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 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 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!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What's On My Happy List?



Kyleigh In Korea 

mission update week 70

Hello Everyone! 

This week has been really fun. Sister Clove and I get along really well. Nothing super huge to report but it was a good week. I am now living in the middle of Busan and Busan University is in my area. I imagine that this area is similar to LA or NY....lots of people and traffic. We don't have many investigators here so we have to do a lot of finding. Sister Clove and I worked hard and tried to talk to almost everyone we could out on the streets. We have two potential investigators. One is a Chinese lady, she has been living in Korea for the past 3 years. Her major is Korean. We made dinner with her at the church. She says she's interested in doing our 30/30 program. So that's awesome. Another odd lady we met in super high heel boots with a lot of makeup on seemed super interested in a lot of things we were telling her. We taught her about the restoration and gave her a Book of Mormon. Both my comp and I had the feeling we shouldn't bring her into the church building. We think she may be a prostitute. That's great!  

One day we were able to make four appointments with people and we were super excited! As the day went on though every single appointment fell through. It was disappointing and my comp and I sat wondering if the Korean people are even ready to hear the gospel. But then we reminded each other of the amazing prepared people we have seen on our missions and we were able to pull each other through. We just have to put the effort forward and the Lord will fill in the rest! But it's like that with everything in our lives. God is everything and the closer we are to him the more we will see his hand in our lives. 

We also had District Meeting. Our District is huge. Our District Meetings are in the mission home now so that is fun to go there a lot more often.  The mission 5k is coming up this week.. Our race shirts our yellow. Who picked yellow? We are going to look like a bunch of fat banana muffins. 

I'm happy and healthy, doing great..I do have six bug bites on my feet though. I'm very stressed about that whole Zika virus still, but hopefully my babies won't have small heads. ;) 

Life is good.  
Love you all!Heavy black heartHeavy black heart
xoxo

In other family news....

Playing catch up here....

School Carnival! 

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Lunch out with sisters and my parents... 
to celebrate my belated birthday and my sister's 60th! 
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Kate was happy to have her cousin back from a 3 week trip to Portugal. 
They are lucky to be in the same school class again this year.  
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school project! 
Makin a solar cooker oven.
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Bedazzling drill costumes...  
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Dress Shopping for Homecoming!
that was a doozy...
more on this in my next post 
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Emmsie, Hannie and I went to the late night BYU/UCLA game
 Love this place!




The guy in front of me was wearing this...hehe
I need this t-shirt! 
;) 

Super fun to be there, but end outcome was not what we expected...
left pretty bummed actually.  :(
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Emmsie's 2nd grade boyfriend {lol} is leaving for the Boston mission. 
She attended his farewell. 
Me, Hannah and Brie went to a homecoming of one of Kyleigh's friends. 
 
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I attended a little fashion show Sunday afternoon... 
My friend is starting up her own temple dress business. :) 
That night the hubs and I had Stake Standards Night with Hannah.
Lots going on around here...

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Looking forward to the fun week ahead of us!

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