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, 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, January 16, 2015

What's On My Happy List?


I love me some Maroon 5! 
Their new music video....Sugar...puts a smile on my face! I'm pretty sure beyond IL DIVO and 1D, and my other outdated music loves like Manilow, Josh Groban, Bocelli, Buble, and Peter Cetera {I'm an old goober} they are the only group these days I'd pay to see in concert....



Speaking of Sugar...
Kate was wanting to make blue cupcakes the other day. This is what we came up with... Winter Blue Eskimo Cupcakes! Kate is a white chocolate lover. A Cookies n Cream Hershey candy bar is just about her favorite treat in the whole world. We crumbled those up to sprinkle on top...AND added some sugar!  

Enjoyed a little outing with Kyleigh before she started back at school. Her semester didn't start until a week after the other girls.  Lucky duck! We've been indulging ourselves on episodes of past Downton seasons. {Delightful!} She so wanted me to keep the Christmas tree up until her birthday...ummm..that's not til February. I kept it up a whole entire week after New Years before taking it down. {She was still butt hurt.} She loves the lit tree as much as I do, no doubt about that.   


Got this text the other day from Emmsie. She was stoked! 

It's the end of the semester {Which means the school year is half over already..WHAT?} Emma was able to pull all A's this term. This girl spends hours doing homework, SO it is very well deserved. 

One of Emma's drawings from her SLCC art class was displayed at the recent school art show...It's her dream car! 

Her final project of the class....is of Audrey. Love it!

This was Hannah's VERY last day of dressing for PE in JR HIGH SCHOOL!!!! 
All my girls have loved the PE teacher at the Jr. High. So...it was a little sad. As well as leaving her favorite class and teacher. Ms. Lippencott, who teaches Geography/History.  She also pulled all A's except for one class. Darn Science!

I've had a bit of the decorating bug of late. 
{It's about time, it's been about 10 years. haha} 
Found this little colorful pillow. It's got a little bohemian flare to it that I just love. I'm just sorta obsessed with decor pillows in general, but I'm using this as my inspiration to change a few things in the front room.... to give it a more Spring-y feel.... 
I think I'm having better luck with Hannah and Brie's room redo. It's coming along. More on that later. 

It seems the kiddos just got back into the school routine and now they are off again. Look'in forward to seeing this with them over the holiday weekend...

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