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 décor 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!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What's On My Happy List?


I tell ya it's never dull around here.

We attended Kyleigh and Emma's YW's "New Beginnings" last night and had only been home a short while when Emma realized she didn't have her retainer. 
{Oh, no...not again}
You should have seen the angst in her face when she realized she must have thrown it accidentally away with her dessert plate. 

Did I mention it's her new retainer? of one week!
{Lord help me}
   
I managed to remain calm 
{kudos to me}
 and sent Dad and her, in the dark of night, dumpster diving over at the church.
They retrieved the two big bags of garbage accumulated from the evening's activity and  
layed it out on newspapers in the backyard.
Then Emma began the daunting task of searching for a little clear plastic mold in a mound of muck, but not before a couple of prayers were sent heavenward.

Hannah was kind enough to go out with her to be the "support staff" while the rest of the household was desperately trying to watch the biggest basketball game in BYU history. 

They predicted the 8:15 p.m. tip off between the #9 Cougars (19-1) against the #4 San Diego State Aztecs (20-0) would easily be the most-watched, most-followed regular-season college basketball game, from a national perspective, in state history.
                                    
                
Mostly because of this guy....
Jimmer Fredette.
                                                                        
He's basically A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  
I believe I'd rename my son Jimmer. 
{if I had a son}

No less than 24 NBA scouts were in attendance along with scribes from Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com as well as a sell out crowd of almost 23, 000 to see Jimmer score 43 points in a wild win for BYU. 


That wasn't the only reason I was doing the happy dance. 
Emma found her retainer! 
Halla-freak'in-lujah!
Our prayers were answered. The church is true!


In other random going ons....
We are getting a new roof...and after three days of thunderous pounding, scraping and overall noise of multiple men with tools overhead... producing tarp after tarp of roof rubbish,  I'm looking forward to a little piece and quiet.
And my car parked back in the garage.

AND... could I pretty please ask for no more play dates with #2 problems.
Just as I was needing to get out the door for a hair appointment this afternoon Brie's little girlfriend finds herself in the bathroom, in tears, with poop issues..in her pants. 
Are you kidding me?  {the timing of it all}
AND she tells me she isn't wearing any underwear for the day. Say WHAT?
                                                             
They bug her. Which I get. {sort of}

Needless to say I was a little taken back...because underwear at this establishment is mandatory unless you are bathing or in dance costume... 

As calmly and kindly a manner as I could muster I quickly remedied the situation.
But seriously, I think I deal with enough poo and pee issues in this house without having to deal with one more!

4 comments:

  1. I have had to do the same thing, dinging for a retainer in the garbage. The only thing is that that retainer was mine. Yes at 34 years of age I still don't pay attention to what I am doing..lol!

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  2. I am laughing so hard. I left my retainer at a hotel while on vacation. I drove six hours to pick it up because they wouldn't mail it.

    The poop thing in the pants with no underwear is still making me laugh. This lady asked me to tend her 2 year old daughter once for an hour. That hour turned into 8 hours with NO phone call from the parent. They didn't bring me anything including diapers because she was only going to be gone an hour.. Noah was potty trained so I didn't have any diapers at the house. This little girl got sick and lets just say the diaper she had on didn't hold anything in. The poor little thing had it coming at both ends.

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  3. Poor Emma - I'm so glad she found her retainer! I can empathize with you about the poop too - you can ask Kristen - every kid I'd ever watch would always poop at my house (I was beginning to get a complex!) :)

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  4. When I was a kid I threw my retainer away at the Denver Zoo. There is a huge park next to the zoo and it got thrown in the dumpster. I will never forget my mom climbing in there trying to find it. Good times. I hope that doesn't happen to me!

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