Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Trying to Make the Best of Winter

On my continual quest to not punch winter in the face, I went out exploring on my lunch break the other day. I pulled over the side of the road and saw this big open field and took some pictures of dead trees. Fabulous... I prefer them with green leaves. However... the snow adds to the atmosphere I think. Some of the other images are close to my work. If it was warmer, I would have hopped the fence and explored further, but hi, my name is Sherry and I'm a wuss! ;)










Sunday, February 24, 2008

New Do

We were in the bathroom the other night because Jory decided it was time for a hair cut. Jokingly I told him to do a Mohawk. He seemed to think that was a great idea and gave himself one. He liked it so much that he said he was never going to cut his hair any other way for the rest of his life.



Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More Winter Pics

I can't express my hatred towards winter this year. Honestly, if I could punch winter in the face, I totally would! But since I can't, I have been trying to capture the beauty of it. Some of these images are a result of massive snow melting and becoming puddles allowing me to create cool reflextion shots.





Friday, February 8, 2008

GREAT Blonde Joke!

A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started."

Her boyfriend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"

The blonde says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster."

Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle.

She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.

He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says,

"First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to
assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster."

He takes her hand and says, "Second, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then ....." he said with a deep sigh.

"Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box."

Thursday, February 7, 2008

True Friendship...

Normally, I don't like forwards, but my Y.W. leader emailed me this and I thought it was hysterical, so I'm posting this for all my closest friends. You know who you are and I know you'll laugh at this too (Otherwise, you and I WOULDN'T be friends in the first place!). LOL.... P.S.-I wouldn't be surprised if my little sister Steph wrote this!

None of that Sissy Crap
Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems
that always sound good, But never actually come close to reality?
Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship.
You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this card-
Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.

1. When you are sad -- I will help you plot revenge against
The sorry jerk who made you sad.

2. When you are blue -- I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile -- I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.

4. When you are scared -- I will rag on you about it every chance I get.

5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much Worse it could be until you quit whining.

6. When you are confused -- I will use little words.

7. When you are sick -- Stay the heck away from me until you are well Again I don't want whatever you have.

8. When you fall -- I will point and laugh at you.

9. This is my oath.... I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask;
'because you are my friend'

Friendship is like peeing your pants,
everyone can see it, But only you can feel the true warmth.

Monday, February 4, 2008

We Thank Thee Oh God for a Prophet.

We were all huddled in Kelly's office listening to the announcing of our new Prophet; Pres. Thomas S. Monson!! I think it hit me a little more that Pres. Hinckley is gone. However, I believe that he will be an amazing prophet just like Pres. Hinckley! They held a press conference afterwards and there were several things that I wanted to write about while I could remember them! (lol...)

1) They talked about the importance of having an Education-esp. for woman. In case your spouse dies or you get divorced and how you'll need to be able to take care of yourself and family. The world is so competitive and so we must be prepared. But not only to be prepared, having your education as a goal and achieving it is something to be proud of and gives you a feeling of self worth and success. This was something that kind of hit home to me as I have been feeling the, "Who am I, and where is my life going, oh, and is this all there is to my life, there must be something else!!!" So it has given me more motivation to finish my education and to continue on as time progresses.

2) Pres. Monson said, "The past is a prelude to the future." I know this to be true, and we'll keep it at that!

3) A message to the inactive- "Don't give up, we love you and need you!"

4) I love how Pres.Uchtdorf said, "We are all citizens in the Kingdom of Heaven."

And lastly, Pre. Monson said he was prepared to follow Pres.Hinckley.

"It's not difficult because he blazed the trail," Monson said at a news conference. "I worked with him for so long — 44 years. We knew each other so well. I knew and testify afresh that he was the Lord's prophet."

Although I will miss Pres. Hinckley, I am more then excited to sustain Pres. Thomas S. Monson as my new Prophet called of God. He is a loving and compassionate man. I love how he tells stories as to get his message across in a kind and loving way. I mean really, look at this man, he's got kindness written all over his face! Pres. Hinckley left a great legacy behind, but Pres. Monson will continue on in this wonderful legacy that the Gospel has to offer. I testify of this.

Tagged by Mindy!!

I've been tagged! The name of this game is to answer the following 10 questions and then tag 4 other friends or so to do the same on their blog pages...

1. Best thing you cooked last week? Do you really think that I’ll ever figure out the cooking thing??

2. If money, time and babysitting were no object, where would you go and with who? Well since a baby sitter isn’t an issue =) I would go back to Hawaii or to San Francisco or to Europe! Oh…. And who…. Either Jory or a girlfriend.

3. When was the last time you cried? Just the other day when my hero-Pres. Hinckley died!!! =(

4. Five things you were doing 10 years ago: graduating high school (AHHH…. Am I really getting that old?!) Working for a dentist. Having a great summer with a hot boyfriend (yeah for drive in movies!! Lol….) hiked Mt. Timp with my cousins, Oh… let’s not forget PROM!

5. Five things you were doing 5 years ago: Leaving Missouri, meeting Jory, Working for a dentist, hanging out with my two closest friends (who lived in Missouri) and working out lots!!

6. Five things you were doing 1 year ago: Working for Scott Hancock, Going to Hawaii baby!!! Taking classes at UVSC from a complete loser! Starting up S.W. Portraits and going to Edmonton (Canada) to shoot a wedding!

7. Seven of your favorite hobbies: Photography, Photoshop, watching movies (I don’t care what anyone says… that counts!) walking, eating, learning new photography techniques/tricks, teaching, traveling

8. Five favorite foods: sandwiches. Soup with broccoli, pepperoni pizza, salad with feta cheese and cranberries, strawberry/banana smoothies, broccoli

9. Five places you've been: Hawaii, Missouri, Nauvoo, Seattle, San Diego

10. Five Favorite Memories: Meeting my nieces and nephew for the first time. Being in Hawaii, Being sealed to my family in Seattle, 1st semester in collage, when Jory gave me a gorgeous ring for Christmas a year ago.

I now tag Hilary, Laura, Jeanie and Katie J.!!!