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!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

What's On My Happy List?

My baby girl is 17!
                                     
                                             Birthday Queen...may your reign never end...
 B-day gifts!

Bday lunch! 
Did a sushi drop off at the school on her lunch break....

That morning a special friend picked her up for school. Took her for hot chocolate, and gave her the sweetest gift...a scarf to add to "her collection", a bracelet and this single rose. He also took her out for dinner before Young Womens. Great guy!

Life is easing up a bit for her. She is so happy to have Region and State Competition over with. They performed at a home basketball game this week and it was actually fun dancing because there weren't any judges present. haha! They only have Nationals at the end of the month in Florida left and the end of year show. Relief! This is my favorite performance of the year. It was at Region two weeks ago where they took 2nd place in the Military category. They were just spot on!  You could feel their energy and adrenaline. I could have passed out! I use my football scream at these events. The moms were hoop'in and a holler'in as we met the team in the hall as they were coming off the floor. Great memory! So proud of them for nailing it under pressure!





This was at State last Friday. 

 Long day. Two of Kyleigh's best friends came and stayed 8 + hours to support her. That is Loyalty with a capital L! We took the three of them out to eat after for Kyleigh's birthday dinner.  So fun!

Dad is one of the best "Drill Dads" around. He is one of the few dads that you regularly see there at performances and competitions. He's very supportive and has the cutest MURRAY DRILL dad shirt to prove it. 

 He even carries his pocket knife so Kyleigh can cut the bottom of her gillies to help prevent her from falling on the slippery floor. 

 If you knew the story behind this picture {below}and the one of all of us {up above}. I had it taken on purpose for a reason. Hilarity people. Totally had my Prom post on my mind.  I was secretly trying to take pics without them noticing..  Even Kyleigh's team mate came over and noticed the dynamics of the foursome. She summed it up perfectly, "awkward!"

 Kyleigh had the Prince Charming Assembly recently too. Same week as Region. {Double whammy}. The M.A.G. girls got to escort the Senior guys who were Prince Charming candidates.   She borrowed a beautiful pink dress from a friend the night before the event.... Just hoping it would work and fit descent enough. {There was no way I was going to rent another dress for $100 + a pop so she could stand on the stage for 5 minutes. Not with Prom around the corner.} We had no idea if it was even going to fit right. She finally got the time to try it on around 10 the night before. What a mess! We made it work, and she looked beautiful, but it really was not her style. And I don't even have a picture of her in it to show. But I don't think she minds. I say getting her in a ball gown with corset lacing by 6:30 in the morn with hair and make up done is memory enough.This girl keeps me on my toes!
Happy Birthday to our sweet, sweet Kyleigh!
17 random things about Kyleigh!
1. Favorite spot in the house? By the fireplace.
2. Can't stand breakfast foods.
3. Non judgemental...
4. She is always got a spring in her step, leaping down the hall and out of rooms listening to her ipod..
5. She can't stand the feel of lotion on her body.
6. She keeps Happy/Memorable Moment Lists too...
7. Her ankles crack when she walks..we can hear her coming!
8. Her top 3 places she wants to visit...London, Paris, Ireland...
9. She is a music and movie fanatic...
10. Gets the Sunday night blues..
11. Dreams..Wants to attend an Olympics...as in RIO! to see Tom Daley. And be a Disney Princess!
12. Is addicted to chocolate and ice cream and the Sweet Tooth Fairy Shop...
13. She loves a good salad and sushi..
14. She's President of her Laurel class. She enjoys church and going to mutual on Wed nights.
15. She has a knack for leaving things to the last minute.
16. Her favorite actor..Christian Bale in Batman!
17. She is good at giving compliments, hugs, saying I LOVE YOU and Thanks!

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