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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!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Trip to the Fairy Garden...

I took little Miss Addi-Bo-Baddi to a friends home today to kill some time before an appointment.
I told her we were going to look at flowers and take some photos.
She found a little fairy garden while we were there.
Needless to say she's demanding to go back.
Who could say no to this face?
*Thank you Jane for letting us use your yard once again!*
*Check out the lovely Jane's amazing interior work at www.facebook.com/aflairfordecor*

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Scarlett: Then and Now

One year ago.

When your babies are so small the changes are so BIG.

She went from the little 4 month old bundle of cute who couldn't walk, feed herself, sleep through the night or roll over to this...

A crazy toddle monster who can climb, participate in family dance parties, tell me 'No!' and rawr like a crazy little lion.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Our babies get this look.


I'm pretty sure our faces are stuck that way now.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Public Humiliation #1,248

In case you missed it this is the second post in which my lovely daughter will embarrass the crap out of me.

Go ahead.

Click the link and catch up on the humiliation.

I'll wait.

Now wipe the tears from your eyes and calm the laughing cause she's done it again.

While camping this weekend she declared that she needed to take her 80th bathroom trip in 2 hours.

Paul quickly declared "not it" because he'd taken her the previous 8 times already.

I begrudgingly picked my cold butt up and shuffled her off to the bathroom for what I hoped would be the last time that night.

When we arrived all the stalls were full and we had to wait.

Addison immediately started yanking on my sweater and trying to get my attention.

When I didn't answer in .00008 seconds she screamed at the top of her longs while straight arm pointing at the lady 3 feet away from us.


I mustered up as much maturity as my 26 year old concious could and hurridly whispered...

"You have a big butt. Shut your trap."

Mom of the year right here.


To give her credit, I could have sat my drink on that ladies butt.

Socially speaking though, she needed to be aware that her screaming it out, 3 feet away from her, was completely unacceptable and embarassing to Mommy.

"Shut your mouth or I'll sow it closed. I'm not even joking right now."

At this point in my daughter and I's conversation, 'Ol big butt turned around and quickly told me that little children just tended to tell the truth and that it was completely ok.

I apologized as much as I could in a 2 second time span but was of course interrupted by God's little bundle of joy and tiny bladder.

"See Mom, I told you it was huge."

I'm never taking her to a public restroom again.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cheesers at the Cheese Factory

This last weekend we embarked (along with 28 of our closest friends and family) to the Beach for our 3rd annual camping adventure!

We pass right through Tillamook so we stop for a cheese "tour" and some ice cream every time.

We started off our journey though with some chicken nuggets and some squished backseat ladies.

Addi-Doo was happy enough to smile for me.



Sister loving.

After this Scarlett threw a 20 minute long fit.

After being sister seranaded with five lullabies she was still upset so I asked all the girls to shut their eyes till I counted to 120.

THIS happened...

So Mommy sang her eight more lullabies and she finally passed out.

Silent babies = Happy Mommy and Daddy.

Silence in our house is like literal gold.

We drove around for an extra half hour just to let Scarlett sleep.

We met up with our friends at the Cheese Factory and started snapping photos.

Addison was pretty stoked to look like a cow.

Kid pointed out EVERY cow on the way their.

"Wook Mom! COWS!"

"Wook Daddy-Doo! MORE COWS!!!"

"Wook Mom and Daddy-Doo! STINKY COWS!"

Lily's boyfriend Eli even got in on the cheesin' action.

He was pretty stoked about trying some squeaky cheese.

For disliking any milk and cheese products that aren't filled with sugar and frozen Addison was pretty entertained by the tour.


Scarlett is missing a shoe.

Baby hobo.

We moved on to the cheese tasting...

and the ice cream licking.

My crazy children even conned Delyse into paying $0.50 each for this machine to smash a penny.

More on this in a minute.

We took the obligatory family photo.


We're just being realistic.

Then we dragged the kids back out to the cars so we could head to the campground.

Then Lily proceeded to lose that $0.50 smooshed penny I told you about earlier IN our van.

Kids got skillZ.

More photos and shenanigans tomorrow.

Happy hot Tuesday!

We made this yesterday so you all know where I'm gonna be.


Awesome parent win.

Monday, August 13, 2012

99.9% Happy Mudballs

We camped at the beach this weekend!

More pictures later just wanted to share our family portrait with you today.

Just ignore Addisons face.

She really did have a fantastic time.

Right up until we packed up our tent and then this happened.

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thrift Store Finds

I love thrift stores, spray paint and Pinterest.

Also, my lovely ladies!