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 d├ęcor 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!

Friday, October 03, 2008

What's on my Happy List?




Our overnighter last weekend at the CANYONS RESORT
LDS Hospital treated their administrators to an overnight stay at
this beautiful resort in Park City.





My COUGARS are ranked #7 in the nation!


Someone left a plate full of these "Y' cookies
on our doorstep Monday night. How cool
is that?


Kyleigh's new hair color

Kyleigh recently got roxy red color put in her hair. Sometimes
her hair has a dark purple hue to it, other times an auburn red.
Initially, there were some tears (wasn't quite what she expected)
but the second day we laughed and laughed about it until our
stomachs hurt!

David's first GOLD!

CONGRATULATIONS, David!!! We are so very proud of
you for earning your very first GOLD record!! David's first
single, 'Crush' was released on August 12, 2008. Seven
weeks later, it has gone GOLD, with 566,629 copies sold!

The future Sara Palin?

Hannah's 3rd grade class elects a Class President
each week. This week it was her turn. She had to
give a speech on Monday so we dressed her up
with glasses and an up do. She looked darling!

Mama Mia CD

I am lov'in this CD!! This is what you'll find blasting
from my car radio as of late. I've always been a fan
of ABBA and I love this show. It's been fun jamm'in in
the car with the kids. We all get a kick listening to Brie
sing a-long to her favorites.

3 comments:

  1. Kyliegh is so beautiful! And, how cool is your Archie countdown!! I'm so excited about the gold - he deserves it!! Love your little Pres. Hannah too - she'd get my vote!

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  2. Hannah or Palin? Hannah gets my vote! I'm a hairdresser...so tell Kyleigh, this too shall pass! Personally, I like it, it's pretty and that color is in style! At her age, you can change your color every month and look great! Her timeless beauty will always surpass the color of her hair anyways! Go BYU!

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  3. Hey Ang! I don't know if I told you but we finally got our blog together yeah!!! I love your David Archuleta items, they are the best! Me and Ryan love that song crush, and I can't wait to hear more from him. Tell Kyliegh her hair is so cute and I love Hannah all dressed up- SO CUTE! Talk to you soon, luv ya!
    Marci

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