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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 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 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 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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Friday, November 21, 2008


Oh where to start... Kim called @ 7:00 this morning to give me an update on her husband, Matt. He had a really bad day yesterday. She was worried about him. She said that he was still in quite a bit of pain. Thankfully, I can report that he is feeling MUCH better today. I went to see him this afternoon, and he seemed more like himself. Hopefully he can come home from the hospital on Monday....
The 7:45 - Mom calls. She tells me that my Dad is not well. My Dad NEVER complains about anything. He came home from work yesterday and was sick. He has lots of abdominal pain. He thinks he is having a pancreatic attack. He did not sleep last night and was headed to the Urgent Care Center or the ER. Now I am busting out in tears.. Driving in the snow (:0) - That was God smiling at me - it never snows in eastern NC especially in November - aka God Wink) I am crying my eyes out. My dad is sick and I don't know why, my best friends hubby is sick and not getting better and I don't know if I will arrive to work and be able to stay! It was just too much!
I finally get to work to learn that another co-workers husband had a heart attack last night and he passed away. Breaking point....
I go to my boss in tears. I tell her everything! She immediately gives me a hug and tells me to go. Go be with your Dad. I did. I left. I didn't care anymore....
Well, the truth is I still cared about the job, but at that moment I needed to be with my Daddy. I met him at the Urgent Care Center, and I took him the radiology. They did an ultrasound. Everything appeared to me normal. We go back to the Urgent Care and the doctor there scheduled him for an Upper GI. He thinks it is stomach ulcers. I guess time will tell. Say a little prayer that he will be feeling better soon.
There was still more layoffs at work. Total count so far is somewhere in the neighborhood of 40. My boss held a meeting with my department and told them that as far as she knew we were all okay. Nothing definite, but a little bit of comfort.

Thanks to you all for your sweet comments of support you have left me over the past couple of days. Please continue to keep us in you prayers. We are not out of the woods yet!
Thanks again to all of my Bloggy Buddies! You guys are the best!

12 Shout Outs:

Anonymous said...

I am still praying for you!!!

My Three Sons said...

I'll be praying for your father as well. When it rains it pours. But as I keep telling myself, this too shall pass.

Bren said...

Sorry, I've been so swamped lately that I haven't been around. I think I'm all caught up now and just want to send a big hug your way. I'll be praying!

Monkey's Momma said...

Life gets overwhelming at times, doesn't it? I feel the same way sometimes. Keeping you and everyone else in my prayers.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I apologize I haven't been around much. I really hope everyone gets to feeling better. It's scary when things cannot be figured out.

These days may be hard but there's always light at the end of the tunnel. You and your family will be in our thoughts.

Maggie said...

Tracey, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's husband and your Dad. I hope that everything is OK soon with both of them. I will absolutely keep them in my prayers!!

My husband's job has been laying off people, too. It is a very scary thing. I pray that you aren't affected by them!!

Maggie said...

BTW, come on over to my blog when you get the chance; I have an award waiting for you!! =)

Kim said...

Tracey everything going to work out. I will keep your dad in my prays.

The White Family said...

There is a surprise for you on my page!! :o)

4 Lettre Words said...

Work woes? Health scares? I am so sorry about all of this.

I pray that this week is going great for you, my friend! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Michelle said...

that is a lot going on all at once! I hope everything is ok w/your dad, and I'm sorry to hear about all the layoffs.

Shana W. said...

I have been so busy with Thanksgiving prep and being sick with this cold, I haven't had a chance to read your blog.

What a week you had. I hope all is better with your dad. I am glad to hear that your job is safe for now. Like I said in the WW post, have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!