Thank you so much for that critique...
It was very helpful indeed!
I read it and went out to look for a way to do what you suggested and found the lazy load plugin for Wordpress. I installed it and went to visit my page and it is pure magic!
Check out the site now, I'm on a crappy wireless modem (since my son used up all my bandwidth this month!) and it loads as I scroll and fast as lightning now. The user experience is so much better!
People like you make forums like this great!