Bye, Bye, Bye

I actually do have a good excuse for not blogging in so long this time. Last Wednesday, I was rushing and I turned off my laptop with the button instead of the start menu and I found out, you should never, ever, ever do this. A file got corrupted and I lost EVERYTHING. Included in that everything were over 3 months of pictures. Pictures that can never be replaced. Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Birthday…it’s just heartbreaking to me. I am thankful that I have this blog as I’ve put some pictures out there but the last few months I’ve been pretty bad at blogging so it doesn’t even touch the amount of pictures I lost. And, I have been so good at taking pictures of Lilla every week since she’s been alive and all those photos are just gone. I wonder in some way if the Lord was teaching me to be humble because I was really proud of that. And, I defintiely believe that pride comes before a fall. It certainly did in this case.

It kills me to think about it. Fortunately I figured out I had videorecorded Christmas morning here when Lilla first came down the stairs and opening some presents. That was the part that really killed me to lose because I put no Christmas pictures on my blog and it was our first christmas in our house. I was just devestated so figuring out about the camcorder really gave me some peace.

For those who are wondering about recovery, we tried. It didn’t work. We could have paid Best Buy $500 to try a different way but it wasn’t a guarentee and we honestly couldn’t have afforded it even if it was a guarentee. So, we had to wipe the drives clean. It took Michael a couple of days to wipe it and then put the stuff I needed back on it but here I am again, blogging. With a heavy heart though, with a very heavy heart.

Here’s more of an update on everything else:
Sickies: It’s finally over for our family. Everyone is healthy again and it is beyond wonderful to say that. It’s hard to want to leave the house now knowing how many other people are still sick. I can just feel the germs a crawling.

Photos: Friday I went to get the peanut’s two year picture taken. It didn’t go well. So unwell that I refused to even look at them. Today we went to try again. It was about the same. We did get a couple of good ones in this time. Unfortunately they were in her play outfit, not the lovely dress that I couldn’t wait to get her picture taken in. I will post them once I get a hold of them next week.

Time Away: Michael and I did get to have a one night getaway last week. Full paid for at a really nice hotel and restraunt downtown and breakfast in our room in the morning. It was really a lovely time and a good time of refreshing. Besides, of course, being the night I lost all my info, it was really perfect.

Spreading the Word: We are starting a new Sunday night evangalism course at our church and it is really good. We are so excited about it and how it is already lighting a fire under our tooshes. I’m not sure why but I sure get energized when I let God work through me.

So that’s the news from this end, I will be trying to visit sometime soon. Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing too!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suzanne
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 08:23:00

    I’m so sorry. My heart aches for you. I’m sure you were devastated. I hope you are all staying well for a while. I feel like I’ve had one sick kid after another for the past 3 months. By the way, I love the purple background….pretty…

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  2. tami and todd
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 12:04:00

    That breaks my heart, I can’t imagine… Have I ever told you about photomax.com? It’s wonderful. You upload your pictures there, you get 5gb (about 5,000) space free. All files are backed up on hard drives that are stored in the granite vaults (which are deep in the rocky mountains here in Salt Lake City, Utah) so even if there’s earth quakes or fires all will still be there (I guess, as long as you have power and a computer). I sleep well at night knowing my pictures, and digi scrapbook pages, are backed up in such a way. Good luck collecting pictures from family at significant events, though, that’s at least something. Sorry again.

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  3. Cyndi
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 21:36:00

    OH, I’m sorry that happened. I am glad that you are all feeling better and that everything else seems to be going well for you right now.

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