Where Have I Been?


Things have been super busy lately so I have been away from my blog for a week or so. I hope to be back up and writing all about our vacation next week or the week after.  We have all been super busy with the end of school and now that it is over I…

On the Road Again….


As we get ready to close out the month my daughter and I are on the road again. She will participate in a Feis (Irish dance competition) today. Above is my daughter and one of her beginner Irish dance students. She loves teaching them and working with them. I hope she does well today. It…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


This holiday is second only to Christmas in our house. My Irish dancing daughter started dancing yesterday, Friday, at schools and nursing homes in the area. This morning there is a parade through downtown Kalamazoo. After that a Hooley for Healing. A hooley is an Irish party. This one is a fund raiser for families…

Our Trip to Chicago


We love Chicago. This past weekend the Mid-America Irish Dance Oireachtas (regionals) was held in Shaumsburg, just outside of Chicago. My daughter was dancing a traditional set on Saturday but many of her friends were dancing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so we made the decision to spend the whole weekend. Every time we are…

A Weekend in Toledo


Every weekend we have been away I plan on blogging about our adventures. They are pretty much the same each weekend that we go to a Feis (rhymes with mesh), an Irish cultural festival usually refers mostly to a dance competition now a days. This weekend the Glass City Feis and the Great Lakes Feis…

Irish Fest – Part II


Someone asked me to share a video of the Irish dancers. This is the school’s newest Treble Reel that they did for Irish Fest and their recital two weeks ago. Not all the dance students were at this performance but it is very impressive with 22 dancers. Hope you enjoy!

What Did You Do This Past Weekend?


My daughter and I spent the last weekend together at the Wisconsin Springtime Feis and the Celtic Spirit Feis. I love spending time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My daughter laughed at me as we drove into the city and said, “I could live here.”  She told me I say that every time we drive into a…

Irish Dance Camp Competition


Hi All! If you have followed me for any length of time you know my daughter is crazy for Irish dance! My daughter is in a competition to win an Irish dance camp scholarship. This is like her dream camp. The scholarship would pay the almost $1,000 tuition for the week long camp in New…

Raglan Road


This is one of our favorite stops. We try to make it here at least once every trip because my family loves it so much. The Irish dancers, the music, beer, and food are all perfect for this restaurant. We checked in a bit early and asked to be seated in the main dining room….

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


This day is second to only Christmas in our family! Today my daughter and I will spend most of the day traveling to schools and nursing homes so that she can dance with her Irish dance school. Here is a video of some of her dance class performing last weekend at a Hooley (basically a…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Begins!


So, I am just beginning my YouTube channel. Here are the first videos I have added. They are all Irish dance videos right now but I plan on using the channel as a compliment to my blog. Maybe showing a recipe every so often or a certain way I cook something that may not always…

My Daughter’s New Dance Blog


Over the Weekend I competed at the Lavin-Cassidy feis on both Friday and Saturday, and I have to say this might be one of the better competitions I have been to so far. Many of my likes and dislikes will be similar for both days because it was pretty much the same feis, but I…