Friday, August 28, 2009

The Juice Post

Many of you may already know, we have been drinking Mona Vie for a few months now. I haven't really said anything about it, and Charlie won't shut up about it, and now, here I am telling you what I think.

First of all, I think that the business structure is pretty well laid out, and although I don't want to put any emphasis on that, I know the mere fact that it is an MLM is the first thing that people see about it, and I don't know about you, but as a child of the 80's, that is a turn off for me up front.

But after really drinking this stuff and seeing the benefits of it, I guess I understand why they structured it that way. Anyway, it isn't even important, but I thought I should mention that if the business structure is a turn off for you, maybe it is worth looking past.

The Juice.

I am not a scientist, but there have been many scientists that have dissected this juice and everything about it is just good good good for you. Not only does it provide key nutrients, fight free radicals (like Mohammad Ali!), it delivers 13 servings of fruits and vegetables in just 4 oz a day, it is turning heads of scientists and the FDA.

It isn't just the Acai berry. It is the way they make Mona Vie.

I will encourage you to look into it for yourself. Google, You Tube, you name it, there is a lot of information out there, and you are probably going to hear about it from somewhere.

I know what I have seen it do for others, minds clearer and more peaceful, bodies with greater range of motion, mothers with better sleep patterns and also better moods, and it just seems to be something that is good for anybody. It lowers cholesterol, loosens stiff joints, blah blah blah. I haven't heard one bad thing about it from anyone I know who is actually taking it regularly.

My point is, everybody should be drinking this juice. I know it is a little pricey, but a good life comes at a cost, and I really think this juice is worth every penny. (Plus, with the way they set up the business, you can spend less on the juice if you like it so much you think others should drink it, too.) But you have to try it for yourself first.

I have been drinking it since July 1st, and I feel better when I do. I have more energy, more patience, and a more positive outlook. And Charlie can touch his toes now, and squat all the way down and back up. Repeatedly. Without creaking or adjusting or hurting.

I just would feel bad if I didn't share with you what was going on over here, because it is an easy improvement in my life, and it wouldn't be fair to keep it to myself.

So there you have it.

Get your hands on some Juice.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Too Cute

Despite our little power struggles, I strive to create a fun, almost whimsical existence for the girls. You are only young once, and I really want them to have something almost fantastical to look back on.

It is good for all of us.
Magical Fairy Princess. Wait until she finds out the girls can run countries.

At their particular age difference right now, they don't interact much, but Madee is constantly aware of her presence, insists her name is "Ida", and always has kisses and hugs for her sister.

I can't wait until they can be friends. They hold hands all the time, and if I plop Eden in front of Madee they will smile and play.

It is terribly sweet.
Happy Little Girl
Eden's room is (finally) set up. We will be putting up the crib in our room while she is still nursing, but she has her own little sanctuary now.
Of course she always wants someone with her. I guess a lot of it has to do with her birth order. She was brought into a world full of life and love and wildness, and you can tell. She needs to be with one of us always.

Usually me.

The other day Charlie asked me, "Did you ever think anything could love you so much?" All I ever wanted was to be loved super hard and needed.

Now I want a little alone time, too!

Granddaddy brought this back from China. I am not sure if it will still fit for Halloween but it is so precious!
I cannot resist her charms.

She has a way of instantly changing the subject to cuteness when she is in trouble. And I know who is really in trouble.



It is funny how you forget things, they just happen so fast and so furiously. Tiny little details just get lost in the sleeplessness, the whirlwind of development.

It is so nice to go through it all again.

I didn't say it was easy.

I was showing Charlie some pictures of Madee when she was Eden's age, and he seriously thought I was showing him pictures of Eden.


Let's start with Madee - she still had blue eyes at 3 months. These are Eden's eyes for sure!



MadeeEdenMadee had longer hair at 3 months.

Of course Madee had a little more cheek going for her, but they really have some similar features.

Oh goodness, my big, beautiful babies!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Long Story Short

We went to a little Catholic School Fair...

Dad with his killer stroller

Little LilaLittle Eden
Little Dancing Girls

Little Pinatas

Little FamilyKiller Hula Hoops

Little RockerLittle Fair Prizes

Little Game Players

Little Clepto grabbed the bean bags from the Toss...Dad has no idea!

Little Train Ride

Little Video