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 décor 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!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

What's On My Happy List?

Whoo hoo!
We are a wee bit excited that school is finally over! HELLO SUMMER! It's so good to have you here....
 
B. Olivia the Kindergarten Graduate! She got all E's on her report card, that's 'E' for Excellent!
She came home to this homemade 'Welcome To Summer' poster on the front door.......


And a cute smartie pants card {thanks to a free download from it is what it is } that I made for each of my girls on a job well done.
Hannah was all smiles when I picked her up from school! We all headed to our traditional last day of school spot for Ice Berg shakes....after I rounded up my two oldest girls...
I'm telling ya once they hit Jr. High its a whole other ball game. I think I know their plans but when they get with their group of friends their plans change constantly... After yearbook signing, one walked with friends to Coldstone and then to Carl's Jr. where they were asked to leave due to being overly crazy.  hmm...Imagine that. {pictures of that outing hopefully being sent our way soon} Another one walked with friends down State to Subway {it's a walk}, and then back down to B & N, and then over to Murray Park. Apparently they like to roam the city.
                 The girls seem to be a little outnumbered here. And I don't know about you but some of these boys do not look like high school sophmores! 

And then I shuttled them off to an afternoon movie where they were meeting up with more friends...and then it was a friends house for dinner, back to our park for night games and then to a sleepover. Its been a constant party for Kyleigh the last two days... 
 As Thursday was official "sluff day", pool party, dinner at Olive Garden and then 9th grade promotion.

and then off to a dance or dances I should say. Some of the Hillcrest 9th graders, including Kyleigh, left their dance to crash the Riverview Jr. High's promotion dance which was across the street at the High School. They were able to see some of their friends they went to elementary school with and will be joinging up again for High School.  
Anyways one of my favorite things to do on the last day of school is looking and reading the girl's yearbooks. Hannah's teacher thanked her for being such a wonderful student. One teacher of Kyleigh's paid her the nicest compliment saying "What a superb person you are! I admire your depth, poise and kindness. You my dear are going to make this world a better place just by...being you." {isn't that sweet?}
Emma received several nice teacher compliments as well, being told she had amazing talent from one teacher and her 7th grade pre-Algebra teacher saying she was an amazing student and one of the smartest students she has ever taught! wow.


 Look at this fun free download from here . It oozes summertime. Hoping some of these activities can make our happy list this summer.
Happy Summer!

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