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 dΓ©cor 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, 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 (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!

Monday, May 08, 2017

What's On My Happy List?



A Peek Into our Week....

Star Wars celebrating...
Kate has a school friend who had a birthday on May the 4th.
So we gave him a little Star Wars inspired treat.
A nerd rope for a light saber. πŸ˜‰
{printable from fancyshanty.com}
Kyleigh specifically took the day off to have a Star Wars marathon.
She started at like 5:30 in the morn and finished at 12:10 A.M.
watched.every.Star.War's.movie!
She thoroughly enjoyed herself.
Brie even woke up early and watched with her til school.
 *****
Some girlfriends and I tried the Thai Garden Bistro for the first time...
What a delightful little place!
It was such a pleasant day weather wise we were able to eat outside...
Their Massaman Curry was fantastic!
Sidenote for any hungry belly:
Their lunch portions are kinda small.
Yikes!
I could have eaten double what I was given.
πŸ˜‚
 *****
It was teacher appreciation week at school.
Brie and Kate gave these Amazon gift cards to their teachers.
{found cute printable on line}
Always so grateful for good teachers!
My kiddos have the best of the best this year.
I freak'in love Amazon! 
 *****
We had a family wedding!
{So fun!}
My niece got married in the Salt Lake Temple ...

It was such a lovely day!
 The cute couple!
{p.c. karine fb} 
Wedding luncheon that afternoon at Tuscano's
Love trying the variety of meats there.
 This Brazilian Drink made of limes, condensed milk and sugar was like drinking dessert.
πŸ˜‰
At the reception....
I couldn't get enough of the flowers!
Gorgeous!
They served ice cream sandwiches....
love this picture!
 *****

Other family randomness:

Kate helped the hubs buy herbs and plant a strawberry plant...
*****
Date night at the Tea Rose Diner...
I was obviously craving Thai food this week.
So flipp'in yummy!
 *****
 Kyleigh has a couple of guy friends going out of state to sell for the summer ...
they went to say their goodbyes and give treats...
The Masonic Temple downtown had a public open house...
she and a buddy went and toured the place.
They were so intrigued!
 Oquirrh Temple session...
 then to a friend's wedding reception...
They crashed another wedding where a friend was a groomsman...
Attended a Korean Branch in Provo...

with a Sunday picnic after...
*****
Little outing with these two! 
WE are a little obsessed right now with acai bowls..
*****
Han and Ky had fun out on Hannah's tandem bike...
 supporting her dancing buddy....
pineapple twins for the day!
*****
Emmsie had a fun day out with friends!
They went hiking....
 They got caught in a rainstorm coming down the mtn...
😯
yummy eats at Aubergine...
{which is on my list, but yet to try}
Emmsie said the acai bowl there was to die for...
also the mango basil smoothie!
They went to the puppy barn in American Fork
and held puppies!
***** 
Fun food find!
In honor of Cinco de Mayo...
this Mexican cheese we came across at Sam's! 
Melt on a corn tortilla.
YUM!
We were in charge of Sunday dinner for the extended Cooper clan..
we had a Mexican spread..but I didn't get any pics.
We had taco salad, taquitos, tamales, and Tres Leches cake..
πŸ˜‹

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