Thursday, February 28, 2013

28. Upside Down


Song Challenge Day 20: A song that reminds me of a sad moment in my life.

There are so many to choose from, as I turn to music when life gets tough.  I tend to find that one song that speaks to exactly what I'm feeling and helps me process.  So there's the song from 1996 when I lost my grandfather, or the song from 2009 when I broke up with an ex, or the song from this year that's helping me cope with the loss of my grandmother.  What the heck, let's post all three.  In the order listed above.

Mariah Carey featuring Boyz 2 Men, "One Sweet Day"

Daughtry, "No Surprise"

Laura Story, "Blessings"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

26. Quiet

Enjoying quiet time with my girl after a long, long day at work.

Song Challenge Day 18: A song that reminds you of a physical place on Earth.

This one was more difficult than I thought.  I didn't realize I don't actually have a song associated with a place.  "Sunny Days" by Jars of Clay is the closest I could come - I listened to it almost non-stop on the way to the University of Guelph to visit my HS BFF at college.  :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

25. On My Bedside Table

Lamp, phone dock, water bottle, coaster courtesy of Megs and Tim, a Willow Tree figure, a stack of magazines, and an old school clock radio alarm.

Song Challenge Day 17: A song that reminds me of someone.

My BFF from HS, Sarah, and I used to love this song.  I think of her every time it pops up on shuffle.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

24. Cloud

Finally!  Some sun peeking out from behind the clouds.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

23. Word

I love to create!

Friday, February 22, 2013

22. Makes Me Smile

Beautiful sunrise on a Friday morning.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

21. Full

The DVD shelves are almost full... stop buying DVDs or buy another shelf??

Song Challenge Day 16: A song you hope will be played at your funeral.

"In the Garden" was sung at both my grandfather and grandmother's funerals.  It's a beautiful reminder of the One who walks with us always and will someday call us home.  It's helped me cope with their deaths, and I hope someday it will comfort those who mourn for me.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

20. Where I Stood

The 70's green carpet at church for choir practice.

Song Challenge Day 15: A song you hope is played at your wedding.

When a man can sing this to me and mean it, I'll know I've found a keeper.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

19. I Am...

Pulling my hair out hoping the musical comes together!

Song Challenge Day 14: Your favorite song from this time last year.

Unfortunately for this prompt, my favorite song hasn't changed in the last year.  Actually, I think it's been the same for the last 2 or 3 years.  So what I'll do instead is post a video of one I "rediscovered" a year ago: Whitney Houston's "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"

Monday, February 18, 2013

18. Something I Don't Like

I will admit I didn't take this picture, but I did Photoshop it.  A little hard to take a photo of something you don't keep in the house!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

17. In My Hand

My spoiled kiddos are getting cookies tomorrow.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

16. Perfect

Coming home after a long day.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

14. Love is...

... only a story away.  A cute book tree at our local library!

Song Challenge Day 13 - A song I play when chilling or hanging out with friends.

This was a tough one too, because when I'm chilling out it's just my entire iTunes on shuffle.  But if I'm trying to relax, I usually like something more on the mellow side.  So I chose Jars of Clay's "Scenic Route."  The lyrics say, "I know we could get there much faster if we wanted to - that isn't what you and I came here to do."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

13. Walking

Song Challenge Day 12: A song I play when I'm angry.

Usually this song helps me to realize I'm over-reacting.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

12. Where I Ate Lunch

This is where I eat lunch every day.  Although it's at work and not very beautiful, it's an escape from the teenagers with people I respect and admire!

Song Challenge Day 11 - A song I play when I'm sad.

Sugarland's "Little Miss" always makes me feel better.  "It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, and it'll be alright again."

Monday, February 11, 2013

11. Entrance

... a world of musical opportunities awaits!

Song Challenge Day 10 - A song I play when I'm happy.

This one was tough, because I can listen to just about any happy song when I'm happy, it doesn't have to be the same one.  I settled on "Haven't Met You Yet" because I love Michael Buble, the video, and the song's message.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

10. 3 O'Clock

Emily's practicing trumpet and Allie's not sure she likes it.  Lilly's sleeping on the towels again, and I'm cutting out the last of the skirts for our musical costumes.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

9. Guilty Pleasure

Wegmans chocolate chip cookies.  I really wish I knew what in the recipe made them so much better than mine!

Friday, February 8, 2013

8. Something Orange

I took a student to the District Chorus festival today - she had to take along one of our school choir robes, and I had to drive the school van home after a long day!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

7. My Name

School ID badge.

Song Challenge Day 9 - A song I can't resist singing out loud.

Regardless of the mood I'm in, it's impossible not to sing along with Rick Astley.  *starts singing* "Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down..."

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

6. Soft

Super comfy and soft blanket, courtesy of Alli and Jess!

Song Challenge Day 8 - A song that makes me laugh.

Sugarland's "It Happens." I love this song.  The situations the lyrics describe are just so true to life, and yet she's like, oh well, "it happens!"  Definitely laugh and sing along each time I hear it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

5. Something I Smelled

Sawdust from our freshly constructed set!

Song Challenge Day 7 - A song that helps you fall asleep.

Jim Brickman is perfect when I want to relax or try to sleep in a loud environment (on a crowded bus, at Relay for Life).  It's just pretty.  And soothing.  This one, "Sun, Moon and Stars," is just one of my favorites, but any Jim Brickman will do.

Monday, February 4, 2013

4. Hope

Each bead represents 1/4 mile walked at our area's Relay for Life, 18.25 total.  For you, Grandpa.  I love and miss you every day.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

3. Something Beginning with "E"

My beautiful friend Megs is expecting!  So excited to meet her little girl!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

2. Pattern

Scrapping with Megs and Shelley!  We love patterned paper!

Friday, February 1, 2013

1. Fork

Welcome to February!  If you're interested in joining the challenge, check out this month's page for instructions here.

Today we held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for this year's musical production of Oklahoma!