My awesome friend, Sherilee. Has it really been 18 years since we first met in Marian Hall as college freshman?
I am anxiously awaiting Sherilee's annual Thanksgiving visit. It hasn't been a long time since I've seen her. She was here for our Labor Day Picnic. Thanksgiving is different though. She has not missed spending the day with us in at least 6 consecutive years and many more if you count all the years put together. In the past she has brought various nephews with her and most years she has had a special friend with her. The first Thanksgiving after my grandfather died, she came just for the day...all the way from New York City, 10 hours round trip in a snow storm for a 3 hour dinner appearance. This year she is arriving Tuesday night and staying until Saturday. For her, this is an extended stay. I hope she knows how special this tradition is for all of us. As you can see she is a body builder. These photos come from Muscle and Fitness magazine and Fitness magazine. Sherilee is a personal trainer. She is in the process of getting licensed as a hair and makeup artist. My second "sister" also works a full time job as the office manager/human resource coordinator at a six billion dollar corporation in the city. She has done several fitness and figure competitions which require strict adherence to a high protein, no carb diet. She is usually the easiest house guest, as she travels with ALL of her food and rarely deviates from her food plan. Thanksgiving is one of the few times we actually get to see her EAT. We will be attempting to offset the extra calories consumed by hiking somewhere on Friday...She has been along for 2 of the high peaks hikes and we like to joke that she is our very own Fresh Air child. Sheri may live the glamorous city life...but she is the most down to earth, fun loving, beautiful person inside and out and I am so fortunate that our paths were meant to cross.