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 {think THE Bachelor/Bachelorette house lol} with a hint of bohemian, and baroque OR vintage shabby chic, like an English cottage. My #1 cookie-Molasses! 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 tutor elementary kids in phonics, reading, writing, comprehension and math. 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'd rather clean 20 toilets than give a talk or prayer in church. 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!

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Kyleigh Dawn (22)

Kyleigh Dawn (22)

Emma Abigail (20)

Emma Abigail (20)

Hannah Isabelle (18)

Hannah Isabelle (18)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Brielle Olivia (13)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (8)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (8)

My Man!

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Good Times!

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My list of favorite movies!

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

What's On My Happy List?

Kyleigh in Korea
mission update 
week 64

Hello Everyone!

It's! It's been a really good week. It makes me happy staying here. I just feel like there is a little bit more that I can do in this area.. I'm excited for this transfer cuz I love my companion, Sister Hall. We are going to have a lot of fun. We've already had a lot of fun! It's awesome! It's comforting having a comp that is the same age missionary wise as you. We've both been out the same amount of time. It's nice to be able to rely on someone again instead of being the one that always has to lead because you are the one training. It's a different feeling. It's kinda nice. Sister Hall is going to help me out a lot.

We taught a couple of good lessons this week. Our investigator Kim Su Won that I met on the bus two weeks ago with Sister Cordero is doing so good. She is reading parts of the BOM and has some really good questions.

I just love some of the people in this ward, especially the foreigners, we are like a little family. The Needhams are like our grandparents.  The ward members are always so sweet to us.  We had a meal appointment with one of our members. She took us out to eat. We ate spicy octopus!

Because we are STL's we will be going to Busan for some meetings this week. It will be fun to see some old missionary friends.

I love you all very much. I hope you have a good week.

Sister Cooper

 In other family news....

We had a Rio celebration in honor of the Olympics starting!
We are a tad bit excited about that.

My Brazilian Madame Alexanders were center stage. ;)

Went on a little adventure to find the Latin Market downtown to find some Brazilian goodies. 

ice-cream cones and Cheetos=Olympic torches.
Who knew?
{idea from}

"Go for the Gold!"
{printable from}

We pretended Cafe RIO was Brazilian cuisine ;)

Afterwards we held our own FAMILY OLYMPICS
{see our family olympics celebrating 2012 London Games HERE }

We picked 6 countries and drew for what country we would represent..
Dad got -Korea
Hannah-Great Britain
B. Olivia-Brazil

Man, Hannie was into it!

Kate had the honors of opening the games with the torch run to the music of the Olympic Fanfare playing...

Go Kate Go!

We competed in five events...
#1 ping pong toss
{which B. Olivia won!}

#2  One-legged balance beam

Emmsie was dy'in over Dad's attempt....

#3 plank hold

Guess who won? hehe

Then I had to compete against Hannah....
who beat me...barely ;)

#4 Crab Crawl

Our final event was a Bike Race 
around the block...

Emmsie beat us all out on this one...

Poor dad had to leave the party for a church meeting...

Guess who got the gold? 
Winning two events and tying on another.

Our medal ceremony
{medal printable from}

Hannah got a gift card 

The rest of us, for our prize, picked a jar of candy representing one of the 5 Olympic rings 
{saw this idea on line at}

We had Almond Joy candy bars for BLUE
Oreos for BLACK
Cinnamon Bears for RED
Butterfingers for YELLOW
Caramel Apple Pops for GREEN

Hannie taking her victory run..

Watching the cute show "Rio" the day the Olympics began was a must! 

as well as watching the opening ceremonies...

Summer Randomness.....
G-mas flowers are beautiful right now..even in this awful heat. 

We've been watering a lot!

Hannie is the official hose holder..bahaha

Farmer's Market with my mom...

Some school shopping.
{Which is like on the bottom of my FUN list.}
Kate loves to try on shoes. I caught her busting out the cat walk.
Much to Hannah's dismay.

Gosh darn it! I was rooting for HIM!
This show is so dang dumb, yet so entertaining.
My favorite bachelor moment was one night a while back when Jo Jo was
kissing 17 different guys {it seemed} in one night.
I asked Emma what that would be like.
Emma's response "MONO"
{clearly not impressed}

 The Young Women did a service project for Primary Children's Hospital

A Kneeders French Toast breakfast for these two!

 Coalsville Derby for Hannie!

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