Tuesday, November 11, 2008

5 Things I Love

My new blog friend Candy tagged me with this award. Thanks Candy!
Now I'm supposed to list 5 Things that I Love, and then TAG 5 more people when I'm done.


5 Things I Love


Music is like oxygen to me. I need it to function!

When I have music I can~
worship better
clean faster
run longer
love deeper

Lose myself

Music motivates me when nothing else can.

I've had my most amazing spiritual breakthroughs with it

It's mended many broken hearts

I've rocked my babies to sleep with it's lullabies

It's calmed my anger... Stirred my compassion

I'm not picky about the type.
It just depends on my mood.
When I want to dance I turn on jamiroquai,
Toby Mac, or Family Force 5

When I'm driving I like Hello Goodbye, My Chemical Romance, or Cold Play

When I'm running I listen to SuperChick, Gwen Stephanie, or Hawk Nelson

Here is a pic my daughter took at the Hawk Nelson concert last spring.

When I worship I like The Newsboys, Sara Groves, Hillsong

On a warm summer day I like Blue grass, Allison Kraus,The Grateful Dead.

There is no end to my moods... there is no end to my music collection!

I like it loud!

2. I love my husband in flannel shirts. This is just a weird quirk. !
I'm not usually into the lumberjack look, but I just can't resist him when he is dressed in fuzzy, plaid, flannel shirt

See... isn't this HOT! 0-:

3. Thai Food.
Can you say Tandoori Chicken Tiki Kabob? No really... try to say it. My husband and I LOVE to get away to the city... just the two of us.
When we do, we almost ALWAYS hit up one of our favorite Thai restaurants! My brother is a mountain climber ad leaves for Thailand next week, and while I'm envious of him experiencing the culture, the landscape, I'm REALLY jealous of his consumption of Pad Thai!

4. Being a part of my Family.
I know, I know, it sounds so "typical" but I really do think I have the coolest family on the planet! Both my husband and I have a similar sense of humor, and would you believe, my kids got it too? We are always laughing, and often at something no one else "gets".

Our dinner table is awesome. My kids can all hold their own in a conversation about
politics, theology, or Napoleon Dynamite! Silliness is encouraged in our home! Sometimes we will turn on music and ALL dance around the house until we fall down with exhaustion (and laughter). We love to hike together, make up stupid songs, and skip dinner in favor of milkshakes and a movie.

My husband and boys all love to fish (they are fly fishing this weekend). My girls and I love to shop together, give each other makeovers and curl up under the covers and watch "chick flicks" on the portable DVD player. We are spontaneous, and sometimes just hop in the car on a whim and drive to the coast, or go visit a ghost town, or explore a museum.

It's not just me immediate family either! I've got borderline insane relatives that I just adore. My mom is a genius and totally kooky. My brother is a Christian Hippie who looks like a 70's porn star (I've said it before... and his look still hasn't changed), my relatives are French chefs, musicians, doctors, slackers.. I think they are awesome! The eclectic tapestry of my family keeps it interesting!

We definitely have our share of faults, but as a whole, my close knit family is full of joy, faith, and adventure!

I just love... LOVE being a part of my family!

Here are the girls of the family minus My 2ND daughter. The 1st three lovely ladies are my aunts. The one up front in the purple in my beloved mother. Next in the blue is yours truly, then the beautiful girl in the yellow is my 1st born daughter.

Here all the boys in the family, minus my dad ~ who had escaped ( :
1st is my cousin, followed by my 1st born son. Then you have my brother, my husband, and the little guy upfront is the baby of the family (but I don't let him hear me say that).

Here I am (with no make up GASP) and my gorgeous daughter! Neither of us usually wear glasses, but she's on this big Sarah Palin kick, so hey... gotta go for the look, right?

No, it's not about the politics... the girl's got style!

Hmm. Now as for tagging 5 people, I'm going to pick on Javamama, halfmoongirl,
Emily, andysbetty, and the 5th pick? YOU!

BTW, I can't figure out why my family pics are blurry. I messed around with them for over an hour, and I just can't seem to get them to submit! AHHH. Anyway, I'll try to get the in focus later 'cause right now my computer is definitely NOT one of the 5 things I love ):


His Girl said...

i loooooooooove when people love their families! great post!

Becky said...

Your family sounds like SUCH fun!
Wild & Crazy, too, lol.

70's porn star, lol. He looks like Napoleon Dynamite!

Emily said...

okay, you had me up until the lumberjack thing. That was wayyyy left field. :)

Your kids are all so cute. I'll try and think of some things to might be hard. :)

just kiddin'

Halfmoon Girl said...

I like seeing all those pics of your family. Your brother's style cracks me up, but I think it is great that he marches to his own fashion drummer! I liked this post. I will do mine soon! BTW, I like plaid shirts too.

Growin' with it! said...

ahh're talking my language! feel completely the same way!

and this was fun to get a glimpse of your life and sweet family.

only thing i'm confused on is the flannel fettish? i can easily get the texture thing about it, but the style...still not sure about!

javamamma said...

I'm honored to be chosen! I will try to get to it soon. However I haven't been home for 6 days and won't be for another 7. So I'm not making any promises.....

Kary said...

Jamiroquai~you are right on with that. Everyone should dance to them at least once their life. Fun post.

Kaci said...

Congrats on the award! You and your family sound so great and full of love and life! XOXO

Anonymous said...

oh yes.

I'm a Jackie O fan.

(lovin the Hawk pic!!)

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

My family is whack too (but we've discussed that before).

I totally LOVE that picture of your Christian/Hippie/Porn Star look alike brother... HILARITY!

I've got a gay uncle who always manages to mix things up crazily.

Marfa said...

You two look so cute...Sarah Palin is awesome!!!

EEEEMommy said...

What a fun post! :)
I especially enjoyed the music part! I even mentioned it to my husband in the midst of one of our conversations.