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Our family consists of Paul (aka Daddy or Daddy-Doo). He loves his little girls, wife and family more than anything in the world. Velvet (aka MaMa Velvet or Mommy). I'm a photographer and very happy stay at home Mom who can't get enough time with my little ones! Lily (aka Monster, Stinkerbutt and Sweet Pea). She's a very smart, talkative, opinionated and loving 9 year old! Addison (aka Addi-Doo, Addi Bo Baddy and Turkey Butt). She's 5, spunky, energetic, snuggly, and full of so much sass! Finally, we've got Scarlett (Munchkin Butt, Bo, and The Cheese Monster)! She's 3 years old and enjoys playing by herself, sneaking cheese, and playing pretend with everyone!

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Family by Worlds Apart Photography

I ran across Hannah's beautiful work this time last year and new she would be the one to take our Christmas photos.

I rarely get to be in any of our pictures because I'm usually the one taking them.

I fell in love with her work immediately!

This is our 3rd photo shoot with her and it will not be our last!

Thank you so much Hannah!

I love how you capture my family.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Liepold 2011!

Every year we pack up the family and head down to Liepold farms for the corn maze, pumpkins and carmel corn!

Nom nom nom.

This year was no exception!

Lily has always had the honor of choosing which direction we head once we're in the corn maze, but this year Addison was old enough to have her own opinion!

We made them duke it out with some rock paper scissors to see who got to choose first...

I feel like this picture says it all.

Before we took off full bore I made them love on each other for a bit so I could snap a picture.

Worst Mom ever, right?

One of these signs was posted at every dead end.

It's a little smug man with a picture of different insects for a "treasure hunt".

If you give ol' cranky eyebrows something to hunt for she turns into a girl on a mission!

The middle on the other hand could have cared less.

She wanted to run.

And run.

And run some more.

The girls wanted to pretend to be stuck in the beehive.

So we yelled for help a lot.

Cause that's what you do when you get stuck in an imaginary beehive!

Then we found the mold monster who "vanted to suck our berry juice!" and yelled for help some more.

We've really got the damsel in distress roles down.

I'll give you one guess who didn't want me to take a picture...

The Daddy Monster helped a Mama out though and I was able to get this picture!

She's a happy girl!

I promise!

To get Lily to smile I told her I'd let her take pictures with my camera.

From this photo on everything is Lily captured!

Addison, knuckles deep.

I swear she thinks boogers are a hot commodity.

This is what my face looks like at any given moment.

It's why I stay behind the camera.

"Kiss him like you mean it!" sounds weird coming from your 6 year old.

Just saying.

We've got 24 of this exact picture.

It's what happens when you give Lily a camera.

That poor poor sign.


I should just stay behind the camera.

Lily gave the camera back so that I could take a picture of her loving on Addison.

I had to change one of them to black and white.

It reminded me of one of my favorite photos of these two...

Lily had crawled into her bouncer seat so she could snuggle her and kiss her cheeks.

Which just reminds me of how much Addison has grown...

Addison last year to the day.

Rocking her big sister shirt.

We'd just told her Mommy was making a baby just for her and she was so excited!

Now our family is complete!

I get our family photos from Worlds Apart Photography tomorrow and I'll be sharing those on here as well!

I'm super excited with our sneak peek!

I can't wait to share the rest with you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I love this age.

My big and middle want to match each other all the time.

I know it won't last forever because I remember telling my Mom how much I HATED that Lacey copied me.

I guess I'll just have to enjoy the samers while I can.

They commit down to the very last bruise.

Monday, October 17, 2011


I have been without a computer for 1 MONTH.



Lack of carpel tunnel.

I will now share with you one of the cutest babies on the face of the planet.


That felt goooooooood.

One more just for good measure!


I will explode your eyeballs with cuteness.

Be prepared.