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!

Monday, December 14, 2009

What's On My Happy List?

My Dancing Girls....
pre-costume the first night before the concerts...

Phew! It's been quite the past 4 days....my work party, ward Christmas brunch, two Mormon Tabernacle Christmas concerts, dance rehearsals lasting 5 hours and beginning at 5:45 a.m., dance recitals consisting of 4 different shows on two different nights, dinner out with friends, delivering neighbor Christmas gifts and a preschool field trip to Sweet's Candy Factory where I 'OD' on salt water taffy. Not sure why the Christmas festivities all seem to fall at the same time but nonetheless, its been a very pleasant weekend! The absolute highlight was being able to attend my girl's dance recitals AND the Mo-tab Christmas concert, "The Wondrous Gift of Christmas", NOT ONCE BUT TWICE. The concert featured special guests...eight-time Grammy winner...singer and songwriter, Natalie Cole, and widely acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner, David McCullough, author of New York Times national bestseller, 1776 and John Adams. We originally did not receive tickets through the random selection process and were going to go "stand by"... in the frigid cold... BUT the last minute we were lucky enough to receive tickets from a co-worker and neighbor and again from a sick relative who was unable to attend Sunday morning's broadcast. They were the hottest tickets in town this weekend....for the four individual concerts only 84,000 tickets were distributed out of 1.2 million requests. It was a thrill to be there! It has been a tradition to attend for some years now and it makes my holiday season complete EVERY year.

A few more recital pics....
We had seven different costumes between the three girls...we managed to get photos of them in at least one...they all did such a beautiful job...we were so proud of them and all their hard work...

Poor Hannah had the sorest scalp from having her hair up so tight, it gave her a headache. Geez, mom "How many bobby pins did you use?" She was so exhausted the next morning, she sat up in bed to eat her breakfast and then snuggled back up to go back to sleep. I couldn't get her up to get ready for school so I let her sluff for the first couple of hours ssshhh! I had no idea she would be snoozing away still at 10:50 a.m.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Angie...SO EXCITED to get your Christmas card and see you have a blog. Your girls are beautiful and so grown up! And a baby on the way! So exciting for you. I love your blog, it makes me miss you. We need to go to lunch or something sometime.
    We have a blog too..email me at cherhayes@hotmail.com and I will send you an invite if you want one. So good to hear from you...I just love you!

    ReplyDelete