Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Made a bit of headway with downloading

I have tried a lot of different programs to download and upload and whatever and I think I like the Picasa best. Although I love the slide shows they irritate me because you cant make the slide show stop. What I think I will do is use the column on the left side and post a pic with a label like "Gotcha Day" and you will see one photo (like the one with Ethan) and then you click on it and it shows you the whole album from the day. That is where I will put all the photos from the day. Then, on the blog, I will post select pictures in the larger format. Those will be select and the ones I comment on. I think using both things in conjunction will be easier and you all will be able to see ALL the pictures as opposed to just a few on the blog.

Anyway, that has been what I have been doing for the last 3 to 4 hours-- trying to learn the best program to use. I still have not delved into the video part yet, but I will soon.

I met with a new pediatrician today and I really like her. She is young and Vietnamese and very close to our house. I am going to change the boys over also. I think it will be a good move. I scheduled a physical on June 5 and she said she would run a whole panel of stuff on Mia. She seemed very willing to do just about anything-- I was very happy about that.

Tomorrow is my last day of work and it could not come any quicker. I have a morning meeting and 2 afternoon meetings and then I am DONE!!!!! I will be off until the fall (late August actually) but I only work 2 days a week so Kev will be with Mia when I work.

Mia is all packed and I have packed a lot of my essential meds and stuff but am waiting until the weekend to pack my clothes. Kev is working on a big barbecue structure in the backyard with Adam so he is busy with that so he has not done any packing yet. We are trying to get the structure built by Mothers Day so we can have everyone over for one last party before we leave for China-- oh ya and also to celebrate Mothers Day :) They are making good time on the barbecue so hopefully it will be done.

I have arranged all the childcare for the boys. I am sooooo unbelievably blessed to have wonderful family and friends to help with childcare. A special thanks to mom and dad (my parents), Don and Mary (kevs parents), Greg and Lynsee (kevs brother and wife) and Chuck and Susan (superhero friends) for all your help with childcare. Because of you guys my boys will feel cared for and secure while we are away. That means more to Kev and I than you could ever imagine!!!!

Anyway, until later-- Christy :)


  1. I also like for slide shows. If you use the "sliding" format you can stop the slide show click on it and look at each picture individually and start,stop, slow down or speed up the slide show. I have one on my blog like that on March 9, 2007. Feel free to check it out. I also like photobucket best for video. Although you can see some pretty trashy images while you are working on the site.

  2. Hey Christy...if you download the actual program Picasa to your computer, you can post directly to Blogspot from it! It really helped while in China and I could not access blogspot directly.