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Tuesday, June 03, 2008


In the Mood...

First off, In the Mood is my favorite song EVER. I used it at the end of "What a Girl Wants" because I think it's the most fabulous, lift-you-up song EVER. Glenn Miller was a genius. So now, you have the soundtrack for my day. I'll be listening to it on the iPod on my way to DISNEYLAND!!! WOOOHOOO!! Disneyland is my favorite place to be. I know, that should stop somewhere around ten, but it never did for me. It's the happiest place on earth, people!

My new editor is flying into meet with my agent, so I'm flying in to meet with both of them! And you would think, well, she'll be grown up enough to have a real meeting. She won't ask that they go to Disneyland. BUT you would be WRONG!! I am just that childish! And how can I go to the OC without either Disneyland or the mother ship (South Coast Plaza).

My DH hates Disneyland, so last year, the kids and I went alone and he wasn't there to say NO! LOL We rented a Hummer and had the time of our lives. So here are the songs that make me absolutely come alive and forget my problems:
In the Mood (Weddings & Fun Times!
Oh Praise Him & Make A Joyful Noise by the David Crowder Band (The Beach, FUN family times, writing joys!)
The Great Adventure by Steven Curtis Chapman (Running to this album!)
Stand and Deliver by Adam & the Ants (I'm 16 again, trying to catch him on MTV! Where was YOUTUBE?)

What's the soundtrack to your life? What does it make you think of?
Kristin  
posted at 11:39 PM  
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At 1:49 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

I was just thinking the other day, if my life were a song it would be.. "Stubborn Love" ~ Kathy Troccoli.

 
At 4:56 AM, Blogger Bethanie said...

oh my, disneyland is like my favourite place ever! i love it! i have been there twice (but for more than one day of course) and it is awesome. i have been in summer (super crowded) and winter (did you know that splash mountain is really COLD in january???) hahahaa.

i went there this january and i had a blast... i will never be too old for disneyland. andrew (my fiance) had had enough after one day, but i carried on for 3 full days... he doesn't like rides he gets motion sick but he stuck it out just for me, yay!

and south coast plaza SCARES me, that place is gigantic!!!!!!!!
we stayed with friends who live just a few blocks away. i got lost in there!!!

 
At 4:57 AM, Blogger Bethanie said...

i really like exclamation marks! did you figure that one out? lol.

 
At 11:15 AM, Blogger Cara Putman said...

I LOVE music. God so often speaks to me through songs. Last year it was Praise You in the Storm by Casting Crowns, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and It's been a Long, Long Time (while writing WWII books), and a host of praise and worship songs. This year it's Ready Now by Desperation Band, Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman, Don't Blink by Kenny Chesney, and So Small by Carrie Underwood. I'm kind of random. Have fun!

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Valerie said...

Cara, I love music too. In fact, I don't think I could survive without it. (Some people love books, I love music...)

If I had to choose one song that echoed the soundtrack of my life it would be "He Is Able," by Truth.

"Yet I know when my eyes fail to see, He is able.

Even though it seems impossible to me, He is able.

And if He chooses not to move in the way we prayed He would,

Then confident He's working all together for my good,

I will stand behind His Word, for He is able!"

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

So many songs! Where do I begin?

"What A Wonderful World" -just love it. Makes me happy sigh.

"Summer of 69" yeah, those were the best days of my life, I was just born...doesn't get any simpler than that.

"Stay for a While" and "I will Remember You" by Amy Grant. They just make me smile and remember.

"Footloose" makes me get up and dance (badly, I might add)

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Annie said...

ok, so K, i love how you love d-land! I grew up about 10 minutes from Anaheim and we had annual passes FOR YEARS! and now that I'm up here in Nor Cal, I don't have the time to go! Next time, take me!! LOL! and I agree, no matter what your age, it is definitely the happiest place on earth!!

Ok so for songs... i used to make mixed cd's for every year of college and now that I have an ipod, i make playlists! LOL! so here's a sampling of what's on those CD's for the most recent years:

freshman year of college: anything by Caedmon's Call and Jeremy Camp
Sophomore year: His Grace is Sufficient by Jennifer Knapp
Jr Year: All I Need by Bethany Dillon, Jesus Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood, Why by Nichole Nordemann
Internship: I Need You to Love Me by Barlow Girl and All Things New by Steven Curtis Chapman
Sr Year (last year): I'm Not Who I Was by Brandon Heath, Shifting Sand by Caedmon's Call and Taylor the Latte Boy by Kristin Chenoweth (and the entire Wicked soundtrack)
this year: Dream Big by David Cook, Cinderella by SCC, Children of God by SCC, O Praise Him by DCB, and Ruin Me by Jeff Johnson Band

hahaha... i know thats a long list, but i have so many favorite songs, like books and movies, that it's incredibly difficult to narrow it down!!! LOL

and i like exclamation points too! Aparently in my last youth ministry newsletter, one of my youth counted over 98 exclamation points in the 3 page newsletter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Gracie said...

Yes! Glenn Miller is great; his songs make you want to jump up and dance. And YouTube has dozens of his songs on video.

Life songs? Hmm, mine would be...

Amazing Grace (John Newton)

After Your Heart (Phil Wickham)

The Love We had Before and A Brand New Day (both by a Christian band called Fireflight)

What Can You See? (the last song on the soundtrack for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King)

I could go on forever, especially in classical music, but I don't want to put ya'll to sleep. One more thing though: God definetely uses music to speak to us, and song is one of His most beautiful gifts.

Blessings!

 
At 2:12 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Does the soundtrack have to have words? I'd say, Albinoni's "Adagio in G Minor." It's so beautiful it makes my heart hurt. The other piece I love is "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven. As an adult, I took piano lessons for several years until I could play that piece. When I mastered the piece, I quit the lessons. I'd met my goal. :)

 
At 4:13 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

When I was sick last year and lost my dad and mother-in-law, Natalie Grant's "HELD" spoke to me like nothing else. LOVE it!

Travis Cottrell, Alive CD

Don't Worry Be Happy (I forget who sang it)
Joshua Bell (violinist) FABULOUS music!

Fun post, K!!!

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I love The Great Adventure by Steven Curtis Chapman. Probably my all time fave song and the story of my life. Who knows what God will bring along next?

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger alisa said...

Jason doesnt really care for Disneyland ether. I dragged him there for the first time (hes an east coast boy who went to Disneyworld as a kid. So not the same. Though I have never been.) this past Christmas. I LOVE being there. Please lets someday go there together. We can leave the men at home. LOL

 
At 6:38 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Well, we girls had a great time at Disneyland! It was really busy and they weren't fully staffed, so we only did a few rides: Indiana Jones, Matterhorn, Peter Pan, Pirates (my favorite!) Thunder Mountain was closed. BOO! I loved my new editor, and got some great ideas and peace from her on the book.

I love seeing all your songs. After yesterday, if there's a soundtrack to MY life, it's got to be "I Will Not Be Silent" by David Crowder. Dang, I talked a lot yesterday. I needed Pepto for the mouth.

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Chelf said...

Diann, wasn't Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin? I like one he did that was a complete tale of the Wizard of Oz, with funny sound effects and all sorts of jokes.

I have so many songs, I don't know that I could even just list them.

Mom used to sing a lullaby to me, and I found a Veggie Tales CD where Junior Asparagus sings it... A Bushel And A Peck. Love that. I used to get lots of hugs at bedtime.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Lynette Sowell said...

Right now my absolutely FAVORITE song is Natalie Grant's "I Will Not Be Moved." Oh my goodness! I love it. She rocks it out triumphantly.

I've never been to Disneyland. But right now my favorite place is in our pool at night, floating around by myself (pretending to exercise) and looking up at the stars. And then my overactive imagination takes over and pictures an oblivious young woman in her backyard pool at night, while someone watches...gulp. :)

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger Ashley said...

Disney World is my home. My earliest memories are there, and now I'm convincing my DH to get it together and LOVE IT as much as I do. So therefore, any Disney song is the soundtrack for me, and Christmas music is my all time favorite too. How can you be in a bad mood when you listen to Christmas music? Impossible.

 

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