Happy Holidays

The holidays are here, and what better way to celebrate, than to send people pictures of your perfect family, via a Christmas Card!

Well, have no fear, of course now that I got a nice expensive camera, I tried to take family pictures by myself, HA! Well, let’s just say, they all needed editing (because I picked a terrible afternoon time to do it!).  So, fast-forward 1 week and a half later, and having my mom take majority of the pictures (after I tried putting the camera in the right settings for her), worked out SO much better!

Here is our Holiday card from 2015! Enjoy! 🙂

They are en route to everyone as we speak, so I figured it was the perfect time to share them with you all as well! 🙂

 

 

Reflection

On a warm sunny day

there was a woman standing 2 feet

in front of a large oak tree.

The wind was making her long dark hair

sway a little to the left,

making the tips of her hair come off of her shoulder.

While holding her camera in one hand,

she couldn’t help but stare,

at the deep-blue pond that lie 10 feet below her.

It appeared to be that she was looking

at the reflection of God’s creation.

There were four beautiful emerald green trees

standing tall above the water.

From a distance, all she could see in the water,

was a reflection of four trees.

But as she looked closely through her camera lens,

she could now see the life that was living among the trees.

She could see the reflection of the two squirrels running quickly,

jumping from limb to limb chasing each other.

She could see the reflection from a bird,

pecking on wood in the middle of the tree.

If she looked really close,

she could see the shadow from the flock of migrating ducks,

flying slowly across the sky.

Once the woman was done taking her pictures,

she packed up her camera,

turned around and gave the pond one more good look,

gave a soft smile, as if to thank God

for showing her that true beauty still exists,

and then opened up her car door, started the engine, and drove off.

©2015 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

Say Cheese!

I have been really trying to get better at photography, and while it sure does not come easy, I am steady practicing!  Here are a few of my latest pictures! 🙂

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So true!
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Nature
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Action shot at night!
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motivation
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sunset
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leaves in motion
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shadow
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Roses
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Friends flowers
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Railroad track

 

Oh, and I created a Bloglovin’ page, finally! 🙂

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©2015 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

The future

Image credit: Cheri Lucas Rowlands

If you know me, you would know that I have always had tried to have my future mapped out.  I would tell you at 10, that I would want to go grow up, fall in love, get married, and have babies.  Fast forward 10 years, and I was still thinking the same thing. Now, 7 years later, I have accomplished all of that (even though I have lost two out of the three babies I have had, God knew what he was doing when he changed my career path to be a nurse and to learn to love and take care of anyone, no matter what situation they have/are going through).

Now, I have new goals in my future, new hopes, new dreams.

My first goal, would be to give the best life I can possibly give, to my daughter.  She is the world to me and Shane, and we want to make sure she understands her relationship with the Lord, and truly flourishes with all the talent and love God has provided her with.  I hope to be the leader she wants me to be, and to be her friend when she needs a shoulder to cry on.  I see great things happening in her future, and I can’t wait to see where life takes her!

Effortlessly gorgeous.
Effortlessly gorgeous.

My next goal would build a home on a piece of land, God’s precious gift, to man-kind.  I would love to see my life and family flourish on the country-side and really grow as a family out there.

My Special Spot
My Special Spot

Third, would be to never forget to take the time to do what I love.  I would LOVE to actually truly research all the ins and outs of publishing a book, and write a book about my life.  I would love to reach so many people, just with my words, and I would love to see what God has in store for me with that idea! 🙂

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Fourth, would be to really grow and become a successful nurse and never stop learning.  I love to learn about the newest technologies and learning about science.  I would love to see that one day in my future, we could come up with a cure to some of the major diseases and illnesses that take so many of our lives away too soon.

To grow, to learn, to help.
To grow, to learn, to help.

Lastly, I never want to forget to have the goal to just open the door, and enjoy the beauty of what’s right in front of me.  The flowers, the dirt, the trees, the beauty of wind, and all that surrounds me each and every day.  I never want to get so busy in life, that I can’t stop and just take a moment to appreciate what is right in front of me.

Nature, at its finest.
Nature, at its finest.