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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Monthly Archives: December 2011

fact number 88 about ellie:  I wish I’d named her Mildred.  (a) maybe she’d be less of a pain in the ass and (b) everyone and their mom has a kid named Ellie now.  It’s lost all its vintage charm.  Millie, on the other hand, remains vintage and off the beaten path.

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fact number 87 about Eloise:  she often smells like mens deodorant, since she loves to steal her daddy’s deodorant and rub it on herself.

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It’s good that Ellie is our second child

Because her two-ness just might cause me to jump off a bridge if I didn’t know for a fact that (a) Will was just as bad and just as frustrating and seemingly just as headed down the road to a life of a hideous brat villain the likes of which the world has never seen […]

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out with the old, in with the new

Since I have two portrait sessions and one wedding on New Years Eve I decided to write this a couple of days early.  I’ve seen a couple of ‘reign in the new year’ posts this week and remembered that I’d done a similar wrap-up last year.  It was fun to go back and revisit it. […]

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white christmas

As a little girl I used to pray so desperately for a white Christmas, but (at least as far as I can remember) Seattle and England never gave it up.  I don’t know if I will ever get over the thrill of living in place that routinely provides gorgeous snowy Christmases.   We’re getting our […]

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