Saturday, July 4, 2009

happy summer!

Happy 4th, y'all! And a very Happy Birthday to America the Beautiful! In honor of this special holiday and summertime in general, I've posted a new playlist for your listening pleasure. :)

You're welcome.

And while we're on the topic of summer does anyone else feel like they're melting every time you step out in this unbearable heat? Seriously, y'all. I blame the heat for my new addiction to shows like Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch. Snow and ice have never looked so good. Obviously, Austin and I spend our time hiding from the heat and only venturing out for necessary errands and visits to my parents' pool. I'm declaring this The Summer of The Tan, because if I'm going to spend so much time at the pool I certainly hope I have something to show for it!

I've also decided that it is past time for a little hair trim. But more importantly, the bangs are in some serious need of a date with the scissors. I'm ashamed to admit that I'm beginning to look like the shaggy dog. So if you happen to see me around town but you don't recognize me due to all the hair in my face, I apologize.

Alright, Austin and I are about to eat some hot dogs with Pete and Rhonda (or Gigi and Papi-I know, he's a hispanic wanna be) so here's the breakdown of my new summer mix.

Because I know you're just dying for the reasons behind my choices. ;)

1. All-American Girl {Carrie Underwood}: I think this one is pretty obvious. :)

2. Sunshine & Summertime {Faith Hill}: This song reminds me of the summer my sisters and Andrea went to the Faith Hill/Tim McGraw concert. SO FUN!!

3. The Star Spangled Banner {Dixie Chicks}: In honor of the 4th of July. And I'm not a huge fan of the Dixie Chicks HOWEVER it was either them or Whitney Houston... Gotta go with the girls from Texas

4. Summer Nights {Rascal Flatts}: I love this song on their new album!

5. Island in the Sun {Weezer}: Because if I'm gonna be this hot I'd prefer to be on the beach. Dare to dream. Dare to dream.

6. Ever After {Carrie Underwood}: I just like this song. And I like Carrie Underwood, a good 'ol girl from Oklahoma!

7. America the Beautiful {Ray Charles}: Because America is beautiful with the exception of San Antonio during a massive drought...brown is not my favorite color when it comes to landscape. I'm just sayin'

8. Summertime {Billie Holiday}: It's just a good song by a very talented artist.

9. Soak Up the Sun {Sheryl Crow}: Like I said, if Austin and I are going to be outside you will find us by the pool soaking up the sun...with the appropriate amount of sunscreen.

10. Beautiful Day {U2}: Everyone loves a beautiful day. And we have plenty of them here in the summertime :)

11. Viva La Vida {Coldplay}: This song reminds me of the "dance parties" we had with Austin on family vacation last year. He can do The Sprinkler like nobody's business!!

And the rest are just some of my favorite Christian songs! Hope you guys are staying cool and enjoying some family time this summer. :)

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