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!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

What's On My Happy List?

Having these five girls call me mom...
I know some people don't care for Mother's Day because they are ridden with guilt about what they don't or didn't do for their children. I think its only natural for all mothers to feel guilty over something or worry about what aspect of your 'mothering' is warping the kids. I know I do! But I try and not dwell on that and simply do the best that I can. Sometimes my best isn't very good but thats why there is always a tomorrow. I for one, happen to enjoy Mother's Day. For me, the day is about celebrating the girls as much as it is about me, because if it weren't for them, I wouldn't have the blessed title of "Mother".
So with that in mind...here is a quick tribute to each of my daughters.....
To my Kyleigh...the reports from your school teachers of your cheerfulness and kindness to other people makes me so pleased. I love how we share a passion for music, movies, and fashion. You are always so good at giving me compliments and expressing your love verbally. Never stop saying good morning and goodnight and telling me about your day!
To my Emma...your sense of humor and flair for the dramatic makes me laugh. Your thoughtfulness is endearing. I'm so impressed with your nuturing and homemaking skills at such an early age. I love how we share a passion for decorating, themed parties, celebrating family traditions and making "to do" lists.
To my Hannah...Your artistic skills and carefree nature always amazes me. I admire how you show your love through your poems and letters. I respect your fondness for the outdoors. We share a love of sociability. I'm happy you love being with your friends because I adore my friends too!

To my Brie...you are my sunshine..I love your sensitivity for others, and your ability to say I'm sorry. I love to hear you pray, you give the best prayers! I admire your sweet and loyal relationship with your grandma. My day would not be complete without the little kisses you give to me on my arm.

And lastly, to my precious little Kate, my sleeping beauty, oh how I adore your sleeping face! My heart melts every time I see it. I wish there was a way to bottle it up so I could keep it forever.... I'm certain I lacked for nothing the day you were born, okay, maybe some much needed sleep, but you will always be a testament of the Lord's love for me and how he knew the secret wish and righteous desires of my heart.
Thanks girls for being so sweet and easy to love..love you for always and forever!
P.S. Emmsie...stayed tuned for the posting of the video on how I'm trying to ruin your life! hehe!

1 comment:

  1. What a great mom you are! I can tell because of the love that spills onto your blog! I love to see all the themed parties you throw! What a great family tradition you have. Your girls will love and cherish all those memories of helping, preparing these extravagant parties. I am happy to know such a woman as you.

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