Monday, March 29, 2010

March of Dimes

Dear Friends and Family,
It is the time of year again that we ask for your support. On April 25th our family will join March of Dimes in their annual Walk!! We have decided that we have been doing this long enough and that everyone knows the statics and scary facts about prematurity. This year we will speak to you from our hearts. Since Mac was born in 2003 we have constantly been reminded how much the March of Dimes has given to our family. The March of Dimes started as an important cause for us and quickly became our passion. We have seen our involvement over the last year transform into our mission. It is the mission of our family that someday every baby will get a fighting chance! This year the March of Dimes recognized our devotion to ending prematurity and birth defects. They have given us the opportunity to represent something even larger then our family’s mission and have asked us to represent the March of Dimes in their mission. We are very pleased to be the 2010 Ambassador Family for the March of Dimes. When something negative happens in someone’s life it is very easy to ask why me? While at an event last week, while standing on stage and telling our story it became very clear “why us”. We have the power to tell our story, raise money and most importantly raise awareness. We believe this is a beginning of a journey for our family. We are not quite sure what god has in store for us in the future but right now we need funds, as Mac likes to say “To Save babies” Please consider helping us fund our mission. You have the power to save babies. You can make a difference; you can be a hero today.
Thank You,
Christa, Mark, Mac and Griffin Velardi
Donations can be made online through this website

Or checks may be written to:
March of Dimes

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

accountability... x2

Now if I could just get my knee on board!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

**** edited**** I am very unhappy with this picture. The light is horriable, but I needed to go take an exam. Pretty sure my professor would not be happy with the excuse that I was taking pictures. I think we may recreate the day tomorrow.

Conversations with Fin... yes I said Fin!!!!

Mac- who am I
Fin- ???
Mac- I am your brother
Fin- Mac
Mac- yes
Fin- you are my best frien....d (he still cannot figure our where to end words!!)
Mac- your best friend???

after having to leave the daycare at the gym, for his behavior, AGAIN!!!

Fin- I a bad boy
Mom- your not bad Fin
Fin- un- hu
Mom- no, your just a little fresh sometimes
Fin- I want to be bad boy!!!!

Fin- me love daddy!!
Mom- oh, thats nice, do you love moma???
Fin- nope
Mom- you don't love moma???
Fin- Hug( and proceeds to hug me)
Mom- oh see you love moma
Fin- you see, I love daddy!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Who are you???

I was going through pictures today and found this one. I could not believe how cute Mac looked, wait, or is it Griffin. I never thought they looked much alike!!! Maybe they do. Who do you think it is???

How many pictures is too many???

Every wonder if you take too many pictures of your kids?? Chances are if the site of your camera brings this reaction, YOU ARE!!!

Why is Dad so happy!!!

I can understand why Griffin was so excited at the life size picture of the ni-ne(aka pacifier) Is it just me, or does Mark look a little too excited???


Weight Watchers beware. I think that I have found the answer to all my weight loss issues. Who would have thought that our new Netflix Subscription (I know we are getting very old and boring, how many times can you bowl on WII??) would have given me all I ever needed to know.

I may never eat again!!! and too think,I thought the Skinny Bitch book was scary.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Pronunciation: \ə-ˌkau̇n-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\
Function: noun
Date: 1794
: the quality or state of being accountable; especially : an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions


He will always be our baby!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pretty Girl Photo Shot

I have decided after shooting this pretty girl that I am only taking pictures of little girls from now on. She smiled, stayed in one place and really was happy to have her picture taken, not something that I am used to. Plus it helps when you can throw a pretty flower in her hair... though Griffin may like this also!!!