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!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What's On My Happy List?

Homecoming
What an eventful weekend! 
Spartan Spectacular kicked off the Homecoming Festivities on Thursday night. Kyleigh performed. Dad and I had a little flashback to our high school days..We got to watch the burning of the "M", a Homecoming tradition that Dad's year started in 1985. Kyleigh performed again at an early morning assembly the next day and then again that night at the Football game where they performed their new pom routine. She felt so sick she thought she could puke! But she was tough and made it through with a smile on her face.... 

Boy #2 and Boy #1 arriving to pick up Kyleigh and her friend Alysann for the day activity on Saturday...

 Nine couples hiked Ensign Peak....

That afternoon my good friend Kenyra came to do Kyleigh's and two of her girlfriend's hair for the dance....
 Kyleigh's date coming for her...{both moms were on the porch taking pictures..so dang funny} Prior to this I was out taking pics of Kyleigh and her girlfriend when we saw the boys driving up, the girls  ran inside and we shut the door so that the boys could come calling properly by ringing the doorbell...etc..So these pics were pretty much staged...





 Over a dozen of us..parents, siblings, friends were out on our lawn gawking and taking pictures.....it was quite the spectacle...


  I went through boutonniere pinning training 101 from my florist friend earlier in the day.... Not sure if I passed or not. It seemed we had to pin Kyleigh's date a couple of times and Kyleigh said it kept falling apart all night. The poor guys had to open their shirts so that we could reach in and get those bout's on properly without stabbing them with the pin. Too funny!!



It was a whirlwind weekend. On top of all the Homecoming events and preparations, Emma played her pipes at a church function, Hannah was working on her art creation for a YW value project, I face painted at the elementary school carnival, The hub and I did Temple sealings, watched the BYU vs. Utah game {Blah!}, stayed up til the wee hours of the morn to hear how Kyleigh's date went and attended Stake Standards Night.  I survived the weekend but my iPhone barely did. Two potential catastrophes...I couldn't find my phone Thursday night on my way out and realized after searching that I had accidentally thrown it away in the outside garbage can while throwing out garbage..I had had my purse and hands full as I was ready to leave and absentmindedly threw my phone away too.  What a dork! Then the next night we were one row from the top of the bleachers at the high school watching the football game and Kate drops my phone to the concrete 20 feet below. Luckily my phone was still alive. Kate was barely. lol Needless to say we are not taking her to the next game..    

1 comment:

  1. Girl, I am a day late and a dollar short. I have no excuse, as I was IN Utah on your birthday. Now we are down and out with strep. But I will get your package off sometime before Christmas. Forgive me.

    Spartan Spec. Brings back memories of good times. So lucky to have had such great friends.

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