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, March 11, 2010

What's On Our Happy List

Finally coming up with a name for the baby!
My goodness gracious if anyone would have told me that it would have taken a week to name the babe I would have told them they were up in the night. Especially with me being so turbo about the "name" thing. I've had names picked out, years in advance, for children not even born yet. I doodle or write names out repeatedly making sure they look good on paper and flow with my other kids names. Jaren thinks I'm nuts when I do that and I guess I kinda am but I take the name thing very seriously. So one may ask, why such the trouble this time coming up with the name? Unfortunately, for me, the girl's names I liked this pregnancy were not ones that my hubby necessarily cared for. And I guess I didn't realize how much he didn't care for them until after the baby was born. So...you take that, as well as four older children who all have opinions and different tastes, and a "rule" that the middle name has to have family significance and you are up a creek. Especially, when in our opinion, you only have one descent family name on the genealogy charts that you would even think of using. And that was my grandmother's name Lyllian. So needless to say its been complicated and we have been conflicted. But I am happy to report that as of last night after a week of much much thought, deliberation and a heartfelt plea we have decided on the baby's name. And its official, as daddy called the Birth Certificate lady at the hospital just this morning!
Her name......drum roll please... is Kate Angelene...I' m not going to go into all the particulars as to why we chose this name because there are a few, and it would take forever to explain, but I will say we like the name Kate mainly for its classic, simple and timeless beauty and the name Angelene is after me (of course) and my mom Ar"lene". Besides all that, IL Divo has a song named Angelina that is divine. So there you have it....we've succeeded in coming up with a name and as my sister stated this morning.."it took awhile but you got it perfect!" We are all excited we can start calling her baby KATE.

5 comments:

  1. Oh so happy that you guys have a name. Kate Angeline is super cute!

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  2. Yay! Such a pretty name! And congrats on the new addition!:) I heard your delivery was just a breeze! So happy she got here safe! Can't wait to meet her!

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  3. Such a beautiful name. I am so happy you had another little girl. You make beautiful girls. Congrats!

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  4. What the heck! I leave the bloggin world for a moment and people are havin kids! Ang - she is BEAUTIFUL! How did you get such a good (sidebar) picture of her at only a week old? She truly is gorgeous! And I love her name! Perfect! We ahve that middle name "rule" too! All our family names aren't the best either...Verna, Leona, Roberta, etc. For Korynn, we thought we'd put all the 1st letters together to 'create' a name...we had ..."vagina"! hahaha So we came up with Alyce from Kevin's Gandmother. I need your email again as my Outlook died & we are using webbased email right now! Congratulations honey! 5 - and you're still lookin good!

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  5. I just love the name! Jane was very nearly a Cate Hadley or Hadley Cate. Just read your newer post about your recovery - I hope you can hang in there. It can be difficult, I know.

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