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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, January 30, 2009

Awards Day...

Frank and I attended Awards Day at Thomas and Tyler's school Thursday. Both my boys received an award for Perfect Attendance. They were so proud (so was I). Neither one of the kids knew that they were going to receive the award so they were so surprised to see us sitting in the bleachers when they marched in with their classmates.

This is Thomas accepting his award.

And here is Tyler accepting his award.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Monster Jam Surprise

Frank and I surprised the boys yesterday - we took them to Raleigh to see Monster Jam.

When we pulled into the RBC Center, the boys freaked out! They were so excited! This was my first experience @ Monster Jam.

It is really LOUD so we wore ear plugs.

The boys reminded me of Shrek wearing them! Too funny!

We all had a really fun time.

Here is a 1 minute video of Bounty Hunter!


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Snowfall in Eastern NC

As you could probably figure out based on my Wordless Wednesday post, we got a little bit of the white stuff here in eastern, North Carolina. It does not happen very often. In fact Tuesday's snowfall was the first accumulation we have had since 2003! We got around 5 inches and it was awesome while it lasted.... This was Tanner's first real snow - and the first one Tyler can remember!
Here are some pictures! Frank took these pictures while I was still at work.

Thomas and Tyler were so excited!

First order of business - SNOWBALLS!


And of course - a snowman!

Tanner really like the snowman!

This is what the road looked like right after I got home from work. On a normal day it takes my 20 minutes to get home. It took 1 hour and 10 minutes on Tuesday! It was awful!

Tanner really had fun!

Thomas liked it too!

Here are the boys "tasting" snowflakes!

Our friend Michael from down the road came over to play!

Frank enjoyed the snow too!

And this my friends was taken this afternoon. Our snow lasted one day and now it is gone... It is sad. I just hope we don't have to wait another 6 years before we get snow again!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Look SNOW in eastern NC! How exciting!!!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Not Me Monday

This is my first post that officially participates in Not Me Monday... So here we go!

  • So I did NOT heat water in the microwave in a ceramic mug then grab the mug and burn the crap out of my hand - no Not me. What idiot would grab a hot mug from the microwave??? So then turned around and mixed hot chocolate in that hot mug and picked it up (using a pot holder this time - doesn't take me long to learn) and sipped it an burned the crapolla out of my mouth! Nope NOT me!

  • I did NOT change sheets on Tyler's bed @ 12:30 at night! - then again @ 6:30 am.

  • I did NOT put my kids to bed early so I could play Batman Lego's on their DS. They really needed to get more rest that night!

  • I did NOT eat like a PIG and blow my "new way of eating". Who can resist a good ole fashion double cheese burger from a greasy grill joint?

  • I did NOT want to leave work early on Friday when Tyler's teacher called because he was sick. I NEVER want to leave work early - especially on a Friday. I really didn't want my little guy to be sick. He is better now. I would prefer just take the afternoon off - but if a kid picks an afternoon to be sick - Friday is a good one!

  • I did NOT wash 8 loads of laundry, fold, and iron all of it and put it away on Sunday. The laundry fairy did it. She is so wonderful - I don't know what I would do without her?

  • I wigged out when Tanner claimed his tooth was hurting. He is four and a half. Four year old kids do NOT have cavities. When I looked into his mouth I did NOT see a HUGE cavity in his mouth. His teeth are brushed twice a day! I do NOT see a visit to the dentist tomorrow!

For more Not Me Monday posts visit: My Charming Kids.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ready to Take Back Your Closet???

Taking back my Closet!
Nancy over @ One Stop Boy Shop wants to Take Back Her Closet and so do I! I think a lot of us have set goals to loose weight. Nancy has started a forum to share recipes, encouragement, goals and what ever else is on your mind. I personally have to loose some weight so I don't feel like a cow standing next to my sister in April when she gets married. (BTW - she is like a size 6!) I started Weight Watcher last week and I lost 3 pounds! I am VERY excited about that. I get encouragement from a couple of my friends who are also, doing the WW thing. I have joined Nancy's forum as well. If you need some additional support, low calorie recipes or just need to someone who understands the struggles we sometime face just click the button above to register and Take Back Your Closet!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Laws of Reality


Got this in an email today - Thought it was pretty good!


Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.
Law of Gravity
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
Law of Random Numbers
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.
Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
Variation Law
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).
Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will
Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
Law of the Theater
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.
The Starbucks Law
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
Murphy's Law of Lockers
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
Law of Physical Surfaces
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.
Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
Brown's Law of Physical Appearance
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.
Oliver's Law of Public Speaking
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.
Doctors' Law
If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you'll feel better. Don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blog Make Over Give Away!

Hey Everone! I just learned of Blog Makeovers by Tara! She is just getting her blog makeover business going and is having a giveaway on Jan 20th. She also is having a great "sale" to get things started! Drop by and enter her drawing!

Life with boys

Wordless Wednesday

Not a great shot - but kind of neat!

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