Monday, October 13, 2008

Doing it...Sherrill style

If you take a 8 hour road trip, by yourself, when you are 36 weeks pregnant...You're doing it Sherrill style.

If you all bunk up in some extended (or in this case, in-law) family's basement...You're doing it Sherrill style.

If you drive to Yellowstone National park, even when they've predicted a snow-storm...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you pay the $25 entrance fee, even though there are snowflakes as big as quarters...you're doing it Sherrill style.



If you stop at every animal viewing, regardless of whether they are dangerous (hello, coyote)...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you make sure everyone knows it's BISON never BUFFALO (unless you are in India) ...you're doing it Sherrill style. **bison in the background, here:
If you stand around watching for Old Faithful, only to see a big puff of steam...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you stop at every possible sign with explanatory words...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you go to the broken Teton Dam site, because the museum was closed...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you think bowling with a bunch of kids is fun...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you go to the local temple, even in bad weather and even though you've already been there...you're doing it Sherrill style (this one is predominantly Bekah style).

If you like having grandkids/nephews/nieces constantly in your face...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you go to all three hours of church, even on vacation...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you have a sweet baby (the hair is NOT Sherrill style) that you bless (and you get choked up during the administration of the blessing)...you're doing it Sherrill style.

If you have a family that loves to get together, doesn't care about noise, loves the Gospel, fights over newborns, will eat anything put in front of them, and cries when it's time to leave...you're doing it Sherrill style.
(explanatory note: The Sherrills are Jessica's side of the family. Nate (her middle, younger brother) and Kelsie, blessed baby Luke in Idaho Falls last weekend. We are hardcore travelers, visitors, baby-lovers--and we know it.)

32 comments:

Carie said...

I am totally down with Sherill style.

Fun trip! I wish we lived within driving distance of relatives.

Meg said...

Very impressive! I don't know if I even have a style. I guess I better work on that.☺

Rochelleht said...

Anything that takes me to Idaho is a good style. But to do it Tallmadge style, it has to be in the summer.

Lisa-Marie said...

Wow! That looks like a FABULOUS area!!!

I'm glad that it was such a wonderful weekend even if it was so fast. I am sorry we were never able to connect. I was bummed all weekend. Now that I know you have family here, I'll be expecting regular visits!

Erin said...

Loving the Sherrill-style. Also loving the non-Sherrill-style-hair on baby Luke.

Lindsey said...

I TOTALLY DO Sherill style! There are very few people crazy enough to drive that far at 36 weeks.

J'net said...

WOW! You "family-ed/traveled it up well!!
Congrats to Nate and new little family life!!
SO you are officially involved in weather in
the Wyo/Id area... NOW you can settle down and
have YOUR baby!!?
Aloha(island style)

Paige said...

WOW. Except for baby love, I could never do anything Sherrill style. And we love each other so much anyway.

Bridget said...

Sherrill style is hard core apparently. Looks like a fabulous time. Minus the snow of course.

stephi k said...

We're heading to Yellowstone in 2 weeks, I guess reading your post gave me a preview of what to expect!

The Hansen Clan said...

What a great style to have - you guys are my kind of people! :)

Lorena said...

I love those Sherrills...and am so glad that the Seeleys get to be part of the (extended) family!

Lauren in GA said...

You Sherrils are a fearless lot! You are so fantastic, Jessica!

Oh, that sweet baby Luke is adorable. Look at all of that hair!! My babies are born with hair and then it all kind of falls out. We call it Marshman Pattern Balding.

Aunt Bekah is so, so, cute. I wish I had a younger brother I could force...er...I mean introduce her to.

zeeny said...

How fun! I'm jealous. I wish I was closer to family to do that sort of thing. I guess my road trip would be at least a week...I guess there is always flying!

Lauren in GA said...

I forgot to mention how I like how a coyote is just hanging out in the background like, ♪ Boppity Dooo ♫.....

Abbie said...

Luke is so stinkin' cute. Love those Sherrills.

AMY said...

Emma told me about your upcoming trip to Id Falls. Were you Ryan-less? 36 weeks or not - impressive!

rubberbandgirl said...

I think it's a good style.
Wyoming looks lovely!

Kimberly said...

Sherrill style sounds mostly great, with just a touch of crazy (e.g. car trip at 36 weeks, for several reasons in my book!)

Bekah said...

Fun post! It was lots of fun! I just wish we were getting together sooner than Christmas!

Pineapple Princess said...

You deserve to have your baby early just for all of that.

I guess we'll be seeing a similar post after your baby is born and you are the hostess for the crowd.

Your family is awesome.

Nancy said...

If you can travel that far at 36 weeks, I think I'm probably okay to plan the trip I want to take when I'm going to be 34 weeks. It will only be me and my mom, and hopefully no snow! Baby Luke's hair is awesome!

queenieweenie said...

This Sherill is my nemesis.

Anisa said...

Wow, you truly are amazing!!!

Adrianne said...

I had to laugh when I read this because we also car-tripped this weekend, 6 hours away, and I returned thinking "that was great, we should do it next month!" And Mario returned thinking "That was great, maybe I'll do it again sometime next year." Mario would fail as a Sherrill.

Meghann said...

Okay, so your brother kinda looks like you- more so than your sister.

That picture of your Mom with your kids and nephew is a keeper, very precious. Your mom is so beautiful!

Sally said...

Let me get this straight--you took your 4 kids on a long road trip without your hubby at 36 weeks pregnant?

Hats off to you!

That nephew is delicious and totally looks like one of your children. Adorable.

Jacki said...

Oh congrats Nate! Luke is absolutely adorable. (I know I am complimenting your brother on YOUR blog... but that is Sherrill style too!)

Funny how there was so much snow. It is 85 degrees here.

Bison, huh... and all this time I thought they were buffalo. Where did I go wrong in Zoology?

Randi said...

that is hard core.




and I love yellowstone.


but not that much, i guess. nice animal and hot spot spotting. ;)

Ilene said...

Whatever. The crazy Sherrill's are responsible for blessing their baby outside of Boise.

They need to pick up on some Proudfoot-loving style.

I can't believe you did that road trip by yourself. Crazy lady. When is that baby a-coming?!

crystal said...

Hey! I'm in Idaho Falls THIS weekend! heehee!

I'm all about the Sherrill Style Scheme.

Stacy said...

I'm getting ever more familiar with the Sherill style, even though I married a Seeley! I'm so glad you gave it a name, now we can make fun of ourselves more effectively. Good luck in these next couple weeks, I'll be thinkin' of ya.