Posts tagged with “tracey” (16 posts)

Update on Ate's Home


The funds have come in and are being wired today, to get to us for next week!

THANK YOU AGAIN to all who have partnered with us in this project. Ate Gina is getting more excited as we talk about the planning of buying supplies and an ...

Let's Build Ate Gina a home || Manila, Philippines

Today I was talking with my “Ate Gina”- the lovely lady who helps me at our house during the week.

We are her employer - Kasambahay, or househelp, is part of Filipino culture here. Everything takes longer to do here - everything is not easy-peasy like at home in Canada.

Simple things ...

trangkaso = flu

NOTE: i just reread this post..some of it doesn’t make sense  really.. i’ll blame the flu. :)

that’s what i got. the flu. trangkaso.

i recently came back from leading a biblical tour through turkey. we journeyed the steps of st paul and 7 churches of revelation. i would ...

been a little crazy around these neck of the woods || by tracey

i had sent out our OCTOBER newsletter but forgot to post it on here. so HERE…take a read if you would like. :)

october jonathan was in north america with his fund-developer hat on for Gentle Hands. 16 days. so long! then i got a call if i was ...

and then my heart was full || by tracey

70 women. 70 headshots.

last february i went to the corrections institute for women (CIW) otherwise knows as the women’s prison. my motherinlaw was speaking at an event there. i went along to take photographs…that i wouldnt be able to show to the public, being as they are inside the prison.

but the ...

conjunctivis of the soul || by tracey

over a week ago i acquired “sore eyes”, or conjunctivis.

this is the first time i ever had this. and let me tell you, it ain’t pretty. Upload from August 08, 2011

it began with my eyes feeling a little i rubbed them, naturally. then my sisterinlaw, charity, took one look at me when ...

canada vs the philippines - western & eastern culture at it's finest

if you haven’t stayed up to snuff on my photo blog, i was in canada for 2 weeks in june to shoot the delightfully fun wedding of KYM & WINMARK. i had known since december 2010 that i was going back to shoot their wedding, just before we headed on ...

the journey begins! - by tracey

i woke early this morning. 6:25am. not on purpose. but maybe it was on purpose.

as i rolled over and looked out our 8th floor window of our hotel at the fairmont airport hotel, i watch all the lights twinkle with the dark blue sky as their backdrop. morning ...

9-15-17-24 || some important numbers.. by tracey

9 days til our personal effects get shipped.

15 days til the pooch goes to manila via air cargo.

17 days til we leave vancouver to go to kelowna for christmas.

24 days til our plane leaves for manila.


when i look at all those dates, i get excited. nervous. giddy. stressed. hopeful ...

buy some amazing art = give hope to many - by tracey

some of you may know that our little family is making a big move across the pacific ocean.. in 5 weeks in fact! our adventure is on the interwebs at we are started to get really excited as there is lots to do in preparation to ...

i HEART vancouver - by tracey

with only a mere 6 weeks til we fly out, i have to tell you..i’m starting to get “mushy”.. :)

i/we LOVE vancouver. everything about vancouver. the culture. the weather. the people. the things to do. man, is it gonna be hard to leave this city. it’d be different ...

tickets booked: check! lots to do on to-do list: check, check, check!

i just got back from italy…i had put together a PHOTOTOUR and had an amazing time!

my hubs booked our tickets to manila a couple days before i got home. and had to be paid for by next week to get the good deal with philippine airlines. hmmmmmm.. that’s a big ...

my hour with my rosie - personal || vancouver photographer

today was student led open house at school…the kids have a stack of things to show their parents - work, art, projects - and talk about it all. most parents, i saw, were in there with their kid for about 20 minutes max.

my rosie does not know what a reader’s digest version ...

i am alive in this moment || by starfield

Alive In This Moment”

It’s been so long since I have met You here
Since I have said these words or cried these tears
And like a child would come I run into our secret place
And as the music fades, the tears are rolling down my face

I ...

my son..the almost teenager || ponderings by tracey

nov 11, 1997 in the afternoon, caleb michael joined the world.

the first born. the one you prepare so diligently for.


i can relate with caleb on so many levels, being a first born and a more melancholic personality. it’s tough being the first born; you should know better - you’re older. because ...