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!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

What's On My Happy List?

Hallelujah Day has arrived...
Ya know that line from Alice Cooper's rock song...SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER? Well are we ever belting that out today!!! I'd post it to my music playlist but the overall song is just way too scary. Lunch at IceBerg is a tradition on the last day of school, so I piled my five girls and two nieces in the cruiser and off we went to celebrate by eating these...
Oh Yum!
Afterwards we went to the store to buy supplies to decorate my cute nephew's lawn who graduated from High School today. Not sure if I've shopped with 7 girls before but what a cRaZy delight. We found ourselves in a hilarious situation trying to jam a huge bouquet of balloons in a already packed car of 8 people. Good thing our life size cut out of George W. folded up or it would have been him or one of the kids strapped to the top of the car. LOL We secretly decorated the outside of the house with orange, black and white balloons, a Spartan banner, and 18 of these plates poked in all over the front lawn.
George W. was at the door to greet and say Congrats Graduate...Matt sure got a kick out of it! George has since been found scaring the occupants of this house in showers, beds, and behind closed doors.

My Miss straight 4.o! is officially a Freshman. Oh my! One of her guy friends wrote in her yearbook..Your intelligence will earn you many friends, but your smile earns even more! Keep smiling! Seriously. Thats a pretty mature AND sweet 8th grade boy! She took the camera to school and had a heyday taking pics..Here are just a few. These are her besties.....
especially this one...
With her favorite teacher..Miss Parker who taught History....
A bunch of kids headed across the street to Roxberry after school got out. Here she is with her cousin. They have LOVED going to school together this year.

Way too cute! Celebrating will continue as we host the Out of School Party/Cousin sleepover tomorrow night. Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Hooray - I'm so happy that school is out too! Congrats to your girls on getting such good grades & I seriously can't believe Kyleigh will be a freshman! Also, I love Kate's little feet in the lake at Scofield - so cute! And, to answer your question - yep Brenlee's hair is naturally curly- there's no way I be curling it every day. I don't know how you get 5 girls ready every day - 1 is enough! :)

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