Well here at Happy Acres, our computers seem to be on the fritz. The IO is working on fixing my laptop and while we thought it was fixed over the wknd, turns out the operating system and my computer did NOT get along. So he has to change the OS and then reload it all over again. This leaves the family computer which is not as fast, does not have my favorites, and requires I share. Blech.
You'd think this would bode well with the projects and while it has a bit, its not as much as you'd expect. I have been trying to organize 5 years of school pictures. I used to be really good at keeping the pics organized, get them developed immediately with 1 hour photo, look at them in the car before I drove home, and then put them in the photo album when I did get home. The digital camera sort of slowed that process down a bit since I could see them immediately, but I would still print out once a month and put them in an album.
Then #1 Son started school and it all stopped. Not because I was so busy that I couldn't keep up. No. It was peer pressure. "What? You don't scrapbook??" "Oh once the kids start school you will HAVE to!" I got suckered in. Meanwhile 5 years later I had only done #1 Son's Kindergarten book. I never got crazy with the papers and brads and embellishments, but I would try to tie the papers in with what he was doing; zoo pics on animal print paper, Field Day on grassy paper. However, over the years I've been getting overwhelmed with the sheer volume of what had to be done. Plus the kids couldn't look thru their pictures. The final straw? When #1Son's scrapbook fell apart for the THIRD time!
So this past wknd I went to JoAnn's and got some storage folders and boxes and a couple of photo albums and in a day I got Pre-K thru 2nd grade papers to be saved done, and his kindergarten pics are now in a huge photo album that will probably hold his entire elementary experience. I have 1st and 2nd grade pics as well, but I want to be sure I have everything. Then that will be done as well. Hmmmm, 3 years of memeories viewable and accessible in only one day's time. Plus half the space needed.
It's official, I am NOT a scrapbooker.
I've been working on some cross stitch projects as well, but I can't share pics of it since I'm on the wrong computer. Instead I will leave you with this.....
Princess vs the fence
Do you think she made it???