Archives for May 2012

Taste Test

My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~Forrest Gump It’s true. You don’t know what you’re gonna get. Each day that unfolds is like biting into a new chocolate truffle and hoping for the caramel filling. But…what if you don’t get the caramel filling? […]

Samuel L Collins DVD {Review & Giveaway}

If you’ve been around Happy Brown House very long, it is probably no surprise that we are very discerning about the media we let into our home. We preview everything before letting Jonah watch, including movies we might have seen prior to parenthood. While that may sound a little overbearing to some, we are serious […]

InstaFriday

Again with the standing in baskets… My flowers are making me happy. The vincas are so bright and colorful. I caught this one as it was unfurling, and it struck me as so lovely. It looks like a perfectly pink pinwheel. Hydrangeas are my favorite. My hydrangea bush is a transplant from my granny-in-law’s yard. […]

Mommy & Me: Shape Building

I’ve got a post over at Totally Tots today sharing a fun and easy shape building activity. It’s a super simple one to make…like 2 seconds. Easy-peasy! Jonah and I took some time while Asher was hanging with Daddy to build some shapes. (You can see the tutorial for setting up this activity in my […]

An Embassy Tale

And now, a fun story that will be written down in our adoption journal… While we were in Washington, D.C for the 2:1 Conference, our Dossier paperwork was in the same city. I knew it was there and joked about wondering if they needed me to hand-deliver it somewhere to speed up the process. A […]

Dossier…Check!

I am beyond giddy to be able to announce that we are finally DTE status. What is DTE? Dossier to Ethiopia! Our paperwork process has been a rather long one compared to some, but we are confident that God’s timing is perfect. We’ve had bumps in the road with our paperwork~sometimes it was our fault, […]

Jonah Says… {Mother’s Day Card Edition}

Jonah came home with a Mother’s Day card from church yesterday. Besides the expected fun answers like my age (1 years old) or my desired occupation when I grow up (Ballet Dancer), these sort of questionnaires can be so revealing. For example, Jonah’s answer to the second question “My favorite thing to do with my […]

InstaFriday

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in InstaFriday, but I’m back and ready to share! I really need to figure out a new system for keeping up, so if you are a fellow InstaFriday poster, feel free to share your system in the comments. For now, I’m playing catch up… Asher found the toilet […]

Broken Record

Do you ever get caught up in the negative? I do. It seems like there is this cycle I get caught up in where I lament the things that I don’t get done on my to-do list, but want to so desperately. Or, I find myself feeling guilty over my mommy decisions for the day. […]

Lifelines

I headed to the 2:1 conference last weekend after finding out that someone anonymously sponsored my ticket. Talk about humbled! I mean, really humbled considering that my blogging has been scattered and unpredictable for quite some time. There were no strings attached other than going. If my anonymous sponsor reads this, I cannot thank you […]