Hello 2017! I’m ready for you. This is a better late then never post. It might have typos. But it’s better then not doing it all. I have less time now and I have to do things quicker or the necessities of the day pile up or get forgotten. I’m doing the best I can. And it just has to be good enough. I have no great resolution announcements. I’m going to keep on trucking. Doing the best I can. Keeping my head above the water. Living with less stuff. Making self-care a priority. I’m going to do more yoga. Yes more yoga. I’m going to breath more with more balance. Find more peace. Chase my toddler more. Yes we have a full-fledged toddler now! Love my big kids more. Cherish the little girl moments. Appreciate my husband. Take more pictures. Organize the pictures I have in a new way. And write more. Yes write more! It makes me happy and it sure is a better way to document our family than on social media. Even though Instagram is really fun! And love the comments I get with friends.
I’ve had some technology glitches the last few months. My computer is old. My phone is new. And they don’t like each other. My two old computers have been upgraded and I’m trying to make the best of it without buying new computers. I’m having to find a new way to store my photos. iPhotos is going obsolete and I’ve been figuring out exactly how to move forward with saving our families photos for my children’s generation. My fear of handing over obsolete computers of old useless photo systems to my children is already happening. So now what?
It’s been a big blogging hang up for me the last several months since I can’t dump my photos in iPhotos anymore from my phone. And even with upgrades and new ram, the new Photos program, which I don’t like anyway, won’t run on my computer because my photo library is too big. Just as well. I like my system and and that I know exactly where to find all 12 years of my photos on iPhotos. But’s that’s not going to work forever. SO I’ve had major photo, writing block due to all this. It’s so 2017! I’m already at the point of systems and programs prohibiting me from using the 40,000 pictures I have of my kids. Which is WAY to many I know. For my new photo year and moving forward I’ll be using Google Photos, picking my favorite pictures from each month and storing them in folders on my desktop. And hopefully copying lots of photos here to share with you. And since I missed a lot of sharing in 2016, I might be going back to share and remember some birthday moments and great photos that were captured of our family.
I’ll start now. Here are a few pictures from our little New Year’s Eve celebration. I’m reaching the end of our days of having the girls under one roof to ring in the New Year. Sleepover invitations are often and the hanging out with their friends years, verses with mom and dad, are in the foreseeable future. By inviting some friends to our house, I got another New Year’s Eve with my girls.