Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shake Down the Funder

(photos courtesy of the this iPhone talented Ms. Alex Cooley)

I'm writing from Annapolis with family members playing pass the baby (my baby), one toddler fast asleep after a day full of paddle boarding (and no naps) fun, and my sweet sister-in-law is sitting next to me with my one year old brother-in-law taking his bottle. Okay, now he is the object of pass the child; this house runneth over with laps for bouncing sweet babes to bed.  There is just a little something happening this weekend, and this sneak peek just gives me one more overwhelming moment of happy tears, and I find myself solidifying my rank as the sappiest and most emotional person in at least the continental US. I've been from coast to coast this past month so maybe I have just a little authority to type that exaggeration? Just a little, not a bit more than that. Yesterday I choked back happy tears as we piled out of a 12-passenger sardine can. I don't think my siblings-in-law joined me in that emotion fest, but they are used to my sap.

The past month has been more jam-packed than a pantry after canning season. It will take my rusty finger tips a while to type it all out, but until then - let's shake down the funder.

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Shake Down the Funder - Notre Dame Victory March from Katrina on Vimeo. (In the middle, he is talking about the wet chair that was behind me. All choreography is his own).


  1. I can't wait to see photos from the wedding :)

  2. Quite possibly the sweetest rendition of the fight song that I've ever seen. I'm not usually the sappy one BUT I got teary eyed when he started singing in his loud toddler voice :) I"m pretty sure my husband would feel like he'd died and gone to heaven if our daughter sang him the fight song. What a cutie!! And I fully agree, Go Irish!!

  3. So funny story...I know the photographer who took the photos at your brother and sister - law's wedding :-) I was looking at her website and going...I'm pretty sure I recognize that gorgeous bridesmaid. Hope you enjoyed Annapolis, it's a beautiful city :-)

    1. What! No way! I'm kind of obsessed with Kimberly and Andrew. They are the cutest. And I love Annapolis - my brother went to the Naval Academy so we went there lots when he was in school!