Tuesday, January 31, 2017


I'm not going to lie. I have been dreading making a post on here for sometime time now because I cant seem to catch up. I feel like I have to put down everything in order of all the things that have been happening and fun stuff we have been doing, but that seem like months and months ago. I also have terrible memory so I have been brainstorming and looking at my Instagram to help.

With that said...Also...There is a huge problem. My hard-drive. My sacred hard-drive!  The absolute one thing besides my kids that I would save in a house fire. Everything is on it! I put my pictures and videos on monthly because that's how many I take, then I erase my phone or camera. I stopped putting pictures on CD's about year go and I hadn't gotten around to putting everything on the Cloud yet. Well...something terrible has happened to my hard-drive and we are now spending $$$ to have it repaired. So, in till then, I have no photos that I can show and write about except the most recent that are still on my phone. I need to write posts all the way back to Halloween, but I cant do that without my photos.  :(   I am so unbelievably sad about this. I have my fingers so tightly crossed that the tec guys can fix this problem because I cant even imagine loosing a year of my children growing up. Charlies birth, Emma's firsts, family memories, meeting family for the first time, holidays,...just everything.

So, I will start with what is still on my phone's SD card and cameras.

I take Emma to the ice skating rink every Friday because they have something called "totsicles". Its 5 years and under and they can go and run around on the ice and play for a hour. Then after there is hot chocolate, cookies and story time. She loves it. So I was thinking that we should actually try skates during a time when there is free skating.

She seemed to have a really great time skating. She only actually fell once...when Mike did also :)...

The kids and I went to explore a historic covered bridge that was built in 1875. They moved it to this location in 2001. 
Mud River Covered Bridge.

Who doesn't like babies in pajamas? 

Charlie saw his first snow while we were back home in Ohio for Christmas. 
He also got to meet one of his aunts.  <3
We have been doing quite a few hikes even though its winter.
 I cant even name them all.
I was extremely brave and took both kids sledding by myself.
 It wasn't even that bad. 
Emma actually only wanted to go down twice. The snow was too powdery and kept flying up into her face. 
She didn't like that.
Charlies first time sledding 
Crazy girl 
Emma is obsessed with lipstick. This day I got a little carried away. 
Babies in bed
Emma made her first "build a bear".   
Let me just tell you, that is one expensive bear! 
Char <3
 Tongue out everyday all day. 
 We took a drive to Beech Fork state Park. They drain the lake in the winter so there wasn't much to look at. We spent most of our time on the playground but I did see the camping area. We will be coming back during summer for that. 

The joys of being a younger sibling. 

That's all I am going to put up for now. I am hoping I will be able to update more if they are able to recover my photos. This is like the worst thing besides death, sickness, injury...that I could think of. Every memory...photos are everything to me. I take probably 50 a day and that's on a day we don't really do anything.  I have countless hours of video. Countless!!! I really have no other word to describe how I am feeling about this than 'devastated'. 


  1. Ugh! I am so sorry about the hard drive, I had that happen too and it was devastating.

  2. I hope you get your hard drive back and functioning. Ugh. I can only imagine. I've started a "phone dump" private album on my fb just to have a 2nd place to keep mine. Just in case. I take LOTS of pics, too and I am always nervous I'm going to lose them. Also, have you heard of Chat Books? It's an app and it will print out an album and mail it to you every time you reach 60 photos. I have it connected to my instagram, so at least I have a "scrap book" of all of those pictures. Just a thought. Good luck.

  3. Looks like you are doing some fun stuff with the kids. I'm sorry to hear about your hard drive. My stomach drops anytime we have that happen with computers or phones. After my last issue, I am all about the iCloud. Set it up for automatic upload. I am sorry though. It sucks. I hope they can retrieve most of it.