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√©cor 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, children's books 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 (13)

Brielle Olivia (13)

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!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

What's On My Happy List?

My Nana Bella turned 11!
Good Morning Birthday girl!
time to open the birthday gifts!
Hannah asked for two things for her birthday...a tool kit and duct tape! Not kidding. She's my love to fix it girl. She was way excited about her new pink tools.
She's already made barbie clothes and an orange {her favorite color} shoe to wear with her duct tape...love the bed hair. :)
This gift was my favorite! I couldn't wait to give it to her. She's clearly puzzled with the FED EX package..
Inside were two tickets to the American Idols Live concert.  and she's taking ME!  I was dancing up and down like a kid. She and I have been Idol buddies this season.
It's no secret we have always been big Idol fans. I'm pleasantly surprised how much we liked it this year with the new judges and Simon gone. We enjoyed so many of the singers this season. Our favorite was Scotty whom we voted 105 times for that last night. {He was the winner!} We were bummed to have the season come to an end and sad to not be seeing our tv crush, Ryan Seacrest, until January. :) So we threw ourselves a chocolate waffle brownie and ice-cream party!
The night before her birthday dinner Hannah was watching a cooking show and was craving BBQ. Dad and I knew right where to take her for her birthday dinner. Famous Daves.
It was a hit! We had fun taste testing all the BBQ sauces.
Thanks to Smiths Bakery :) we had cake after her Sunday birthday meal with dad's family. I realized I can't teach a RS lesson and be finishing up a b-day cake in the same morning like I was with Kyleigh's. haha!
Hannah is my pickest eater but she does love Chicken Cordon Bleu and mashed potatoes. She helped Dad, grandma and Emma make the cordon bleu on Saturday. They make an assembly line and she was in charge of pounding the chicken really thin. It was tasty.   
We do friend parties every other year for the girls. This was Hannah's off year. So we partied with a cousin sleepover instead!   



Emma planned Minute To Win It games....
The Mov'in On Up game......

Penny Hose game.....
Stack Attack game.....
Before each game, those participating would watch the Minute To Win It blue print to see how to perform that challenge.
Face The Cookie.....

Getting prepared to do the Elephant March!  what a kick


After the games we took a memorable ride to grandma and grandpa's, courtesy of Kyleigh. Luckily it's only about a minute and a half jaunt through the neighborhood to get there. We weren't exactly being law abiding citizens here. 
They goofed off down in the creepy crawl space where they hid the time capsule a year ago....Emma even told a ghost story...



Grandpa requested another picture of the foursome...
Then we were off to the neighbors to jump in the pool....
They had a riot!

Because we are not supplied with boy's clothing around here, poor Ty had to put on a pair of Hannah's pj bottoms since his clothes were soaking wet. He gave us a laugh!
One more Minute To Win It game....called Wrap It Up!

However, they were no where close to wrapping up the partying. They had ice cream sundaes, watched Gnomeo and Juliet and Tron, and did their infamous 1:00 in the morning runaround outside before falling asleep at 2:00, one at 3:30! They were too pooped to do an all nighter like the last time they were here. Good time for my girls. Especially my birthday girl! I'm certain they would rather hang with the cousins then do just about anything.

1 comment:

  1. Chocolate waffles! Whaaat? Do share!

    My Maryn LOVES her some Minute to Win it.

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