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 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 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!

Friday, July 03, 2015

What's On My Happy List?





Kyleigh in the MTC
We've made it 7 weeks!

Some things that happened this week....

We had a mission president teach us. He and his wife are from Nigeria. They've been living in Ghana for the past 5 years working at that MTC there. They are going back to Nigeria to serve as a Mission President couple. He taught us about the Book of Mormon and how to use it better with our investigators. Then we had to teach each other in English, which was really awkward... because I haven't taught in English in awhile. 

We watched "Meet the Mormons" on Sunday night. I've watched it two Sundays in a row. I LOVE THAT SHOW. I think it's because I love the music in it. We don't get to listen to music in here... so it makes me happy. My favorite is the ending where it's David Archuleta's song. :) Also, Sunday night Stephen B. Allen spoke to us {maker of Latter-day Saint religious and proselytizing films}  That was a lot of fun. Tuesday night, Joseph W. Satati Of the Seventy...he spoke at last General Conference, came to speak to us. That was really cool too. I got to shake his hand. 

We practiced fake tracting in the hallways with one of the younger districts in our Korean branch. That was kind of hilarious. We would go up to them and give a short, simple message. We would all just kinda giggle and laugh. 

The residence building with the bats is still empty for another week...we won't move back in, but probably right after we leave for Korea they will move all the sisters back into that building haha! We definitely know how hot it is....the air conditioning in our room sucks, and we have none in our residence building haha! It's going to be even worse in Korea though so I'm trying to get used to it :) Tues. night it was raining a little bit. The sisters in my District and I went outside. I twirled in the rain! It was just nice to be outside and have some fresh air. 

I feel lots better this week. I get my flight plans tomorrow. That is kind of crazy. I can't believe it's that time. But hey, we can do this, right?  

Sorry no pics from this week!!!! Next week for sure!!! Miss you and love you much!!!! :)  

Ky sent a package home this week with some things that she won't be taking to Korea with her. There was also this letter inside for Kate from one of the Elders in Kyleigh's district.  Too cute! :)  



In other family news this week......

Brie and I got to help with some painting for our Stake's float for the upcoming Children's Pioneer Parade downtown...



These two left for our ward's Youth Conference early, early Monday morn. They ran the Colorado River in Moab. Fun, memorable time for them both. Kyleigh and I have such great memories of our River Trip adventure with the youth 6 years ago! HERE



The younger two and I had some fun things planned while Emma and Hannah were gone for three days...
We had color day! 
We saw the new 'Inside Out' movie.
Super cute!


After the movie we went to the grocery store and they got to pick out their own dinner. I gave them each a set of colored dots and their challenge was to choose a food to match each one of their colored dots.  
Used the same colors from the movie. ;) 






We did a little color science experiment with this blaz'in hot weather we are having.  




We played "Go Color". {It's like Go Fish!}

Nautical Day!

We had some fun in our neighbor's pool!






I decorated the table like a boat. And we ate on deck! ;) 

On the menu....
zucchini Boats filled with quonia, fish sticks, salmon burgers, red fruits, and ocean blue lemonade. 





The bags had red fishies in them. ;)


We did a nautical sand art craft.



 This got thrown in on the third day! haha



More fun at the neighbors pool later in the week when the older girls got home! 




Stay'in cool at Brie's friend's birthday party...



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