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!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What's On My Happy List?


Kyleigh in Korea
mission week 75

Sometimes things don't turn out the way we want....and that's okay!!! 

My story for this week happened last Monday. We had set up a dinner appointment with a potential investigator who is Chinese. She is studying here in Korea and learning Korean. When we met her on the street we shared the gospel with her a little bit and we made an appointment to see if she had more interest. We went to Busan University and waited at the subway station for her. She was a couple minutes late so we called her and she sounds frantic saying the she forgot, but will be there soon. (this is all in Korean, foreigners from different countries trying to speak Korean...its pretty hilarious) About 15 minutes later she calls and says to come outside.. so we stay on the phone and she is waving her hand in the air trying to find us. We ran over to her and she walks right past us. So we yell at her again and she turns around super confused...she was expecting someone else! Well, if that wasn't awkward enough she got super defensive and was like I DO NOT BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST. So we decided to let her go her way and we walked away frustrated and upset. My comp and I were like what can we do to find success?....We both had the impression to head back home. We hopped back on the subway and I spotted a girl that I wanted to talk to, but we didn't get to sit by her. Luckily enough we got off at the same stop. So we said hello and found out that she is from Kazakhstan, but she knows Korean and English. Super cute girl! We told her we were missionaries and that we believed in Jesus. She got super excited and told us her story. She comes from a Muslim back ground, converted in high school to Christianity (she is 22), but no one in her family knows because it is super dangerous. In high school she just had this feeling that there was something more to life...she found a church and has loved Jesus ever since. Listening to her story made me take a look at my own faith, because this girl shines with her own faith. She loves Jesus so much that she took the risk to become Christian. She doesn't let the danger get to her and she trusts that Jesus will help her. I felt blessed and thankful for the opportunity that we have of growing up with freedom of religion and that we have the gospel. I also realized that if we had met with that Chinese girl we would have missed the opportunity to met this other girl, Akerike. Things don't always turn out the way we want, but God sees the big picture and he reminded me of that that night. I am thankful for the miracles I see in my life and in others every day! 

I love Jesus :)
xoxo
Sis Cooper 

In other family news this week!

My nephew returned home from his mission...
Emmsie and I were there for the morning airport homecoming...SO FUN!

42 more days my friends and we will be doing this with Kyleigh!!! 

whoo hoo ;)
My brother, sis in law and nephew traveled to Uruguay to pick him up. 
They also made a jaunt to Argentina where my brother served 35 years ago. 
This darling little one was born while he was away so she was seeing her Uncle for the first time! 
 
Emmsie was on Fall Break from the college so she was able to come. Yeah! (:
At the family gathering for his homecoming...
*****
Dinner Out with friends at the new Meditrina location. 
Such yummy tapa style food! 
Like probably the best ravioli dish I've ever encountered, 
but yikes! on the pricey side...
and I could eat double what they serve you. :/ 
Don't ask my friend how she liked the Korean kimchi..hehe 
*****
Hannah had Jr. Spartonian Drill Camp with 70 little girls...
They all performed at the last home football game on Friday night. 
Just Cuz! 
*****
Guess you started back to work officially this week?
{that would be moi}
That's been a bit of an adjustment...
it's been awhile.
I help the kiddos in K thru 4th with all sorts of stuff...
teaching phonics, handwriting, reading, writing, vocab, fluency, and comprehension.
I love my co workers {super nice ladies}
and sneaking in hugs from B. Olivia and Kate while I am there...
 ;)

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