Thursday, June 2, 2011

From Bad.. comes Good

Have you ever had your computer crash? And you weren't wise enough to have a backup?

Well, that's what I'm living through right now. My laptop is hopeless and I'm mourning all the data (pictures and documents) that I can not recover!!

With this hard learned lesson - I have been working on the family PC. I have many things on our regular PC that I don't want to lose.

Now this may sound like a daunting task - but it's actually been kinda fun. I've been looking at old pictures.. reminising of days when my boys were small. I came across a set of some of my favorite pictures of my youngest. He is now 7 years old.. but these are from when he was 3.

But - before I show you the pictures let me tell you something that you don't know about me. I have ALWAYS had a thing for firemen. Yes.. I know many of you are with me on this. I'm not sure what it is about them but I think it's a combination of many things. They have those sexy pants with the reflector stripe on the bottom.. they could rescue me from a fire.. and they also cook. SOLD!!

Now for the back story. When my little guy was 3 yrs old - I belonged to my neighborhood "Mom's Club". It's basically a group of Stay at Home Mom's who do things together. Like playdates, field trips etc. I must add that these women drove me NUTS! They were catty and judgemental and all they ever wanted to talk about were their kids. But being home with my kids all day.. watching "The Wiggles", I was usually starving for adult conversation. I wanted to talk about World events.. or politics.. not whether little Johnny wet the bed last night!

Anyway - back to the pictures. The Mom's Club organized a field trip to our local Firehouse. I'm pretty sure I moved Dr appts.. and cancelled a visit with the President to make sure I was free to go on this field trip!

Fireman Matt showed the kids the Fire Truck and also had my little guy try on his gear..

Not sure if you can tell - but my little guy is holding one of those sets of baby keys. My heart melted when I noticed that.

The gear is so heavy - Firefighter Matt had to hold him up so he wouldn't tip over. *sigh*

When was the last time you sat down and looked at old photos? I highly recommend it. It does the heart good. Pin It


Kirsten said...

Adorable pictures.

My hard drive failed about 6 months ago. Fortunately I had almost all my pictures backed up. I was not so fortunate withe documents - especially quilt patterns that I had recently downloaded.

Another fun thing to do, if you have an email archive like mine... I reread some of my email conversations with Gus's Kindergarten teacher yesterday. What a hoot. He finishes fourth grade tomorrow.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the photos Heidi!
And your fireman fetish is SOOO funny and cute! Thanks for the great giggle I got reading this!

Impera_Magna said...

My HD crashed at work and I lost everything... and that got me to thinking about my home puter. I invested in an external drive where everything is saved as opposed to on this computer's HD. Not at all difficult to do... and so worth the money in piece of mind!

RobynK said...

I scrapbook so I take heaps of photos and end up deleting those that don't make the grade. I've only been doing it for a couple of years though and I often delve into old photos to use as 'history' pics on the page and it's funny seeing the photo of your 5yr old on her first day of kinder beside the one of her Uni Grad. Brings a tear to the eye to know they've grown up into such wonderful people!

Ruth said...

I love those photos of your on in the giant firefighter suit!! Priceless!

Maria said...

What beautiful memories Heidi. Your litle guy looks so cute. Oh so does the big guy. LOL

Yes I do look at old photos sometimes and it does make my heart melt.

Enjoy your journey down memory lane.

rosie said...

Now that is just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

How cute Heidi and what a cute fireman your little boy makes,he is thoroughly enjoying himself,what special pics

Quilter Mom of 2 said...

Please e-mail me. My hubby might be able to fix your laptop.

Anonymous said...

This happened to me recently, my computer wouldn't turn off and then it wouldn't turn on. Eventually it let me in one more time and the external hard drive worked overtime downloading all the things I dread losing. Big Hugs coming your way.