Tuesday, March 22, 2016

the mixed tape of my life!

While I'm Waiting...the mixed tape of my life
Today I'm "mixing" Karli from September Farm's 10 on Tuesday with Andrea from Momfessionals Show and Tell Tuesday!  Andrea's prompt was to share the mixed tape of our lives and I {tried} to do that in 10 songs.  Holy heck!  This was unbelievably hard!!!  I got sucked in to listening to a bunch of old songs and at one point I had over SIXTY songs listed!  So, to spare you the mixed tape of my WHOLE life, I decided to start where I met my sweetie! ;)
It's not the most romantic story but Mike and I met at Hurricane Harry's.  It was my first night working there as a waitress and I knew the minute he walked in that I HAD to talk to him! When I hear this song, it instantly takes me back to Harry's and that night!

Tracy Byrd - The Keeper Of The Stars

Mike proposed nine months later and our wedding day came less than ten months after he proposed.  It was a whirlwind - we got married on Saturday and Mike flew out on Sunday.  I was completing my degree and his job had relocated him to California.  We lived separately for the first five months of our married life - I definitely wouldn't recommend this but we didn't want to wait to get married.  This is the song we danced to at our reception!

Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams - I Finally Found Someone

Mike's job relocated him again and we began our married lives together in Amarillo, Texas.  Friends, this was unbelievably hard!  We quickly found out what everyone meant whey they said marriage was hard!  Ups, downs, and lots of in betweens but we made it through the newlywed stage!  Phew!  I love the lyrics in this song:  "It's a long way down, and it's a leap of faith, but we're never giving up"!

Keith Urban - Once In A Lifetime

Before we had kids (and since we lived in the middle of nowhere!), Mike and I took lots and lots of road trips!  A road trip was never complete without Pat Green playing on the radio!

Pat Green - I Like Texas

My friend Johanna was the mix tap master back in the day!  She was always putting together mix CD's for us and I found this song there.  It was the perfect lullaby for our sweet Colby since we always referred to him as our "little man"!

Dixie Chicks - Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)

Three years later we would welcome Holden to our family and another five and a half years later our family of five would be complete with the birth of Hope.  I had always wanted a daughter but getting two was more than I could have ever asked for!  

Martina McBride - In My Daughter's Eyes (LIVE)

Yes - yes to every.single.lyric of this song!
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance!

Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance

My life story wouldn't be complete without some Disney tunes!  Let It Go almost made the cut but we love High School Musical in our house!  Here's one of my favs (yes, I'm a hopeless romantic! #troyandgabriellaforever):

High School Musical 3 - Can I Have This Dance

The days are long but the years are so, so short!  I know I'm going to look back and miss this - even the hard times!  

Trace Adkins - You're Gonna Miss This

Mike and I have been married almost 19 years.  Here's wishing and hoping for many, many more!!! 

Robert Earl Keen - The Road Goes On Forever

And...here's the song that inspired my blog!!!

John Waller - While I'm Waiting

And there you have ten songs from the mix tape of my life!  I loved the trip down memory lane!  Can't wait to check out the other posts!
Hope you have a fabulous day!  Gig 'em and God bless! 

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  1. Martina and Lee Ann, both songs hold a special meaning in my life too. This was a fun story line to put together.

    1. It really was fun to put together but it took a long time because I kept coming across songs that I had forgotten about! :) Love trips down memory lane!

  2. Seriously..I can't believe I failed to do this post!! Love this little list. I had a post scheduled and was like...what was this suppose to be about? haha

    1. I was surprised you didn't but I loved your 10 things from today!

  3. I so loved and enjoyed each part of this post and the music of your relationship story! Thanks for the delightful sharing and testimony within it! Blessings on your day!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Pam! It was lots of fun to put together! Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings on your day too!

  4. You're Gonna Miss this gets me every time. Often giving me the reminder that I need to love every moment, even the roughest ones.

    1. Every.single.time! It's such a great song and a great reminder! There are days that I can describe as just "ugh" but I know one day I'll look back and miss even those days! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week!

  5. I love this post! Your song choices are great too.

    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to put together (and super hard to narrow down!)!

  6. You're Gonna Miss This is my mom's ringtone ha! I Hope You Dance is one of my favorites :) Great list! I loved writing this post, too!

    1. That's an awesome ringtone - and a great reminder each time you hear it! Thanks so much for stopping by! This one was fun to share!

  7. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  8. O my goodness, loved the play list of your life. Not sure I have enough time to do one of my life. lol

    1. Mine was WAY longer till I narrowed it down to 10! ;) It was harder than I thought it was going to be! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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