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!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What's On My Happy List?

Posting all my random pics from the last several weeks...heres to lovely randomness...
A neighbor of ours and her sister, both uber talented, are launching their own magazine this June called Hearth. My three youngest were in a photo shoot with other neighbor kids for one of the upcoming magazine stories. ...Making ice cream the old fashioned way.

Kate wasn't cooperating....um..imagine that...so I'm not even sure if she was photographed for the real deal but these were some fun shots I got myself.


 Loved this vintage tray table holding all the ice cream toppings... 

 The Mr. and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary! How awesome is that? We had dreams of being in Europe somewhere on our 20th...{but our kids are our Italian sky at the moment.} Instead we tried out a new local restaurant haha and had some yummy food {I'd go back for that mango salsa alone} and then we hit a movie. We definitely share a love of good food and the movies...  And I love my man!


My sister who is 55 accomplished a dream of mine last Friday. She graduated from BYU! Oh gosh. So excited and proud of her!! She started at the "Y" 37 years ago but put her schooling aside to get married and raise her family. Look at her now!

 Her girls put together a picture time line of her life from the time she started her college journey to now. It was so sweet. We celebrated with the infamous BYU creamery ice cream and mint brownies.

 O.k. Yum. This is one of my favorite sandwiches right now. The hubs, who rocks in the kitchen, {especially on Sundays}, made them for us after church.  

They have apricot preserves, brie cheese and spinach. So easy...

Serve with Quinoa and fruit and you've got yourself a pretty darn tasty meal. Although my kids preferred the turkey and pesto ones he made.

Do you wonder what a bathroom counter looks like in the morning with a houseful of girls? Brie saw all the hair appliances out and took a guess which sister used which one for school that morning and what I would use. She was spot on. 



 She recently made a homemade spa for herself and Kate....

Brie walks to my parent's house every Tuesday after school to spend some time with grandma. I went over to pick her up and caught her playing a duet with grandma on the piano. So cute!

The playground at our park is finally finished, equipped with rock climbing walls and all.  It's pretty awesome looking although its geared much more for older aged kids.  The slides are so high I'm afraid Kate will fall and break her neck climbing up the ladder to get to them. No joke, I have to follow behind her. One slide she won't even go down without me...its too scary. 


Does this not look like something from the show wipe out or a torture chamber? Where are the good ole swings?

 Kyleigh's YW's advisor brought over a good luck cake the night before she took the ACT test. So sweet!

D. I. drop. We don't even have a VHS player any more. Seeing them all go kinda made me nostalgic. That's why I had to take a picture. {I told you this post was random.}


A birthday gift for Emmsie's good friend. We love putting together friend gifts. {You can get the cutest inexpensive boxes at Burlington.}




 Here is Emma with two of her best friends who made the drill team for next year. They are all smiles here but boy, they have no idea what they are in for! ha!

They will be on the team with Kyleigh!
She did decide to try out again.... although she was on the fence up to the day of tryouts!
                                                      So glad that's over with.
{I didn't know how many more times we could have hashed the pros and cons of doing drill or not doing it. Poor thing.} 


 I'm like a PBS freak right now. The only shows I religiously follow are all on PBS Sunday nights, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge and have you seen the mystery thriller, Bletchley Circle? I do have to say I get a kick out of watching Duck Dynasty though. The whole family does. Thanks to Dad who got us hooked on it a few months back.:)File:Duck Dynasty Promo.jpg

 Door troubles..When you keep locking your door after being told a gazillion times not to, and slamming your door when you get upset around here... guess what happens? It gets taken off. This lovely door's new home for a few weeks was in the playroom. 


 One of Kyleigh's best friend's brother left on his mission recently. Her friend was taking it pretty hard. To cheer her up we made her a sunshine bag... of all yellow things!...I saw this idea online somewhere...other friends added more yellow things like yellow roses, yellow loofa and yellow tube of mascara, etc.  It was way cute! 

1 comment:

  1. My grandma has the same complaints about the playground!

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