Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 45 year old mother of five amazing daughters and wife to a caring, sensitive AND sexy husband. I adore my family. I’m dedicated to my faith. I enjoy a good laugh. I'm nostalgic and love to reminisce. "Remember" is my favorite word in the English language. I love life! I’m passionate about music, food and travel. I’m fascinated with anything European. {PARIS! Hello!} I love celebrating anything and everything! I love to read, especially a good biography, mystery, Regency Era or Historical fiction novel. I love thoughtful gift giving. To me the gift wrap is almost as important as the gift itself. I love being creative…bolts of ribbon, coordinating scrapbook papers, producing a tablescape, or d├ęcor for a themed party etc. puts a smile on my face. I love the details! I’m a freak for anything theme oriented. I enjoy event planning, but oddly enough do not like to host or entertain. I enjoy fashion, but have to be really in the mood to clothes shop. I love purses and funky jewelry. I’d rather wear wedges or heels any day than flats. I enjoy decorating and searching for the perfect decorative pillow or picture. However, you’ll never see me frequent high-end stores. I'm more of a Ross, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning kind of gal. My favorite decor style is an old world rustic chateau look with a hint of bohemian, baroque and vintage shabby chic, like an English cottage. {confusing I know!} Autumn is my favorite season. I’d go through childbirth a million times. I enjoy biking with my man, Pilates, and jogging. BUT you’ll never find me in a gym working out. I love movies, whether watching them in the theatre or cuddled up on the couch with my family. I enjoy a good chick flick or real life drama! I'm a sucker for movies on the Hallmark Channel. I love the elderly. I love Disneyland. I love being in the canyon on a summer or fall evening at dusk. I love my friends. While I have some extroverted characteristics. I’m a self proclaimed introvert. I’m generally quiet, calm, reserved and pretty darn private. Why in the heck do I blog? It’s a creative way to record family history. I enjoy photography. I really don’t like to write, although I write in my journal almost every day. I love the beach. I enjoy WWII history. I love a clean, orderly house, but ours looks lived in. ;) PBS Masterpiece is my friend. I adore Jane Austen films. They transport me to another time and place. If I had to choose another time period in which to live, early 19th Century England would be my pick. "Sense and Sensibility" is my all time favorite movie. My favorite TV series is the 1950's Spanish Drama "Velvet." My biggest pet peeve is people who blow their noses in public. So gross! {Take it to the bathroom people.} I’d go on a wine tasting vacation if it wasn’t against my religion. I’ve always wanted to adopt a baby from a foreign country. I’m an avid BYU football fan. I love our campfires at Scofield Lake. I have a 'thing' for fairy gardens and Gallic French roosters. I love summer rainstorms and warm baths. I'm a Rush Limbaugh and Hannity Talk Radio Show listener. Also a fan of several Fox News shows. I hate when my kids have homework. I collect quotes, Madame Alexander Dolls, and Disney pins. I always prefer sitting in a back row versus the front. {I'm sort of a seat snob..yikes} I also have high expectations for my lemonade, salsa, and french fries too. HA! I work well behind the scenes. I love a good Dateline Mystery and the genealogy TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" I’m a night owl. I'd rather be cold than hot. I enjoy being a chauffeur to my children. I’m an Anglophile… love anything English! I would like to serve a church mission to England with Jaren someday. I'm queen of paper towel, used kitchen hand towels and dishrags make me squirm. You’ll rarely find me out of the house not ready for the day, except when driving the kids to school on the days I don't work. I feel naked without lip gloss. Pairing up white socks, chipped fingernail polish, chapped lips and brownie crumbs on the floor drive me nuts! I like to organize and BE organized..but not saying I always am. ;) I enjoy hiking to waterfalls, ATV’ing with my family and snowshoeing with the hubs. Although I enjoy collecting recipes and occasionally watch cooking shows... (Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, Paula Deen, and the Pioneer Woman are my favorites) I’d rather not cook. Eating out is so much more fun. I live to eat! LOL Trying new foods and restaurants is a favorite pasttime. I love the joy of anticipation and the celebration of holidays. Family traditions are important to me. I'm a memory preserver. I'm a pathological picture taker ;) and I love happy lists!

My Fam!

My Fam!

Mr. and I

Mr. and I

My Girls!

My Girls!

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Emma Abigail (19)

Emma Abigail (19)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

My Man!

My Man!

Good Times!

Good Times!

What I Believe!

Our Missionary

Our Missionary

My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What's On My Happy List?



Fun in the kitchen and Gift Giving.......
Our YW recently had an Italian cooking night for our weekly activity. We made an Italian meal and then went to one of my favorite places...Bellisimo Gelato for a tour and dessert. When our YW Pres. tried Mascarpone for the first time and loved the taste of it I knew just what to make her for her upcoming birthday. I made a trip to the Mediterranean Market on State where they carry European Specialty foods to get the main ingredient. On Sunday Grandma helped me make these puffed pastries filled with mascarpone, a sweet Italian cheese. They look sorta gourmet'ish but they are easy to make and taste heavenly! In my thrift store jaunts I found two perfect glass pieces to make her this pedestal to present the pastries on. It cost me a whopp'in $2.75. I tell ya making these pedestals are cheaper than buying a gift bag.
On Saturday Emma wanted to put her cake decorating skills to work to make a "Pixie Hollow" cake for a good neighbor friend who was celebrating her 8th birthday. We got our creative
juices flowing and this was our finished product. We had so much
fun decorating it with icing and fake flowers. We even had miniature bugs and Tinkerbell! We displayed the cake on a pedestal that I made for $2 dollars. squeal















7 comments:

  1. Look how amazing you guys are! Those desserts look yummy and the cake is great.
    By the way, are any of our young women graduating next year? My sister is a photographer and is trying to find some seniors to take pictures of. Could you let me know?

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  2. That is perfect, thanks for those names.
    The jars are filled with strawberry freezer jam. We thought they were a cute party favor for a shower.

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  3. You never cease to amaze me! Where is Emma taking her cake decorating class? I think Annie would love that.

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  4. I want the recipe for the Mascarpone. It looks yummy!!! I'm glad I have a talented sister.

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  5. That's AMAZING! Feel free to make ME a cake ANYTIME, Angie! Haha, a David Archuleta themed cake would be fun. ;D Just kidding. How long did that all take?

    Speaking of graduating seniors, I'm going to be graduating next year!! I'm freaking out!! :)

    ♥ Taryn

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  6. WOW - Martha Stewart step aside - you are amazing!! I love Emma's cake too - very cute! Congratulations to your girls on their dance accomplishments too! And, I know I've said it before - but you really need to put together a book with all of your cute family traditions. That tea party looked so fun & yummy! :)

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  7. That is a wonderful cake! You are super talented!

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