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!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What's On My Happy List?

My baby turned FIVE!
I've always loved that Brie was born in October. There are several reasons why I love a fall baby..one being she can receive dolls like this for her birthday. This is Madame Alexander's "Boo-rific Wendy". Her hat with the poofy orange bow made of tulle kills me as well as her ringlets, orange and black striped tights and witch shoes. I tell ya, she is too cute for words. We will gladly add her to our collection that grandma C. has graciously built for us over the years.

First snow storm of the season fell on Brie's birthday. We thought that was pretty darn cool! She got to try out her new pink polka-dot rubber boots.

Pink, Pink, Pink...It was pretty much pink all around, pink tu-tu for dance, pink Barbie and the Three Musketeers stuff and pink lemonade cupcakes...


If I could have made the remote control dog pink I would have....

Brie loves Swiss Rolls, or ho-ho's, (whatever you want to call them). She is not a huge cake lover, so I knew she wasn't going to appreciate the pink cupcakes I made as much as this special treat made of Swiss Rolls and whip cream, (which she also loves)....especially when squirted right into her mouth! This took the place of her so called birthday cake. You learn to be creative when it comes to substituting b-day cakes when 3 out of your 4 kids don't care for just plain cake! In fact one year, I made Hannah's so called "Care Bear rainbow cake" strictly out of candy because candy is what she loved. One year it was an ice-cream princess castle...that was a challenge, but I love doing whatever it takes to make THEIR day special.
Here is Brie, five years ago, coming home from the hospital in her Halloween outfit. Her bib says... "Here Comes Trouble". Too bad you can't see the Halloween clips on her hat, they were adorable!
Happy Birthday to our sweet Brielle Olivia, my loverbug and sunshine....WE LOVE YOU!

4 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Brie! I can't believe she is five already.

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  2. She is such a cutie! You have such beautiful girls Angie!

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  3. So cute! A BOO MA doll! WE might have to be getting one of those for "the big day".

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  4. Ohhh Brie! I love Swiss Rolls also! But I won't tell you what my fondest memory of them is! "I'll tell you when your older!" (Pillow Talk) hahaha Pink is the color of 4 year olds I've decided! The doll is too cute!

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