Our Savior's love, shines like the sun with perfect light. As from above, it breaks through clouds of strife.

Nov 25, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a great Thanksgiving. We hosted it at our home and were joined by some of Nicolle's family.

The turkey turned out great, thanks to watching the food network for a week straight.
Here we are enjoying the food.
Starting on the left...Brother-in-law Chris, nehews Rex and Evan, Dad & Mom, Clara, Nicolle & Greg (with a nice mouthful of turkey!), niece Anna, brother Sean. (My sister, Nathalie, is taking the photo with the help of baby Colton).
Evan won the family ping pong tournament. Clara was the most enthusiastic spectator.

Nov 20, 2007

Happy Rocky IV Day

Happy Rocky IV day.

Every day before thanksgiving a few people pause and reflect on one of the most beloved holiday's of the year. That is Rocky IV day.

First let me give you a little history.

20 years ago, before Indie films were the "Thing" to do, a small group of actors gathered themselves together in the basement of the Sherwood home. It was a day off of school for them and they decided that an original film needed to be made, although it might slightly resemble a similar storyline of a movie with the exact same name. We just had a lower budget.

The cast included:

Jeff Sherwood as Ivan Drago (He was 4 years older than the rest of us so he was the biggest)

Ryan McHugh as Rocky Balboa (Why we casted an Irish guy as "The Italian Stallone" I have no idea, especially since we had ...)

Brian Aparo as Apollo Creed, Ivan's trainer and the sound guy (Why didn't we cast the Italian as Rocky)

Greg Sherwood as Rocky's trainer, Boxing Ref and Cameraman (I will let you guess who the youngest one there was)

Somehow, we came up with a script on less than a day’s notice. Jeff was able to build a boxing ring in the rec. room with wooden railings and extension cords. Brian had the soundtrack to Rocky III so we just used that. (Besides, which song is more Rocky, Eye of the Tiger or Burning Heart)

Anyway, during filming we ran into so problems like accidently erasing the first part of the movie, and Jeff wanted to go to the library instead of finishing the movie. We were able to push through and complete a movie of legendary proportions.

The movie spawned a large number of other projects to be made in the Sherwood Studios. Movies such:
Ramnurse 1 – 5
The Karate Kid
A bunch of music videos
Red Storm Rising (I got an A in a class for that one)
And many other ones that I have been able to forget …

Unfortunately my younger sister taped over all the films and they have been lost forever.

That is why we must honor this historic achievement by always remembering that the day before Thanksgiving is “Rocky IV Day”

Nov 6, 2007

Clara is walking!

Clara suprised us last week and started walking! She took her first steps on October 30th... at only 9 1/2 months she is quite the daredevil.

Here is how she feels about us bragging about her...

Happy Fall! We went for a hike around the lake this weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather and changing leaves. Eat your heart out, AZ folks. I hear it is still in the 90's, there. :)

Halloween Photos

This is a photo of Greg and I in our Halloween costumes...can you guess who we are? Here's a hint... "Dunder Mifflin, how may I direct your call?"
Jim and Pam from "The Office."