so, I've tried to create my next post multiple times and every time the photos would not upload ... then I found out why! apparently my google storage was having some issues and I had to go in and manually pay it, so hopefully by tomorrow I'll be back to blogging WITH pics!
I also wanted to update everyone to let you know that, for now, I've changed my mind about making the blog private. thanks to those of you who provided your emails, though! the truth is it makes it difficult for family and those are the people we most want easy access here to our blog! I wish there was a way for me to keep some posts "private", but for now I'll just keep those (ie: Liam in the bath on our trip - it was so cute how he made the water all white with soap, so I took pics) posts saved as drafts and publish them for a short time in order to print ... whenever I come up with money to have some more blog books printed, that is!
so, the update is: the blog will remain public and you'll be seeing pics again soon, hopefully!!!