Summer and the death of ambition + the playlist

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I had such good intentions and then I disappeared. Thanks for your notes and emails; I’m flattered that anyone missed me and my ramblings. How’s our summer? It’s been good and busy and messy and chaotic and hard. But mostly good. I’m feeling completely unambitious and just content to help whoever is in front of me at the moment. And that’s a good feeling.

But I have lots to write about, and I will. For today, I’m offering up our summer playlist and our July 4th video. I’m experimenting with the idea of sending Xander a 1 minute video every week (or every two weeks) rather than trying to make spectacular videos. We’ll see how that goes. There are so many ways to spend my time (and waste my time), but whenever I see my kids reading and laughing at old posts and videos I’m grateful for all the time and love I’ve poured into this blog. So here’s to recording more of our happy moments, savoring every beauty, expressing more gratitude and recognizing God’s hand in our lives.

july 4, 2018 from Michelle Lehnardt on Vimeo.


SUMMER 2018 Playlist

Levitate 3:18 Imagine Dragons

Thunder 3:07 Imagine Dragons

Paris 3:42 The Chainsmokers

Always 3:02 Andy Grammer

Gorgeous 3:30 Taylor Swift

Sit Next to Me 4:03 Foster the People

Brand New 4:04 Ben Rector

Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey) 3:40 Macklemore

Smoke Clears 2:59 Andy Grammer

Closer (feat. Halsey) 4:06 The Chainsmokers

Knee Deep (feat. Jimmy Buffett) 3:23 Zac Brown Band

Pretty Shining People 3:32 George Ezra

Greatest Love Story 3:43 LANCO

Run Run Run 3:44 Celeste Buckingham

Saturday Sun 3:35 Vance Joy

Shotgun 3:21 George Ezra

Believer 3:24 Imagine Dragons

Singles You Up 3:03 Jordan Davis

Olivia 2:58 One Direction

Have It All 3:46 Jason Mraz

New Light 3:36 John Mayer

The Good Parts 3:39 Andy Grammer

Meant to Be 2:44 Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Good to Be Alive (edited) 3:09 Andy Grammer

Treat You Better 3:08 Shawn Mendes

Give Love (feat. LunchMoney Lewis) 3:28 Andy Grammer

The Middle 3:05 Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Fresh Eyes (edited) 3:17

Mercy 3:29 Shawn Mendes

I Will Always Be Yours 3:47 Ben Rector

Starlight 3:41 Taylor Swift Red

Good Old Days (feat. Kesha) 4:01 Macklemore

Old Friends 3:45 Ben Rector

Unforgettable 2:38 Thomas Rhett

Obsession (edited) 4:01 Jon Bellion

Girls Like You 3:56 Maroon 5

Chicken Fried 3:57 Zac Brown Band

Whatever It Takes 3:21 Imagine Dragons

There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back 3:19 Shawn Mendes

Night Changes One Direction

All the Pretty Girls 3:23 Fun.

Night Changes 3:47 One Direction


**email me if you want me to dropbox you some of the edited versions 🙂

July 22, 2018


1 Comment

  1. Ruth Kershaw

    August 20, 2018

    Thank you for sharing your Summer Playlist. We’re always looking for good music. I don’t comment often on blogs, but I want to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog.

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