Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shoot Me! 13 of 52

Can you believe we're already at week 13 of Shoot Me? I'm seriously amazed at how quickly time is passing. It is getting easier and easier to be in front of the camera - who knew?

Carin at Forever in Blue Jeans has challenged us to do this for a year! "Shoot Me! It's time to stop hiding behind that camera of yours. Your family is missing you in the picture. So it's time to post a picture of YOU (yes, you) every Thursday with your child, your spouse, your friend, your dog, or even by yourself. Just get in the picture, you'll be glad you did! And just jump in now with 1 of 52, you can do it!"I told you earlier about the volunteer project the kids and I helped with last Saturday. (You can read the details here - the short version is that we headed up north to help a woman whose husband of 44 years died suddenly last year.) Well, they were taking pictures at the site - a lot of pictures!! After 12 weeks of doing Shoot Me, I can honestly admit that it was much easier to just go about my business with the camera snapping all over the place. No, I don't like all the pictures, but I'm really not bothered by them the way I used to be. People, that is serious progress!So, here are some of the pictures from our time in Bonner's Ferry.

Charming with his'd never guess I'm 5'10" in this shot, would you? This was when we first got there and I wasn't taking off my fleece pullover for was chilly until we really got moving.Doesn't he have that, "She's my mom, what can I do about her?" Look on his face?

Valiant and I were transplanting trees...I hope they do well. Still pretty cold.

This is my butt. Oh, and my back. Yes, I've decided to go with full disclosure and show you my butt. I'd discovered the parts for a pond in the back of the yard and encouraged my boy, Charming to dig the hole we'd need (he was so happy with this discovery, let me tell you!)...there were tons of rocks around and another volunteer and I were surrounding the pond with them.

In addition to transplanting trees, Valiant got in there with the nail gun and helped put in a new subfloor.
Then I found the pond and he was our resident pond expert, so he got the pond set up and running after poor Charming dug the hole for it.

Charming proved that years of experience living with me paid off, when he figured out a way to get a massive loveseat out of a room when all the other guys gave up. He was pretty proud of himself and the homeowner was thrilled.

(They were calling that thing a "loveseat", but look at how big it is in the room! This was mobile home, for goodness' sakes!) that I look at the picture, I wonder...Charming, did you bump your head on the ceiling fan?

No one knew who this dog belonged to, but it adopted Buttercup and hung around a few hours before trotting home. It wasn't lost, they just don't have fences up there and it came to visit.

So, there you have it...another week of Shoot Me and a little bit of what we did last weekend. Looks fun, doesn't it? (If you live near me, I want to let you know that the guy who has organized these projects - one a month for a year - is always looking for volunteers. You should think about giving up one of your Saturdays to help out.)


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a great idea for a family weekend! It looks like all of you were very successful and accomplished lots! What a blessing-for sure!
(Wow! Your son is very tall! Hopefully, he did not hit his head on the fan.)

Great photos!

Blessings & Aloha!
(thanks for stopping by...I was laughing about your comment you left on my post :o)

tberry29 said...

Looks like lots of projects going on ; )
Cant wait to see your pond when your finished.
Thanks for stoppin by my blog!
Have a great weekend!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a great post! I agree with you, this "Shoot Me" adventure is getting easier ;-)