Archives for February 2011

Adoption FAQ #4: Now that you’re pregnant, why are you STILL adopting?

There is no doubt in my mind. God told us to adopt. We listened and answered this calling. Then, and only then, did we get pregnant. Yes, I feel like God waited for us to follow His calling before He blessed us with another pregnancy. Sorta like when He asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and […]

Jonah Says…

Jonah:  “When does Ethiopia open in the morning? I’m ready to go get my baby.” Mommy: “Me too, buddy. Me too.” Unfortunately, our adoption journey has only begun. It will be a while. Plus, there’s this whole surprise pregnancy thing we’ve got going on. Yep, it will be a while, but the wait is so […]

Top Ten Favorites From The Archives…

It’s always interesting to me to look at the stats for my blog traffic. Even though I haven’t been posting very much lately because of my sickness during this pregnancy and Zofran pump, there is still plenty of traffic coming through. According to Google Analytics, here’s what people are searching for on the Happy Brown […]

Parking Lot Beginning Math Game

Jonah and I have been slowly, but surely getting ready for my next post on Totally Tots. (It goes up on Thursday, but every day is full of pure preschool awesomeness around there!) One of the things we’ve been playing often is the Parking Lot Game! It’s fairly simple, but Jonah loves it! Parking Lot […]

Love Notes Shared Journal {DIY Valentine’s Gift}

When I was a little girl, my mom and I had a journal that we used to write notes back and forth. It was used during a difficult time for me as a child when I didn’t know how to express things that I was feeling about my parents’ divorce. The comfort of writing it […]

Lollipop Valentines: Easy DIY Cards for Kids

Are you looking for an easy DIY valentines for kids that are inexpensive and quick to put together? These DIY Lollipop Valentines are super cute and a cinch to pull together. The thing that took the most time for me was waiting on the pictures to print, so I could assemble these homemade picture valentines […]

When Mommy Gets Sick…

The first time I was pregnant, Hyperemesis Gravidarum impacted my life greatly.  I missed a LOT of work and people just didn’t understand why I couldn’t cope with my nausea. (Hello…I was in the hospital 5 times!) Work was the thing that was the most negatively affected by my illness. Ray had a hard time […]

Life With A Zofran Pump During Pregnancy

For most women, there is an expectation that you will experience some morning sickness. However, for a percentage of women, they have morning sickness on steroids, also know as Hyperemsis Gravidarum, or HG for short. I’ve had extreme HG during both pregnancies. Between the two, I was hospitalized a total of seven times due to […]

Mommy & Me: Fingerprint Art

I love thumbprint art. I also love teaching Jonah about God’s Word. Combine the two and you make this Mommy very happy. The folks at Tommy Nelson went and made it even easier for me (and you!) to accomplish both at the same time! Printoons are unique characters made with your fingerprints. Printoons are a […]