2 Wonderful Years

2 Wonderful Years

Today is our second wedding anniversary and the journey we embarked on then has gone from strength to strength. I am a wear my heart on my sleeve guy and I don’t care what some people think, I am married to my best friend and I will gladly tell the world daily!

So 2 years ago on this day Atlanta treated us to a lovely warm sunny day for our wedding day, well today its giving us wet grey weather, just like Ireland. As we got ready for the wedding we had a few nights of celebrating with friends and family from out of and in town so its a bit fitting that today on our anniversary my Mam and son are both crossing the Atlantic to spend Christmas with us.

It will be my Mams first visit to see me in the USA and I am looking forward to seeing her, its been a year since we last seen each other. My Mam couldn’t come over for the wedding 2 years ago as she was looking after my Dad who was in a nursing home at the time. After my Dad passed away I never thought my Mam would travel over here so it was a lovely surprise in April when she told us she had renewed her passport and would love to come see us. Full planning mode was turned on and with Robert also expressing that he would rather come for Christmas we had a plan quite quickly, they could travel together!

And so on our second wedding anniversary instead of a lovely romantic evening with my beautiful wife, we will be collecting my Mam and son from Atlanta airport at 9pm, sorry honey but I promise I will make it up to you.

The blog posts are becoming fewer and fewer but I will try keep it going. But it will change direction once again as I become more settled into life here in Atlanta. The last 2 years have been a glorious time and I couldn’t be happier. We have traveled , we have wined and dined, we have become closer as a couple, our journey is about to embark on one of lives great gifts and we are madly in love.

I will sign off by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, Happy Hanukkah or whatever phrase you want to use, just be happy, be nice and kind and everything else will fall into place. Enjoy the season and be safe.

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh

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Happy Holidays? Sorry it’s Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Happy Holidays? Sorry it’s Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

If the words Happy or Merry Christmas offends you well I am very sorry for you as you probably need lighten up a little. As an Irishman living in the USA I am hearing Happy Holidays everywhere I go and it’s funny as a lot of workers get one day off, Christmas day, and that’s not much of a holiday. So call it what it is, Christmas. Or even Happy One Day Off work. Can just see Hallmark making the cards already. And I know people call it happy holidays for different reasons but it’s up there with Y’all and awesome as phrases I won’t be using for a while yet. 

Anyway, I am posting today to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as this day week I fly to Ireland with my beautiful wife to spend Christmas with my family and friends back home. There is a saying ‘home is where the heart is’ and there is no doubt mine is here with Leanne in the USA, but there will always be a part of it back in Ireland. 

So be kind, be nice and be safe. Have a lovely Christmas and holiday and don’t eat or drink to much, well that last bit is a bit tongue in cheek. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I will be back in early 2017 posting on the blog.