Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 44 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 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 and 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 love celebrating 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!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

What's On My Happy List?


Y Day 


A bit behind on posting this one....THE BIG GAME DAY.
{Which was the same day as Murray's Homecoming Dance... a lot of hoopla going on around here that day...}
The day didn't start so well, or end so well for the majority of us. haha. We woke up to a "U" mischievously painted on our lawn in the wee hours {there is quite the story to that} at the hand of our Utah neighbors.  We have a few of those. 


Dad beat me hanging his flag first with the nice sturdy clamps, which almost left me trying to hang mine with chip clips. A precarious situation amongst the wind storm we were having. But I prevailed. 


Had some "right back at ya fun" with some of our U neighbors. I made a tombstone
that said
R.I.P. U of U
 and put that alongside the painted U on the lawn with some blue and white balloons. Dad kifed it once, but we negotiated and they were put back out. Then they disappeared again. {And it wasn't the hubs this time around.}  Me and Hannie had our cougar claws out. grrrr!


I bought a U neighbor a pizza, but before delivering it I made a Y out of pepperoni to put on top of it. Sure took them by surprise when they opened the box to bake it. Gotcha!


To get the last laugh, the next night they hand delivered a home-made pumpkin pie. One of my very favorite things to eat! It was delicious, although we had to spread the whip cream around to make the pie even edible. Ha!  

I happened to score some tickets off of KSL classifieds for me and Emmsie to go down to the game. Had to meet some unidentified dude at designated day, time and place to pick up tickets. Not the most ideal situation but I've used the classifieds a couple of times before to buy football tickets and I'm still alive. Although I will say every time I get my tickets this way I feel like I'm on a drug run. haha. Not that I've ever been on one to really know, of course, but if anyone could read my texts it would be cause for concern. Meet me off this exit...cash only...what color of car are you driving? Cracks me up!. Emmsie and I were able to go down with my brother and niece. 
SO MUCH FUN. 

 I'm telling you, this is one of my very favorite places to be! Night games are the best. This one started really late, but I didn't mind one bit. I was able to see Kyleigh off on her Homecoming date and still have time to get to the game..

Emmsie and I had more fun watching the Utah fans around us getting kicked out of the game almost more than watching the game itself.

The outcome gave me the BYU blues...Reminiscent of one of my favorite posts of baby Kate here.


This bowl of red m&m's was waiting for me on my bedside table {compliments of the hubs} when I got home after 1 in the morning.
NOT a pleasant site I tell ya. 


 Win or lose.
My blood is true blue!
Always and forever!
Look at these cute Y cookies a BYU friend dropped by a few days before game day.
Could of used a few of those post game.

Well, I can't really say there is always next year. Make it three. Blah!


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