Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Organize your Stuff (round 5): WOYWW 160

Wow! It is Wednesday again! We know, we know. Wednesday happens the same time every week, and yet it always seems to catch us by surprise! Today is WOYWW (what’s on your work desk Wednesday). It is our chance to share our desk and peek at those (who are way more crafty) around the world. The always Awesome Julia at the Stamping Ground is our hostess with the mostess (and the POW envies her organization to pull this off every week)!

Here is our desk this week…

Ooops, that is not a desk, it is a laptop! Well that is because we are at my parents for the 4th of July/ Independence Day holiday with the tribe. Rather than taking a bunch of stuff on the plane, the POW decided that a laptop and our digi files was all we needed.

Here is the layout so far… it still needs some input from Fabulous Spouse, but we are working our way through the disc of photos we received in the beginning of the month.
The POW also wants to apologize on behalf of all of us for missing the last two weeks. The kids’ last two weeks of school were insane! So, we have been in hyper overdrive overcommittedness (ODC Me wants to let you know that our spell check does not recognize that as a real word). Real words or not, there has been very little crafty time, bloggy time, or down time.

Creative Me has been stuck in the car with the rest of us going from point A to point B to point C and then back to A with the rest of us. Therefore, the only craftiness that we have is a digi page that we did in Photoshop for our 31 Days class with Ali Edwards at Big Picture Classes (the focus is the journaling prompts not necessarily the layout), and now this. We have a laptop, will travel!

The POW and OCD me have been also in discussions. We have come to the realization that round 5 of the Organization Challenge is derailed beyond repair in our lives. So, we are going to regroup, enjoy our vacation at Grammy’s house, and perform an intervention with PA Me and the Inner Hoarder when we return. If that does not work, Creative Me knows where we keep the colored duct tape…. Hmmmm..

(***The POW warns that there is family stuff from this part out. Scroll to the end if you are just here for the desk***)

Fabulous Spouse is still working 18 hour days for the General on the Front. As a birthday present, he got to go on a field trip for 36 hours (no pictures from that yet). Our mail monkeys (the same ones that fixed the airplane in Madagascar 2) delivered the box of cupcakes, the box of REI socks, but not the box with the frosting, candles and other snacks. We guess that is the price for living in a war zone! However, he did get a picture of his P90X workout team. (sing with us: one of these things is not like the others...ours is the one in yellow) :)

It is hard to believe that Oldest Child is finally moving up to High School! He spent the last two weeks getting a bunch of awards (requiring being driven to extra events).
This was made interesting by the addition of the character/ female girl, "She-who-must-not-be-named".  Oldest Child ditched us at the Track banquet to spend time eating with She-who-must-not-be-named, then She came to his concert to watch him recieve the Most Improved award. Oldest Child even dressed up for the last Thursday of school, where the 8th grade semi formal...and She-who-must-not-be-named was in attendance.
He even missed the last day of Freshman Football week for this! He is the boy in the middle with the bright green top!
As for the others...the little guys have been afoot making mishief.  We celebrated their 1/2 birthdays on Father's Day, and had a wild time at the local pool!  With winter birthdays, there is nothing like celebrating when your kids CAN come, in the spring!
Next we were off to brave the air travel from Pacific Northwest to the Outer Banks of NC (with only a 4.5 hour layover).  That was ok. We were on a mission to track down some Chic fil A chicken (not served in Washington...ok there is one in Bellingham, but that is practically Canada).
Tummies full, we arrived, and the fun began! Family time at the pool when the seas were too rough to take the boat out.
Mongolian BBQ with real East Coast Wonton Soup (mmmm) a quart got sent home by the Inner Hoarder and she ate it for lunch.
Finally, it was Monday, and the boys were off for two weeks of sailing camp! We wish them well and very few capsizes.  We love them!

We will be here to blog hop and chat back, so please drop us a line!


CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab pics as always. Digital crafting is fantastic isn't it?! I love using my Craft Artist Pro to create things that I wouldn't normally do in 'real' life crafting! Take care, enjoy this week's snooping extravaganza! Zo xx 74

Annie said...

You really have been busy lately. A shame when life gets in the way of creative fun but with a lovely family like yours they can be forgiven eh?
A x #83

craftymonki.com said...

Beautiful pictures, have a wonderful 4th July with your folks.


Zoe #54

Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks like a great 2 pager!

inkypinkycraft said...

Sme great family photos! Trace x 58

Helen said...

Have never done any digital crafting,but it sure beats lugging a load of stuff around the country (any country!) Hope you have a great July 4 celebration. Helen, 26

kay said...

sounds like you have been very busy,enjoy your rest time and thanks for visiting me
happy blogging
kay #69

trisha too said...

Sailing camp sounds fabulous!!

Thank you for commenting on my daughter's pages last week, and Happy WOYWW to you!
trisha too

Twiglet said...

What a fab post - hope you all enjoy the events planned. x Jo #72

Danielle said...

You sound so busy! Enjoy your vacation and look forward to seeing your desk next time. Dani31

Ali H said...

Really enjoyed hearing from those multiple personalities of yours !! Sound like you are going to have a fun holiday with your family - hope you chill out & enjoy !! Ali #62

Judys Fabrications said...

Having family fun times- how lovely.
No other way to be(re loss of blog though is there?), but be philisophical. better than losing a friend, a fortune, house...it's only a blog!
Judy #82

okienurse said...

I really feel my age when people start talking about digital scrapbooks, crafting etc...it takes a lot more effort now then it did 10 years ago. Love all the pictures. Have a great week. Vickie #159

okienurse said...

I really feel my age when people start talking about digital scrapbooks, crafting etc...it takes a lot more effort now then it did 10 years ago. Love all the pictures. Have a great week. Vickie #159

Joanne said...

Wow, now that's what I call busy. Hope you get to enjoy some 'me' time soon.
Joanne x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Enjoy your vacation, that's the most important part. You've been running hither and yon for awhile, time to take time to smell the flowers, even if they are only digital!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic pictures.

Belated Happy WOYWW wishes going your way. Thanks for visiting me.

Sarn #79

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i'd love to get some digital pages done but there's just so many things i want to do! i had a laugh at your story about "she who must not be named". ah, kids! happy WOYWW!
hugs, #23 peggy aplSEEDS

Kirsty.a said...

wow - what a busy time. Enjoy your 4th July celebrations

Bugged Designs said...

Well someone's been keeping busy! Nice to see you have still managed to get soome crafting time in