I actually just got it to work. I couldn't use time machine, seaching for the photos didn't work, and just trying to read directly from the harddrive didn't work either. I had to copy my libray on to my new computer to open it. In retrospect, I should have tried that first. hahaha... Oh well live and learn.
*The iphoto versions are the same, I had my old computer complete uptodate with mavericks before switiching.
Thank you for your help!