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, 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 (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, January 19, 2010

What's On My Happy List?

WARNING: Look out for a sleep deprived, brain cell losing, in a rush, pregnant woman who absentmindedly backs out into descending garage doors. Yep, that would be me that caused $1300 damage to the garage door last week. What a mess people! My little mishap prevented us from leaving on a little get away family trip to Zermatt which resulted in very disappointed and unhappy kids. Especially since we had planned this Zermatt trip to help ease the pain of not being in Disneyland this week, which is traditionally the week we take our annual Disney trip. Almost everyone in Jaren's family had unexpected circumstances arise in the past few months and weeks that caused us to have to postpone the trip until November. Even though initially it was a disappointment, we realized I really wasn't in a position... with my current physical state... to fully enjoy the trip HAD we gone. The thought of all the walking in the park, causing extra swelling in my legs and pressure in my back, along with sleeping without my mattress at night. Oh my...It wouldn't have bode well I'm afraid.

Although, on second thought, I may have wished I was in Disney the morning of last Wednesday so I wouldn't have had my driving catastrophe. LOL Kudos to my sensitive husband who calmly dealt with the news and a distraught wife. Who came home from work mid-day to deal with the situation. Who asked several times throughout the day if I was okay. And who manned the &#*@^ home phone so that I could try and take a much needed, uninterrupted afternoon nap. It is HE, and not my driving skills, that makes my Happy List!

Other random things that make my list this week...

*Dad still taking Friday off and we all going out to lunch and to the movies...

*Kyleigh being awarded a "Hillcrest Hero" at her Jr. High...

*Season 9 Premiere of American Idol

*Emma's breakfast surprise for me...these scrumptious crepes she and Grandma made together...
*Working on getting the kids scrapbooks and photos more organized...ya gotta love nesting!

2 comments:

  1. Hehe! I love it!!!! We'll ge laughing about this one for years (in a good way...if that makes sense). Thanks for posting the pic, it is so much better than hearing it described over the phone. Hope you (and your legs) are hanging in there!! Say hi to my girls for me! Cheers!!

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  2. I'm so sorry about your garage door & so glad that your insurance will cover it. When we first moved here I shut mine on my car TWICE before Jeff hung a ball down from the ceiling so I'd know how far in to park the car. (It was pretty embarrassing - not to mention expensive to fix the crumpled panel!)

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