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Music to my ears…

September 9, 2012

I love this weeks prompt for Monday Listicles.

Cassie from Our Foto Friendly Family gave us this weeks prompt.

10 songs…

I love music, I love to sing loudly and off-key and I love to dance to music.

I also love this prompt.

Here are 10 of my favorite songs in no particular order:

1. Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”

Need I say more?

2. Neon Trees “Everybody Talks”

Just love this one right now. I catch myself singing along and bobbing around my seat!

3. Guns’n’Roses “November Rain”

Gets me every time. And that guitar solo by Slash… no words needed. (Also, the first song I slow danced to with my first boyfriend… I was 13. Sigh!)

4. Natalie Imbruglia “Torn”

My summer song the summer I graduated high school. A friend I worked with dubbed it my song! Still love it and still sing along!

5. BonJovi “Always”

I love the whole Cross Roads album. Really, my first foray into all thing Bon Jovi. I fell in love with the band. I still remember sitting on a bus full of 8th graders going on a class trip and driving by an arena where they were set to perform and wishing I could go.

6. Muse “Starlight”

Why this song? Where do I start? I can’t get enough of Muse and have “Eclipse” and Stephenie Meyer to thank for bringing their music into my life. This is by far one of my fave songs. It was my ringtone for quite some time and I put it back every so often.

7. Orianthi “According to You”

She was a back up musician on what was supposed to be Micheal Jackson’s big comeback tour. I love this song. Got the whole album and wish she was more known… I think she’s pretty incredible.

8. Madonna “Like a Prayer”

Gotta throw in some old school Madonna. Still some of my faves to dance to.

9. Sarah McLachlan “Elsewhere”

I still remember the first time I got into hubby’s car when we started dating and Sarah McLachlan was playing. He had me right there!!! This is by far one of my favorites of hers. It just reaches a place inside me. I can’t explain. It just is.

10. Carter Burwell “Love, Death, Birth”

The theme for the Twilight Saga, specifically Breaking Dawn Pt. 1. I love listening to this at night when the house is quiet and I’m working away on blog posts. (Like now.)
I see images from the movies, moments shared by Bella and Edward… Isn’t that what music is supposed to do, paint a picture in your mind?



A special man

June 25, 2012

It’s Monday… afternoon. And I feel like the day is just passing me by. So much to do, so little time.

But I really want to take some time and join Stasha for her Monday Listicles.

This week Kim of The G is Silent chose the topic. She wants us to write a list about a special man in our life.

The main man in my life is my hubby! The boy doesn’t quite count as a man just yet. 🙂

Here are 10 reasons/memories/things that make him special to me.

1. The biggest one of all would probably be the fact that he stepped up to the plate when I became pregnant with our son only 3 months after meeting him. He could have easily walked away but chose to stay and become a dad and family man. And here we are 12 years down the road…

2. He is such a wonderful father and his kids, especially the girls adore him. I’ve said this before but they are daddy’s girls. I love it when one of them runs up to him, jumps into his arms, gives him a monkey hug and tells him: “I love you daddy. You are the best.” Just because.

3. I love when he comes home after work with a bouquet of flowers or most recently, German pickles, just because he wants to see me smile. No reason, no occasion… just because.

4. This one is not necessarily a happy memory but a tender one. Middle had eye surgery when she was three. Due to unforeseen circumstances I had to leave the hospital while she was in surgery. He stayed, and was there when they wheeled her out. When I walked in, there he was, in the hospital bed with her in his arms, soothing her and holding her. It was a sight I will never forget and still brings tears to my eyes.

5. On a lighter note, last summer one of my besties came to visit and we met up with German friends of ours that were here on vacation. One day, we decided that us girls would go shopping because the guys really didn’t want to. So, hubby stayed home and entertained a virtual stranger all day so we girls could go shopping in peace. They had a blast, even with the language barrier, and once we got home we all got to enjoy hubby’s barbeque skills!!!

6. He has a soft heart when it comes to animals. A few years ago, I found this tiny kitten in the backyard… around 4 weeks old. I brought her home but kept her outside on the back deck. The next day, I put up fliers, and was going to take her to the humane society, since we had 3 dogs and really didn’t need another mouth to feed. He had run out to the grocery store for something… and came home with a collar, dishes and cat food instead. He named the kitten Finnegan and she has him wrapped around her little paws!

7. I love that he plays guitar, electric and acoustic. It’s like I have my own rock star in the house… there’s always music around.  He also dabbles in bass, drums and knows a tune or two on the trumpet. The kids have inherited his love for music and want to play their own instruments. Not sure how I feel about having a drum set in the house, though!

8. He’s my own personal tech guru. I never have to worry about my laptop, backups or hosting issues. He handles it all for me… and I know, that’s a biggie, especially for a blogger! When I told him I wanted to buy a premium theme and start running on the Genesis framework, he quietly did a back up of my blog and told me to have at it. Not one minute of worry for me. I had enough on my mind switching themes!!! 🙂

9. He is also super understanding and supportive of my blogging endeavors and puts up with me sitting in front of my laptop until midnight, trying to catch up on my blog reading, commenting and writing. You all know how time consuming it can get, right?

10. He’s a pretty amazing cook and does a lot of the cooking. I think, most weeks he probably cooks more than I do. He enjoys it and we (mostly) love what he whips up. I don’t even mind the clean up after… usually. (He does have a tendency for using every pot, bowl and spoon in the kitchen!) 🙂

Yes, I love my husband, even if we don’t always see eye to eye… it’s marriage, it does take some work and compromise. But in the end the love that we make is equal to the love we take!!!!




Follow Friday Four Fun Fill in

December 30, 2011

It’s Friday. Time to join Hilary @ Feeling Beachie for her Follow Friday Four Fill in blog hop. Each week she lists four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. Hilary is always open for suggestions and if she chooses your statements she will make you co-host!!!
This week’s statements:

1. Lately, I have been feeling  a little___________

2. I am usually a ­­­­______

3. ________________________is always the best feeling at the end of the day

4. _________________________is the first thing I do in the morning


My answers:

  1. Lately, I have been feeling a little down and depressed. As much as I love the holidays, there’s always a part of me that wishes they were just over and done with.
  2. I am usually a very positive and happy person. Maybe it’s naive but I always try to see the best in people and give them the benefit of the doubt.
  3. Sinking into a warm bubble bath, music softly playing in the background and candles flickering is always the best feeling at the end of the day.
  4. Brushing my teeth is the first thing I do in the morning.