Monday, August 8, 2011


I love you.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Drink it In!

Drink it in you skin.
Drink in that rich, silky, creamy goodness.
Drink it in arms and legs.
Drink it in ankles and elbows.
Dry and Scaly.
Take a good long drink.
Drink it in.
Before it's gone.
Before the drought returns.
Who knows when this will happen again.
Drink it in!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Beautiful Mess

Spiderman and Ironman live on the fridge.
Sippy cups chill out on the oven door handle.
Windows painted with greasy little fingerprints are
Draped with wrinkles from hide and seek.

The Indy 500? In the family room,
Right next door to the library;
Adjacent to the zoo.
Treacherous to oblivious bare feet!

Beware the Great White Shark,
Lurching, Ready to Strike!
Lying in the wake of pattering feet.

Spiderman and Ironman live on the fridge.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

[5in5] Recap

So, it's been a crazy couple of weeks and I haven't even had a chance to finish recording the last of my [5in5] songs. But after listening to what I do have, I've realized how much damage being pregnant and teaching highschool choir everyday for a year has done. Add a lack of vocal practice and spring allergies and my voice is pretty much shot! Disappointing? Yes, very. Embarrasing? Slightly. I have my degree in voice. Shouldn't I be able to stay at the top of my game? Yes, I should. But, I didn't. So, now what? The way I see it, I have three choices - 1.give up, 2. stay the way I am, or 3. suck it up and get to work at improving myself. If you're actually reading this, you probably know me well enough to know that I am not the type of person that just totally gives up. But, I'm also not the type of person that is intrinsically motivated to do much of anything, especially after having kids I'm just too tired to think, much less actually do anything. I'm pretty sure that's normal.....I hope. So, as much as I would like to choose option number three and set aside practice/writing time every day I know that life and kids will get in the way. But I have to say that the [5in5] challange has reignited my passion, not just for writing music, but for music in general. I don't just want to sing more and write more, I want to listen more. So, that's what I'm going to do, but a little at a time in intervals that I know I can handle. I'm setting a goal to practice singing for 30-60 minutes on Tuesday's and Thursday's while my boys nap. If I get more time in, it will be a bonus. I'm also going to be listening to more music. I'm pulling up the youtube, connecting it up to my sound system and creating playlists of music I've never heard. I'm actually pretty excited about it. I LOVE music! How did I forget that?! Well, I don't want to forget again. Thanks [5in5]. Thanks @DanielJohn for reminding me!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

[5in5]: Day 4 1/2 - "Wait"

So, day 4's song was kind of a flop and didn't really get finished b/c we had company in and I got super busy. So technically this is the day 5 song, but I'll count it as 4 since 4 doesn't have one posted :) There will be more. The recording isn't great, it gets staticky at points and my singing is weak as I'm trying to be quiet for my sleeping boys, but here it is!


Here in silence
Lord I wait
Quiet my soul
Lord I wait
Circumstances fade away
Here I am Lord
I am waiting
I am waiting

So I wait for You
I wait for You
Lord I wait for You
To come and move
I wait for You
I wait for You
To come and move

In Your presence
I will wait
Hee at Your feet
I will wait
Let distractions
fade away
Here I am Lord
I am waiting

When life rushes in like a hurricane wind I will wait
When my hearts breaking,
I'm anticipating
Here I am waiting

I wait

Friday, April 29, 2011

[5in5] Day 3: Writing it Now

Had a busy day and I'm supposed to write a song
So I'm writing it now.

Eleven forty-three and he's waiting up for me,
I'm gonna get it done somehow, right now.

Not giving up, I'm gonna do it,
Not giving in, I'm stickin to it,
Yah, I'm writing my song,
It might not be long,
But I'm writing my song.

Brain is fading, honey's waiting, anticipating,
The end of my song
This is the end of my song.

The link is coming:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

5in5 Day 2: This Song

Here's song number 2:

This Song

Here's a little song that God gave to me today
He told me how He loves me and that in His hands I'll stay
Nothing can separate me from this love He gives
So in His hands and by His love I live

Now there's a little more to this song and it's for you
There's nothing you have done and there's nothing you could do
To keep you from the love that Jesus died to send your way
That's why He gave this song to me today.

Here's the link:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Live Out Loud

So, I'm a couple days late, but i didn't know this was going on until today. 5in5 - 5 songs in 5 days. 5 new songs. But, seeing others do it sparked something in me and this song came out. So, I guess I'm jumping in. I'll just end a couple of days late :) Well, here's day 1.

Live Out Loud

Faded dreams
Far away
I watch you from a distance playing
Through my head
When did I forget?

I want to let it go
Shout it out
Make the Most of every moment and
Live out Loud

Tiny hands
Little Feet
My favorite little people watching
Every Move
That I make
I cannot forget

I want to let it go
Shout it out
Make the Most of every moment and
Live out Loud

So many distrations catching my eye
Breaking my gaze for the hundred and seventeenth time
Twenty four hours is all I've got
But somehow I forgot

I want to let it go
Shout it out
Make the Most of every moment
I want to live a life
That leaves a legacy
I don't want to forget
Awaken the dreams
I want to give my all - live my life like there's no tomorrow and
Live out Loud

Here's the link to the song