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, 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!

Friday, May 11, 2012

What's On My Happy List?

Dance!

Brie, Hannah and Kyleigh had their year end Spring Recital....
Brie danced to Justin Bieber's Baby Baby...

For the first show I was one of the mothers in charge for her class...our job was to keep twelve  6/7 yr olds quiet, sitting in their chairs, 
get them on stage at the appropriate time to do their number AND not lose anybody along the way....haha..it's actually harder than it sounds...
 We just so happen to own some Justin Bieber perfume... so since they were dancing to the Bieb I brought it with, gave a little squirt to each girl before they went onstage to perform...
Brie with one of her dancing friends.....they made the Bieber proud!

I only have one shot of my Hannah Banana. I tried to get more but cooperation and the proper lighting was lacking. ;) Her ballet dress and dance "Renaissance Celebration" from Tangled, with lighted lanterns even...was be-utiful!!  She also had a jazz number to Skater Boy!  She did awesome!

This was Kyleigh's last time dancing as a Starlette, *tear*  so I spent some time back stage taking random photos of her for memory sake.. She had to change costumes 20 times over the course of the four shows....that alone would drive me nuts. But she absolutely loves everything about that and being on the stage performing.

She loves the shoes...
The jewelry...
The makeup!!

And the glitter! 
When I say these girls glitter up, they spare no glitter! {I still have traces on my bathroom floor.} They just kept putting more and more on. Kyleigh can not get enough of that stuff. So since it was their last hurrah together, it was only appropriate that she gave each of the Starlettes a tiny jar of glitter that said "Always Remember to Sparkle!"   Thanks to Kyleigh's fb page and those of her teammates for some of the following pics....

Oh my goodness if you were to have seen the emotions after their last dance together. You thought someone had died. There were tears and deep sobs. {that would be my girl} Even Dad got teary eyed.
 One girl fainted, actually numerous of times that night.  She has a medical condition that causes her to do it, but my goodness it was crazy and added even more drama to the evening. 

They had boys dance with them to their opening Jazz number...Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend. 
 These boys were lingering backstage after the show was over and I'm sure witnessed quite a site....all those boob'in girls!!! It was sooooo hard emotionally for Kyleigh. and I knew it would be..before we even left the house she about burst into tears as I was doing her hair in the starlette-do for the last time. 

I went backstage on night one and saw this sight. They were praying before going on stage. So sweet I think. Kyleigh's friend, Schyler, got to fill in on this night for one of the original boys who had another commitment. I swear he's had the opportunity to watch her dance more over the years than any of her other friends.  Mostly because he has sisters that dance too but it was kinda cool that he got to be a part of it with her. 

                                                                Contemporary
danced to The Man Who Can't Be Moved by The Script

Pointe
The Way You Look Tonight...

Ballet
Men and Women of Our Memories by Enya...Gosh her Ballet dances...gah...I could of cried. 
 

Tap
 Wish I could post the whole "Candyman" tap number but it is more than 4 minutes long. I was able to post a bit of it though....They rocked it!


She loves all the girls and her instructors so much! They've spent hours and hours and hours together over the years. All but three are leaving the Company and moving on to other things, so it was super duper hard for everyone to see it end. Some are contemplating going back just for ballet and maybe contemp but it won't be the same.  Not without that Rockette style tapping and kick line...

       A thank you to her talented teachers....Lone Star Gift Card...








Kyleigh had a balloon given to her with a "star" ring attached from her teachers.  She loves that ring. When we got home that night we kissed that balloon bye bye and let it loose towards the star-lette filled night sky...what a great ride this has been...we are going to miss it. a lot. {Even my little Brie got choked up about it all}, but we are moving on, somewhat reluctantly, but excited for her new dancing adventures.   

1 comment:

  1. Oh my word. Saying goodbye is the worst. Boo hoo. Somehow it seems like saying it with glitter lipstick and sparkles and involved makes it a little easier.

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