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 13, 2009

What's On Our Happy List?

Our "Crack Off" Champion-
We didn't get around to dying any eggs this
weekend but were able to do so after school today in
preparation for our first ever "Crack Off" Tournament.
Hannah had the winning egg...it escaped without a single
crack! Because she outlasted all the others she will hold
the title of "Crack Off" queen until next Easter.
She was ecstatic!






Grandma won the first round against Emma.


Jaren getting in position to roll his egg against
Grandpa's.
Because Emma is very artistic and domestic.. she is loving
this cake decorating class she takes with her Aunt Dori
on Monday nights. She decorated this Easter cake tonight
for us to enjoy after our Tournament. It was really yummy!

We also finished up our traditional FHE lesson on the
Resurrection. That simple box pictured holds special meaning
to our family as it has represented the Savior's tomb for many
years now. During the movie we watched on the Savior, Brie,
in typical four year old grammar says... "He got died on the cross".
I love the things little ones say.

Other non Easter randomness....


We had beautiful Spring weather today. Brie and I enjoyed
making bubbles with the bubble wand.
Emma's winning team


We held our 2nd annual "Hoops Hysteria" gathering
last month with the neighbors where twenty one of us
drew our teams for this years NCAA tournament. One of
Emma's teams, The North Carolina Tar Heels, ended up
going all the way and winning the National Championship.
She won the money and bragging rights until next year!!!
Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary-
{16 years of marriage...16 reasons why I love
my husband}
*his understanding heart*being sensitive to my needs*
he's a peacemaker*love his hands*his love for old classic
movies*how teasing is part of his love language*his calm
temperament is perfect for a household of girls*his ability
to whip something up for dinner with what he can find in
the pantry or fridge*his cologne smell*he gives good advice*
our shared passion for good food-especially cheeses and
seafood*his help in ironing and helping us get off to church
on Sundays*his intelligence and love for higher education*
working hard to provide for our family*his excellent
BBQ'ing skills*because he's mine forever*

2 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! Do you guys have special plans? Good job decorating the cake Emma! What a fun class to take! So how do you play "crack-off" anyways? Happy belated Easter!

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  2. Yah- I want more details on "crack-off" too! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun with it! Hope you & Jaren have a wonderful Anniversary!

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