I still haven't gotten the hang of the new Photos app on my Macbook (Photos is different from iPhoto), so I haven't switched over to using it yet. It was a big problem for me when trying to do a Motivational Monday post, because while I could save photos from emails to Photos, they just disappear when I go to upload them on my blog. I hoped it was an issue that would eventually just fix itself, but it still doesn't work. So, I have been taking screen shots of photos in the MM emails, which is a really lame way of doing it, but I can't figure out any other way (there is no option to save directly to iPhoto). If Apple phases out iPhoto altogether, I will be totally lost.
Anyway, it was fun going through tons of pictures! I like looking at pictures of the boys when they were really young. Here are a couple of favorites:
|Aunt Jeanie bought a skeleton and torso with removable|
parts for Noah, because he LOVED learning about anatomy!
He could name all the bones and organs in preschool, haha.
|Eli's adorable smile|
Here is a video of Noah that is absolutely ADORABLE. We used to take videos to email to Uncle Nathan while he was in Iraq, and this one was for Halloween. I didn't quite expect what happened ;)
His voice completely melts my heart now. You don't even realize how much they change until you look back at pictures or videos and see such huge differences!
I have an iPhoto folder called "Motivation", which is full of pictures of when I was at my goal weight. They are pictures that motivate me to stay on track (that was the purpose of the folder, anyway). While going through them yesterday, I realized that I am the same size now that I was in those photos, which was kind of exciting. I also found some pictures from before I lost the weight that would make good "before" pictures ;)
I had to drive up to Detroit today to go to the orthopedist's office, and I drove right by the hospital that I stayed at when I broke my jaw. It reminded me that yesterday marked five years since the day I broke it. There are a lot of things that remind me of November 2010... When I see Pumpkin Eggnog in the stores, I am reminded of all the quarts of it I drank while my jaw was wired shut; when I use bouillon cubes for any recipe, because I drank so much broth for a couple of months; a pair of black pajamas that my mom bought me, and I wore a lot in the couple of weeks after coming home; and some other random things. Surprisingly, I have good memories of the whole thing. It was awesome to see my whole family together (my brothers and sister stayed for several days when I got home).
|This was taken exactly five years ago today. I was trying to smile ;)|
Tomorrow marks four years since I had my skin removal surgery! That anniversary feels even stranger, because I blogged about that whole experience--from the time I went to my first consult to the recovery and follow up. Maybe I'll have Jerry take some new pictures of my abdomen, to show what it looks like four years post-op. I'm still so happy that I had the surgery, and if I were to go back in time, I'd do it all over again.
Anyway, I love looking through pictures, and it feels so good to have them organized now. My next project, which will take a long time so I'm not sure when I'll do it, is to go through and pick out my favorite photos of each of the kids (probably 100 or so) and get them printed to make an album. When they were babies, I did scrapbooking, so they each have a nice scrapbook. But I don't do that anymore, and I can't even remember the last time I got photos printed.
We have a pretty low-key weekend planned, with the exception of Sunday morning. Jerry signed us all up for the Hot Chocolate 5K. I totally forgot about it until yesterday. It's one of the races that his employer pays for, so all four of us get to do it at no cost to us, which is nice (racing as a family is expensive!). Eli asked me to run with him this time (last year, for a Halloween 5K, I ran with Noah). Noah may be running solo, unless Jerry can keep up with him! haha. Hopefully we have good weather!