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Takin’ it easy…

That’s Laney’s baby doll–Emma (affectionately named after her cousin)…who travels with us every where. And apparently the sun was bothering her yesterday when we were at the park. YES–Emma needs some clothes on, but I’m from Alabama and it’s okay to strip down if you’re hot.

We’ve SLOWED down here lately–and it’s a good thing. We spent yesterday at the park–and today we axed homeschooling and spent the day at Mama Judy’s house. If you know us well or you’ve kept up with our family blog–then you know Mama Judy is dear to us. We met back in 2007…in my photography days…and I had the honor of capturing her with her husband before he went to heaven. Mama Judy and I connected through that photography session–and we became family. We drove to her house today…played in her home, test-tasted herbs in her garden (the kids really did learn something!) and we heard stories about her growing up, their family land and even about her trip to Ireland (and now Parker, my 7 year old, wants a Leprachaun).

Yesterday, we had a dinner picnic at the park while Parker had baseball practice with daddy as coach. Sounds dreamy doesn’t it? Well, don’t be fooled because blogs can have a way of doing that you know. Let the truth be told that we have our days here, too. May I show you how our pleasant dinner picnic started out??? A few pictures of us getting loaded up reading to go.

She was hot…because she is a princess…and anything over 70 degrees is hot. He was sad…because he is 3–and anything that doesn’t go his way right now…um–I’m hanging in there people with this terrible 3 thing:). 3 is the new 2 just in case you haven’t heard…

I just realized the other day that “happy” and “perfect” are how many of my pictures turn out because I delete the crazy ones. I told myself I needed more REAL pictures to remember what it was really like one day.

So…here is real for you;)

Yep. 3 is the new 2 at the Young house. And our 2 year old wants to know what the problem is. (He’ll be 3 next year though…so it’s not over.) You gotta love Isaac’s face trying to figure Frank out…

And THIS. This my friends is why some times you need to load up your kids at dinner time and go to the park for dinner.

Peace…and joy…

The only one who had a bad time at the park was the poor bug they wouldn’t share the slide with…

I’m totally digging this book The Maker’s Diet! And I thought I was healthy because we stick to organic and unprocessed foods. I have heard AMAZING testimonies from people with chronic illnesses who followed this plan…so I think I’m going to take the plunge. He has great plans for getting rid of toxins, getting your GI track strengthened and building up your immune system by what you allow into your body. You can get the book at any book story or on Amazon here. Rico Suave is in…you know you want to join us! 40 days people…just 40 days:)

Alright–I’m off to bed! Y’all have a great night!


Amber - March 15, 2012 - 11:35 pm

Oh my goodness – can I just add a “amen” to the whole “3 is the new two.” My twins just turned 3 the beginning of this month and I think we have more than few similar pictures. . . every day : )

Oh it’s revealing as it can test this momma’s patience. Yet it’s always such a blessing knowing we’re not doing this parenting thing alone, isn’t it?!

Amy - March 16, 2012 - 9:55 am

Yes. After your post a couple of days ago, I have begun rereading the book. I so need to do 40 days!!

Melissa - March 16, 2012 - 10:03 am

Oh yes, 3 is definitely the new 2! I had one 3 years ago! 😉 I remember the glory days well and of course,I still miss them! haha I love that pic of Laney looking exactly like a hot princess should look and Isaac is too funny staring at his unhappy brother. 🙂

Corinne - March 16, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Love seeing the “real” pictures. I will have to check the Maker’s diet. Thanks for sharing!!

lauren - March 16, 2012 - 4:55 pm

My husband has Crohn’s disease and got so so sick 2 years ago. He lost 30 pounds and no steroids or treatments from the doctor worked. He almost died and no one could keep him from losing weight.

We got radical and did The Maker’s Diet. Everyone thought I was crazy (especially when I went to see the “Goat Lady” weekly for goat’s milk and eggs).

It was so amazing, the healing that took place. The first few weeks were rough as his body purged everything. Doctors treated me like I was contributing to his death if we tried it. But it worked…God is so amazing. He hasn’t been sick at all for a year!

One thing that really helped was some of the garden of life products (specifically the one Jordin recommends with the HSOs).

It’s called Primal Defense.

Good luck in your journey. I know how much planning and hard work it takes to do the Maker’s Diet. The Chicken Soup is still one of our gut-healing favorites 🙂

Bless you!

Love is all you need - March 18, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Your kids are adorable! I can’t wait to see what my son is like with our new baby when he arrives:) Love your blog!

Sherry - March 28, 2012 - 11:04 pm

I love the real everyday pics..would love to one day go to a conference.