Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fun, Sun & New Friends

It has been a busy few weeks. This week we took off to Naples, Fl to see my friend Leisa's sister and kids. We knew that we would have fun with them even though we only have seen them a few times when we lived in Michigan, they are related to Leisa so they have to be fun...Right?

We left home at 6:30 Sunday morning and drove down early to meet Laurie and her family for a day of sun, sand and para sailing. Yep, you heard right para-sailing.

We were surprised that Paige wanted to go,I thought she would be afraid but she was game. Emileigh and Paige went up together. It was pretty cool.

Hi Mom! Laurie asked Paige what was the best part of para-sailing and Paige said "Not vomiting." Nice.

A quick photo on the pier.

Emileigh, Conner, Paige & Ian

A little retail therapy. Wish we could have stayed a little longer but it was a fun filled 24 hours. I was glad to see Naples it is a beautiful place and we will go again.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Photos... My Photos...

Our neighbor had a very unfortunate day. Her house got broken into some time after she left for work and before she got home. They took the usual items, jewelery, computer, TVs, i-pod and things like that. They went through everything and took their time to unplug everything and take the cables and cords as well. We were home most of the day. We left for a short time to drop something off for Stacy at his work and then to stock up on grillers then came right home. Maybe we were gone an hour and a half or two at the most. We wonder if it happened while we were home sleeping in or while we were awake doing laundry. The thing that hit home was when she said "all my photos were on my computer." I cringed knowing I would lose it if I lost my computer with the last 4 years of photos on it. We have our computer backed up but I think they would grab that too because it is sitting right next to the computer, then what good would a separate drive to back up my photos be?

Well I starred to upload my photos to flicker. I got a pro account that has not restrictions on file size and quantity of photos. Under 25.00 a year. I don't know how long it will take me to up load everything I want to save but I will sleep better at night knowing that I will at least have my photos saved someplace.

If anyone knows a better way to back up your photos online let me know and if not think about your photos...