The JKLTM Brown Family News

Monday, December 06, 2010

Christmas 2010 Celebrations Begin!

The Christmas Season 2010 has begun and we are trying our best to take it all in as we begin preparing the way of the Lord's birth! We are thankful for our first Christmas to be in our new home and our first Christmas with our precious family of 5! Miriah will be nine months by Christmas Day! It will be great to watch her experience this time with her big sisters. So far, we have enjoyed experiences such as a horsedrawn wagonride at a local lavender farm, seeing Santa at a friend's school Winterfest, sledding in our own backyard on Thanksgiving Day with a yard filled with snow, and enjoying a smalltown Coupeville Christmas Parade with our friends Janelle, Cooper, and Connor. The girls have had their first Choir performance at church too! Lydia also gets to have her acting debut as Mary in the school play. Needless to say, life is busy and wonderful with 3 sweet girls. Here are some pics to get a glimpse of some of these experiences of the season! Enjoy!

The girls built their first snowman with Dad!

We took a little drive to Greenbank Farm for some lunch.

Cooper, Lydia, Tabitha and Connor at the Coupeville parade!

Our family Christmas photo taken after the church concert.

The three sweeties together!

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Our Future American Idols!

Miriah's 6 month picture! So cute! So sweet!

Our sweet princess sisters!

Well, life has flown by the last few months and we now have a six month old and a 2 1/2 year old and a 4 1/2 year old. Life is busy and very fun! The girls love to play dress up together and sing songs together. Here is a video of a recent "Performance"!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Miriah Elizabeth Brown is Here!

All the sisters together in bed.

Our sweet baby girl!

Our family together for the first time!

The beautiful view from our new home! We can see
the mountains and the water!

The front of our home before the transformation has begun!

What a joy it is to introduce our newest bundle of love:
Miriah Elizabeth Brown. She was born on March 23rd, 2010 (Grandma Opland's birthday) at 12:48 pm. She was 8.8lbs. and 21 1/4 inches long. She is such a sweet baby! She sleeps often and hardly ever cries. Her sisters love her so much! Just days before she came by means of induction, we had moved into our new house on Sunrise Blvd. Nothing like doing it all at once!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

JANUARY 2010! A New Year of Brown Family Memories!

What an eventful year we had in 2009! Welcome to 2010 in the Brown Family! By the end of January we will have a two and four year old in our home and by the end of March we are hoping to welcome little Miriah Brown in to our family! Before we start recording the experiences to come in 2010, let's look at the Special Holiday Memories we shared with family!

We had a great visit to Holland, Michigan after Christmas! It included fun times with Mema and Papa, Grandma and Bumpa, and cousins! It also was fun to enjoy the snow of the midwest that we rarely see out in Washington!

Lydia with Cousins Zeke and Miah!

Mema and Papa's Snow Pile!

Jon and I enjoyed a night out with friends to see the Nutcracker in Seattle. As you can see, baby Miriah is getting bigger and bigger each week!

Tabitha loves to give us her silly face! She is our little funny girl!

Grandma and Bumpa Brown came to visit and we had a great time celebrating with them!

Lydia was a big helper this Christmas season in the kitchen when we made cookies together!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lydia's First Preschool Field Trip: October 27, 2009

Lydia had her first field trip to the Pumpkin Patch today. She saw turkeys, peacocks, kittens, and cows that liked to eat pumpkins. She also got to walk through the pumpkin patch and got to pick out her own pumpkin to take home. It was a chilly day, but it was a lot of fun!

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Brown Family has Grown!

We have added two little bunnies to our family as of last week!
Their names are Max and Ruby. Since they are not siblings and they are a boy and a girl, you can guess what we might anticipate in a few months! Let us know if you want a bunny!
Lydia loves her new buddy Max. She takes good care of him and he loves her too!

Tabby loves her bunny, Ruby! She enjoys chasing her and trying to pick her up by the fur on her back. Both of the bunnies lived temporarily in this lovely cage, but now they enjoy the beautiful hutch that Jon built from scratch in our side yard! It is awesome! Pictures will come later! So we love our new pets!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Tabitha just has been growing so much this summer. She enjoyed a day of strawberry picking or shall we say strawberry eating!

Here is Tabby on our new backyard deck sporting her Hope College hat! It is never too early to get her thinking about college!

Here is Tabby after enjoying a yummy something! She does love to eat and she wears her food quite beautifully! We love this girl! She is our little comedian and so sweet hearted. she loves her big sister so much!

We have had a wonderful summer so far! It has been a summer of many firsts for our girls and our family! We began the summer with a great trip back to Michigan to visit family and friends. We ended our time with a trip to Orlando to visit Disney World. Lydia got to meet Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty for the first time! It was so special for her!

We were able to take a little trip with our friends to the Cascade Mountains and Lake Chelan! It is such a breathtaking place, as you can see in this picture. This shot was taken in Steheken, a remote mountain village that you can only get to by boat or plane. We took our friend's boat and rented bikes to go to lunch at this great little place there. What a fun first for our family!

Jon and I got to go tubing on Lake Chelan! What a surrounding to go tubing at!

Lydia experienced her first short haircut this summer. She and mom could not handle the painful brushing that needed to take place to maintain long hair. So after a few tears and wanting to put her hair back on, and mom continuously tweeking this hair cut after finding stray hairs, Lydia loves her new look and we are all happy! We think it looks darling!

Lydia got to stay up late for her first 4th of July fireworks display! She enjoyed the time with her good friends Cooper and Connor Barton! She had a blast and did not get sleepy at all!

Kristyn got to experience her first time clam-digging on our beautiful Whidbey Island. Jon and Lydia did their part too! It was a lot a fun! The highlight for Kristyn was seeing hundreds of tiny crabs crawling around the tide pools.

As you can see, it has been a fun summer of many firsts! We look forward to what's in store as the summer continues!