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Our family consists of Paul/Daddy. 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 or Princess). She's our 12 year old smart, talkative, beautiful young woman who is impressing us everyday! Addison (aka Doo or Addi). She's 8 (almost 9!) artistic, sensitive, lovely young lady who has a quick sense of humor! Scarlett or Bo for short! She's 7, sassy, outgoing, cute as a button and has a passion for a few very select food groups! Finally we have our littlest princess, who has blessed us with her presence until it's time to go home. She's almost 1 and the happiest little baby around! She loves clapping, snuggling, shaking her head no, and laughing at her sisters!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Midnight Narcissism

I want to keep updating my 365 challenge.

I'm also going to continue updating them weekly at midnight so that they get as little viewing as possible.

Clever is my middle name.

Enjoy fellow insomniacs.

Tell no one you've seen this.








Friday, January 27, 2012

Oooooh... Shiny!

I lost my mind today and took all three monsters to the grocery store.

Surprisingly, they did a fantastic job.

They were helpful and polite and didn't thoroughly embarass me.

So much so that I decided to be a freak in the parking lot and make them pose for a picture.

No, I don't know what all three of them are staring at.

No, this isn't the first time they have all managed to not look at me for 2 seconds.

No, there is absolutely NOTHING happening to the right of me.

The only common denominator I can think of in this situation is Paul's genes.

So I blame him.

Love you Babe!

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Smidge of Sun...

I'm feeling that seasonal depression people.

So much so that when the smallest amount of sun dared to show it's face today I loaded the girls up in the car (mid nap) and drove around till I found a nice enough place to take photos.


They really are my little sunshines during the winter months!

Saturday, January 21, 2012



My name is Velvet and I'm addicted to Instagram.


Fruit Ninja.

Oh, and Angry Birds.

Stop judging me.

Back to that first one...

I've decided to do a 365 challenge!

Basically you take one self portrait every day for 365 days.

"Geeze Velvet, you narcissist!"

I know, right?!

I thought it would be fun to have one full year of photographs to look back on.

We'll see how long I keep up with this...

I don't know if any of you have noticed but I generally prefer being BEHIND the camera.

So, here's to enjoying my mug!


Day #1

Day #2

Day #3

Day #4

Day #5

Day #6

Day #7

Day #8

Day #9

Day #10

Day #11

Day #12

Day #13

Day #14

Who wants to join the fun?!


Friday, January 20, 2012


I read a fantastic article yesterday that you can find here.

In short, the writer is telling Moms that it's not always easy to Carpe Diem but that you should enjoy those small moments during the day where you notice your children and can't help but say 'Wow'.

The article really struck a chord with me, because as a Mom of three beautiful little ladies I don't always...and here's the shocker... I don't ALWAYS enjoy this 'Mommy' business.

The days AND nights are long.

I get spit on.

Chewed on.

Yelled at.


Head butted.


Along with that 'fun' list of things I also become a referee, villian, a boss, boo boo fixer, jungle gym and master butt wiper.

That's the small list people.

During all of my day to day homemaking though I get small moments of complete joy.

Where I look at my babies and can't help but be in awe of how absolutely perfect they are.

How I would do absolutely anything to make sure they were safe.

I just stare and wish there was some way to explain to them exactly how much they mean to me and how they've completed mine and their fathers lives.

How amazing it is to watch these human beings that we created show love and compassion to their sisters.

Seize the moments people.

Because once they've passed...

You're back to referee and boo boo fixer.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dying a Little Inside...

The old teenager in me who condemned all the 'I put pony tails in my babies hair even though they don't have enough hair to even consider ponying it up' kind of moms has died a little.

She was stupid anyway.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Many Faces of Scarlett

My almost 9 month old woke me up this morning saying "Mama".

Who told my baby she could grow up so fast?!

So here's an ode to my sweet little infant...

who just keeps proving she won't be my 'baby' for much longer.

Love you Munchkin Butt.