los angeles so far

Sometimes I forget I am a Los Angeles resident now. It just makes me sound so much cooler than I am. There’s a lot I’m still figuring out, but so far I love living here and I think I’ve adjusted pretty well. What follows are a few things I love about LA, plus a few […]

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Katie WarnerOctober 9, 2013 - 2:21 pm

Oooh I loved this post. :) Los Angeles sounds nice… But I’m so glad you’re coming HERE! NOW!!

Laura FarrOctober 13, 2013 - 11:58 am

So glad you are loving it!!! What a wonderful adventure for you two and I’m so glad you are making the most out of it! Sounds like we need to visit so you can show us around and convince Bryce to fall in love with Disneyland.

we can do hard things

My mom teaches kindergarten. Last June when I was home visiting, I went to the program they put on at the end of the year for their parents. I was in a bit of an emotionally turbulent phase then, so I was a little teary at how sweet they all were, singing and dancing on […]

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Emily RyanSeptember 24, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Kristin Brown! I love your post! Thank you! I say- YES! You can have a baby now :) But really, when it does happen, you are going to be the best Mom! Miss you, girl!

Jalene TaylorSeptember 25, 2013 - 8:51 am

Big hug!

I wish I could give you a baby. If it were up to me, I’d do it in a heartbeat. You are so deserving and will be the best mother ever. Love you!

Jeannine EbornSeptember 25, 2013 - 9:24 am

Beautifully written, sweet Kitten. Your Heavenly Father knows you and knows your desires and He will make all well for you, in His time. You will be a Mom even though the process is hard. Brian and Vanessa’s little Morgan came in March after years and years of many struggles and challanges. Heavenly Father’s plan is happiness even when we don’t understand the difficult times we face daily. Have hope and faith–this you already know. You are a wise young woman, way beyond your years. Know that we love you, think of you often and pray all will be well in your behalf. One of my biggest joys and fondest memories is walking with you and holding your little hand when you were a tiny little girl. You are an amazing, unique spirit. We are so pleased to count you as part of our family. Indeed, you can do hard things.

LindsaySeptember 25, 2013 - 10:23 am

I love you, Kristin. There are beautiful blessings in store for you, no doubt. Timing is not something I understand, but I do know that blessings come and He has a plan just for you. I too empathize with your pain. Thanks for the reminder that I can do hard things.

Tara SiddowaySeptember 25, 2013 - 11:35 am

I remember going to a Time Out For Women years ago and someone gave an amazing talk about life struggles. She said something that has stuck with me. She said when she’s looked back on life and the really hard times she had she always thought “oh, that’s when I grew up.” I think its so true about life. We have so much growth to do in such a small amount of time. We each have a plan designed specifically for us as individuals. You are so insightful and even though the road is rough, we know the final destination and know it is so worth it. Thank you for this post.

MeganSeptember 25, 2013 - 1:51 pm

“I don’t understand your problem, but I understand pain enough to know that I’m sorry you have it too” – Kristin Brown

Quick get that trademarked, copyrighted, patented, or whatever. You were the first to say it and it couldn’t have been worded better. Absolute perfection. I think bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and chalkboard signs on Pinterest need to be made ASAP! We love and miss you guys. I think we need to FaceTime soon…while eating cookies :)

LorrenSeptember 29, 2013 - 10:34 am

Kristin, your posts are always so inspiring to me. Thank you for being such an uplifting person.

the future is far more treacherous than the past

I’ve started going to yoga classes. Because, you know, it seemed like the right thing to do now that I’m a Southern Californian and all. I’ll save my revelations on how completely life-changing the classes have been for later because this post is about something else. It’s about one tiny thing the odd, mustached, European-accented instructor said during my […]

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Katie WarnerSeptember 17, 2013 - 2:37 pm

So true! I needed to hear this. :) Thanks for sharing… Beautifully written.

Megan JSeptember 18, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Beautiful. I think your next goal should include writing a book within the next 5-7 years. This is not a joke. The book could include your amazing photography along with your insight about life. Think on that idea, no don’t think, just write it.