The Law Office of James R. Snell Jr., LLC March 2019

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Family-Friendly Activities

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to mean heading to the local Irish bar and drinking a large green beverage. If you’re not interested in going out this year and would prefer to do something at home with the family, here are a few ways everyone can celebrate.

IRISH-THEMED FOOD What better way to get festive than by making some St. Patrick’s Day- themed dishes? You can make rainbow cupcakes, green cookies, St. Patrick’s Day popcorn, or — for a more traditional dish — Irish soda bread. You can also cook up an array of greens for dinner on March 17, which could include Brussels sprouts, spinach, cucumbers, green beans, peas, or asparagus. A MISCHIEVOUS LEPRECHAUN To treat your kids to a fun game, leave green footprints around the house and participate in impish tricks! Empty a tissue box, hide the remote, swap out regular light bulbs with green ones, or draw rainbows on the windows. You’re only limited by your imagination. EXPLORING IRISH CULTURE Another way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family is to sit down and read about Irish culture with your kids. Learn where the legend of the leprechaun came from or read other stories from Irish folklore. You can also watch videos of Irish dance performances and encourage the kids to make their own. There’s also fascinating history on St. Patrick and why he became

the patron of the holiday that your family members can research together. If you have Irish roots, tell your kids about your heritage.

WATCH IRISH MOVIES For a relaxing activity, settle down in front of the TV for a movie night filled with films related to Irish culture. Try “The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns,” “Song of the Sea,”“The Luck of the Irish,” or “The Secret of Kells.” MAKE AN IMPACT Teach your kids how to be “greener” this month by doing more for the environment. Discuss ways to save energy and water in the home, and talk about the importance of taking a break from electronics and enjoying the outdoors. This list is not exhaustive by any means, but it’s a good start to get your family to create new ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. You might even create family traditions that will last for years to come.

We have a tight-knit team here at Snell Law. Even outside of work, we love to get together to have a little fun and talk about anything besides the law. When there’s a major event for someone on our team, you can bet all of us will be in attendance. Recently, our entire staff made it out for one such event: the wedding of Emily, our legal secretary, and her now-husband, C..J. Emily describes her big day as a mixture of stress and fun. Thankfully, most of the stress came in the hours leading up to the wedding itself.“I have to admit, I was a train wreck beforehand,” Emily reveals. “I was so nervous. Once I got past those butterflies, though, everything went perfectly.” It’s only normal to feel a little anxious before your wedding, and if Emily was nervous, you couldn’t tell from our seats. She looked absolutely radiant as she walked down the aisle. Jim happened to have the best seat in the house, the one right between the bride and groom.“I wanted somebody close to me to officiate the wedding,”

Emily says.“Obviously, Jim was a natural choice.” We guess Emily wanted to ensure her union was legally binding beyond any doubt. Jim was honored to officiate the wedding and be there on Emily’s special day. Emily’s aunt and cousins supplied the cake for the wedding. Their bakery, Parkland Cakes in West Columbia, did an amazing job, producing a cake worthy of the occasion. Emily’s uncle, who she doesn’t get to see often, even made the trip from Texas. But the best moment was saved for last. Just as the night was winding down, C.J. dedicated “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw to Emily, and the newlyweds danced to end the evening.“I had no idea he was going to do that,” Emily says. “It’s something I’ll never forget.” Congratulations C.J. and Emily Giberson! Emily, we’re so lucky to work with you. May the two of you have many years of happiness and laughter to come.

Emily Ties the Knot! A Huge Day for Snell Law

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