Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I've Been Tagged

There is a tagging game going around where you reveal a few things about yourself, and I was tagged by lovely Barbara from Just A Peek Into My Heart

just a peek into my heart.   Barbara is a talented Photographer and is a sweet friend of mine in the blogworld.  Thank you, Barbara, for thinking of me when you picked out friends to join the game.  Here are my answers to the questions. 
Where Were You Born?
I was born and raised in a town in Northern California.  I was the youngest of five children, and loved my parents dearly.
Were You Named After Someone?
I actually wasn't named after anyone.  My real name is Sheryl, and I guess that was a favorite of my mom's at the time.
If You Have Any Children, How Many?
I have 3 children.  You all know Nel and Jess (Danelle and Jessica).  My son is the youngest, and they are the loves of my life.
How Many Pets Do You Have?
I've had dogs my whole life, but at the time, I don't have any pets.  I do want to get two dogs if we move to the country, so they can roam around and have the freedom that dogs love.
What Was Your Worst Injury?
I have been blessed with my health and have not had serious injuries.  When I was a teenager, I was on a baseball team, and it had just rained and the grounds were muddy.  A fly ball flew in the outfield, bounced off the ground, and Smack hit me right in the nose and fractured it.  After that, I didn't care for baseball much.
Do You Have Any Special Talents?
I love Photography, and would like to think that some of my pictures turned out very nice.  This is one of the first pictures I took that made me realize how much I love taking pictures.
What Is Your Favorite Thing To Bake?
Brownies.  I have a thing for fudge brownies.
What Is Your Favorite Fast Food?
I don't eat much fast food really, but every now and then I will treat myself to an InNOut Burger.
What Is The First Thing You Notice About People?
Honestly, their general appearance.  I am drawn to the eyes, and if they have a nice smile, all the better.  I notice their outward beauty first, but only appreciate them if they have the same beauty inside.  That outweighs all of their physical looks.
When Was The Last Time You Cried?
I cry all the time - when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm thrilled.  My mom was a crier, and I think she passed that on to me haha.
Do You Have Any Current Worries?
Life is very good for me right now.  I have an abundance of blessings, and I believe that good things are coming my way.
Name 3 Drinks That You Drink Regularly?
Tea, cranberry juice, water.
What Is Your Favorite Book?
I don't read books much, but I do enjoy reading about everybody's passions in the blogworld.
Would You Like To Be A Pirate?
No, but Pirates of the Caribbean is a favorite ride of mine.
What Are Your Favorite Smells?
Coffee, Christmas trees, and Roses.
Why Do You Blog?
I wanted a place to share with my daughters all the things we love.  I wanted to share projects, pictures, and happenings of every day life.  I wanted to bring a bit of sunshine to those who may be struggling with something in their life.  What I found out is that I have learned from and have been inspired by my blog sisters as well.
What Is The Least Favorite Thing About Myself?
I'm really happy with the whole package.  Every individual is unique and special in their own way.
What Is Your Favorite Hobby?
Photography.  I love taking pictures, and I'm still learning, but I don't want to ever forget that there will be times when I take a unique and special picture, but it is God's amazing world that allows me to do so.
What Do You Look For In A Friend?
Loyalty, sincerity, kindness, love.
This is not my picture. 
Name Something That You Have Done That You Never Expected To Do?
Climbed the top of Horsetail Falls, which is about 8,000 ft. in elevation.  I know it's not Mt. Shasta, but it was difficult for me to do, as I'm not typically a climber.
What Are Your Favorite Things To Do?
Photography, Gardening, Home Decorating, Blogging, Being with my family, Writing short stories.
Any Pet Peeves?
People talking loudly on their cell phones in the stores.
What Is The Last Thing That Make You Laugh?
My husband will say in just a few words some inside jokes ocassionally that make me crack up.
Now, it is my turn to tag a few more.  If you don't want to participate, that's OK, but I do hope you'll join in the fun!
Ricki Jill from Art @ Home
Heidi from Hi-d's Place
Daisy from Lazy Daisy Jones
Kris from La Reportiste



Barbara said...

Dear Sheri,

How wonderful that you've joined the game. I love the little YOU with the lollipop, it puts a big smile on my face.

I've enjoyed reading your answers, and it's so nice to know a little more about you.


val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Great answers Sheri.
nice to learn a little more about you.
Your photos are stunning.
Each day we learn something new about ourselves.
xxxx val

Tulla and Catie said...

It was nice to learn something about you :). Your photo being little is so cute!
Yours Barbara

Miky said...

Dear Sheri finally I have learned something about you and your family.
I love your photo.

lavenderandlinen said...

Thanks Sheri... for sharing and letting us know more about you.

I can tell you love photography because your photography is beautiful!


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You truly are a talented photographer. I'm lacking those skills, LOL! I love posts like this because you truly learn a lot about bloggers reading them!

Thanks for taking the time to answer all the questions. I'll play along strictly because you asked ;P I'll post my answers on Thursday.


NanaDiana said...

Sheri- It was really fun to read all your answers. You are a very good photographer and I am happy to have found you here in blogland- xo Diana

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sheri,

I enjoyed finding out more about you and loved seeing your photographs.
Great to have your friendship here through our blogs.
Hope you are having a happy week

Ginger Zuck said...

Sheri, I enjoyed so much reading some tid bits about you. Thanks for sharing. So glad we are blog friends, it has been so great to meet you, I feel like I've known you for years!

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

wow thats a fun thing to do, thanks for the tag, I will use it as a future post, but I am a little shy of talking about myself.
I love to see your beautiful photos on here, you have a special talent...
bestest to you and your girls today...
Daisy J xx

Lucy said...

So interesting to read more about you....it has affirmed my belief that you are a genuinely sweet and gracious person...Thanks so much for visiting me and your comment too.~Lucy~

Ana said...

Oh Sheri, it was lovely getting to know you a bit more. Wishing you a wonderful day.


Leslie said...

Hi Sheri! Thanks for stopping by! My first post just went up.. So happy to be back.

This is a wonderful post and it's always fun to learn more about my blogging friends. I must say I agree about the cell phone comment. It drives me nuts!


Yuli Conversations said...

You have beautiful kids darling! And you were such a cute little girl :)
You are great at photography, your work is pretty amazing!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Sheri,
Thank you so much for your visit and your very kind thoughts..

It is so nice to learn a little more about you.. You are quite the photographer, and your children are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.
Wishing you a joyful week ahead.

Teresa said...

So nice to learn new things about you.
You're a Blessing for those who follow your blog. And a Inspiration.
I do hope great things are in your way because I can't think of other who deserved more, for all you give and encourage and support others.
Love You,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


I am very late as I had to work very early in the morning yesterday.

I am totally enjoying getting to know you more my friend, and it does not surprise me that you would seek honesty, love and kindness in your friends. Nor does it surprise me that you cry freely. It is a gift to be able to do so, and something to USE. I have learned that just recently, for I cry easily too, but that is a gift I got from my dad, and not my mom! I think I only saw her cry once.

My friend, enjoy your day. You truly have much to celebrate! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It means a lot to me that you said I "...have a way with words." I have had to learn the hard way, but it was well worth it, to find that it is WORDS with which I want to illustrate my points, with with I want to sculpt what I see. Thank you. It means a lot to me as I learn DAILY what I want to really do, what I must do, what I may have been called to do, no matter how simple.

You are a treasure, and thanks to another fantastic sister and friend, I am learning through a very important book that being highly sensitive is a gift. I will come via email with the title. Anita

Faye Henry said...

Enjoyed reading your post and learning about you..
Take care...

Donna said...

Hi, Sheri,
Thanks for stopping in today. I really liked this post and enjoyed your answers. That is a GREAT pic of your children.

Martina said...

Hi, i'm coming over from Anita, and a a new follower of your blog. Want to follow me too?
I have a great giveaway going on, you can win free designer eyeglasses! See you soon - hope you have a lovely weekend, M.

miss b said...

I enjoyed reading your thoughtful answers and what a lovely photo of your children all together. The picture of the pink rose is perfect - my favoutite shade. Have a lovely weekend.

sophie said...

great post!
i really enjoyed reading all these details of your life!

Marcia Pilar said...

Sheri, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your tag. I actually received one from Irina a while back and they help us to look at ourselves, don't they? Ouch to that fly ball, huh. The photograph of you and your children is priceless. I refer to mine as the loves of my life on my Shopkeepers page too...they truly are. Keep taking those beautiful photographs and enjoy every bit of this beautiful world and share more with us.
Have a beautiful weekend, love.

hi-d said...

Hi Sheri!!!

I LOVE this post so much!!!! It was great to find out more about you. You have a genuine heart and such a positive outlook. You do take some pretty amazing photos. That one photo must be one of your gorgeous daughters.

Thanks so much for tagging me in this post...that touched me...how sweet!! am so sorry that I didn't stop by here until today. I hope to participate in this post soon myself. Wonderful idea.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Nettie's Blog said...

i loved reading all about you Sheri...how positive are all your glimpses of life...