Tuesday, May 13, 2008

the joy of pictures

a couple of months ago, our boys wiped a bunch of stuff on our computer clean somehow. i sat down to our trusty iMAC one afternoon and all of our programs were missing EVERYTHING... no songs in itunes, no favorites on my firefox window, NO PICTURES IN IPHOTO. i seriously cried. we're talking a couple thousand pictures documenting our lives for the last few years. so tragic.

yesterday i was trying to find something on our hard drive and... low and behold, there were all of our missing pictures. hiding safely in the shared folder. they had somehow been erased from iphoto, but not completely from our computer.

i cried again.

so i spent all afternoon yesterday going through all of our pictures that i had mourned so tragically. pictures are so awesome. i had to share a couple of baby pictures of my precious boys.

this is joel at about 7 months... how can anyone resist that huge, "charlie brown" noggin with those enormous, twinkling brown eyes?! you can't, i tell you. :)


this is kadin at about 2 months... have you ever seen such darling squeezable jowels? i think not! :)

18 comments:

Julia said...

oh whitney - i am so glad you found your pics. that is my worst nightmare EVER!! your boys are darling.

Trent & Emily Davies said...

Oh man I am so glad that you found the pictures. I would be a total wreck too if I found out that all my pictures were gone. I try and back them all up on CD every couple months but I would still be devastated!!

janaya said...

after our europe trip, burton and i decided to burn ALL our pictures to DVD and put them in burton's parents safe. i would DIE if we lost all our pictures. i'm so happy you found them. and i'm so happy you have such cute kids. love love love them.

Scott, Erin, & Ellie said...

it always seems to take something like that to remind us to "do something"...meaning, it it a motivation for me to backup my photos! i am glad you found them....keep taking pictures, love to see them.

Nate, Morgan, Asher and Sayer said...

i'm so glad that you found them. what a relief. i would cry as well. i keep thinking i need to back them all up, and i just need to do it.

indeed, you do have adorable boys. love them!

can't wait to see you guys again next week (said in a singing voice!)

Kadi said...

Oh my precious! Are those boys just the sweetest things you ever saw!? That takes me down memory lane...I remember them being so little and chubby...why do they grow so fast? I too am so grateful you found your pictures, stuff like that kills me...I can't stand a missing dollar toy, pictures would do me in. What a relief!

Mike and Nicole said...

I'm so glad you found the pictures! Our ancient computer crashed about a month ago and I hadn't backed up any of our pictures or videos. I cried too. :( Luckily my sister fixed our computer and all of our documents survived. Now we have everything backed up.

And you do have the cutest boys.

Emily said...

I'm so glad you found your pictures. That would be so terrible. Those pictures of your boys are so adorable.

Kaylynn said...

So far what I have learned from your blog for when I have babies:

1. Lock up the Desitin
2. Buy back up hard drive


Thanks for the handy tips!

Danielle said...

glad you found your pics whit - i try to bak them up often but i too probly do not do it as often as i should -

i upload almost everything ( even the bad ones) to sanpfish we have a family account there and we all just share everything to the family acct that way we can see the neices and nephews when ever we want and it is another back up

then i have an external hard drive that has all my pics and my digi scrapping on it

then i have CD's that I keep at my mom's house just incase my house were to go up in flames - not something you want to think about but it could happen and it would be horrible to loose everything

glad you found your pics

Lisa said...

I would have cried too - both times! I am so glad you found your pics. So do you like your mac? We are thinking about getting one.

Molly said...

christian and i talk all the time about how we're going to back up all our pictures and files from our mac...and we never do. i would cry, too, if ours disappeared. i'll make it a goal to back mine up this week.

Heather said...

I remember being upset when I lost about five pictures. I don't know what I'd do if I lost all of them. I need to put them on CD again soon. And print them.

Cute pics! I love looking over baby pics of my girls.

The Richardsons said...

Oh man! it is for this exact reason I am trying to convice troy that we should get an external hard drive to keep all our important stuff on! I'm so glad you found them!

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I'd be in tears, too, if I lost all those photos! Hurray for getting them back. :)

And yes, your boys are very cute.

Ed & Lindsey said...

cute cute cute babies!

Emily Gold said...

You're family is so cute! I just cruised through your blog and sounds like things are good for you. Fun to read an update!

Lauren said...

Hey Whit! So glad you found your pictures! What a blessing. I love reading about your cute family. Your boys are adorable!