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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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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday












Sunset - Rodanthe North Carolina... Oh how I wish I was there now...

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Tracey

Black and White Wednsday

My sister and her husband on their wedding day....
So sweet!


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Tracey

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Words of Wisdom

You know how you always get those emails that are 8 miles long and you very seldom read them? Well I got this one the other day and I took the time to read it. Kind of puts things in perspective sometimes...

The Mayonnaise Jar


A professor stood before his philosophy class And had some items in front of him.  When the class began, wordlessly, He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students, if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - family, children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions? Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else --The small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
'Take care of the golf balls first --  The things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

Tracey

Monday, April 19, 2010

I ♥ Faces - Collages

This weeks theme over at i heart faces is Photo Collage Theme. I shot these pics a couple of months ago down at a local state park. Common theme - my boys!














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Tracey

Mommy Braggin Moment

Okay - sometimes you just have to brag a little on your kids. My son Thomas has been invited to be in the Book Masters Club at school~!!! Book Masters is selection of students who read 12 books and then they attend Quiz Bowls. He starts to read now and through the summer and the quizzes will start in fall of next year. I am so proud of him!












Tracey

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Free Photobook

A friend of mine shared this website with me last month and I thought I would share it with you all. You get a free (yes FREE) photo book once a month~! You don't even have to pay shipping! The book is about 8X10 in size and is not a hard cover but - hey free is free! There are different backgrounds you can use and everything! Really neat.
Just go to Hot Prints and get started.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday & Black and White

One of my favorite pictures of my boys! I can not wait to get back to the beach~
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Popping Wheelies...

The weather has been great the last couple of days and the boys have had a blast riding their bikes. They have discovered that they pop wheelies. We had a few crash and burns but some how they survived...
Here is what I watched all afternoon!



































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Thursday, March 4, 2010

A New Look

So I tried out my new software that I got for my birthday (photoshop elements) and gave my blog a new look. I think it turned out okay. I still don't know a whole lot about it but I am so looking forward to learning how to use it. So if anybody has any tips please share! :0)
I celebrated my 38th birthday today. I don't quite feel "old" yet - even though my dear husband reminds me quite often that I am older than he. We quietly celebrated at home with a good ole pizza and homemade hot fudge sundaes! I received lots of email, text messages and wall postings on facebook. Over all I had a really great day!
I will share with the card my dear sweet husband gave to me...






He has such a sence of humor....

Tracey

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snow in NC

It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then it snows here in Eastern NC. The boys LOVED it~ I think it is beautiful but I would rather have warm and sunny weather. Due to snow not being a common event, the boys do not really have the proper attire for snow. I did have some hand me downs so they faired okay. Keeping feet and hands warm and dry is the hardest part. LOL


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Got to Get back to it~!

It has been forever since I have blogged - I know. I could spend days catching up on everyone. Face book has taken over my life it seems - farming, cooking, chatting with friends. There has been a lot going on as usual in our lives. The weather has been the coldest EVER. Yesterday turned out to be just gorgeous~ We took the kids to a local state park and let the run. It was great. They had a blast climbing trees and exploring the trails.


Here are some updated pics....


Tanner


Tyler


Thomas


All Three~