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, children's books 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!

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Kyleigh Dawn (21)

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Emma Abigail (19)

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Hannah Isabelle (17)

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Brielle Olivia (13)

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Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

What's On My Happy List?

Brie's mommy date-
Brie and I had a great time together at the Living
Planet Aquarium...

We saw a shark and other funky sea creatures. The jelly
fish being one of my fav's.

We both loved the jungle part.
Although at first, Brie wasn't too sure
about even getting near the glass when she
found out that an anaconda snake lived
in there!

The turtle was Brie's favorite. So much so that she came
home with a stuffed animal turtle she's named "Shelley".

She was brave and petted a pencil urchin and this green
brittle star.

We shared a salad at the Calypso Cafe.
Brie loves salad! What a funny kid she
is. Haven't had a child like salad at this
young of an age nor one who openly
expresses her negative feelings about
church and pre-school. Doesn't like
either! She says they are boring.


Since we are on the subject of boring
I'm reminded of a family night we had a
couple of months ago where we were
watching "The Work and the Glory".
Brie escaped upstairs to Gramma's
and when Judy asked her what she
had been doing. She said, "Having
boring Family Home Evening!" When
Grandma inquired further asking
why it was boring... she said "because of
watching a stupid church movie!"
Oh my! LOL
My teenager and tweens are
more cooperative when it comes to church
matters than my little four yr old! What's
up with that? You'd think it would be the
other way around.
I think we may be in for it with this child...

Just another funny thing that has come out of Brie's mouth
lately...
A couple of weeks ago she had a cold/cough.
When she was sick I rubbed the bottoms of
her feet with Vicks Vapo Rub to help quiet her
cough. (Sounds strange but it helps) She was also
having her fair share of Motrin. We'd make sure
she had these two medicinals to take to Grandma's
in the morning while I went to work and then we
would make sure we had them at bedtime on the
night stand in case we needed them. It became
a ritual. One night when she was bringing them down
from Grandmas I noticed that the lid from the
Children's Motrin was open. red flag. So I start
questioning her about it....(wondering if she'd been
eating the Motrin like they were candy or something.)
She innocently told me that she hadn't taken any. I should
have been more trusting, taken her word for it and left it
at that, but I kept pestering her with..."Are you sure, Are
you sure you didn't take any? Finally with disgust in her
voice, she says, "Do you think I'm STUPID?" (as in like..
duh mom, why would I eat a bottle of medicine.)

Hilarious. (It shut me right up that's for sure.)

2 comments:

  1. It must be the last child syndrome! Korynn is definitely strong willed also...however she loves church and pre-school. (I must be parenting correctly! LOL JK) Just yesterday at the school, she sat in one of those mini recliners and looked at another girl and "Recline Me!" Definitely a DIVA!

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  2. That aquarium looks awesome & Brie's outfit is soooo cute! I love her comments too - hilarious!

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