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We’re In This Together—Tuesday Tunes

I am in love with this song by Alicia Keys. I know, it’s not new. But I’ve been listening to it all the time lately and I love it. I love the lyrics, I love her voice, I love the beat.

Take a look…


I’m feeling a little protective of my family these days. We just had major tornadoes rip through this area and they just missed us. My sister’s friend’s sister (got that?) and her son were killed by the tornadoes…and they live about 20 minutes away from here. It hit the town where I grew up pretty badly. Somehow, it went right around our town. But it could have just as easily been us. From all the reports I’ve been reading, it sounds as though many people were asleep and weren’t able to hear the sirens so they could take shelter. It’s just so heartbreaking…and another reminder of how precious life is.

I feel as though my little family of five fits so well together. We were out to dinner last night to celebrate my MIL’s retirment and I was sitting with the kids and just marveling at how well my kids get along and behave. Now don’t get me wrong, they argue and fight. But not very often. The boys are best buddies; they include their sister; they love each other. Olivia gets the boys laughing, she gives them kisses, she reminds them that it’s ok to be loving and sweet even though they’re boys. They’re all respectful to Matt and I…they’re just sweet and all-around good kids. When I listen to this song, I think of my family; I think of how perfectly we were all put together and how wrong it would be if we were ever separated.

We’re in this together, all 5 of us work to make it better and no one can ever get in the way of what I’m feeling.

I’m so very thankful for my precious little family.

Gimme That Girl

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If you’re new to my blog, you might not know how much I adore my husband. If you’ve been reading for a while, then you know. And I’m going to add more to it today. He’s the best. I think everyone should have a crush on him if they don’t already.

I am really proud of my marriage. We work hard at it. Our marriage and our family is always priority number one. Things weren’t always wonderful…and we still have bad days. But at the end of every day, we know we love each other, we like each other and there’s no one else on the planet that we’d rather be with.

On top of just being an all-around great guy and husband, he’s hot. He buys me perfect gifts for no reason or for special occasions. We were lucky enough to appreciate how far our marriage has come last summer when we took a 2nd honeymoon. I’ve really enjoyed writing our love story in my Flashback Series which has its own page at the top. He continues to amaze me every day in some way.

One of my favorite things that Matt does is he buys me songs. He’ll hear a song on the radio that reminds him of me and he’ll buy it for me on itunes and plays it for me. I love it. Then every time I hear that song, it reminds me of him and our marriage and how much he loves me.

Matt is always trying to convince me that I’m hot. I looked like a boy for the first 13 years of my life…and not just a boy, but a boy with terrible acne, a huge gap in my front teeth and chubby. Oh and did I mention that I’ve been 5′ 8″ since 5th grade? Doesn’t exactly instill a feeling of “hotness” from the beginning of life. Obviously, I don’t look like that now…but it’s still hard to picture myself as beautiful…and especially “hot”. The other day we were drinking coffee and eating breakfast; I hadn’t showered, no make-up, hair a mess, still in my pjs. He looks at me and says “You’re so hot”. I thought he was crazy. On the way to soccer that day, this song came on the radio. Matt says “See?! Listen…” and turned up the radio on “Gimme That Girl” by Joe Nichols. “That’s you to me. Beautiful and hot no matter what.”

Did I mention how much I love this man?

He gets so embarassed when I blog about him; he’s very humble you see. for example he didn’t want me to tell you that for mother’s day he donned an apron and made Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls and Breakfast Burritos for me and my Mom and sister. Or that he cut some azaleas from our yard for the table. Or that he brought me coffee in bed while I got to sleep in and watch TV in peace. Or that he bought me flowers and herbs for my garden. Or that he wouldn’t let me lift a finger yesterday. Because he does these things out of love and appreciation, not because he should or because he wants everyone to know.

And that is just one more reason why I’m so glad he’s my husband.

Gimme That Girl by Joe Nichols
Hang up that red dress
Let down your hair
Cancel those reservations
There’s no need to go nowhere

As good as you’re lookin’ right now
Girl, I bet you’re thinkin’ I’m crazy
There’s a side of you that I wanna see
That never ceases to amaze me

Gimme that girl with the hair in a mess
Sleepy little smile with her head on my chest
That’s the you that I like best
Gimme that girl

Gimme that girl lovin’ up on me
Old t-shirt and a pair of jeans
That’s the you I wanna see
Gimme that girl

Gimme the girl that’s beautiful
Without a trace of makeup on
Barefoot in the kitchen
Singin’ her favorite song

Dancin’ around like a fool
Starrin’ in her own little show
Gimme that girl that the rest of the world
Ain’t lucky enough to know

Gimme that girl with the hair in a mess
Sleepy little smile with her head on my chest
That’s the you that I like best
Gimme that girl

Gimme that girl lovin’ up on my
Old t-shirt and a pair of jeans
That’s the you I wanna see
Gimme that girl, gimme that girl

Gimme that girl with the hair in a mess
Sleepy little smile with her head on my chest
That’s the you that I like best
Gimme that girl

Gimme that girl lovin’ up on me
Old t-shirt and a pair of jeans
That’s the you I wanna see
Gimme that girl, gimme that girl

Best of Tuesday Tunes

Because I have a few new readers…and I’m swamped with work….today I’m sharing my favorites from my Tuesday Tunes series. Enjoy!

Faith

You’ll Be In My Heart

Wonder