It occurred to me that blogging connects people from all over the country, even all over the world. We find our common ground and share our lives...kind of like a Venn Diagram where we all meet in the middle. My friend Gens is in the Deep South and my friends Karen and Kyle are in So Cal. My sister is in Boston. We're spread out all over the place, you know? Yet, when I say "Costco" to almost any blogger, you immediately get an image in your mind. Do you think of the taste test ladies? Those ladies make my kids love Costco. Maybe you think of the photo processing or the book section, the meat coolers or the milk, egg, and dairy cooler. Regardless, I'd bet you could walk through my Costco and find everything you were looking for and, conversely, I'll bet I wouldn't have any difficulty finding my way around your Costco. Our lives might be different in so many ways, but we share enough that we speak the same "language". Isn't that kind of cool?
Here is a shot of me at my Costco. Does it look anything like your Costco? Yeah, I thought so. This is my submission for week 19 of Shoot Me...I'm trying to catch up. Charming took it just today as we raced through Costco so I could hurry up, get home, and take the two younger ones, Valiant and Buttercup, to hang out with my new blogger friend, Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things.
We've been fortunate enough to discover that we live a few blocks away from a fellow blogger. Don't you wish you knew more of the bloggers you read? Even better? We love her and her family! Sarah homeschools her three adorable children who are much younger than mine: Primrose, Tulip, and Snapdragon. They're new to our area and I'm so glad she ended up joining my homeschool group. She's like a breath of fresh air. She is so fun and has the most infectious laugh...whenever she laughs, you want to join right in. We had hoped to have a picnic today, but the weather hasn't cooperated, so we headed over to their house for some inside play. When I confessed that I dragged my camera along so I could grab another photo for Shoot Me, Sarah and Primrose joined in with Buttercup and me, while Valiant snapped the photo for me! Her house was full of fun and some crazy creatures, don't you think? (I think the girls' drawings got a life of their own!) So, head over to Sarah's and say "Hi".
Shoot Me is the brainchild of Carin at Forever In Blue Jeans...a year long project in which you include yourself in at least one photo you snap each week. I'm still a week behind, but I'm catching up. Carin Says:
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!