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!

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!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

What's On My Happy List?


Our Chuck-Wagon themed Sunday dinner in honor of the Days of '47


These Sunday themed dinners take a village with Emmsie and I decorating and grandma, me, dad, Kyleigh and Emma doing the cooking....We ate biscuits and gravy, baked beans, pulled pork and corn on the cob out of tin plates. We had a "corn" theme going on with the appetizers....corn nuts, corn salsa and chips and little cornbread muffins served from an upside down straw cowboy hat.



Silly Sasparilla was served from the saloon in Kerr canning jars with gun shaped drink stirrers.



Cow pies, Peach Cobbler and a S'more No Bake Silky Pie for dessert....oh my! Don't think the Pioneers ate this good!




Kyleigh, Hannah, B. Olivia and Kate dressed up in their pioneer duds...

Emma was our wanted outlaw with a gun...

This, along with dinner at Cracker Barrel and doing fireworks with the neighbors=good times this weekend celebrating our pioneer heritage! Hannah gave a talk today in Primary about her Great Great Great Great Grandmother, Mary Cook Brown. She left her husband and home in Scotland and along with her four young boys sailed from Liverpool, England to America. She was part of the Evans Handcart Co where she and her boys pulled a handcart 1,182 miles from Iowa to Utah....arriving in the Salt Lake Valley Sept 11, 1857. What a faithful Latter-Day Saint....we are darn proud to be a descendant of such a brave and courageous woman!

5 comments:

  1. WOW!! you are AMAZING and very creative. We had Mexican food for the 24..ha haha. Well, it was Kent's birthday too and that is what he wanted.
    BTW I love your blog and your girls are gorgeous, just like you!!!

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  2. Hannah did such a great job on Sunday. I am so amazed by your kids Angie! You have such a neat family.

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  3. I love your themed dinner...Can I be adopted into your family??? You need to teach a class on How to be like Angie". :)

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  4. I so want to be a part of your family - your themed dinners are the best!! I would love to get the recipe for the S'more pie too - it looks sooooo yummy!!

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  5. I love your family and your new cute baby. Your theme parties are the BEST! I have never been that creative. What a party planner you are... that is talent.

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