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!

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 (13)

Brielle Olivia (13)

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, November 12, 2009

What's On My Happy List?

Tis the season to be grateful....
I just wanted to mention the top thing on my thankful list as of late.....MY HEALTH. I'm extremely grateful that I've been blessed with good health throughout this pregnancy. Usually your immune system when you are pregnant is a little weakened, not up to snuff and you seem to get whatever bug is going around. Well... I'm happy to report that I have yet to even catch a cold let alone the nasty swine flu that pregnant women are at high risk of getting this season. eek! I've been able to remain well despite everyone in the fam having some type of the "sickies" these last couple of months. From viral bronchitis, sore throats, head colds and the runs, to fever and coughing, I've escaped it all!
Although I haven't caught anything yet from the kiddos and hubby, I'm certain if I was still at the elementary working with all those school kids I would have come down with something by now. That place is a virtual germ fest. Not working there, AND instead having limited hours at the tutoring center, makes the thankful list as well. Also grateful that I was able to receive the ever sought after H1N1 shot. (You should have seen the line of desperate pregnant women waiting to get the vaccination...) Health professionals say it takes two weeks after receiving the shot to be immune from getting that particular strain of flu. Since I've reached that two week mark, I so hope they are right and I can be free and clear from that worry.

Now if I can just figure out what to do with my swollen ankles and feet. I'm telling you...they are a sight to behold! Although I am grateful that I was able to stuff my "tree trunks" into my high heel boots today... I'm afraid it may have been for the very last time. Couldn't get those darn zippers up! lol Therefore, I had to officially add shoe shopping to my "to do" list. That would be shopping for size 11 shoes. Yes, size 11! It's pathetic really. Can there be anything remotely cute, stylish, and fashionable out there in that size? Wish me luck!


Just to give you an idea...These beauts (so gross...I'm sorry!) came out of
being stuffed into these...
Now the humorous part is when I have to summon a willing participant in the house to help me get my shoes off at the end of the day....Oh the joys of pregnancy!
Pull Emmsie, pull....

2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that you are feeling good! I can sympathize with those swollen feet - I used to wear an ace wrap when I was pregnant with Mason to keep the swelling down! Also, I LOVE all of your Halloween pictures - your girls are so beautiful!!

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  2. Halloween pictures are GREAT! Haven't even gotten there yet! Just glad I got to Connor's B-day in time ya know? LOL I had ENOURMOUS feet and ankles also! You poor thing! I really do sympathize---more than you know. If you remember, I am a size 10-10 1/2 and pregnant went to an 11--GROSS! Then at the very end of Courtney-only slippers fit me! And they were mens! hahaha AND I was working so tons off people had to see--poor them! LOL Get Jaren on that feet rubbin' and elevate-elevate-elevate! (U probly alredy knew that!) :)

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