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!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

What's On Our Happy List?


Thanksgiving!  
Thanksgiving is the bomb for me. It's my favorite day. Filled with two of my loves...family and food. The day is simple, and low key with not a lot of fuss.... Just the way I like it. 

Every year we tell the 5 Kernels of Corn Pilgrim story and share our 5 "thankfuls" around the breakfast table .....
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Primary kids were told in Sharing Time the 5 Kernels of Corn Pilgrim story.  They also made crafty ears of corn out of Corn Pop cereal and green tissue paper. How cute is that? We copied the idea and made some for our table settings. 


Brie made our Turkey centerpiece at school!



We ate Thanksgiving dinner with Daddy's side. Emmsie always helps g-ma by setting and decorating the table on special occasions. 



Brie wrote the cutest poem in school about Thanksgiving Dinner....

Bake a turkey golden brown
Grandma's is the best in town...
Salty corn it tastes so great
Hurry! Pile it on your plate.
Homemade gravy grandma makes
Pumpkin cookies that we bake.
Families meet together
Because they are forever.
It's time to eat, "Shout Hooray!"
What a great Thanksgiving Day. 


 We went to my sisters to visit with my side of the family and eat delicious pie. My brother-in-law has a pie making hobby. He made 11! 


We went and saw the new Disney movie. Not MY favorite, but I was entertained enough. ;) 

These are the little Thanksgiving treats I put together for my Primary class. 
{printable from marcicoombs.com} 

I have to say the best treat around here lately though have been Daddy's gingersnap cookies. They make me happy! Go Dad!

A little Junie B. ...Thanksgiving style. My fourth grader still enjoys these books. {And so do I.} 
Brie has been reading it to me.  

Hannah, Kate and Brie wanted to put their little Christmas trees in their bedroom. Kate put hers in ours. I love it! 



so...Brie and Hannah wanna redo their room for Christmas. I'm hoping Santa's elves will come paint for me. Cuz I know I don't want to. lol Painting is almost at the bottom of my "fun to do" list.  And besides I love Brie's bed the way it is. 

 Lov' in this quote about Black Friday....

This, plus Emmsie's words, "I hate getting up early, I hate crowds and I hate shopping"...  pretty much sums up my feelings about Black Friday. 

I personally don't want anything bad enough to put myself thru that ridiculousness. So I avoid the stores like the plague.  {And don't even get me started on how they are opening stores even earlier now, as in 6:00 on Thanksgiving night?!?! In my mind something is really wrong with that.} 

We decorated a gingerbread house the day after instead of shopped.

Kyleigh did brave it and went mall shopping with a cousin late Thanksgiving night after the movie.  Kinda crazy I say, although not as crazy as the shenanigans she was up to... playing a Thanksgiving prank on a friend of a friend. Kyleigh & friends {dubbed the Turkey Bandits} left random Thanksgiving food items on some kid's porch FOR DAYS. They went through the whole Thanksgiving feast...turkey, next night was a box of stuffing, then a can of yams, rolls, etc. etc.  Each food item had a cute, clever saying to go with it. The kid was stumped. He probably thought he was getting asked to a dance. haha! Nope! just crazy college kids having some Thanksgiving fun. 

Happy December!

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