehistoric museum" literally consists of the contents of this cabinet!! Only Dingle!!

Mango sorbet at Murphy's. Sooo yummy!

                                On Wensday my sister Abby and I went out for lunch and a movie.  

We went to this restaurant called Mozart's (yes after the composer). I haven't been there in years, but I remember we used to go there all the time, back when the prices were reasonable. Abby thought it would be nice to go there one last time. The food is still great! We had pineapple, cheese, and ham sandwiches, with a very sweet malteaser milkshake, that neither of us could finish.    

We went to see Super 8 after lunch. It was my second time seeing it. If you haven't seen it yet, please, you have to watch it!!! I can't stress this enough!!

We spent Wensday night dinner at Nancy Murphy's house. This woman and her husband have been so influential in my walk with the Lord. I have been so encouraged watching Nancy deal with everything that's happened over this past year. She has been my grandmother when I had none growing up. I will miss seeing her every Sunday.  

After dinner, Sean and I went back down to the rides for a brother-sister date. I'm so proud of the young man he is becoming.

          Phew!! Well thats it! I told you there were a lot of pictures! I hope you had just as much fun looking at them as I did taking them! Have a great weekend! 


  1. I enjoyed seeing these pictures. I hope you have a safe trip, keep the memories alive and take each day holding His hand.
    You're blessed to have such a family and a (non-related) grandma.

  2. i loved the pictures! have a safe trip & a great time!

  3. Lovely photos, Leah! It's so nice to see pictures of your family and of Ireland...I miss both of those things very much! I hope you have a wonderful year at school.

  4. That trip looks like a blast! You have a great family!

  5. Your family is beautiful beyond belief. I love the photos.
    Have a safe trip.


  6. cute photos, Leah! I'm loving that Mozart's cafe!
    Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog! :) You have a lovely place here!! So fun to find another kind-hearted spirit! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  7. adorable photos! can I just say that I'm so jealous of the fact that you live in Ireland because I absolutely love it there? I visited once, and it is so gorgeous. Thank you for commenting on my blog, and to answer your question I'm in the School of Foreign Service and am still undeclared but I think I'll major in International Economics. Glad your room is all moved in, I'm sure it'll be a great year!

    <3 Alison

  8. I hope your trip is going well, dear.
    I edit my photos with Picnik :)


  9. aww cute pictures! haha!

  10. These pictures look like you had so much fun with family! You are blessed to have such a great one! :)

  11. Loved the glimpse into your recent life and adventures...Looks like it was a fun-tabulous time :)


    #1. Why can't I have lunch at the Crack House err I mean Craic House?

    #2. Mango Sorbet?? OMG I would die if I had some right now. Love!

    #3. Ur family is the cutest...I love how you all pose so nicely...Very hard to get me and my siblings all together without my brother looking like he's some wild man hitchhiker we picked up off the side of the road and is now fiendishly grinning at camera taker. Sheesh.

    I could go on. But will spare you. Super best of luck with the move. Ohh and Super 8!!! This movie is one of my absolute fav movies of all time now. Super great :)

    Jeanine :)

  12. Oh my, looks like you've been busy having lots of fun...wonderful photos :)

  13. Wonderful photos I love the spirit of this blog, it's relaxing ^^ with the music and everything ;D
    Peace n' Kisses from France


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