Meaningful Easter Books That Teach!

The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale This is by far one of my favorite books! For three little trees who dream of what they will be someday – a holder of treasure, a fine ship, a hilltop beacon pointing to God – life proves to have something rather different in store. They are […]

Mommy & Me: Favorite Preschool Printable Resources

Not all of my Mommy & Me Activities are handmade. And most of the time, they are not even made by me. I’ll often print something I find and adapt it for Jonah’s readiness. I know that most of us are busy. While I try to show you easy things that anyone can make, sometimes […]

Winter Always Ends

I took a stroll around our little yard today. I took in some fresh-squeezed vitamin D, straight from the sun and I breathed fresh Tennessee air. Each breath I took was like someone popping grey balloons full of colorful paint that ran down a canvas making a beautiful piece of art. Almost like waking up […]

Love With a Side of Grace

Over the past week, I’ve been reminded to choose love and grace. And it’s becoming a mantra for me as I struggle to choose the unnatural, “Choose love. Choose grace. You can never go wrong when you choose these things.” Because it isn’t natural to choose these things. Sin makes it impossible for Love and […]

Parking Lot Game Updates

Oooh, have I got a treat for you today! I’m so giddy about this that I’m doing a little jig on the other side of my computer screen! Want to happy dance with me? After the Parking Lot Game was posted, I felt like there was something missing and it wasn’t “just right”. So, I […]

His Ways, Not My Ways

If I had gotten to choose, I would’ve been pregnant 2.5 years ago. My Ways God had different plans. Instead He made me wait and wait and wait…. while He stirred our hearts and showed us the depraved indifference that had taken root. And we said YES with open arms… to an orphan to our […]

Jonah’s First Christmas Program Performance

As I was cleaning off one of my cameras yesterday, I realized I never shared Jonah’s First Christmas Program Performance. I know some of you out there probably could care less about this video, but I do have an obligation to share this with the grandparents. Although, if you were to watch it, you’d get […]

Christmas Snow 2010

It’s a very rare thing for us to have snow on Christmas. Imagine how excited we were to get enough snow to play in on Christmas Day! Look at how beautiful our Happy Brown House looked in the snow… Jonah was all smiles as we played outside. He was practically diving in the snow, much […]

The Masks We Wear

As I started seeing the costumes and candy corn grace the shelves of Target, I heard a soul-whisper. Accompanied by a cupped hand and straining to make out the hushed voice that tickles the ear, “What are you hiding behind?” I ponder these words, rolling them around like dice in my hand. Examining them. Counting the dots. […]

VeggieTales Live!

One thing is for sure, Happy Brown House loves VeggieTales! Bob, Larry, Junior, Madame Blueberry….you name ’em, we love ’em! One of the biggest surprises from my trip to Relevant was meeting Shannon from Big Idea and getting the chance to go see VeggieTales Live! We were so excited! I tried to keep it a secret […]