Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 44 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 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 and 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 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!

Friday, July 03, 2009

What's On Our Happy List?

Just a few random "happy things" from the last few weeks....



{Our awesome neighbor who has a pool to give my younger three swim lessons}
{seeing the "Hannah Montana" movie with the girls and going for ice-cream after}
{cousin sleepover}

{the pranks that are still going on three weeks post Youth Conference..roof dwellers, 2:00 am phone calls}
{ward Ice-Cream social}

{the firemen coming to spray down the neighbor kids}
{celebrating Father's Day with Jaren eating yummy India House food and seeing "The Proposal"}

{neighborhood party at the park to celebrate the end of a friend's Pediatric Neurology residency}
{searching for blue, brown and white candy for the dessert bar FOR that party}

{friend sleepovers}
{bee's nest that Kyleigh found twenty feet up in the front yard tree}

{Kyleigh home from Oakcrest Camp}
{Leslie and I chaperoning the girl's back on the bus from Kamas}

{breakfast at Mimi's with a friend who is here from out of state}

{Emma reading 9 Nancy Drew books in 6 days}
{Wheeler Farm}
{a night out at the Japanese restaurant, Bonzai, with three couples from our ward}

Water Fun at the park...




Swim lessons..again...for Emma and Hannah...and first time for Brie.



Unexpected discoveries....

Even before the bee's nest was discovered and unsuccessfully destroyed, we had been wanting to try some of the Burt's Bee body products. how ironic. Brie and I put together a little scavenger hunt for Emma & Hannah while Kyleigh was seeing the new Transformers movie with Dad. The prize (a Burt's Bee kit) was found under the "bee" tree. How clever is that? Like I mentioned above the nest is like 20 feet up...but look what else we found when I was zooming in to get a picture of the bee's nest?!?!?..another darn roll of t.p.! Apparently one of the 60 that was unaccounted for? We are STILL getting toilet paper falling even 2 1/2 weeks after the t.p. job of the century. LOL

2 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, those darn devilish heathen boys ("heathen" and "boys" is a little redundant buuut...)! Heaven knows they make things interesting around here...gotta love 'em! :)

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  2. Did you LOVE the Proposal or what! I may be going to you know where, but I died laughing at that totally inappropriate part...you know the one, right?!

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