After putting up a fight, Cana JoyAnn entered into the world this morning at 7:58 am.  She was not happy about her new environment.  It wasn’t until late afternoon that she settled down to rest.


She has great hair.  Her older sister, Eden, had similar hair when she was born; it is now white blonde.


It is cool to think that we are a complete family now.  How can we be used by God now that we couldn’t do before Cana’s arrival?  It is amazing to consider the impact that one more person can have in a family and in the world.


We chose the name Cana for a few reasons: 1.) We think that it is a pretty sounding name and other people seem to agree; 2.) We’ve never met anyone named Cana; 3.) We like the story of the “Wedding of Cana” in John 2 when he fills ordinary vessels with something extraordinary.  We hope the same will be true for our Cana.


The middle name is created from two obvious words: “Joy,” which is also a pretty name and “Ann,” which is my mother’s middle name.




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  1. I didn’t realize that Eden had pink hair…I hope Cana’s grows out too!
    Seriously, I am way happy for you guys and blessed to know you and your family.  I hope mom recovers quick and easily so she can enjoy the joys of motherhood again.  We love you guys.

  2. So excited for you guys, awesome to see how God has blessed you ! Congratulations!!

  3. yea!!!!! she’s here…we are sooo happy.  treasure each moment she is beautiful.

  4. Awww…how cute!  Congrats!

  5. Congratulations!  I bet the kids were excited.

  6. Anonymous


  7. She is beautiful! Your family will continue to impact so many…I look forward to seeing how Cana completes your family! 🙂

  8. Congratulations, guys! How exciting! I can’t wait to meet her!

  9. Making her debut screaming? She’ll be a theatre major. Congratulations!

  10. We’re so excited to meet Cana!  Let us know if we can help in any way.  Feel free to send the big kids over for Mollie-time whenever you need a break. 😉

  11. I am so happy for all of you! She is beautiful just like all the other children! Congratulations!

  12. Anonymous

    congrats!! she is lovely!

  13. Anonymous

    She is so adorable! I think she looks a lot like Edie in that picture. Thanks for making me an aunt again. I cannot wait to get my hands on her.

  14. congratulations!! Cana JoyAnn is beautiful in name and face.  Pass on my love to Hope! I miss you all!

  15. Congratulations, Jesse!  Cana gave the opportunity for Christ to reveal His glory, causing many to put their trust in Him. Praying that your Cana will display that which affirms to many, the Glory of God that causes people to rejoice! (He went on from there and revealed His righteous indignation in the temple, so perhaps it’s good that you didn’t name her Capernaum!) Love to the Browns! 

  16. Blessings on you guys! Congrats! I am excited to have another Brown child on campus! How is Issac holding up with all the ladies in the family now?

  17. Congratulations 🙂
    What a beautiful name and baby!

  18. Wonderful, wonderful!  Happy for you … and her … and everyone … that she’ll influence … and that they’ll inflluence.

  19. are we going to get a peek into what the first week of having cana home has done to the brown house???? i cant wait for an update.

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