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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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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Week-end Update

We had a very busy week-end. On Thursday night Thomas and Tyler got sing at school. Here is a small video of the event. The footage is not great, but the boys were on the other side of the gym from where we had to sit. As you will see Tyler (red shirt) gets into his movements. It is funny. You will see Thomas, getting into his song as well. The 3rd scene is from Thomas' first "play" at school on Friday. He was so proud. He was Dingle the elf.


On Saturday, Kim and I got the kids up and hit the mall. What the kids did not know was that we were going to eat breakfast with Santa Claus. Each child received a stuff "cow" as a gift. Only the first 50 kids got a gift so we got there early. Here are few pictures of the day.


Tanner, Tyler, and Thomas with Santa.


The kids enjoyed watching the bears sing. (after camera story see below).

Smiling kids.
Santa's Castle in the mall.
While we were there, we decided to do a little shopping. We stopped by store #1 and Kim picked up a gift for Abby. I decided to stand at the front of the store and watch the kids. (all 5 of them). We then ventured to store #2 and then store #3. We headed down the mall to Santa's castle (pictured above) and I noticed that I did not have my camera! Panic set it in. I was ready to cry. I just got my camera last Christmas, it is a Pentax K100 D -in other words not cheap. I ran down the mall to store #3. I asked the lady at the counter if she saw my camera. Her answer was no. I then ran to store #2. The answer was the same. I began to cry. Tears just a flowing. Frank was going to KILL me. I stopped the security guards and told them what was going on. They called customer service and asked if anyone had turned a camera in. They came back with a negative. I then made the phone call to Frank. I told him my camera was gone. He said nothing. I knew he was mad, but he knew I was more upset than he was mad. He told me to walk down to Customer Service and give them my name and number in case someone turned it in. On the way to the Customer Service counter, I stopped by store #1. I walked in and asked the lady at the counter if someone happened to find a camera. She said YES! I could not believe it. Some stranger was nice enough to turn in my camera to the sales clerk. They had hidden it behind the counter. I told her what kind of camera it was and she dug deep into a cabinet and pulled it out. I was in shock!! So we can still have faith that there are some kind people in this world. Thank-you to the stranger who was honest enough to give my camera to the sales clerk. I immediately called Frank and told him. I was so relived. At this point we found the Security Guard and told him that we had found it. He said he had already stopped someone who happened to have a camera around the neck and checked it out. Thank you Lord! :0)

Me and the boys then came home. We had a little snack and I finally got around to putting up another Christmas tree. This is the Mommy tree. I call it the Mommy tree because it has pretty flowers on it. The boys could care less about this one! LOL



Here is our family Christmas tree. We put this up a couple of weeks ago. This tree has all of our favorite Christmas ornaments we have collected through out the years. We reflect on lots of good memories while putting up this tree. The really neat thing about this tree is, that it spins. It slowly turns around and around... You can see all the ornaments on the tree. The boys LOVE it.


Today, Frank, the boys, myself along with Kim, Matt, and the girls went to see The Polar Express at the Imax Theater. Seeing this movie in 3D is AWESOME. The kids really enjoy this yearly outing. We have seen this movie at the Imax every year since Tanner has been born. It is one of our family traditions. It was really great to have Kim and her family join us this year. We all had a really great day!

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tollesons4him said...

Sounds like you had a great but busy weekend!!!

Nancy said...

Wow, what a full weekend and kudos to you for taking all of the kids to a mall!

That's awesome that you found your camera, I would've cried too.

Your post makes me think that I need a Mommy Tree too! I'd be happy to have a tree with ornaments that don't get taken off by my 19 month old. Only the top half of our tree has ornaments left on it. lol Maybe next year.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Your trees are so pretty!! And I love that the one spins, how cool is that!

Tiff said...

Those videos are so cute!I will have mine up soon.

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Monkey's Momma said...

Beautiful tree! Thank goodness you found your camera!

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Maggie said...

What a great weekend!!! I love the Santa pictures and OMG that Santa castle at the mall is AWESOME!!! We have nothing like that at our mall!! lol And my gosh, I'm so glad you found your camera!!! I know that must have been upsetting when you couldn't find it. I love to go to the movies, esp those IMAX theaters. I bet the Polar Express is awsome in 3D; I've only seen the reg one. LOL, the motion made my husband sick to his stomach the first time we saw it at the movies. He started sweating and had to put his head down b/t his legs in the theater. I was cracking up; poor guy!! =)

Kim said...

Looks like you had a very busy weekend. I love the pics. I missed the boys this weekend tell them I missed them and give them a kiss for me. Your house is pretty too.

Shana said...

Your trees are SOOOO pretty!