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 d├ęcor 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

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My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What's On My Happy List?

A peek into our household in this crazy month of May.....

I think May is the new December. It's a doozie but ya gotta love it! A few things on the calendar this past month + that I haven't had a chance to post.......

Arbor Day celebration at the park...Brie's poster won all of First Grade at Longview.


Setting up for my brother's wedding open house...cousins hanging out....


Hannah performing in the Achievement Day play that she helped write...


Cinco de Mayo....this was the extent of it. :)


RS lesson...

Brunch with my Presidency...

RS field trip to the Central Bishops Storehouse {so interesting} and lunch after at the Corner Bakery with the ladies...


In charge of May RS birthdays..there are a few, like 17! ...

Teacher Appreciation Week....gift cards to Sweet Tooth Fairy for Brie and Hannah's teachers....


Um....can't say enough about the Creme Brulee cupcake.

Hannah Dance Tryouts...
 Her best friend came and left her a good luck display on our front lawn on the evening of her tryout..so sweet!

Way to go Hannah!




Mom, Me & Muffin YW Activity...

Run to the IMED lab x4 for TB screenings so Emma can volunteer at hospital...

Longview's 50th Anniversary Soc Hop Celebration...


Emma Band Concert {phone died, thus no pictures}...

Taking Kyleigh and friends to State Water Polo Match...Brie, Kate and I tried to entertain ourselves while waiting...
Brie danced...her infamous move...

and ran! She is such a good little runner.


our stop after at the Sweet Tooth Fairy...again...I'm starting to alternate which shop I go to,
{there are two in town,} so the workers don't think I'm a regular. Ha! 


Visiting Teaching Breakfast with neighborhood ladies...my favorite way to be visit taught!


Hospital Volunteer Training for Emma...

M.A.G. luncheon with Kyleigh...

Living Traditions Festival Performance downtown for Kyleigh.....



Spartan Spec...

Tennis Mtg...

Looking for a Promotion Dress for Hannah...got lucky on the 7th store...

At a Bountiful park while Emma was at bagpipe band practice...

  Art Show...


Emma's 8th Grade Swim Party...



Testing...
 All that end of school year testing throughout the month. Add a few more whoppers on top of that...Kyleigh had the AP World History Test, a huge Honors English Anthology Project due, as well as three tests, all in a matter of days. {it was a bit much} Talk about working on Anthology in the eleventh hour, til the last possible drama filled second. My little procrastinator about got burned this time. It's quite a story, tears included. A lesson was learned {hopefully}. I think we can all say that we are so done with the school thing.

Scofield for Memorial....
 ATV'ing in mountains and into town for a treat, hummingbirds, raspberry eating pot guts, movies, reading, napping, BLINK card game, and campfire s'mores.






 General craziness that ensues around here ....


 This was the day we heard the ice cream truck for the first time this year. Doesn't that sound just scream summer? I actually think the ice cream truck is a tad creepy and I don't think I've ever let my kids get a treat from it before. Brie can vouch for that. For whatever reason I did this day! I think Brie was really pleased with me.

2 comments:

  1. Apparently, Emma is braver than I am. Got my own impending 4x TB needle sticks coming up for my new job with the Children's Hospital. Honestly, I almost want to say never mind to the job. Emma's got my vote for bravest girl in the neighborhood for doing it for free.

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  2. Holy Moly Little Lady!!!
    How do you keep up with it all?

    You are an AAAAMAZING woman!!!

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