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 celebrating 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!

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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

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My list of favorite movies!

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Music To My Ears!

Friday, May 21, 2010

What's On My Happy List?

Make Up and Movies.....
Alice in Wonderland has always been in Kyleigh's top three of favorite Disney characters along with anything Aladdin and Peter Pan. Back in February, in my pre-baby days, I was planning our surprise mother daughter dates in hopes of having some memorable one on one time with each girl before the baby arrived. At the time, I knew just what to do with Kyleigh since no one else in the fam had the least bit desire to see the upcoming Disney/Tim Burton inspired "Alice In Wonderland" movie. (Alice in Wonderland to Emma is what Wizard of Oz is to me. creepy. creepy. creepy.)

Along with going to the movies I had planned to give her this Alice in Wonderland eye make up by Urban Decay. I was SO excited because I knew she was going to love it. She and I lurve make up! In another life we were make up artists in Hollywood. LOL Anyhow, things did not turn out quite as planned as the movie premiered March 5th, the weekend I was in the hospital having Kate. However, I was still able to give her this make up kit. It's like the cutest thing ever! It opens up to a pop up scene of Alice in Wonderland and the eye shadows all have Alice In Wonderland names like...White Rabbit.. Drink Me, Eat Me..Mad Hatter and Midnight Tea Party, just to name a few. Anyhow, Love Love this makeup. One of my latest favorite things for sure.


Still have not managed to escape with Kyleigh to the theatre to see this movie yet. Not sure if I've missed much though. It seems so dark and Jonny Depp is just beyond bizarre to me, just like his Charlie and The Chocolate Factory character, that I'm not dy'in to see it. We will eventually....But I hear the dollar theatres calling.

Speaking of movies....LOVE THEM. And I've seen a few lately. Just not Alice. Jaren, as part of his Stake calling, (or else he wouldn't have gone) was in charge of the Stake Father and Sons over nighter last weekend. Go figure! Poor guy didn't even have a son to take. And then he had two of the girls up at Scofield this past weekend. So, two Friday nights in a row we've had all girl movie nights. So fun! We've watched "Toothfairy"... cheesy but surprisingly funny. "Only You" a romantic comedy classic in my book..darling show..love it! And one of my new favorites "Leap Year"...
Amy Adams is adorable and Matthew Goode is ruggedly charming with an Irish accent to boot. Yum! The scenery was breathtaking. It had the Irish coastline I'm dying to see some day, and the music in the film was awesome too...Two of the songs "Dream a Little Dream Of Me"and "Never Forget You" were promptly added to my project play list so I can listen again and again. The other thing I love about this film is that it was relatively CLEAN. One that I can watch with my girls, unlike some others I've recently seen...um...should we say "Valentines Day" and "Date Night". Especially the latter. Unless you want to literally feel like you've been to a strip bar on your night out, don't go and see it! I was disgusted. And I'm no prude. The genuinely funny and clean parts were few and far between the filth. Directors definitely pushed the envelope on that rating! Jaren and I were both initially very excited to see that film, as it came out on our anniversary, but left very disappointed. I suppose that's why "Leap Year" appeals so much to me...FINALLY a descent romantic comedy in this day and age. "When In Rome" and "Letters to Juliet" are next on my viewing list. whoot!

5 comments:

  1. I ADORED "Letters to Juliet"--it was CLEAN and very sweet(except one part where the guy gives them the finger--totally unnecessary!!) I love, love, LOVED it! The amount of kindness that people showed others (and basically what the whole movie was about) was just perfect. Definitely going to get the DVD as soon as it comes out. Plus, I adore Amanda Seyfried--she is cuteness and sweetness personified.

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  2. Karly and I are planning on seeing letters to Juliet as well. I also liked Leap Year. We should do a big girls night out.

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  3. "When in Rome" is a cute show - I really liked it, and even Jeff didn't think it was too bad for a chick flick! :) I really want to see "Letters to Juliet" - the scenery alone looks amazing! P.S. Love that make-up kit!!

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  4. I took my 3 girls to see Letters from Juliet! DArling! We loved it, it was so clean and charming. A little predictable but worth the fun watching a clean movie. I will go see leap year.

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  5. I loved that movie "Toothfairy" also! It was very cute and funny! AND CLEAN! Yeah!

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