100 songs you need to listen to!

so i was backing up my iTunes library, and i kept finding myself saying "Oh that's a great song! i forgot i had that one!" so...it inspired a list of my 100 favorite songs of all time. Not in any order, just the order that they came into my head. :) I know there's some i forgot too. feedback and suggestions welcome :)

1. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
2. What If You - Joshua Radin
3. Mexico - Jump, Little Children
4. Hosanna - Hillsong United
5. Just for Now - Imogen Heap
6. Your Love is Extravagant - Casting Crowns
7. At Last - Etta James
8. Forever and Ever Amen - Randy Travis
9. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
10. Everything - Lifehouse
11. Measure of Beauty - Lindsey Kane
12. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamikawiwole
13. Turn Your Lights Down Low - Bob Marley (Colbie Caillat also does a really great cover...)
14. Raining on Sunday - Keith Urban
15. Answer - Sarah Mclachlan
16. Heavenly Day - Patty Griffin
17. Have a Little Faith in Me - John Hiatt
18. Up to the Mountain - Kelly Clarkson's version
19. Let It Be - The Beatles
20. By Your Side - Tenth Avenue North
21. The General - Dispatch
22. Southern Girl - Amos Lee
23. O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen
24. Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk
25. Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
26. Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy
27. Picture This - Jim Brickman
28. Amazing Grace - John Newton (Il Divo's version)
29. Carried to the Table - Leeland
30. Tears of the Saints - Leeland
31. Home - Michael Buble
32. Remember When It Rained - Josh Groban
33. Be Thou My Vision - Ginny Owens
34. World on Fire - Sarah McLachlan
35. Someone Somewhere - Jason Reeves
36. One Love - Bob Marley
37. Untitled Hymn - Chris Rice
38. On a Night Like This - Dave Barnes
39. Gravity - Sarah Bareilles
40. Jesus and Gravity - Dolly Parton
41. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
42. World Spins Madly On - The Weepies
43. California - Phantom Planet
44. I Don't Want to Wait - Paula Cole (tribute to my Dawson's Creek fanatic period...)
45. To Make You Feel my Love - Garth Brooks
46. Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
47. Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
48. 525,600 Minutes - RENT
49. Angel of Music - Andrew Lloyd Weber
50. By The Way That They Dance - Jump, Little Children
51. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
52. Maybe I'm Amazed - Jem
53. Cannonball - Damien Rice
54. This Year's Love - Damien Rice
55. She's Only Happy in the Sun - Ben Harper
56. My Hands - Jewel
57. Better Together - Jack Johnson
58. Alone - Heart (my karaoke jam)
59. Say - John Mayer
60. Fancy - Reba McEntire
61. Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy
62. The Reason Why - Rachael Yamagata
63. To Be Alone With You - Sufjan Stevens
64. All I Ask of You - Andrew Lloyd Weber
65. La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong
66. The Luckiest - Ben Folds
67. Rain - Patty Griffin
68. Amber - 311
69. Hey Girl - OAR
70. Swing Life Away - Rise Against
71. Collie Man - Slightly Stoopid
72. Dancin' In the Moonlight - Toploader
73. Dare You to Move - Switchfoot
74. With My Own Two Hands - Jack Johnson w/ Ben Harper
75. When The Rain Comes - Third Day
76. Soul Meets Body - Death Cab for Cutie
77. He Walked on Water - Randy Travis
78. Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
79. Everything - Michael Buble
80. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
81. September Song - Willie Nelson
82. Unchained Melody - Willie Nelson
83. Whatcha Know About - Donovan Frankenreiter
84. Shadowlands - Ryan Adams
85. Wonderwall - Ryan Adams
86. Say Goodnight, Not Goodbye - Chantal Kreviazuk
87. Life in a Northern Town - Sugarland ft. Little Big Town
88. Let Me Sign - Robert Pattinson
88. Smile - Nat King Cole
89. Meaning - Gavin Degraw
90. Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
91. Copper Kettle - Jump, Little Children
92. Let Her Cry - Hootie & the Blowfish
93. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
94. Your Winter - Sister Hazel
95. Beautiful Disaster (Live Version) - Kelly Clarkson
96. Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
97. Still - Matt Nathanson
98. I Rescued You - Emily Lynch
99. Grace's Amazing Hands - Dave Barnes
100. My Huckleberry Friend - Audrey Hepburn


It's a dog's life...

Just a few pics from my phone describing why it's great to be a dog!
At least Charlie thinks so :)

You can snuggle with just about anybody. (Even Kitty...)

Grandpa spoils you...big time!

You're still cute when you get bad haircuts.

You get to sleep while mom gets to do homework.

You can actually get really good sleep while mom does homework.

You can go on trips and never even get out of your bed.

Actually, you can go on trips and take your whole house.

Playing in the snow never gets old.

It's ok to pass out on the table after one too many glasses of wine. (Just teasing...Charlie's not 21!)

You can still be a Clemson fan!


i'm back...

wow! hard to believe its been a month since i've posted! school has been crazier than i could imagine, and truthfully i have about a million things i should be working on right now rather than this. but i need some chill out, saturday morning, do-whatever-i-want time :).

I should say SO much has happened since last posting...and I definitely don't have room in a blog to get to it all. Spring Break, High School Retreat, Bridge Run, Easter, School, more School, job search, etc. But, I'll just say God has proven Sovereign through it all, and I'm still finding that I need Him and His grace more today than I did yesterday, and the day before, and the day before...you get it.

There have been great ups, and crushing lows in the past month surrounding me and my family, but through it all, God has proven faithful. He will not let us be moved when we seek His face and trust His plan for taking care of us. I would say for sure that God has wrenched from my hands the need for worldly things. My need for expensive clothes, or driving a nice car, even having to live in the biggest house. I've been reminded that while I have these things, He can take them at any moment. If for one day my faith and pride wavers from pride in being His daughter to pride in worldly position and possessions, I am lost. So I'm working on ridding myself of material pride and gaining eternal pride in Christ.

I was running out by the Lake a few weeks ago (something I'm SURE to miss once I graduate and leave Clemson) at sunset. I try to time it just right, because it is so beautiful. Anyways, when I'm running one direction across the dyke my back is to the sunset so I can't see it. But when I got to the end and turned around that day, I was literally stopped in my tracks, amazed at the beautiful display of artwork above me! It was indescribably beautiful, the sky was orange and purple (proof that God's a Tiger!) and a rainbow of colors that no artist could ever duplicate. I was held captive. It was a gorgeous reminder that God's beauty is on display for us to see...we just have to take time to see it. I'm working on this too :).

Anyway, thats enough for one morning...I'm off to enjoy this beautiful day by the pool with my book. I'm almost done with the twilight series...gladly taking book suggestions for when I'm done! :)

MUCHO amor, mis amigos.