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!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

What's On My Happy List?

It was a BYU themed Birthday and I was in heaven...

Kyleigh and I scored some tickets to a sold out game

Even though I follow "Y" football faithfully on TV it had been years (possibly 11?) since I attended a home game. So going to this home game for me was not a mere activity but an EVENT...loved everything about it...and always have....the pilgrimage down there, the traffic, hoards of fans, the hype, and listening to the pre and post game shows on KSL radio. I even like the smell of the football programs..no lie. (I'm weird, I know). And then...ALL those memories of going to the home games growing up ...Gah! I tell ya I lived for Saturdays and game day back then.

Both my brothers have season tickets so we went with them along with two nieces and nephews...had an absolute blast!

We sweated like pigs in the heat until night fell. Night games are my favorite! We successfully cheered them on to victory in a close game over the Washington Huskies. I yelled until I gave myself a headache! It's been a darn good week for Cougars fans....this unexpected win along with declaring our INDEPENDENCE. Halla-freak'in-lujah. It's about time.
All the former BYU ALL American quarterbacks were there for a special halftime presentation with LaVell Edwards. We ended up seeing Gifford Nielsen around this broadcast booth after the game and shaking his hand. Sweet!

This was my send off mid afternoon prior to leaving....how stink'in cute is this?
Poor daddy was outnumbered that day. We are a house divided as he's a little red blooded.. along with his brother who graciously helped me hang the "Y" flag, but then mischievously slipped in this bottom picture with his Utah hat. Even Jar was being a good sport with all the "Y" hoopla and went with to help me pick out a new BYU shirt and who also held down the fort with the babe and other kiddos while Kyleigh and I partied for hours. Thanks luv. What a trooper!


We had Y face tattoos, and sparkly blue nails....
and I even found new tennies with the blue and tan BYU colors....On a side note I guarantee this will be my first and last "SHOE" post of me wearing tennis shoes. I'm never in them ..ick!..unless I'm exercising outside.
Happy Birthday to me!

2 comments:

  1. While my heart bleeds RED through and through, and that "Waldoesque" Uncle and I have had our share of red tinted adventures together. I have to say that baby is as cute as they come. EVEN if it's in a BYU blue ensemble.

    Also, I have to find the SHOESday post from when I was pregnant and wore tennis shoes, along with yoga pants, actually OUT of the house. I was huge. It was a low moment. Boo looked at my feet and asked "Does Daddy know you're wearing his shoes".

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  2. For your viewing pleasure
    http://shoeobsessedone.blogspot.com/2008/12/shoesday_24.html

    And you can tell "Napoleon" that I'm turning him in for "Honor Code" violations for hanging that banner:). Also you can tell him to give me a call.

    Got your package! My sister is in town, we're scheduling a viewing party. Thanks!

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