Monday, December 31, 2007


Here she is. I picked Chloe up on Saturday from a local shelter, and have enjoyed every minute with her. As I write this post she is sleeping in my lap! The joys of having a puppy.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sticky Buns!

One of the Brown family's favorite treats is Mama's homemade sticky buns. Thank you for making them Mom!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Psalm 103

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel F295 in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul

Friday, November 16, 2007

The beauty of Fall!

The last couple of days I have really been enjoying the fall weather. Here are a couple of pictures that I have been able to capture for you all. Enjoy!!


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How time flies...

What a blessings it is to be an Aunt. I have been able to see Triumph grow and change from a baby into a little boy. The Lord has richly blessed Peter and Kelly with a precious son. I am looking forward to watching him grow into a little man!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Another year gone by...

Today we join David in celebrating his 16th birthday. Life in the Bronw's barn would be very different if the Lord had not placed David with us. We are so thankful for him and we look forward to seeing what the Lord has prepared for him.

I don't know what we would do, or where we would be with out you. I am very grateful that the Lord allowed us to be adopted into the same family. You are a dear brother to me, and I could not ask for a better friend. Thank you for your sweet spirit, joyful face, and your ever open heart. I am looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in-store for you as you continue down the path of manhood. I love you dearly.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Beach delight

After hosting the 2007 Father Son Retreat, of 210 people, we took a little trip to the beach. I will leave you with a couple of pictures, and will be posting more later. Enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

13 very wonderful years!

Today, Claudia turned 13. I have to say, that life without Claudia would be very different. She is, and has been, a constant joy, blessing, sweet spirited, and a great encourager. We are very blessed to have such a wonderful sister, daughter, and granddaughter in the house.

We love you Claudia and look forward to see what the Lord has in store for you.


Thank you for being such a wonderful blessing and helper to our family. You are a very special sister to me. I am so thankful that God allowed us to be in the same family. Thank you for your sweet and joyful spirit. May the Lord continue to shape you into His beautiful young lady.

Much love to you on this your 13th birthday.

Your sister,

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Our unchangeable God

I want to leave the readers of this blog with an eye opening understanding of God's infinite power, and complete authoirity in all things.

' I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before Him. That which is has already been, and what is to be has already been; and God requires an account of what is past.' ~Ecclesiastes 3:14-15~

'I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.' ~ Job 42:2~

'Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. ~Jude 1:24-25~

Praise the Lord for His indescribable mercies.


Friday, August 31, 2007

The Joys of Motherhood....

Today, GranMary read me this little story that a friend emailed her. I thought that I would share it with you all. I think that you will get a laugh out it.

A women, renewing her driver's license at the County Clerk's office was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.
"What I mean is," explained the recorder, "do you have a job or are you just a....?"
"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman. "I'm a Mom."
"We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation, 'housewife' covers it," said the recorder emphatically.
I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient and possessed a high sounding title like, "Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrat."
"What is your occupation?" She probed.
What made me say it? I don't know. The words simply popped out.
"I'm a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations."
The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words. Then I stared with wonder as my pronoucement was written, in bold, black ink on the officail questionnaire.
"Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest, "just what do you do in your field?"
Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply,
"I have a continuing program of research, [what mother doesn't] in the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out.) I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities. (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it). But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careeers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money."
There was an increasing note of respect in the clerks voice as she completed the form, stood up and personally ushered me to the door.
As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants -- ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern. I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom." Motherhood! What a glorious career! Especially when there's a title on the door. Does this make grandmothers "Senior Research associates in the field of Child Development and Human Relations" and great grandmothers "Executive senior Research Associates"? I think so!!! I also think it makes Aunts "Associate Research Assistants"

Hope you ejoyed this as much as I did.


Saturday, July 21, 2007

Psalm 30:4-5

"Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of HIS,
and give thanks at the remembrance of HIS holy name.
For HIS anger is but for a moment,
HIS favor is for life;
Wheeping may endure for a night,
but joy comes in the morning."

~Triumph Perseverance Bradrick~

Born to Peter and Kelly Bradrick on July 9th, 2007
Time: 6:30 pm
Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz
Length: 21 in.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

80 Blessed Years



We love you GranMary!

Happy 4th of July!

What is the 4th without watermelon?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The beauty of God's world

Then God said, "Let the earth bring froth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
~Genesis 1:11-12~

Monday, June 25, 2007

~A sunset of remembrance~

Last night I was once again reminded of just how beautiful the works of God are. David and I were doing some work for my dad, and we were able to view a most spectacular sunset. I am very greatful to the Lord for giving me life and allowing me to be a part of His creation. With this picture I leave you with a Psalm.

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret. and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes say my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.
~Psalm 139:1-18~

Monday, April 9, 2007

Here goes nothing!

Hello to all,
This is from Claudia and I, (Blair) we took a vote and came to the conclusion that it was time to start a Blog. We will try and post something every couple of days. I hope that you enjoy it. It will be an adventure for you all to see life in a barn, so sit back and enjoy the ride.