Sunday, January 18, 2009

Catching up - Hair Cuts





Okay...

things have been a little hectic around here lately. What with all the problems that were happening around the house/baby appointments/both girls' birthdays/Christmas/Snow/etc. Then I was having difficulty with my computer and I couldn't download any of my photos. All the little moments and special things in my girls' lives I wanted to blog about kind of got put off. I feel really bad about that, so now I'm trying to do a little catch-up. Unfortunately, while I did manage to free up enough space on my computer to download all my photos I didn't come up with enough space to actually edit them! All I've got ready now are the photos from the girls' big hair-cut day. So...I'll share those up here for now.

But...if any of you have any great recommendations for safe, digital photo storing. I'd love to hear them! I bought an external hard-drive, but it didn't work (huge waste of money). I've heard of on-line places where you can store them, but what if they go belly-up or something? I've put some on disc, but that doesn't seem very safe. I have about 5 years worth of digital photos on my computer and she can't take anymore...but I am terrified to erase them!!! Advice PLEASE!!!

And now...
I bring to you Maddie and Jamie's day at the Salon!

Both girls wanted the hair-cuts. Me? Not so much. I was only convinced to do it once their hair actually reached their bottoms. This, as it turns out, is not great for hygienic/potty-time kinda' reasons that I had never even thought about until it came up. I must say, they do look pretty cute now and their hair is so much easier to keep tangle free. But, boy, did the new `do ever make Maddie look instantly older! eeee. Good thing there is another one in my belly or all this growing up fast stuff would be just too much for me to take, I think.

4 comments:

Julie L-B said...

Hi You don't know me...I'm an online friend of Shan's, but I'm crazy about my photos and here is what I do. I store my pics in "year" folders and then "month" folders. So I do the below process once a month. First, I upload to Snapfish. I have my photos uploaded there by month and year, and have had them there since 2001. Hopefully if they ever go under I'll get notice first! Second, I buy large flash drives, 4gb, when they are on sale for $15 and I can get half a year on that, if not more. The flash drives get stored in my safe deposit box. Next I make CDs of each months photos. Lastly I do have an external hard drive (that works) that I store them on. So I figure I have four backups. One in my bank, one online, and two in my house but in different forms. And yes, Shan will tell you I'm a tad anal....

Widney Woman said...

Love the hair cuts. Your girls are so cute!!!!

Shan said...

Ahahaha Julie's funny! Yep she's just a tad anal. Love her though even if she hasn't emailed me in forever!

Love their haircuts. Makes them look so grown up though.

Norma-ann at The Mommy Project said...

Julie L-B --thanks for writing! I love that you have everything saved a gajillion times. That's what I need to do. Sounds like a good system. Can you come to my house and do it all for me? ;-)

W.W.: Thanks. :)
Shan: I know! Maddie aged about 4 years with her cut, I think!!