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!

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Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Emma Abigail (19)

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Hannah Isabelle (17)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

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Friday, August 07, 2009

What's On My Happy List?

Girls Trip To Vegas
Oh my goodness..long time no post! I'm way behind with blogging as of late but had to post about one of the highlights of my summer. Last month I went with two of my sisters, Kyleigh and two nieces to Vegas to see IL DIVO in concert at the Mandalay Bay. We had the BEST time together. Here are some things that made our Happy List...

*decorating our car for the drive down...we had writing ALL over it..."What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"...Sebastien is our passion...that sorta thing

*the cars that would drive up close on the highway just to read what was written on our car...the car full of guys whooping and hollering at us was the most memorable..I think they thought we were heading to see Chip and Dale or Thunder Down Under..lol

*"This is my favorite!"

*In 'n Out (our North Star in Vegas )

*"Who's idea was this?"

*117 degree weather

*"It's from Walmart"...by Ashley

*Take three pictures and count to three

*Ashley and Marci buying floor seats for the concert

*"Those are OUR FLAGS!"

*"Sebastien talked to me"...by Marci

*the four of us watching (from the rafters) Marci & Ashley, down by the stage, getting autographs, giving flags and shaking hands with IL DIVO

*failing to get past the security guard for a picture outside the Mandalay

*poolside confessions

*calling Shari

*reminiscing about the IL DIVO trip to Vegas three years ago

*Cheesecake Factory

*walking the strip to Sephora

*Bellagio water show

*Paris Hotel

*"Who wants to drive?"

*going to Footloose at the Tuachan in St. George...and getting there in the nick of time

The highlight of the trip for all of us was when Marci was able to hand the American and French flags to Sebastien during the encore song Amazing Grace. Those are the same flags I took to the Utah concert- I had wanted to give the French flag to Sebastien that night but the opportunity never came like I had hoped. But somehow, out of the 12,000 fans there in Vegas, Marci managed. So there Sebastien was... on stage... singing... holding MY FLAGS...and we even got a picture! He even personally thanked her for them which made it even more of a special moment for her. (and me) Of course the rest of us were up in the rafters wigg'in, watching all this and the other interactions they had with Urs, Carlos and David. What a memory! What a night!

2 comments:

  1. Woo-Hoo! How crazy is it that some random guy holding flags that you gave him makes us so happy! HOW FUN! Did Kyleigh have fun with all of you crazy women?

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  2. All I can say is WOW - what a fun adventure for you guys! I love that you even decorated your car - what a hoot! Glad you had such a great time at the concert - you are the ultimate fan!!!:)

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