- my last name is English (which I knew)
- Mom's maiden name is Irish or Scottish (which I knew but I don't know which country her people are from)
- My paternal grandmother's maiden name is English
- My maternal grandmother's maiden name is English
- my mom's grandmother's maiden name is English (on her mother's side)
- my mom's grandmother's maiden name is German or Irish (on her father's side -- again, I don't know which country her people are from)
I think I'm going to celebrate in the American, non-Irish way! Except I refuse to drink green beer. Maybe I'll just pick up a bottle of Jameson's and drink it with pals. And S.
Dad doesn't know his grandmother's maiden name but he thinks his sister is working on their family tree. Maybe I'll know soon and maybe his side of my family tree is LOADED with Irish folk.
On another note: skiing was great, I didn't break any bones and I can't wait to go out West and ski the big mountains. Boyne Highlands has an vertical drop of 552 feet. So it's not really a mountain, but it's plenty intimidating for beginners.
GUINNESS CUPCAKES - my new favorite. Recipe here.