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

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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

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

What's On My Happy List?

Costco!
Who does not love that place? Seriously the store is dangerous.
Do you ever see your fellow shopper's bulging carts and wonder what is all in there? Thought I'd share what items you would most likely find in our Costco cart, not every shopping trip, but often enough.
Here our my/our Costco loves....

The complete salad kits especially the Cafe Parisian and the Cherry Almond Bleu..YUM!
Sushi..along with wasabi, soy sauce and a football game and I'm a happy camper..
                                                    Cheese!!! We are huge cheese lovers...

    Love Greek Yogurt! These babies are packed with protein..like 14 grams!
            Also love me a yoplait smoothie...sometimes I'll even add chocolate protein powder....Emma says these smoothies taste like medicine...so she clearly doesn't enjoy them, but the kids are sure liking the drinkable Danimal smoothies right now that you can get in bulk there...I was able to get a pack of 24 for $5.49 on my last trip with a Costco coupon. Score!
We love Edamame!..I really shouldn't eat these things because I'm allergic to soy, so I eat them sparingly, but gosh they are good and good for you. 
                                                        Hummus with rice crackers...
                                                   Our latest favorite...veggie chips
                                                                    Their breads....
          especially their specialty breads...dipped in oil and vinegar...YUM!
                 This is the best Lasagna I've ever had...none other compares to this...not even homemade...
      Bacon..fully cooked..gosh, so darn convenient especially on the week night we have breakfast for dinner...We get most of our meats at Costco..ground beef, chicken, and fish..kids love the pepperoni bagel bites from there too.
                   
Eggs and Milk....we go through probably 6 to 7 gallons a week!... not kidding...
  
The not so fun essentials...like laundry detergent, Clorox wipes, baby wipes, t.p. and paper towel...


                 One of the best kept secrets at Costco, in my opinion,  is at the food court...the Ice-cream dove bar dipped in chocolate and nuts. Oh my goodness! If you want an inexpensive, satisfying date with your man go buy one of those and share it.

1 comment:

  1. You have left off my personal favorite Costco item. Uncooked flour tortillas. We do not have Costco in Rhode Island. An hour trip to Costco in Bostom will procure you booze in bulk, but no tortillas or chocolate dipped ice cream bars. Not sure which was more depressing to discover on my first visit there. I'm known to service a tortilla running "ring" when I travel back and forth. From my carry on, to the ladies at church. Cash only, top bidder gets first choice.

    Furthermore, I have never encountered anything quite as scary as Costco on a Saturday in Utah. Talk about culture shock. My sister tried to warn me the last time I wanted to pop in for a case (or nine) of tortillas on the way to the airport. I think I need post traumatic stress counseling.

    Thanks for the Disney tips. Keep them coming. T-minus four sleeps and counting. (We're going to Florida.)

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