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, November 17, 2016

What's On My Happy List?



Kyleigh in Korea

mission week 78 & 79 

We were invited to dinner with a Vietnamese couple who have been members for less than a year. Super sweet family. 

We've met with that older lady in the apartment building next to us a couple of times now. She has a lot of potential, she believes in God and Jesus Christ, but is hesitant to come to church. We will continue to meet with her. There is always hope. 

So we met this one lady on the subway a couple weeks ago. She thought it was cool that we are missionaries and she told us about this service activity she does every Saturday and invited us to come. So long story short we had to get permission to go outside of our area to go because it was quite a ways away. So Sister Clove and I show up to this park near the city hall in Busan and we see hundreds of old people sitting around tables (we knew we would be serving the elderly food but didn't realize how big of a project this was). So we walk over and everyone's eyes start to stare at the two foreigners walking over. Just imagine hundreds of Asians and two white girls....it's hilarious! The lady who told us about the service activity saw us and waved us down. She started pulling us around everywhere introducing us to the people that were in charge. Then we found out that our job was to pass out water to the elderly after they were done eating...they would come over and we would hand them drinks. The whole place got a kick out of us two foreigners passing out water. The old people loved it and thought it was hilarious. Sister Clove and I were like movie stars for a whole hour haha!
There was a holiday here in Korea called pehpehro...sorry I don't know the English translation...any who its a holiday where you pass out 빼빼로 candy. So Sister Clove and I bought some and made it all cute (put John 3:16 and ribbon on them) to pass out to the people on the streets that we say hello to everyday! My favorite was when we gave some to the man selling chestnuts by the subway station. We pass him several times everyday and we never talk but he got the biggest smile on his face when we gave it to him. It made me happy. The next day we walked over and he was super happy to see us and he said thank you. Sometimes it really is in the small things that will help change peoples hearts or even just brighten someone's day.
Reading in the Book of Mormon this week I discovered something that I liked. So in Alma there are lots of chapters on wars and such things and there are always scriptures that sound like....and there had never been such strength seen among all the Nephites even from the time that they came out of Jerusalem...or never had the Nephites prepared so well...or never had they fought with such valor....that kind of thing. So I talked about it with Sister Clove because at first I thought it was a little cheesy that they would repeat it so much, but then we came to realize that back then each group of Nephites and Lamanites were always getting stronger. There was the need to be strong and fight back more and to prepare more and to rely on God more. It's the same in our world today. As members we are becoming stronger, but Satan is also becoming stronger and so we have to prepare even more, to be able to fight back stronger and stronger each time just like the Nephites did. Pretty cool right? The Book of Mormon really does relate to us in our day and time. :)
Sorry I typed these super fast! Hopefully they make sense! We are having fun and working hard. Life is good. Korea is awesome! 

Love you all!
Sister Cooper



In other family news....
When did my B. Olivia get so grown up? 
She went on her very first Youth Overnighter.

They camped out and went shooting.
Dad got to go too.
Fun! Fun!


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Date night with the hubs!
Cantina is one of our forever fav's!
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Emmsie went on a overnighter get away with her girlfriends to Park City.
They had a blast!








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I helped with a drill display...

Drill is currently taking over someone's life. 😝
I love how she sends me snap chats throughout her day...


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Dinner group with these lovely people.
This month we tried Dim Sum House for Chinese.
Yum!
The live entertainment was crazy good.
{Some Chinese artist... singing Flamanco ? music.}
Whatever it was he had talent.

Speaking of Crazy......
{This quote makes me giggle}
I find this so fitting for all those hysterical liberals out there on college campuses who, after the election, are so distraught that they need safe places with handouts of hot cocoa and tissues for their cry fests, service dogs, coloring/play dough sessions, and exams postponed...
OH MY GOSH, FOR REALS???? 😂
And how old are we?
They are prime example of what is wrong with the youth of today... no coping skills, coddled, and entitled!
Sad. Sad.
Get a hold of yourselves people.

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