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 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 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!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What's On My Happy List?

 
                                   
Back To School Party!

I threw a little party for the girls and three of their cousins to celebrate school starting next week. 
{Don't know how that is possible to celebrate such a thing.} 
But we faked being excited and managed quite nicely. 
You're so sharp tag was a free on-line download. I filled the jar with mechanical pencils because my girls prefer those rather than the traditional no.2's....

My absolute favorite thing about the party were the serving trays. We ate school cafeteria style. {Although they said the food was way better than school lunch!} haha. I found the trays at Target on clearance. I even wore a hair net (sort of) when I served the food... cuz ya know, lunch ladies do that.



We played school after....

studying 5 subjects...

the first being Math!

                                                              
We played a round of UNO!

Next...We went to writing class!

Where we played the "What If" game....

you write silly questions and answers...and the q's and a's get all mixed up....
                                         
you are bound to giggle every time you play....

proof of that....

We studied Art!
                                                              
by playing pictionary.....

                                         
We even attempted a science project...

 
at the park with a bottle of coke and mento's....I think you could say we failed this subject...hahaha

as we did not perform the experiment correctly 
{go figure!} 
There was no need to run for your life....

unlike here!  
{what our experiment really should have looked like!}...
picture courtesy of puertabella.blogspot.com
                                                                 
                                                     Our final subject was Music...     

                  
We played 'Name That Tune' 
{from songs off our iPods} 
with a few dance moves thrown in....


A movie and sleepover followed....

FUN FUN night! {the older girls were great at playing along}


The next day I sent Hannah, Brie, my niece, and one of Brie's girlfriends on a Back to School scavenger hunt...
idea and free downloads from Happy Home Fairy...

They hunted the house and outside for school supplies to fill these pencil pouches....with pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, and rulers...





Then we went to Mc D's and to the dollar theatre to see a movie....

The fun continued as two of my nieces stayed a second night...where some of the girls opted to sleep over on Aunt Dori's backyard trampoline...
they treked over there on their bikes WITH their sleeping gear in tow. 
{which was tied or roped in about every possible way to either themselves or the bike} 
Pretty darn funny sight!  

1 comment:

  1. YOu really are the cutest mom ever! I am totally jealous of your life. I wish we were at all your parties.

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