Colton Dixon – Never Gone

Did you realize that Colton Dixon is a Christian singer/songwriter?  Every song that he sings gives glory to God and shows the impact that God has had on his own life.  Also, Colton Dixon is coming to Lifest 2015.  If you’re in Wisconsin, July 9 – 12, you might want to head up to Oshkosh and see him in person!

Third Day – Revelation

Third Day was the first band that I ever saw in concert.  Their message was a blessing to me in a time when my life was a horrible mess.  I hope you will find strength in these words.  Everyday, I must seek Jesus for the hope and strength that I need to sustain me in a world that is quickly fading.  Jesus is the only way if you are searching for the truth.   He will show you the way.  I know, because He showed me and I am forever changed because of His love.

Our Latest Adventure

Just wanted to share our most recent trip to the park with all of you.  It was quite muddy that day, but at least there weren’t too many bugs lurking about.  We had a blast despite ending up with mud caked to the bottom of our shoes. 🙂

Monroe 7This was the start of the path leading into the woods from the children’s play area.  Every time I see a path like this, I feel inspired to write something  about it.  The woods were so tranquil and quiet.  The only sounds that could be heard were the faint rustle of the leaves in the wind and the birds merrily singing nearby.

Monroe 5Along the path, we spotted this tree off in the distance.  I wanted to get a closer look, but it was so far off the path and with the ground being so muddy, this is as close as I could get without getting stuck forever!  I wonder if an animal lives here.  It sure seemed like a cozy little place to snuggle up and take a nap.

Monroe 4These plants to the left, covered almost the entire forest floor.  Not sure of their name.  They were about 3 ft. tall, with tiny white flowers at the tips, and because of their height, it made it impossible to veer off the path too far.

Monroe 1Here’s a better view of the flowers that were perched at the top of each plant.  Like I said, I am not sure what these were, but they were a beautiful sight for sure!

Monroe 9   The trees didn’t quite have all of their leaves yet, so you could really get a good view of the entire forest and all of it’s hidden secrets that laid scattered about.  I enjoyed watching the butterflies fluttering by, and my girls were looking for curious things to collect.  I think the only thing we really collected though, was about 2 inches of mud on the bottoms of our shoes!

Monroe 11   This was the end of our journey through the woods and I decided to take a picture of the sun peering through the trees as we made our way back to the play area.  It is always hard to leave such a peaceful place behind and I felt a bit sad when we had to leave.  The good news is, that we can go back another day and have another adventure waiting for us once again!  I am already excited just thinking about it!

10 Places Currently on My Bucket List

 1. Hike up to Äscher cliff restaurant in Switzerland and eat dinner there just as the sun is setting.

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/hiking-and-aescher-cliff-restaurant.html

Photo found at:  www.flickr.com
Photo found at: flickr.com
 2. Stay at the Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in Italy and dine in their summer cave. 

http://www.grottapalazzese.it/en/

Photo found at: Laguaridadebam.blogspot.com
Photo found at: Laguaridadebam.blogspot.com
 3. Take a train ride from Dresden Germany to the Town of Bastei and walk along Bastei Bridge. 

http://tourismattraction.com/the-bastei-bridge-germany/

Photo found at: breathtakinglandscapes.wordpress.com
Photo found at: breathtakinglandscapes.wordpress.com
 4. Travel and tour the Alcazar of Segovia, a castle in Spain. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc%C3%A1zar_of_Segovia

Photo found at: www.trommerphotography.com
Photo found at: trommerphotography.com
 5. Hike to the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah.

http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/zion/angels_landing.htm

Photo found at: www.lovethesepics.com
Photo found at: lovethesepics.com
 6. Take a picture in front of Great White Throne Mountain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_White_Throne_%28mountain%29

Photo found at: pjmountains.blogspot.com
Photo found at: pjmountains.blogspot.com
7. Hike through Torres del Paine National Park, in Patagonia, Chile. 

http://beautifulplacestovisit.com/mountains/torres-del-paine-national-park-patagonia-chile/

Photo found at: travel.nationalgeographic.com
Photo found at: travel.nationalgeographic.com
 8. Camp in the Redwood Forest in California.

http://www.nps.gov/redw/index.htm

photo found at: pinterest.com
photo found at: pinterest.com
 9. Visit the place of my birth, Wurzburg, Germany. 

• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%BCrzburg

Photo found at: in-luxembourg.blogspot.com
Photo found at: in-luxembourg.blogspot.com
 10. Visit the avenue of the baobab trees in Madagascar. 

http://www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com/avenue-of-the-baobabs-the-most-beautiful-road-in-madagascar-6686/

Photo found at: nationalgeographic.com
Photo found at: nationalgeographic.com

I will actually get the chance to visit a few of these places this summer. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?