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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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I think the very best part of being a stay at home mom is that Will and Ellie are together all day.  When Ellie goes down for her nap, Will is like a lost puppy, constantly asking when she will wake up.  (And often helping the process along.) 

Today I was putting on my makeup in the bathroom and they were playing with a costco package of paper towel rolls in the bedroom (Will has always ADORED Costco packages of toilet paper, paper towels, or tuna fish and will make endless amounts of games out of them).  It was cuteness every three seconds with Will constantly saying things like

“Do you want to play Fight the Dinosaur with me, El-wheeze?”

“oh THANK you, El-wheeze.  You’re such a sweet baby to give that to me!”

“Do you want to do team work now, El-wheeze?  Teamwork is when you work together.”

all in the nicest sing-song-iest voice. 

As we drove to dinner last night we heard Ellie hysterically laughing, but no other sounds.  Turning to look, Will was simply making funny faces for her, over and over and over again. 

And when we see that sweetness, hear that love, it’s hard not to feel like we are in the very best moments of our lives and it’s bittersweet to know that they will be bigger before we even know it.

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