Okay, well, good news is I found out how to do this. I opened the text thread that contained the pictures, but did not open the picture itself. I just held my finger down on the picture as it was sitting in the thread. A menu popped up with the option to "save to SD card." So, I selected that. Then I went to my picture album, held my finger down on the icon in the top left corner which put the files seperate and it said "Gallery" at the top. There they were, the three pictures with the word "downloaded" underneath them. I held my finger on them and they opened up. WOOOHOOOO!