I’m taking it back today with this song. It reminds me of driving around Louisville during the fall season with the windows rolled down, which is something I’m really missing right now. I always get really homesick this time of the year, and especially at Christmas time.
Action/Reaction by Choir of Young Believers
In other news, I got my new Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser yesterday and I’ve washed my face three times in a 14 hour period because I love it so much. I know that probably isn’t good for my poor face, but it feels so good! I like this cleanser much better than the regular facial cleanser and the milk cleanser because the blemish cleanser lathers up really nice. I like that in a cleanser because I can see the bubbles everywhere and I feel like it’s really doing its job. If you’re looking for an organic skin care line that doesn’t use harmful chemicals in their products and is safe to use during pregnancy, check out Juice Beauty! They always send cool samples, too, so that’s a plus!
This band…I love them. And no, it has nothing to do with the fact that the band name has my sons name in it, although that is pretty cool. I love their whole album (Milo Greene), but this song specifically is hitting close to home for me this week. Take a listen!
My Pandora station has been set on The Tallest Man on Earth for two weeks now. I can’t get enough of his voice! Listen to it and let it change your life!! Haha, okay so maybe it’s not that profound, but it’s still pretty darn amazing.
Oh and HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY to my blog! To celebrate 3 years of intermittent posting of the random things that happen in my life I made these delicious, cream filled, chocolate, ganache-topped cupcakes! The recipe belongs to The Pioneer Woman. It’s kind of a big process to make these bad boys, but they are so worth it.
This one didn’t have as much cream as the others, but I had already had two, and I just couldn’t justify having 4 cupcakes in one day.
I still rock and sing my 33lb, 19 month old baby boy to sleep every night. I love it. I love that time we have together. I love singing him old hymns that I grew up with in church, that he probably won’t hear in church. I have a list that I go through, but he’s normally asleep by the end of song #1. I think I normally start out with “Be Still My Soul”, then “His Eye is on the Sparrow”, then “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”, and sometimes I make it to “In the Garden”.
It is my favorite part of the day. I will miss it so much when he decides he’s too big to be rocked and sang to sleep.
I heard this song about a year ago, and knew I had to add it to my list of lullabies. The second and third verses always get me, and they will get you too if you’re a Christian parent.
You’re the Best Song I’ll Ever Write by Bethany Dillon
…and I’m kind of sad I couldn’t find a great video, but the only other one cut off the 3rd verse. The only lyric you miss at the beginning is “Good morning, you and the sun are up before I’m ready. Well, ready or not. You need me. So here I am.”
Sam has been on a moonshine kick lately. He sits out in the garage with his mason jar and his outlaw country music blaring, working through the to-do list for our home. He walked in the other day, covered in saw dust, and told me that I needed to hear this song, and that I would love it. Being the good wife that I am, moaned and groaned and took 10 minutes to open up my computer, thinking he was going to make me listen to some old, terrible, country song. I had to stop myself from enjoying the song, initially, since I had complained and I didn’t want to give him the satisfaction of being right. I’m a jerk, I know. I’m working on it.
Anyway, it’s funny that I just said…err typed that because it goes along with the song. The specifics are a little off (only a little, though), but the basic idea of the song is definitely something Sam and I can relate to. Okay, enough story telling.
This is one of those songs that never ceases to bring tears to my eyes when I listen to the chorus and think about my child and husband. It makes me appreciate all of the times God told me “no” when I hoped for a “yes”.