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 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, September 27, 2010

What's On My Happy List?

Monday, September 27, 2010
Tooth Fairy Magic
She's a believer! Just an update from last night's late post. The TOOTH FAIRY came! Left a trail of pixie dust (silver glitter works wonders) from her pillow, down the hall etc.. that ultimately lead to a little gift left from the tooth fairy herself! (Good thing Grandma had this newest Tink movie stashed away or else I would have been toast.)
B. Olivia grabbed her fairy wings for the pic to show off her smile. Of course we will be watching The Tooth Fairy movie and having pixie sticks to celebrate tonight. I sure try to make a fuss for the first lost tooth, whether its a new pair of fairy wings or a book about loosing teeth etc etc. but then its all downhill from there. haha! Apparently, I must of just handed Hannah some money one time when she lost her tooth for the umpteenth time (ya know after awhile it gets a little old) and that's why Brie knew the tooth fairy wasn't real because she remembered me doing that. What a little stink! However, my little magic last night has seemed to turn her into a believer. We will see how long I can keep this tooth fairy facade up. *wink*



And on to this buggy little project...
Kyleigh had to catch 25 bugs for her Biology project. She was dy'in! And I was right there with her. Out of all my girlies, I believe she is the one that hates bugs the most. So the task was daunting. Knowing I wasn't going to be much help in the "catching" of the bugs she enlisted the support of dad, who took her out bug hunting twice as well as her Uncle Braden. What a guy! He took her to Wheeler Farm to hunt wood piles and the back woods. He even found a black widow for her..ewww!!.. Almost like any project around here, it turns humorous in one way or another. Kyleigh found herself short a bug the night before the project was due. So when she arrived home from dance late, me and her had to go bug hunting...nothing like the thought of that at 10:45 PM at night! Luckily we didn't have to go further than the front porch where moths were fluttering around the porch light. We can do moths. Yet Kyleigh was still squealing and not with delight. Here we are in action...K with the net and me with the jar. What a sight!

That would be an A please..Ms. Thurman!

1 comment:

  1. I remember your "love" of bugs. Makes me laugh reading your post.

    Way to pull out all the stops for the sake of making her believe. (I can't wait to watch that movie...looks so cute!)

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