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!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

What's On My Happy List?

A little first week of school fashion for ya and

More first day of school photos...a little late getting these posted but a week ago last Monday there was a awful wind storm in our area that resulted in a power outage at 3:30 A.M. It lasted 4 hours! What timing for those trying to get ready for the first day of school. Especially for 9th grade girls! Of course Kyleigh was wigg'in...girlfriends in the neighborhood were texting to see if ANYONE had power. DRAMA. Sorry K but it was quite humorous watching you do your hair and makeup by lantern and flashlight! That one is going into the memory bank. No blow dryer, hair straightener, 3 barrel roll, iron, whats a girl to do? You sure realize how dependant and grateful you are for electricity when the power goes out! Luckily Kyleigh had showered the night before but she ended up going to school with damp leggings. They were still in the washer with plans to throw them in the dryer that morning. Oops! Needless to say she kept quite cool all day. That was the only minor mishap other than her hair not styled the way she wanted. I thought she managed to pull herself together quite well in the dark. Of course the power came on just about the time she needed to leave. Luckily we didn't have to take pics in the dark!
Kyleigh had a game the first day of school. She made the high school tennis team as one of their JV players. There are 17 on the team, all are in High School, except for five who are in jr. high. Way to go Kyleigh! Tennis is 5 days a week..matches M/W/F and practices T/Th. You add that to her 4 days of dance and its brought more excitement and running around to our schedule than I ever imagined. The tennis season is only 6 wks long though so its doable. Its been crazy but fun. I get to pick her up from school everyday and rush her to practice or to the high school to catch the bus for her away games. She's enjoying it and has won her last two matches. YEAH! Just wish we didn't have to deal with the head coach. We are less than pleased with her. EVERYONE thinks she's a piece of work! And that is being nice. I could say much much more...but won't.

Hannah was excited to start the 5th grade! Got a pic on the playground with her best friend before the bell rang. Her cute juicy couture glasses disappeared a week before school started. What timing, as she needs them to see the whiteboard. She last had them at the end of summer cousin sleepover at my sisters. Both households can't find them anywhere! We made her pay for her new glasses with her own money. $82 bucks she forked over. Is that mean? Hope its taught her a lesson to keep better track of those suckers. Anyhow, she goes around squinting, she hopes her two new pair arrive soon to go with her new do. Hair was chopped the day after this pic was taken.

After seeing the kids off, eight ladies from the neighborhood went out for breakfast at Kneaders. We do it every year and its about the only thing I look forward to on the first day of school.

Miss B Olivia started Kindergarten a week later. Finally an excuse to start reading those Junie B. Jones chapter books again. Love those things! The first book is about Junie's first day of Kindergarten. B is enjoying listening to them as she can relate although she doesn't have to ride the stupid smelly bus like Junie does.

It was pouring rain the morning of B's first day. Luckily it stopped by the time we had to leave. I was quite pleased with myself that I and the three younger were ready on time and out the door that early without any major fiasco...its a feat I tell ya AND all in enough time to pick up a neighbor girl and take pictures.

kissing Baby Kate goodbye...die die die
Kate is going to miss all the attention from her sisters. So sad. Here is B waving goodbye as she heads into the school. I kept it together then but admit I shed a couple of tears when I got home. You'd think by the 4th it would be easier.

So its just me and Kate now in the mornings. So grateful I have her. She is getting so big way too fast! This babe is already wanting to stand. She has such strong legs and chunky thighs. She's pulling herself up in her crib and so close to crawling.

No comments:

Post a Comment