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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sorting Photos and Experiencing Memories

I have thousands of photos stored on the hard drive of my desktop computer. And that's only since 2011.

I started taking digital photos when my first grandchild was born in January 2003. For many years, as we traveled, and as we  visited our grandchildren in Colorado, or they came to see us, I had photos printed and put into albums. The photos were also stored on CDs. From 2007 to early 2011 we stored photos on a previous hard drive and saved them all to an external hard drive in 2011. I always planned to sort and cull those photos before we dumped them from the hard drive to the external, but never got it done. They are a mess, with duplicate shots and unimportant stuff and categories the don't always make sense. Someday I may get to sorting them out, maybe. 

That is also the case for the photos currently on the hard drive, dating from 2011 to present. This month I began the process of culling and editing and regrouping them into a more sensible order. In doing so I have been smiling a lot as I remember fun times, work projects, and especially visits with the grandkids. 

Are you ready for some cuteness? 
Jill and her family were still living in Colorado in the spring and summer of 2011, but they always came to visit in June and again in August. They stayed with us and we had all kinds of adventures, both at home and away. 

 We did a lot of pretending in our garden at the Reeder Homestead. 









Kids grow up fast. I am watching that happen in speeded up version as I sort through these photos. Such fun.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my, LInda! It makes me realize how quickly and completely they change from year to year. Yes, these were some wonderful cute photos of two burgeoning young adults. :-)

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  2. They certainly are cute and grow up so fast. I really need to sort and sort out all my photos, the awful weather we are having is the perfect time to do it.

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  3. That is indeed a lot of cuteness. The day will come when Isaac & Irene will appreciate all your organizing efforts today. Then they will be able to take organized trips down memory lane.

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  4. Definitely cuteness, my friend. Have a good weekend.

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  5. Fun! That last photo is stunning of Irene...those eyes!! :)

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  6. I've got a lot of work to do with my files. Yes with photos like this you don't want to lose them.

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  7. They grow so quickly! These pictures are adorable. So sweet that I might need to have my blood glucose level tested:)

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  8. Adorable photos and snippets of time captured. Priceless.

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  9. Oh my gosh. I have cuteness overload, but I can never get enough of such cuteness. Irene and those eyes are really something. I love the personalities of these two and way you encouraged such exploration of expression.

    Now, about those photos. If you come up with a system that simplifies, share it. I need to do the same task. It is overwhelming.

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  10. I'm doing something similar and changing my photo host at the same time. My baby granddaughter is half grown up now. Yours are darling.

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  11. Oh my goodness! Those are two beautiful children. It is sad how fast they grow up.

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  12. Adorable. I remember that the kids were visiting from Colorado when I first started reading your blog. They do indeed grow up so fast! And don't you miss making those little girl peacock dresses and American Girl doll clothes?

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  13. Love watching them grow-up via your blog...

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  14. You do truly have the most beautiful grandchildren, Linda. I tried to cull my photo files, but it was just too difficult. I have way too many photos. I'm trying to be more selective these days, but it's hard to keep up. Thank you for the reminder though. I will try again to clean up some files. It's amazing to see how much your little ones have grown.

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