Tuesday, May 28, 2013

memories to music.

leopard sailor's knot headband: c/o nora and jac

day 29 of the challenge. five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories.

this is a pretty random playlist - then again, i am a pretty random girl but there is indeed method to my madness. this i promise you (dang it, should have included that one on my list. brings me back to a hot summer day, helping my high school best friend pack up her room. the joys of being military brats.)

we are young. this brings back the memory of the 45 min drive back from our beach wedding in maui. the sun had already set and the we turned the radio super loud, as we drove through gorgeous maui scenery. the first song that came on was this one and we had never felt more young and free. Ryan and i sang at the top of our lungs - so much laughter and sheer happiness. one of my absolute favorite memories from our wedding day.

pumped up kicks. my baby sister and i were obsessed with this song two summers back (still obsessed with it). it brings me back to our long family road trip through the midwest in the summer of 2011, constantly playing it on repeat on our ipods.

don't worry about a thing. Ryan always plays this song for me whenever i am super stressed. he tells me take a deep breath and break out in this song. cracks me up every time - and yes, it does bring the stress levels down quite a bit.

how he loves us. one of my all time favorite worship songs. Ryan made me a "mix-tape" (on CD) and included this worship song on it when i was going through a particular tough week. the words are always such a major comfort to me.

the time / dirty bit. my family loves to break out in dance whenever we are all together. we broke it down after thanksgiving dinner to this song and every time i hear it, i think of my crazy and hilarious family.

much love.
{happy wednesday, friend.}

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  1. i LOVE pumped up kicks!! and dang girl, you are soo good w/ the blog every day in may prompts!! proud of you!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  2. I just love how certain songs can bring you right back to a moment so clearly!! :) Love all of these songs.


  3. I love How He Loves Us as well :) What are some of your other favorite worship songs?

  4. I love the first two songs!! :) I can't help myself not to sing along whenever I hear them :)

  5. I'm struggling with this prompt... I can never think of songs until I hear them. It'll probably be 8pm tonight before I come up with all five!

    Love your memory of "we are young" definitely something you'll always remember!

    And you're looking fab in that headband, lady! ;) Thank you!

  6. I love this idea! May have to do it sometime...
    Also, your headband is adorable. And I love the random jumble of songs you have here. ;)

  7. Foster the People reminds me of last summer when I saw them at Bonnaroo. :)

  8. Pumped up kicks is my alarm clock, gets me up and going in such a happy mood.


  9. Aww, that's the best wedding memory! I love that song, and it sounds like it captured your day perfectly :)

  10. Just found your blog through the link up..literally LOVE every song you listed here. :)


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