Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Chance to Look Back...

I am horrible at erasing my emails. I read them and never delete them. I guess I never thought my email account would ever get full. But, recently I have been getting my old emails, I mean extremely old emails, like 8 years ago emails. It's like my email account is resending them to me to get me to make a decision about whether to keep them or to finally delete them.

I have to say this has been a blessing in disguise. Back then I am not sure blogging even existed really, so it's like life is giving me a second chance to capture Zach as an infant. Look at these pics of Zach that I emailed out 8 years ago. These were taken the summer we moved to Philly for dental school. We spent the summer with Justin's parents in Lewisburg, while trying to find a place to live. These pics bring back such fun memories. He loved Princess(the dog) and would crawl over to her and want to pet her. She is such a nice dog and loved all the attention. The other pics were taken at dinner time. He was the entertainment at every meal, holding his leg out in second, playing pat-a-cake, and his most unforgettable moment of all, the routine #2 in the diaper...which Justin referred to as making room for more food.

But even more memories were captured in these photos then I thought. Like Justin's parent's old house in Lewisburg, the house that marked Justin's "Glory Days". Yes, he had I dare go into details? Two Words - Triple Threat! The cabinet behind Zach in his high chair is Grandpa Marty's old bottle collection. Zach bumped into this cabinet a few times that gave Grandpa a little scare. One of those bottles had an old dead mouse in it! If you ever wanted to tease Grandpa, all you had to do was get near this collection and threaten to shake it.

There are a ton of memories in this kitchen. Lots of late night runs to Rita's and The Freeze were eaten in this room. Endless hours of talking took place here. Sounds of Barry Manilow and Christmas Music were blasted in this room. Seriously the list could go on forever.

So yes, not deleting your emails has benefits...tons! Because of my old emails re-surfacing, I can re-save the pictures I have lost twice from old laptops that decided to break. I love that I am able to go back and blog about what happened in the past, and glad I am still young enough to remember it all. Second chances are good!


ALB said...

Triple Threat! Haha, I forgot about that!! Thanks for the walk down memory lane :)

Rae Lynn said...

Oh, I remember these like they were yesterday! I miss this little guy tons!!!