Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Organize your Stuff (round 5): WOYWW161 & Independence Day 236!

Happy WOYWW! …and to those of us in the United States… Happy 4th of July a.k.a. Independence Day! So, you know about the 4th, but what is this WOYWW of which we speak? It is What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday. The day hen crafters (and those of us who like to snoop) hop around the blogosphere to see a world of workspaces and projects! (and make a friend or two along the way). As always, we are hostessed by the Fabulous Lady Julia of the Stamping Ground.

Our desk…again is but our laptop and hard drive and digi bits…
While the POW is uber happy to still be on holiday, Creative Me cannot wait to get home to her more tactile papers, paints and inks. That is not to say that Creative Me cannot whip up digi magic when the need arises. Here is a layout Creative Me snapped together from an event that happened just yesterday…over in Afghanistan!
Photoshop Elements and the internet are a wonderful thing! Who’d a thunk that pictures taken 24-hours ago, half a world away could already be scrapbooked!

(**The POW Warning: family stuff from here down. Scroll to the end if you are here just for the desk**)

For a treat, we have a picture of Fabulous Spouse’s desk. This was taken on his birthday last week (note that the cupcake has no frosting…stupid mail monkeys lost the frosting-mailed at the same time as the cupcakes-…until 2 days after his birthday). Big changes in the works for Fabulous Spouse on the Front as his boss is headed back to the United States… which means a new Major General. (Ok, Creative Me cannot help but breaking out into the Pirates of Penzance’s “I am the very model of a modern Major General” every time we see Major General, just because it makes milk come out of OCD Me’s nose. You cannot take us anywhere).

Oldest Child is learning to drive… the riding lawnmower. He actually got most of the grass…ok 75% the first go round. He is settling into teenager-dom in style, preferring to hang out in the house on his Kindle then with his family. Ok, unless food is involved or said Kindle is threatened to accompany us, he will opt out. I guess it does not help that it is between 90-100 degrees F (32.2-37.7 degrees C) here.

Illusive Middle Child is taking to sailing like…well the son of a Sailor! (and grandson of a Harbor Pilot). He is mastering the one man Opti, and he and Oldest Child took out Grampy’s two man sailboat. He has managed to not capsize yet (we were pretty darned sure that the two man boat was going down several times during her maiden voyage).

Girl Friday was amazed by the thunder and lightning storm that came through and the 85 mph winds that accompanied it (we do not have thunder storms in Washington). However, the Beach is her favorite (that and trying to convince us that a hermit crab needs to come home with us). We are convinced that half the North Carolina seashells will make their way back home.

Finally, seafood! We went to the Crab Claw for the bucket of seafood (crab, mussels, clams, shrimp)…and Girl Friday opted for dinosaur chicken nuggets. We are pretty sure that it is the first time in recent memory that the adults finished dinner before the kids!

Have a happy 4th of July! Thank you Fabulous Spouse and all the soldiers, sailors, and marines that sacrifice to keep our Freedom! Happy Blog hopping!


inkypinkycraft said...

Sme great photos ,have. A great week trace x 52

okienurse said...

Looks like you guys are having a fun time at the ocean. We are in the plains eating good steak and having a blast chasing around. Hope you have a great week. Tell hubby that we thanks him for all he is doing over there. Vickie #36

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though.
Neil # 33

jill said...

Fab photo's & layout.. Happy crafting jill #43

Annie said...

Lovely family shots driving ,one sailing and one surfing the waves eh? :-) Enjoy every minute of them.
A x #66

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wow super layout with all the photos! great job

happy 4th

Danielle said...

Love that your kids are enjoying summer, even the grass cutting parts.

Thank you and your husband for all that he is doing for our country. Happy Independence Day!!

Tammy said...

Love the digi layout -- but I'm the same. I can whip up digi if I need to, but I'll go right back to my paper! :) Looks like much fun on your vacation!

MrsC.x said...

enjoy your holiday
TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

Joynana said...

Wonderful family going ons. Makes me miss my family very much. They are in Chicago and I am in the south. Happy 4th of July. #17

Glenda said...

Great photos of the family! Lots happening there. Thanks for sharing. I signed up to follow your blog today. Happy WOYWW!
Glenda 100

Twiglet said...

Happy 4th of July. Lovely family pics. x Jo

Monica said...

The heat is awful as there is nowhere in the US we can get to and back in 14 days where it is cool.
thanks to your hubby we really appreciate all they do.
Monica #102

Morti said...

Wooohoooo - ok, you're officially stuck now. I've finally found a WOYWW who uses photoshop elements. May I come and ask you if I have an issue? It won't happen often, I swear!

Fab photos this week, yay to the high speed scrapbooking!

Oh, and happy July 4th...

Thanks for stopping by!

Shoshi said...

Great set of family photos. Well done with the digital scrapbooking too!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #25