Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Greetings from Spiddal

You may or may not know it, but my husband is Irish. He grew up in a little village of County Galway called Spiddal. We are blessed to be able to spend the holidays with Niall's family this year. It's the first time either of our kids have been to Ireland, which has been delightful {apart from the monstrosity that is jetlag}.

I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of Spiddal. So, without further ado:


The road my in-laws live on. My mother-in-law and I love to go for walks together, pushing the kids in their strollers! It is very narrow, so we often have to steer over into the mud to get out of the way of cars.


One of the sights on our walk. Have I mentioned they live in the country? Cows and horses and sheep galore! The kids love it.


The village craft centre hosts shops of candle makers, weavers, leather workers, and more. Niall's dad is a wood turner {check out his work!}, and used to have a shop here. Now he does his selling from the gallery behind his home. There is also an amazing café here, with paninis and divine baked goods and coffee that is out of this world.


Our walk ends at Galway Bay. The land you can see across the water is home to the Cliffs of Moher, and on a clear day you can even see the Aran Islands. Have I mentioned that being here is amazing? So thankful for the Lord's gifts. And that He gave me a foreigner to marry... because otherwise we probably wouldn't travel.

If it's of interest, I'd love to fill your feeder read or inbox with more pictures from our trip.

I am feeling so happy to be here- enjoying snuggling my new niece and nephew, watching the kids run around their Daddy's old stomping grounds, and eating my mother-in-law's amazing cooking.

Hope that your spirits are bright, and that you are enjoying Christ in this season of Advent <3. Blessings!

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