Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today is our Anniversary. It is hard to believe so much time has gone by, it often feels like yesterday. Things have not always been easy, and we often wondered if we could make it through. I truly believe what does not kill you will make you stronger. Our marriage, and family for that matter is based on love and friendship and spending time together not on material things. We truly feel blessed with the miracles that god has given us, and that many of the obstacles that we have crossed have made us appreciate even the little things. I truly feel God has a plan for us that even we are not even aware of. We have fought for our marriage and family and are anxious for the next chapter, whatever that may be.

P.S. I have promised Mark that someday he will be able to buy coffee everyday on the way to work. If you could see how happy this made him, you would truly understand what I mean when I say it is the little things.

Happy Anniversary Mark, I appreciate and love you more than you can even imagine.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


I guess I can give up on any chance of a reconciliation. Everyone thought my girl Kate was the bad one. Not looking that way so much anymore. Last time I checked this was not a picture of Kate. Your kids our going to see this picture of daddy one day, Jon!!!! I have to ask myself what is this 23 year old thinking? Does she really want to be step mom to 8 kids????

Ok I realise that I should not even care about these people. This is what I do, sometimes more then others. Maybe I should have taken a summer class!!!

Something is in the works for next week that may get my mind of kon (get it kate and jon= kon)

These girls are a little to ghetto fabalous for me (is that even a word??) but they may be necessary.


Grammy gave Mac a big boy haircut today. I wish I could say it went well. He is getting a little better everytime. Maybe when he gets his haircut for his wedding day he won't cry!!!


ps - yes that is a leash on Griffin and no I don't care what people think. If you have ever been anywhere with him you understand why we use it!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

wordless weds.

a movie, air show, zoo, park, kite flying and the beach, do you think this might be to much for one week.

Micheal Jackson

I have been very conflicted about this whole MJ thing. Everyone knows I feel it is my job to watch and form an opinion. I was having difficulty with this one, a man died and that is sad. As a mother of little boys the accusations that surrounded him weighed heavy in my mind.

Watching the memorial today nothing else mattered. These children lost their Daddy and for that I am sad, very sad.


Mini- Me

I look a little like my dad!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ambassador Family

We are officially the March of Dimes Ambassador Family for 2009. Below is our official press release. I am scared about what this new role will require of us, but am just trying to enjoy the honor. Start watching your newspapers.

Press Release:

Parents Mark and Christa Velardi of Newport, RI know the significant role that March of Dimes research played in helping Mac age 5 and Griffin age 2, get this far, so they are grateful for the chance to serve as the 2009 Ambassador Family. "Prematurity hit our family twice." said Christa Velardi. Velardi explains "In 2003 Mac was born almost 13 weeks premature. He spent the first few months of his life in the NICU. He had significant respiratory issues and a brain complication that left him with Cerebral Palsy for life. In 2007 our second son Griffin was born at 33 weeks, many weeks less premature then Mac. Although we are walking a similar road with Griffin,it is a much smoother one, he had many weeks that Mac did not. Shortly after Griffin was born it became apparent to us how important each week of pregnancy is."

"The scariest moments of my life were those sitting in the NICU, not knowing if my sons would survive," said Mark. "Today, thanks to the support of the March of Dimes, they are happy and loving children who love to play tennis and baseball. Now, I'm raising money for March for Babies to help prevent other families from going through the same ordeal."