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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!

    I great big puffy heart *love* comments, so please let me know you visited! I try to always reply!


It’s been over a year since I closed Real Photography, and people always ask me if I miss it.  The truth is that I don’t, because I still take pictures all the time!  I thought I would share some of the pictures that I took last year over the next few weeks.  I’m going to start with some Christmas photos because I figure those are only going to get less seasonal and more belated!


It was Will’s tenth Christmas in the classic striped Hanna Andersson jammies, and the best year yet since our favorite babies came to join us for Second Christmas (a new event and instant annual tradition)!  It began snowing about an hour after they arrived and we hurried the kids into their jammies to get some actively snowing pictures!  Don’t miss my favorite outtake in which Ellie and Pippa want new families and Sam and Will think “huh.  snow.”   And a few pictures from Christmas morning:


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