Wednesday, July 29, 2009

vista issues

Does anyone know how to make blogger show pictures? I think that Vista is blocking the pictures, so when I post it only shows up as code in the window. The picture still shows on the blog, but I can't move them around or edit the way the text comes out next to them. Is this a Vista problem or do I just need to change a setting or something? I looked but wasn't able to find anything that I thought would fix it.

Baby Shower #2 - Family

On July 11 my aunt Linda threw a shower in her back yard. It was so much fun to see all of my family and I got so many nice things. Also helpful were some gift cards and checks which we used to get a bouncer, a pack n play, a crib mattress and bedding, a boppy, and an infant tub. Kaitlyn is all set! My mom made the quilt with the white background, for some reason I didn't get a good picture of the front. It's yellow and has mommy and baby animals all over it. She hand quilted it, which is why I'm holding up the white back for everyone to see. My grandma Z also made a "fuzzy" for Kaitlyn. About 16 years ago we had a homemade Christmas, and everything we gave to anyone we had to hand make. My parents spent quite a while building a Barbie house for my sister and I (the feat was keeping us out of the garage for a month or more!). My grandmother made everyone a fuzzy. We all still have ours, including my 30-something year old cousins (all boys) who like to snuggle with them when they get sick. Most of the original fuzzies have been relegated to rags or ceder chests, but the great grandkids still have theirs and drag them around, too. I'm so glad grandma made one for Kaitlyn (with the help of my mom - thanks for fixing the sewing machine and reminding Grandma how to sew :)). Anyway, here are some pictures of the event, it was a lot of fun. I have a few more on another camera, but I can't find the cord right now, so I'll have to post them later.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Independence Day

We decided to go up to my parent's house for a BBQ this Saturday. It was fun to hang out and we had a really great dinner of hot dogs and hamburgers, salad, watermelon, and apple cobbler. I was tired, so we left early before the family did s'mores, but that's okay. We came home and it was so nice outside that we took a blanket out and laid on our front lawn and talked with our neighbors, the Owens, until we were all chased inside by the appearance of the sprinklers. This picture is of me cooking bacon for the burgers - I didn't want to get bacon grease on my shirt, cause I really like that one. However, being at my parent's house, the aprons are all disney related. This one has a black top and a red bottom with two yellow 'buttons' on the front. Everyone thought that it was really cute that my belly stuck out just like Mickey's, so we took a picture. Speaking of my belly, we went to the Dr last Wednesday and everything is going fine with Kaitlyn, no protein, low blood pressure, and she's head down - which is great since I'm not entirely sure she has room to flip if she weren't already set.