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Monday, March 10th, 2014

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya! Tomorrow! You’re only a day away!

Tomorrow I’m going on a nice journey back to MD for awhile. Hopefully being around family and friends will inspire more blog posts, since I have been severely lacking in topics to write about.

Of course I probably overpacked… but I think two suitcases (one clothes and one shoes) isn’t so bad. I’m itching to get back to HoCo:) I’m going to see THREE spring musicals while I’m home and I’m so excited to bring that part of music back into my life. Of course this trip brings a plethora of sorority get-togethers. I’ll hopefully have lots of pictures and I’ll share some of them here.

Wish me luck on my long drive!

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New Tune Tuesday

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Today I’m going to start New Tune Tuesdays where I will feature a new-to-me song and write a little bit about it.

Today’s song is “Our Song” by Matchbox Twenty.

My mom introduced this song to me and I can’t stop listening. It’s catchy, meaningful, and the lyrics are great. I have listened to this too many times to mention and I was reminded by my husband that this is not a new song. I don’t know how I managed to miss this one until now. Either way, I’m glad it has been brought into my music library and I’m going to do that sad thing people do and listen to it on repeat until I’m sick of it… Hopefully that doesn’t happen 🙂

Day 17: A song that makes you want to dance.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

I apologize for not posting over the long weekend, but as I was living in the moment with my family back up in Maryland (as I mentioned in my last post), I was so busy I wasn’t posting.

The Cupid Shuffle is one of my favorite dancing songs. Back when I was working for my mother at the preschool we used to hear it on the radio every Friday morning. We then would have a dance party in the car, but of course being in the car means we weren’t able to actually do the dance. So, once we got to work, we would put it on my iPod and dance to it again on the carpet.

From time to time I still listen to the song on Fridays for a little pick-me-up to remind me of home. It’s also a great song to listen to with the radio cranked up loud and the windows down in the car 🙂

Day 16: A song that has made you cry.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

The first time I heard this song was last spring while I was finishing up my last semester in college. I was preparing myself for all the excitement of Summer 2013 and for moving far away from all my family and friends when I heard it, and it really hit home. Because I could feel for the girl in the song, wanting the time to go faster so she could be married and so she could have a bigger house and kids, but at the same time (which is what made me cry) I could really feel for the person telling the girl to slow down and that while she’s very excited to move ahead to the next life goal, she will in fact miss this time. I spent half of my time wishing Andrew could come back home from Florida and I spent the other half wishing I could jump ahead to July when I got to finally move out of Maryland.

But right now, in this moment, although I love my husband dearly and I’m treasuring this time alone with him in Florida, I would give anything to make that time when I was just a silly college sorority girl come back and slow down. One more car ride with my sisters, one more fraternity party, one more spontaneous dance party with my roommates, one more work day where I got to spend the day playing with my preschool babies. Because now, on the other side of it all, you’re supposed to be a grown up, and let’s all be serious here. Growing up and being an adult sucks. 

I’m lucky I get to go home to MD this weekend. I’m lucky I get to spend the time with my parents, fooling around with the little girls I used to nanny, seeing everyone in the town where I grew up. And you better believe I’m going to take advantage of every moment. The 32 degree coldness, the giggles, the hugs and cuddles, the car rides, the music that will be shared, everything. Because after this weekend I won’t be able to come back until March, so I’m going to savor every minute. This weekend is the perfect time to live in the moment 🙂

Day 15: A song you love singing along to.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This song requires me to sing along every time I hear it on my iPod. I just can’t help it, I have to belt the words in my most Colbie-like voice. It also is a song I tend to listen to three or four times in a row before I let my iPod move on to another song. It’s just so catchy and the way the music is arranged for Colbie Caillat to sing it is just wonderful. My mom and I have been known to sing this so many times, enough to make you sick of it, but we just keep listening. And singing. At the top of our lungs. In harmony. 🙂

Day 11: A song on the soundtrack of your favorite movie.

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Throwback to 1991 with this classic 🙂

This movie came out the year I was born and has been my favorite movie since. If you ask my mother she will tell you how many times I watched this and repeated every single line (the number will be in the millions). When I was 10 it was the first Broadway show I saw in NYC and then in sixth grade it became my very first musical (where I starred as Lumiere [yes they gave male parts to female actresses] and got to sing “Be Our Guest”). Belle is my favorite Disney Princess and I will always hold a nice spot in my heart for this song ❤

Day 3: A song that reminds you of one of your parents.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

This song reminds me of my mom because she and I are both obsessed with Kelly Clarkson AND we are obsessed with this song. I can’t even count how many times we have blasted this song in the car and sang at the top of our lungs. ❤