Wednesday, July 6, 2011

My Graduate - and Canada Day Blog Hop Winners

My middle guy graduated from grade eight last week.  I had downloaded all the photos from that special night to my computer and it crashed a few days later.  (That makes the third time I've needed the hard drive replaced since I bought it new in the fall!  Avoid Dell at all costs!!)  Although I do back up important photos and documents, I had not yet backed up the photos and was absolutely devastated to think that I'd lost them.  Fortunately, though, I was able to perform a photo recovery with my camera and retrieve the majority.  Phew!  Anyway here's a photo of my handsome man receiving his diploma.


Also, thanks so much to all who played along in the Canada Day Blog Hop.  It was a delight to celebrate with you!  I went to Random.org and the lucky winners are #6 - Shen of My Curious Crafts and #25 - Melissa of Created by Sunshine Honeybee.  Congratulations!!  You have each won a $15 gift certificate from My Craft Spot.  Please send me an email with your full name and email address so I can get your gift certificates off to you!  (You have one week to claim your prize.)

16 comments:

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! I am so glad you were able to get your photos back....I would of had a nervous breakdown for sure. Congrats to the winners.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

So glad you were able to recover your photos. I recently had a Dell laptop kick the bucket on me but it was a slow process and I had backed it up. My hubby gave me a new Toshiba laptop for Mother's Day. My daughter graduated in cap & gown from preschool, Kindergarten, 8th grade & high school and now has completed her freshman yr of college. Thank you for letting me know I won a gift certificate in the Canada Day blog hop that I enjoyed. I've emailed you my info. This is my 1st win. I'm excited!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Scrapper69 said...

What a Handsome young man you have Kate! And OMGOODNESS... the computer crashing with photo's just scares me to death... I have an external hard drive to store all my files/music/photo's cause I had an old computer do that to me shortly after I moved here.... and I thought I had lost the photo's from our last BBQ at our old house with friends and our first Christmas in this house... I was crying about it until they sent me my computer back and shockingly they were back on the computer after they fixed it! The horror of losing them crushed me but seeing them again made me take drastic measures to make sure that doesn't happen ever again. :o) I'm sooooo glad you were able to save the pictures... :o)
Theresa

Arlene said...

I am so glad you were able to recover the photos...yikes, that's one of my worst fears. Happy for you though. :)

Arlene.

Tara said...

So glad to hear that you were able to recover your photos. I had hard drive problems when I owned a Dell a few years ago too :( Also, thanks for the reminder...I am going to back up my computer today :)
Tara
P.S Congrats to your son!
P.P.S Congrats to the hop winners!

Marissa said...

Congrats on your son's promotion! Very handsome! As for your computer...buy a mac!! they never break down and last for years!!!!

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - what handsome young man!! So tall! Congrats to you and him, such a huge accomplishment!!!

Oh my you must have been so upset losing your pictures, like losing your right hand!! Just awful.

I am so glad you got them back!!!

I read your post on my blog from yesterday about the Red Sox hat, I was laughing as my son also wanted another team's hat as well. Must be a boy thing!!

Congrats to the winners!!

Laurie

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Congrats to your son! I cried last time I thought I had lost all of my photos! Thankfully my husband was able to recover them! I am so glad you didn't lose this precious photo of your sons graduation. :)

Kimberly

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a great picture. Big Congrats to your son. I know you are one proud mama. :)

So glad that you recovered your photos too. :)

Linda Kaiser said...

Congrats. He is so cute and looks like you. I am so glad you retrieved most of your photos. Thank goodness!

Linda

Sherrie K. said...

Glad you were able to recover your pics. Congrats to your son and to the winners from the hop!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

what a tall and handsome boy. I bet you are so proud. glad you got your photos. tell your son congrats for me. hugs

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Hi Kate, best wishes and manys congrats to your son and the family for the support. I am very glad that you recovered your photos...that was pretty scary, I bet. You are such a sweet person. ~Shen

Pam said...

Kate I bet you are a proud mama! So glad you recovered your pictures. My darlings didn't get to graduate from 8th grade. Here they go to 6th, the middle school(7 & 8) then High School. They only get a ceremony at the High School level. Your son looks so grown up in his suit. What wonderful memories. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

So pleased to hear you retrieved your photos. Congratulations to your son,I bet you were very proud.

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