That Place Called Home

Here’s my playlist that makes me think of home. Some of these are about the place, but almost all of them are really about the people. What really makes a home, a home?

  1. Where the Green Grass Grows – Tim McGraw
  2. Just Another Day in Paradise – Phil Vassar
  3. Sweet Southern Comfort – Buddy Jewel
  4. Down Home – Alabama
  5. Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days) – The Judds
  6. The Best Day – Taylor Swift
  7. The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
  8. Come Home Soon – Shedaisy
  9. I’m Already There – Lonestar
  10. Home – Celtic Thunder/Damian McGinty
  11. Letters From Home – John Michael Montgomery
  12. Long Way Home – Steven Curtis Chapman
  13. Dirty Dishes – Scott McCreery
  14. Dime Store Cowgirl – Kacey Musgraves
  15. Mayberry – Rascal Flatts
  16. Front Porch Looking In – Lonestar

Summertime Soundtrack

Every season seems to need a soundtrack, this is the summer soundtrack. Now remember, this is a soundtrack, like a movie, and this particular soundtrack features songs with few to no words. It’s the mood and feel of the music that reminds me of summer. There are the days of sunshine, the days of simply beautiful and easy-going days, the days of wind, the days of rain, the days of mountainous adventures, the days of dreary darkness, and the days of friends and fun!

Summer is a glorious time, and no one appreciates this more than Alaskans, who rarely see the sun in the winter months. When we see the sun finally, it is exciting and reviving! I thank God for the beautiful and energizing sunlight of summer! So, without further ado, here is the list:

1. Paperman – Christophe Beck
2. Test Drive – John Powell
3. Declan’s Walk – Randy Edelman
4. Siamsa – Ronan Hardiman
5. Duelling Violins – Ronan Hardiman
6. Slip Jig – Gaelic Storm
7. Death Ride to Durango – Gaelic Storm
8. The Storm – Gaelic Storm
9. Let It Go – The Piano Guys
10. Skidoo – Máiréad
11. Explosive – Bond
12. Palladio – Escala
13. Code Name Vivaldi – The Piano Guys
14. Requiem for a Dream – Escala
(I wanted to include “Requiem for a Tower” by Escala, but couldn’t justify it because it sounds too similar to “Requiem for a Dream”)
15. One Last Message – Andrew Lockington
16. Leaving London – Patrick Doyle
17. Throw the Coins – Patrick Doyle

Nostalgic Melody

Hello everyone. Ever hear a piece of a tune and have it haunt your memories for days on end because it’s stuck in your mind and you don’t know what it is? That’s about where I’m at. This time though, I was able to track down the original tune!
This particular tune instantly sent my mind back in time. I can’t remember anything specific, but I do remember the feeling. It’s the feeling of sitting on your front porch in the shade on a hot day, listening to the wind and just relaxing and feeling blissfully free from all worries… A wonderful feeling!
You’re probably wondering, “what tune?” It’s one that isn’t too old, but obscure enough that youngsters won’t recognize it. It’s called “Rainbow Connection”, sung by Kermit the Frog. A simple tune that drags me into the days I’ve long since forgotten. I hope everyone finds a tune that does this to them!

You might also be wishing for the answer to Riddle #5. The answer is “Clue.” it might seem obscure, but you gotta do a little research. The minotaur and string is a big hint.

Playlist of Hearts

Here’s a playlist that starts pretty upbeat and ends sorta melancholy.

1. Just Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
2. Time Is Love – Josh Turner
3. Fallin’ For You – Colbie Caillat
4. Loving You Is Easy – Chris August
5. That’s When I Love You – Phil Vassar
6. Passenger Seat – Shedaisy
7. As Fast As I Could – Josh Turner
8. Soon As You Can – Dierks Bentley
9. Everything – Michael Buble
10. Vanilla Twilight – Owl City
11. Restore – Chris August
12. Wherever You Will Go – Charlene Soraia (or The Calling)
13. Come Home Soon – Shedaisy
14. I’m Already There – Lonestar
15. Never Alone – Jesse Bonanno

These are all some of my favorites. Hopefully you can find at least one of these songs that you don’t hate.

Sorry I haven’t been updating all that much. I’ve been hanging out with the family and just enjoying the time off from school. Wishing I could take more pictures, but I’m going to have to wait until I pay for this next semester before I can replace my D7100 and 18-200mm lens that spent 10 days in an Alaskan river… Absolutely tragic… BUT, informative! I’ll never go four-wheeling in a river deeper than 4 feet with my camera strapped to the back, inside a “water-proof” bag. Next time, I’m just going to be air-dropped in and then picked up via Skyhook; problem solved!


Christmas draws nearer, it’s time to break out the holiday tunes. Here’s a couple new songs for Christmas :

1. Jesus, Savior – Chris August

2. Hope Was Born This Night – Sidewalk Prophets

3. Christmas in Heaven – Scotty McCreary

4. Into The Silent Night – For King & Country

5. Christmas Canon – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

6. The Night Before Christmas – Brandon Heath

7. Carol of the Bells (Acapella Mix) – BarlowGirl

8. Light of Christmas (feat. Tony Mac) – Owl City

9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Michael Buble

10. Because It’s Christmas – Sidewalk Prophets

Hope you all enjoy at least one of these songs!

Merry Christmas!

A Touch

Held – Natalie Grant

“This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was that when everything fell
We’d be held”

No matter what, God is always there, and will always be there when EVERYTHING fails and falls. There is no greater promise, than the promise for those who have faith in Him.