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  • Welcome to my blog!

    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 .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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Easter bunny dress: Simplicity 1208 by Ruby Jeans Closet

We had a little Easter miracle occur around here: I finished Ellie’s Easter dress in time for Easter morning Mass!  It came down to the 11th hour (or more accurately, the third hour), and I ended up quickly sewed the hem between showering and breakfast, but it’s done and I was super happy with it. […]

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Me: Hey my little Will! Will: Hi big mommy! Me: HEY! Will: But you are big! You’re ginormous. You’re taller than me. And you’re bossier than me.

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sweetest boy in the world

Last night I got home from my consult just after Nic had finished tucking Will into bed.  I opened his door and peered in and Will sat up in bed with the biggest smile and joyfully exclaimed “It’s YOU!  You’re home!”  I went in to snuggle with him and he asked if he could snuggle […]

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one decade later

10 years ago it took an entire team of 3 girls, my roommates, to get me ready for a date with Nic.  The makeup, the wardrobe assembly (my skirt and boots, someone else’s top), the dancing around singing to our favorite songs.  Oh the production. Ten years later, here is what life looks like: As […]

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You’re stoppable, Eloise! You can be stopped! Will to Ellie, while they play jousted.

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