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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Hello, My name is Tracey. I am a wife, sister, daughter, and mother of three. I have taken photos of my children and family members for years. My love for photography became a passion when I received my first 35mm SLR from my wonderful husband for my 1st Mothers Day. Nothing captures a moment in time like a photograph. It is my desire to capture images that reflect life's moments as you remember it.

Thomas

Thomas
Thomas is our first born son. He loves to swim, ride bikes, skate board, and body board. He loves to read and does well in school. He was named after my Dad. He is known as "The Ladies Man" at school. Chicks dig him!

Tyler

Tyler
Tyler is our "smiley" second child. He is very loving and sweet. His tries to use his smile to keep him out of trouble. He enjoys riding his bike, making sand castles, skate boarding, and sports. His smiling face will win your heart.

Tanner

Tanner
Tanner is our baby of the family. He loves to play with his big brothers and will try (and most of the time succeed) to do everything that his big brothers do! He has the funniest expressions. He is a good little fellow and a Mama's Boy.

Tracey & Frank

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Bloggy Love

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bloggy Award and WOF



Look what my friend Shannon threw my way! She has a great blog called Gabi's World. You guys go check her out! Thanks so much Shannon!


I am off tomorrow to Greensboro for the Women of Faith Conference. We have gone for 3 years in a row now. It will be so much fun. If you ever have the opportunity, you should go. You will be touched in many ways....
Check out the link: http://www.womenoffaith.com/





Wordless Wednesday




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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ever been this tired???

Every morning I get the kids up and dressed then down stairs for breakfast. The boys are often still half asleep when come down for breakfast. They normally perk up after a couple of bites. I then head back to my room to work on the make-up and hair. One morning last week I did the usual routine, and when I walked back from my room here is what I found...
I had to laugh.. Poor fellas....

Looks comfy huh??? He was REALLY asleep!

Tyler had enough energy to make it to the couch!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Target Practice

The things I do for my boys... Sometimes it really stinks being the only Girl....


Bloggy Friends Award


I received this bloggy award from my friend Shana over @ My 3Wisemans. It has been so nice to meet new friends through blogging! Thank-you Shana! You are the BEST!


Rules: All you need to do is pass this award on to 5 Bloggy Friends that you met in Blogland FIRST!


Here are my New Bloggy Friends!








Saturday, October 25, 2008

Tyler's Birthday

My Tyler turned 6 years old yesterday! I can't believe that he is growing so fast. Grammy and Grandpa were in town to help celebrate! Nana, Pop-Pop (my folks), & Grammy and Grandpa (Frank's folks) joined us last night for Tyler's birthday dinner. He chose to go to Longhorn's for dinner. We had to wait for about 30 minutes for a table (not too bad). We enjoyed our dinner and then the wait staff came by to sing to Tyler. He got an ice cream brownie to eat. He even shared with his brothers. Then we came back to the house for cake and presents. We are having the "official" birthday party this afternoon.
I will be posting more pictures tonight!
Frank entertaining while we wait.
Tyler and his ice cream brownie.
Present time! BTW he got the elbow and knee pads too!

The Gravedigger birthday card! He thought this was AWESOME.



Carve A Pumpkin

I received an email with a link to go Carve a Pumpkin. The boys had a great time playing around with this. Get you little guys & gals to take a stab at it! LOL


Here is the link: CARVE A PUMPKIN.




Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bloggy Award #2




I received a nice surprise reading one of my regular Peeps blog. Kaci over at My Three Sons (can't imagine why I read her blog huh?? LOL) nominated me for the Proximidade Award. I am accepting this award and passing it along....
Post the following message on your blog:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.

Please give more attention to these writers!

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
Because I want to bring attention to the fact that October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I am nominating all Blogs that love someone with Down Syndrome.
Please visit their blogs. Each person has a unique life just as we "typical" folks do.
Enjoy...
Nominees are:

Blessed With Girls

Big Blueberry Eyes

Henrys Mommie

Braska Bear

Lilys Life is Great

Sarah Class of 08

Gabi's World

Teague Tribe


Monday, October 20, 2008

NC State Fair

Yesterday Frank and I took the boys to Raleigh for the NC State Fair. We had a really great time. The boys got to look at animals, play games, eat hotdogs, and ride a few rides. The prices were HIGH DOLLAR! It cost $20 for the family to ride the ferris wheel. We went around a total of 4 times! So needless to say, we were limited to how many rides we could ride. The boys did not mind at all. There were lots of things to see so we stayed busy checking out all the exhibits! Here are a few pictures from out day!

Checking out the chickens...

Frank shows the boys a tractor that looks like one Grammy and Grandpa have.

Tanner gets a prize.

Tyler plays a game.
Thomas' turn!
The boys watch bees make honey.
The boys meet the character Super Why from PBS Kids.

This robot walked around and talked to the boys. He even called them by their name!
Frank, Thomas and Tyler on the Scrambler.
Thomas, Tanner, and Tyler on "car" scrambler (for the little guys).
They loved every minute of it! Look at those faces.
Going Fishing...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Silence....

My house is silent right now.... AHHH. It doesn't happen a whole lot around here. The boys are at my mom's for the night. Frank and I had 2 parties to go to tonight. My friend's 40th birthday party and a dinner party too. We had to eat @ both parties and we are stuffed! We are now home and the TV is not even on. Silence is wonderful sometimes. My little guys will be back with me first thing in the morning. We are going to the state fair! I hope we have good weather!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Show and Tell


Friday is show and tell day at school. Tyler's choice today was a new toy car he got from a Happy Meal from McDonalds. It has a little light on it so he thought it was really cool. Thomas' choice was his bracelet he got in his goody bag from the Buddy Walk. The bracelet is stamped with the words Buddy Walk Down Syndrome Awareness. I asked him what he was going to say about his bracelet. He told me where he got it from. I then asked him what the Buddy Walk was for. He told me it was where kids got to play games and some of them had Down Syndrome. I asked him what Down Syndrome was. He then proceeded to tell me that it meant that it takes a little longer for kids with Down Syndrome to learn some things. Then he said "Well, it means that they get to play longer before they have to be a grown-up." And he is kind of right! I just thought that was too cute....

It is never too early to educate your children about special needs of all kinds....


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Baseball Pictures gone bad....

Thomas' coach called me on Sunday night and asked me to take a team picture. So tonight was Team Picture Night! I got all the boys lined up, and started snapping shots. I then started taking individual shots of all the boys with their bats. I took all the pictures and thought they turned out pretty good. I was a little worried about the lighting... but all was well.... EXCEPT!! When I downloaded the pictures, what do I find????
In EVERY ONE of the individual photos, there was a lovely water bottle (TRASH) in my photo!!!
I have spent the last 2 hours using a blemish tool to remove the bottle. (I don't have photo shop) Did I mention we took them in front of a fence? Hence I had to make sure the fence still resembled a fence after removing the water bottle....
I have learned, to take a better look around before I shoot next time! Anyway here are a couple of team pics!



Monday, October 13, 2008

Buddy Walk Part 2

Here are some more pictures of the buddy walk.


There were slides... (Tanner)



There was face painting (Tyler)




Meeting new friends! (Kathy, PJ and Mattie, Kim)


And lots of games! (Lee with his back turned, Madison, Caroline picking up Tanner and Thomas)
We had great time.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fun Day at the Buddy Walk




The Buddy Walk was a blast! We had really great time, and the kiddos did too! I took a bunch of pictures, but I am too tired to post too many! LOL

Here are a few... More to follow!


The Kiddos....



The whole gang!




The reason....








Friday, October 10, 2008

Buddy Walk




Buddy Walk here we come!




The family is heading to the Buddy Walk this Sunday!


We can't wait!




Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Picture Tag...

I have been tagged by a blogger buddy from My Three Sons to participate in a Picture Tag Game. Her is what you have to do.

Go to your pictures and find the 4th file, 4th picture and post it.

Then you tell the story behind the picture.

Then I get to pick 4 people to tag. It is sounded like fun so here is my picture.

This is my personal masseuse! Tanner is applying lotion to my legs. We were camping at the Outer Banks this past June, along with 24 of our closest friends. Yes, I said 24! There was a total of 29 of us if you add in Frank, me and the boys. Majority of them were kids. We camped for 9 WONDERFUL days. Our days were filled with body boarding, swimming in the pool, shopping and fishing. We even took the ferry over to Ocracoke Island one day. It was a good time, and I can't wait to do it again next summer!
Who is tagged next??
Colepack So funny and really cute kids!
My Three Wisemans Shana has a great blog and lots of pics!
The Colins Clan This is a new buddy - Check out her blog.
Blessed With Girls Just because I know she has lots of old pictures on her computer! No telling what she will find!