Leprechaun Gold

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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

We woke up to Leprechaun gold! Did you?? I thought I heard something strange outside, in the wee morning hours, but I never thought it would be a Leprechaun.

We spent all morning hunting for gold rocks. They were everywhere!

And by the way, this was one clumsy Leprechaun. If I were in possession of that much gold, I’d hold onto it pretty tight. Just sayin’. ;)

Alright, alright. So there’s no such thing as Leprechauns. But we can have a little fun, right?

Plus, this tradition dates back to my childhood….from “Indian Princess” camp outs.

On our last morning in camp, we’d wake up to find gold nuggets all over the ground. Sure, they were really just spray painted rocks. But to us? It was 100% pure gold. GOLD I TELL YOU!! We’d spend hours searching for gold rocks (pretty sure it was our Dads’ way of distracting us while they loaded up the car).

Some of my best memories are from those camp outs–they were absolutely priceless trips. So I want to pass down as many of our traditions (fox cakes, digging holes, the Mohican yell) as possible to my family.

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I’d been looking for a way to introduce this one to the boys, and I realized St. Patty’s Day was the perfect occasion. How much fun to wake up every year and look for Leprechaun gold???

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Isaiah was in AWE of his finds.

I’m pretty sure he thinks he’s the luckiest toddler on the planet.

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And I can’t end without saying…I love you, Dad. Those camp outs were so epic because of all of the effort you Dads put into it.

So, thank you.

Now. When are we taking the boys camping? I’ll see if Camp Grady Spruce is available…

2 Responses to “Leprechaun Gold”

  1. Ericakimble

    LOVE this! I was excited to share this idea with Justin! They’ve had so much fun with Indian Princess this year and I know this would add to the girls’ excitement level!! Thanks for the awesome idea!
    Great seeing y’all at church on Sunday! Benjamin and Samuel got to have a little play date ;)

  2. Alli Aars {You have your blog, we have Aars}

    Yay! A fellow Indian Princess! Love that you get this! Great seeing you too. Sorry things were so chaotic!

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