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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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Today we went to Eddie Bauer in Briargate.  The last time we were there was with Granny and Poppa.  So we walk in the door to the shop and Ellie starts shouting at the top of her lungs “GRANNY!”  “POPPA!” as if they have simply been stuck in the checkout line for the last two […]

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The look Nic gave me at dinner today when I was describing what exactly is involved when an OB strips someone’s membranes makes me think that when I’m an L&D nurse I won’t be allowed to talk about work while he’s eating…

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the amount of paraphernalia required at bedtime and naptime with Ellie is getting ridiculous.  Here’s what she currently requires: 3 binkas 1 book 2 baby dolls 1 teddy bear 1 doggie 2-6 blankies.

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This week Ellie has been putting more and more words together.  Today we sent Will off on the bus for the first time since the long Thanksgiving break and as Will walked toward the bus Ellie shouted “Bye Woahwee!  Have a good day!”

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granny and poppa’s girl

Granny and Poppa left today. Miss Ellie took it HARD. Kept saying “Ellie go” as they packed up. Pointedly told ME “Bye!” as they walked out the door. Clutched onto Granny with iron strength as I pulled her away. After they left Will asked, “Ellie, why are you sad?” Her answer: “Poppa. Bye. Granny. Bye.” […]

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