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!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

What's On My Happy List?


Kyleigh in the MTC week 6

{we usually hear from Kyleigh on Thursday mornings...but the whole day passed and we hadn't heard a thing from her. Which is very unusual. We were kinda left wondering what was up until that night when we finally got a couple voice recordings.}  
Bats!!!
Boy, do I have a story for you!  Today was going to be a weird p-day anyway because the Mission President's Conference started yesterday. The apostles and general authorities are here teaching all the new mission presidents. The Mission President's came to teach us for about an hour which made today's schedule a little different than a normal P-day. We went to the temple earlier because we had class in the afternoon instead of at night etc. During class I got super sick, and nauseous, so my companion and I had to leave so I could get medicine and take a nap. About an hour after that, around four o'clock'ish, there was an announcement over the entire MTC saying that all sisters needed to go to building 19M immediately no matter where you were or what you were doing. I eventually got up....I'm in a sweatshirt and jeans because I didn't feel good. We walk over to this building where we are told that there are BATS in the new building that we just moved into last week!!!! So.... All the sisters had to pack up and hike back over to the other sister buildings that we just barely moved out of. haha I've moved into three different buildings since I've been here. I lived in a very nice building for a week, and now we are back into one of the crappy buildings. So yah, it's fabulous...dang BATS!! It's actually pretty hilarious now that we have moved everything over. Except nothing is unpacked, and we still have to go to class tonight. NO time for anything, but it's okay! I'm happy :) Today was my last day to go to the temple because it will be closed for cleaning until the day we leave for Korea, so that was sad. 

It's been a stressful day with moving, and I'm sick, so not a lot of time today for voice recordings for everyone, but I love you all! 

Pictures!!!

Three Korean Sisters that just left..

Murray people! 


Package from girlfriends... Everything started with "K"! :)

Mail your friend a corn dog!

My comp and I decided on the same day to wear the two dresses we both have that every other sister in the MTC has as well. :)


In other family news...

Show'in the love to daddy on Father's Day!

{printable from HERE}

The hubs got a camping hammock for Father's Day. 
HE LOVES IT!

He took Kate and Brie up to Scofield with him for an overnighter.  Cousins were up there too! His favorite part of the trip was sitting in the hammock with his girls that night looking at the stars.

He's found a place in the yard at home to hang it. 
Everyone loves it. It's soo comfy. 

He sent me this pic the other night. He and Kate were outside in the hammock watching a movie. 

Celebrating Father's Day with my man. WE love this quiet little Asian restaurant called Cafe Trang. Their caramelized pork dish. YUMMO!


Visiting dad at work!...


Hannah went to drill camp up in Park City for three days. I got to go up twice to see her perform. FUN! She was so happy to come home though. They danced all flipp'in day long!


 Lunch with childhood friends!

 Murray Arts in the Park!

Some pixie dust love!


 We've been wait'in for this!!!!..... 


The girlies and I had a little luau celebration prior to watching....
We threw this together in about an hour...thanks to Costco and Luau decor I already had in my party storage box. 




Hawaiian Pizza! 
That's a Surf board plate. :) Found at the Dollar Store.  

Hawaiian Rice Bowls with teriyaki chicken and veggies...  


They have a tropical frozen fruit blend at Costco with mangoes, papaya, pineapple etc. 

We love these sorbets!



 Laid out beach towels and the big umbrella!

A couple beach-y craft gifts!



 Some other randomness I need to document....

Kyleigh's diploma came in the mail this week...

as did the dance pictures...FINALLY...about two months late!




Until next week....

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