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!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What's On My Happy List?

7-11's birthday! 
Last Monday night, after playing front yard baseball for FHE, {minus one kid who was throwing a fit...yes, that does happen around here on occasion} we went to go get our free Slurpee's. When we got to our neighborhood 7-11 they had already given out 1,000! They were out of free cups... so we had to BUY ours.  whatever 7-11! so not cool.   
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Sidewalk chalk creations with Hannah and Kate!

Creativity! 
The YW made capes out of pink and zebra print duct tape for their upcoming camp skit. Kyleigh and Emma added bling, ribbon and flowers made out of zebra print cupcake wrappers....they can use them as aprons after. so cute.

                          Getting secret sister gifts ready for girl's camp...

Lunch date!
Kyleigh volunteers on Thursday mornings where daddy works. After Kyleigh's shift this week we met them for lunch at the hospital. We love eating at the hospital!..they really do have good food and the best cookies around.


Harry Potter! 
Kyleigh and Emma went to see the final Harry Potter movie with the neighbors.

Shake Spree!
We did this last summer and it was a hit! So it was a must do again. We go on a shake run to five different places. We order just one shake at the drive thru and then we all share and rate. We all have our opinion on who has the best chocolate and or strawberry shake around. Daddy was away on an overnight fishing trip so it was just us girls. We finished the evening watching Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic "Rear Window" with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. We were a little spooked! {Nothing like a little neighborhood murder before bedtime.} A sleepover with mom was the end result.  

Tennis!
Brie's tennis outing with dad...


My favorite day of the week!
Have I told you how much I {and Kate} love Sundays?

Yes, that would be my child today... completely exhausted, and in desperate need of a nap, who plopped herself on the church foyer floor blocking the door to the Sunday School room.
{I half can't blame her. I feel like doing that too sometimes!}
 I'm out in the hall with her all the time. Did I mention all the time? And Dad is the lucky one who frequently gets to take her home early. Kate and church do not get along well. at all.

Other happenings in the last week or so....

Brie's trip to the Zoo with her best friend.

Finished the Larkrise to Candleford Series. Oh my goodness! One of the best things I have ever watched. {EVER} absolutely delightful!

Both Brie and Hannah lost a tooth!

Dad has started to wear a CPAP mask at night for his sleep apnea. {I feel like I'm sleeping with Darth Vader!} 

Helping Kyleigh and Emma pack for girl's camp. {Shoot me folks!} I hate to pack but I'm a pretty darn thorough packer. {girls would call it more like neurotic.} Despite my overanxiousness in this area, it is safe to say they haven't forgotten much. haha!

1 comment:

  1. Ang! It looks like you guys have so much fun! Where did you watch the Larkrise Candlewood series? I'm interested in watching them. I LOVE a good bbc, english countryside movie!

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