lost & FOUND!

by Rebecca on July 14, 2010

I lost my camera. 

At first, I wasn’t too worried.  We knew exactly when we had it last, and I was sure it was just somewhere hidden in the car or in one of the bags we hadn’t looked through yet after our busy 4th of July weekend.  Then, after searching the car and unpacking all our bags, I became a little more nervous.  A few days later, after I had pretty much torn apart our house and car and made Andrew talk through the events of the night we lost it for the 100th time, I began to panic.  Where was it?  Did someone else take it?  What pictures and video were left on there?  Would we ever get it back? 

I realize that in the big picture of life, a lost camera is no big deal.  But still, at the time, it felt like a really big deal to me!  After it was missing for a week, I was up most of the night trying desperately to remember anything that would help me find it and praying hard for a solution…or at least that I would be able to just get over it and move on with my life!  By the next morning, I was feeling more calm and felt like it would turn up somehow.  We were busy getting ready for church when I heard Andrew call my name.  As soon as I heard him, I knew he had found it.  I was thrilled! 

It was in our church bag.  We had gone to our friends’ baby blessing the week before, and put it in there so we could take a picture with them…although we must have been REALLY tired when we did so, because by the time we got to the baby blessing, we already didn’t remember where the camera was and thought we must have left it at home.  (I guess we’re getting too old for busy holiday weekends.  Getting up for a 7 am church breakfast on Saturday, then heading to a family gathering, and then staying up for fireworks that night, plus needing to leave the house by 8 am for church the next day, led to us being a little loopy!) 

I’m not really sure that this story is very blog-worthy, but for me, although I would really rather not need to buy a new camera, I have always had a camera that is easily replaceable, so it has always been about THE PICTURES (and video) that I might have lost.  So, I am sharing this experience so that you will STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING right now, go and get your camera, and make sure that you have saved EVERYTHING on there…just in case.    

And now, for the two other people in the world besides me who are still not on facebook, and to keep this post from being picture-less, here are some of our most recent family pictures.  My friend Jen told me about a contest her sister Carrie was having, and I entered, and I WON a great deal on a photography session!  Since Luke is nearing his first birthday, and he still does not have one picture on the wall, I decided it was about time.  Carrie was great…we were not at our best that morning in more ways than one, but she was patient and cheerful and easygoing and accommodating.  Thanks Carrie, we really appreciate it!      



Esther Noelle July 14, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Oh yeah! So glad you found your camera! What good news. And these family pictures are so awesome!

Olivia Carter July 15, 2010 at 12:41 am

Loved these family pictures- just lovely!

Rosie and Derek July 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

What amazing pictures!!!

Liz July 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Great pictures! I especially love the last one. And I'm glad you found your camera too. Love you.

Laura July 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Excellent pics!! How fun to get those!!! I'm so glad that you found your camera! Did i ever tell you ryan left our video camera on the airplane when we moved here with most of the video of him as a baby? sad huh…so i know the panic that you felt!

Amanda and William July 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

These pictures are sooo perfect. Your kids are soo big! Cant wait to meet Mr. Luke sometime. Tell the Annie, Robby, and Tyler we said hi!

jenny July 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Everyone looks amazing. Listen, it had to be better than the day she did my kids. they were in prime form! Seriously, I love these. i love how annie is covering her mouth laughing at you and andrew. love, love ….love!

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