Sometimes the best vacation is a staycation.   –author unknown I love the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” for many reasons…but especially for the line,”there's no place like home.”   It's just so true.   Of course, one never knows just how much they love home until they move away.   At least that's how it was for me.   […]

Sometimes the best vacation is a staycation.   –author unknown

I love the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” for many reasons…but especially for the line,”there's no place like home.”   It's just so true.   Of course, one never knows just how much they love home until they move away.   At least that's how it was for me.   That's why this next song made  my summer music playlist.   I can remember coming home to visit my parents and my dad blasting this song on repeat FOR HOURS AND HOURS in the garage.   The funniest thing was that no one complained.   In fact, there were many times that I caught family members singing along!

“Heaven” by Los Lonely Boys came out in the summer of 2004.   I was in my late 20s, married  with one child…and I was pretty much anything but hip.    But there's something about this song that just makes you feel cool–regardless of age.   “Heaven,” written by a trio of brothers from Texas, captures a laid back summer vibe with  its infectious chorus.   Peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 100, the tune went on to No. 1 on the adult contemporary charts for 16 weeks.   Interestingly enough, the song also registered on the country music charts, too.   The song eventually led to two Grammy nominations and one win in 2005.   Their biggest hit to date, this song set the tone for so many that summer.

It doesn't take much for me to remember that  afternoon at my parent's house.   It's always a party when we visit!   Lots of family, food and laughter.   I can still see my son (a toddler at the time) working his dance moves outside in the garage with my dad.   Whenever I hear “Heaven”  it puts a smile on my face and I am grateful for both summer and a place to call home!

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