The Panama Canal, three trips by train, heart surgery, and foster care: 2015 in Review

Normally, I have an abundance of words. But this year I feel introspective and private. I haven’t posted as much lately. How did this gushing writer end up in this quiet place? Let’s review. (The links will take you to other stories/posts we’ve shared this year.) Photo from our talented friends at KLT Photography The start of 2015 […]

How ISIS, cardiologists, criminals, C.S. Lewis, and bicycles changed our family in 2014.

Dear friends, there are no affiliate links in this post. The links shared here will take you to pages on our blog or facebook page with more stories from 2014. Thanks for being a part of our year! In 2013, I sheepishly shared that our Christmas card declared our family was so very merry. But 2014 wasn’t merry. […]

What’s your dream vacation?

Today’s my birthday! Anyone wanna guess my age? 😉 I’m celebrating by spending time with my family…and dreaming about travel. That sounds about right for me! I love a good vacation, but did you know that even vacation planning boosts happiness for up to eight weeks!? So for my birthday…how about you join me in […]

Merry? So Very! Why I’m feeling a little sheepish about our Christmas cards this year.

This year our Christmas card declares, “Merry? So very!” The greeting is cute and a little out-of-the-ordinary, but I do feel a little sheepish sharing that with friends. It’s like we’re trying to rub it in. Those Browns. Always so stinkin’ happy. On one hand, we are a pretty positive family. Nate has this amazing (and annoying) […]

What’s a subscription box service?! Testing out Citrus Lane. (With #Giveaway!)

Hi there! Thanks for visiting. We’d love for you to hang around. Pin with us on pinterest, subscribe by email (using the box on the right-hand side of the page), or join the conversation on the Nothing if Not Intentional facebook page. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Citrus Lane.  Believe it […]