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!

Monday, March 28, 2016

What's On My Happy List?

  

Kyleigh in Korea

mission update 45

Boy it's been a crazy weekend. I got transferred! The day of transfer call got changed from Thursday to Saturday night which made it more stressful for us because up until then we didn't know who was leaving, who to say goodbye to...if we could try to make last minute appointments, and how we were going to send all the luggage. It was crazy getting everything packed! The zone I'm in now is a Stake. So I'm in a ward again. There are about a 100 members. It's a lot bigger than what I've been used to these past 6 months. Even in my first area we didn't have that many members and it was a ward. So it's going to be a whole new adventure. Everyone says Dogye is just really awesome, so I'm super excited for this opportunity to be in a new area. We have two teams of Elders. 

What I learned in Bangeojin...
It was kinda sad to get the call that I would be leaving Bangeojin. It had really become like a second home to me. I had served in the area for four months and in the neighboring area for six weeks, so I've spent a third of my mission in the awesome Ulsan zone. I learned so much from the people that I served with and was able to serve. 
There are not a lot of priesthood holders in Bangeojin. A lot of the Relief Society's Sisters husbands are less active or non-members. I learned about the strength of women in the church from their example and watching their dedication to their church callings. The women in that branch rely on each other and really treat each other like family. If someone is in need, the whole branch pulls through to help. 

I met some of the most selfless, kindhearted people in Bangeojin. One Sister especially touched my heart. She was always so kind to me and always wanted to help me with the language. She loves the missionaries, is so willing to help, and loves doing member missionary work. Even if she doesn't know you well at all she would take the time to make you feel special. She hardly knew the new Elder in our area, but for his birthday she wanted to make sure that he had a birthday cake to make him feel loved. It was something small, but that is just one example of the many acts of kindness that I watched her perform. 

I learned about having faith in the Lord's timing, yet again. We taught a lot of lessons in Bangeojin and saw some amazing miracles and yet at times I wondered why the work seemed to be going so slow. I was able to learn that the work and service I do now might have greater effects down the road -that I won't even be able to see. You never know the good you can do!

Thank you always for all of your love, support and prayers. I'm so blessed to have you all in my life and I am reminded of that everyday as I serve the people here in Korea. Love you all!!!

xoxo
Sister Kyleigh Cooper 

My two favorite little boys that speak really good English

One of my favorite members

God Bless the Elders...helping me send my stuff to the post office...

My new comp and I ran into Elder Aurich and Sister Johns from my MTC District at the Ulsan Bus Terminal

My new companion! 
I will be with her for about 6 weeks as I am her follow up trainer.
 She is really sweet! 
She is 22 and from the Seoul area. 


In other family news...

Happy Easter!

Am I the only one that has issues with Easter in March? 

It's just waaaaay too early for me. 
If I had my say Easter would be the third Sunday in April every year. :) 

Hid a few Easter surprises in this super cute bag.


Sent the younger two outside to follow a bunny tail trail 
{of cotton balls} 
to find some more goodies. 








We sent Kate on a little Easter Egg Hunt even though it was freezing outside. 
Jeesh!


Easter school lunch for Brie!

{bunny printable from MyMommyStyle.com}
{bunny ears from ideas.evite.com}

She made the cutest FHE Easter lesson at Activity Days... 

In each egg were items representing something from the last week of Christ's life....
 leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection. 

*****
BYU is playing in the NIT tournament.
Not the NCAA big dance, but still exciting. Cuz we keep winning!
Emmsie, Hannie and I went to the game last week.  Too fun!

Guess who we ran into before the game started???
The new head football coach..Kalani Sitake! 
We sorta died. 






It was a stormy night. Hailing actually.
{I swear we are having the weirdest Spring weather}
We stopped off here!
One of our favorite stops in Provo. ;)
They have THE BEST pastrami burger.
Just yum!!
 Rivals my In and Out burger.
*****
Brie's choir concert!

My Brie craves sushi. 
{She takes after Kyleigh and myself.} 
Brie had had such a crazy week at school. 
{If you knew some of the 5th grade issues that we are dealing with. Goodness me!
Brie stepped forward and said something to the principal. We were super proud of her.}  
We needed a Cafe Seoul sushi night. STAT. 
It was well deserved. 
 *****
Went to see this with the hubs for date night.
Super cute!
Loved the movie and our pork nachos!

*****
On Saturday, BYU's first Spring Football Practice/Scrimmage was open to the public.
18,000 fans showed up!
Me, Hannie and Emmsie included. :)




Making a stop at Malawi's Pizza after was a must. 
{I love this place.} 
Their Capri pizza is so flipp'in good! We inhaled it! 
AND their bread sticks..Oh gosh! Forget my wheat problem. I'm just gonna eat them! 
Too good to not. ;)  

It was Emma and Hannah's first visit...Emma said, "this is so good I could cry." lol


While we were off playing.. the hubs was home working on this backyard project. 
:) 
He's worked hard. It's look'in good! 

SO Spring Break is upon us... 
I can't tell ya how stoked we are about that!    

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