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 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 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!

Monday, April 06, 2009

What's On My Happy List?

Spring Break-

Oh, how we love Spring Break! That feeling of being
able to stay up late and know you can sleep in the next
morning...it's lovely.
Some other highlights of the week...

A movie a day...rewatching some of my all time fav's,
First Knight, Sabrina, Chocolat, Pride and Prejudice,
along with some ones I hadn't seen yet, Nights in Rodanthe
and The Dutchess. Thursday we went with some neighbors
to the theatre to see Bedtime Stories. What a cute show!

Kyleigh's friend sleepover...Kyleigh had
some girlfriends sleep over Tuesday night. Somehow
it evolved to having some neighborhood boys over too.
Talk about giddy girls! Emma played "spy" throughout
the night by capturing photos. Cracked me up! They
watched "The Outsiders". I swear I watched that show
when I was their age. I tell ya, it makes me feel
old! They all seemed to have a blast hang'in out..Finally,
around midnight I had to kindly send the boys home.










Attending Jane Austen Book Club-
Our ward is starting a Jane Austen book club. I enjoyed
our meeting this week where we learned about her life.
I adore her period piece films but I'm afraid reading her books
might be the death of me. We shall see.
April Fools
Emma and Hannah played some clever April
Fool's jokes on the family. I found little surprises
throughout the day...the inside cereal bags had
been placed into different cereal boxes, bathroom
toiletrees being switched up, our bed being short
sheeted etc. Us girls played a good one on Dori and
Luis. We tended cousin Daniel for several hours that
day. The poor kid got dressed up as a girl in a dress
and bow with painted toes and fingernails. I don't
think his parents are ever going to leave him again
with the Cooper girls on a April Fool's Day. LOL

Girls Night Out- Everytime the men in the
family go to the General Priesthood session
Grandma takes all the girls in the family out for
dinner and gelato. After watching a movie, the
girls and I sleep out in the front room and watch the
morning session of General Conference in our jammies.
I wish we had General Conference more often. :)

1 comment:

  1. I totally remember watching "The Outsiders" when I was younger. Loved reading about your Spring Break & April Fools. That picture of your nephew is hilarious!

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