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!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

What's On My Happy List?

Trip Down The Red Carpet....
To celebrate the Oscars last Sunday we had
a Hollywood style dinner. The Friday before
the Oscars, Rachel Ray, on her cooking show,
made dishes for each of the films nominated
for an Oscar. She made a pizza with buttons
(topped with tomatoes) in honor of the movie
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." I
thought that was so clever so we
copied the idea for our Sunday meal with
Jaren's family. Tis the season for themed
dinners around here. For five straight weeks
in a row we've had something to celebrate...
We have one more this Sunday, Jaren's b-day,
then we'll only have a one week break until St.
Patricks. I think we're getting a little themed
out around here! LOL


The book Hannah made about Brie
Hannah made the cutest book about Brie
during her writing workshop time at school.
Once it was "published" Hannah got to invite
Brie to come to her class and be the guest of honor
while Hannah read the book out loud to
everyone. I could have shed a tear but I kept
it together. It was precious!


Disney Souvenirs
Grandma and Grandpa C. went to Disneyland
AGAIN. They came back with some fun
souvenirs for the grand kids. One being
this darling Mickey apron and spatula for
Emma.


Young Women's New Beginnings....

The Young Women had a great time doing a
news broadcast for our YW's New Beginnings
program. Kyleigh and her good friend were the
anchors. We also had a roving reporter, church house
corespondent, sports reporter, and calendar woman
that reported on the latest in Personal Progress, values,
goal setting, accomplishments, as well as this years
calendar. The newscast even had breaking news about the
addition of the eighth value "VIRTUE", special
segments and commercials. The latter were a hit!
The broadcast was short and sweet, to the point, yet the
spirit was felt. The girls had a ball doing it, and us leaders
enjoyed watching it unfold. It was fabulous!
These pillowcases were made for each of the Young
Women. The General YW Presidency has encouraged the
girls to set a daily goal to pray, read the scriptures for at
least 5 minutes and to smile. We thought this gift would be
a great reminder to do those three things each day.

1 comment:

  1. THEME, THEME, THEME! I've said it before, I'll say it again...you rock with the events at your house! What fun! Love the pillow cases! And way to go Hannah! I'm sure Brie just LOVES the book. So sweet to do that for her sister!

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