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!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

What's On My Happy List?

Randomness!

 Handmade Masks for a Greek Play...
                                                                    
                           My Reflection Winner in Visual Arts...


             Emma's Obsession with the Twilight Series...
I am still not a convert to any of this vampireness but I have another daughter who's been swept off her feet over it. She started reading the books the first part of November. Within three weeks she had read the whole series and watched all the movies at least once..So when Breaking Dawn Part I came out a few weeks ago she tagged along with Kyleigh and a group of her friends to the theatre.
                                          
If you only knew the planning, organizing and craziness that ensues in a teenager outing such as this... oh my goodness, its amusing to me.  And I got to be a small part of it.. driving them to and from the movie! {Seriously, chauffeuring is one of my favorite things to do, as long as I don't have to drag Kate. then it almost always becomes unpleasant :)} Unfortunately, we couldn't fit all of them in my vehicle, but boy did we have a carload! And with that came fogged up windows, chocolate donuts and plenty of laughs. On the ride home, one conscientious boy questioned the rating of that show. {not surprised there!}.  And THEN came one of THE funniest comments I'm certain I will ever hear come out of the mouth of one of the quieter boys. It instantly landed as my favorite quote of the week. And has not been replaced since. Would not EVEN be able to do justice in trying to explain what he said {one of those had to have been there moments}. But I will summarize by saying that for us, there is not only Team Edward, Team Jacob, but also Team Naked Baby!..
                             
Kyleigh participating in a dance mob at Gardner's Village...


                                                 Getting a sneak peek...
 of Brie's dance class in costume check for upcoming Christmas recital...

                                                    Brie's creativity......
Brie had a couple of sick days a few weeks back. In an effort to not be bored she was desperately wanting to make some sort of contraption. Ugh! {Those things never work, so why bother, eh?} So I played along and tried my best to help her make a zip line in the hallway with wire, a hanger, and fabric to take her cheetah stuffed animal for a wild ride...
           And much to my surprise that little idea in that mind of hers worked pretty darn good! I had a pleased little girl on my hands...

                    A little one's princess obsession...
Kate has acquired a fondness for Cinderella . She calls her "Lella".  

For whatever reason this Cinderella fixation seems to run in the family. She is one of my favorites too. This was Brie five years ago on Christmas morning....
                                
And I realized Hannah's first friend party at age four was Cinderella inspired!.....

                    

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