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, 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 (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, December 11, 2011

What's On My Happy List?

PARTY FEST!

 Party. Party. Party. I believe we've totaled 9 parties in the last 9 days....The girls are averaging three a weekend the last two weekends. Cannot BUH-LIEVE how many of my kid's friends have birthdays this time of year. It's sorta nuts. {Just a tid bit of kindly advice I've given my girls... do not plan a wedding, OR have a baby in the month of December! That is if you can have any control over the latter.} Your life will be crazy enough as it is planning for Christmas.  

BABY LOVE!
Kate was quite taken with the baby Jesus from the nativity set at our ward  Christmas party.

So much so that she kind of kifed it and brought it home. I tried taking it back to the nursery today at church and she had a full blown out tantrum..

Can you guess what she's getting for Christmas?

Our ward knows how to put on a spread...tons of yummy brunch food.
                                       
                         Love, LOVE our ward. Some of my favorite people!

My fruit platter with an added surprise...

CHRISTMAS FRUIT DIP

Cool Whip
2 small boxes of raspberry flavored jello
crushed up candy canes

                                                       
                                                           NEIGHBOR GIFTS!
I do love giving gifts but for what ever reason I always find myself pretty stumped when it comes to Christmas neighbor gifts. It's usually one of the last things on my list to do but this year I managed to get it done earlier than usual. I bought $4 gift wrap on black Friday weekend for a $1 a roll. Tied a ribbon with a note that said "WRAP yourself up in a wonderful Christmas season." Find other fun neighbor gift ideas from HOWDOESSHE.COM
                               

                                                           TOOTH FAIRY!
Brie lost a tooth on Sunday and then another one on Monday. How cool is that to have the Tooth Fairy visit two nights in a row?! Brie left this note for her the first night. {Kinda cute I think}. Unfortunately, Brie said she saw the tooth fairy me in the act...throwing glitter. haha. {After the 8th lost tooth I think we've reached the point where I can just start handing her the money.} I'm hanging up my fairy wings for a few years.

                                                                       ELF COOKIES!
Ever since we indulged in our elf cookies our very own Buddy Evergreen will randomly leave for the North Pole at night and return in the morning to a different hiding spot. Brie loves to try and find him! Even though she says he's kinda creepy.  

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